The superyacht called Amadea was built by German shipyard Lurssen, makers of many of the most high profile superyachts at sea today. Like many others, this was purchased by a Russian oligarch and, as such, fell victim to sanctions that were imposed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In 2022, Amadea was seized by authorities in Fiji after they determined it had ties to certain Russian officials for whom the sanctions applied. After an investigation, the Fijian government allowed American authorities to seize the vessel.

Prior to all that, of course, she was one of the most eye-catching and luxurious yachts in the sea. While her future may be uncertain we can still let you know some of the more interesting facts and info about her design and features.

Who is the Amadea Yacht Owner?

The current owner of mega yacht Amadea is believed to be Russian businessman Suleiman Kerimov. Kerimov is a politician and billionaire who made his fortune investing in some of Russia’s major, high-profile companies like Gazprom and Uralkali. It’s believed his fortune is around $11 billion.

How Much Did the Yacht Amadea Cost?

It’s believed that Kerimov spent a whopping $325 million on the Amadea back in 2017. While this does not put it in the running for the most expensive yacht in the world by any means, it’s still clearly a remarkably expensive vessel.

Can You Charter the Motor Yacht Amadea?

Unfortunately, the Amadea is not available for charter. Obviously that wouldn’t be a current option since the vessel was seized by US authorities; however, even before that, Kerimov was not making it available for yacht charter, either. 

How Big is the Amadea Yacht?

Though not the largest yacht in the world, the Amadea is still impressive and awe-inspiring. She clocks in at 348 feet in length and has a 60 foot beam. Her gross tonnage measures in at 4,402 with a draft of just 13.5 feet.

There is enough space on board for 16 guests in total as well as 36 crew to ensure everything runs smoothly.

How Fast is the Amadea Yacht and What Engines Does it Use?

The Amadea is powered by a pair of diesel MTU (20V 4000 M93L) 5,766hp engines. These provide a cruising speed of 13 knots. However, the vessel can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots with a range of up to 8,000 nautical miles from her 392,000 liter fuel tanks.

Interior Design and Features of the Yacht Amadea

While the yacht was built by Lurssen in German, the exterior of the vessel was designed by Espen Oeino, which is a popular choice for many of today’s luxury yachts. The interior, however, was handled by French design house Zuretti.

The yacht features a steel hull over an aluminum superstructure and teak decks. There are five decks to the vessel in total which can be accessed by way of an elevator. The interior boasts 8 guest suites for 16 passengers, one of which is a VIP cabin, as well as a full beam master suite. Of the remainder 5 of them are doubles and one is a twin. The master suite features not just opulent views of the sea through the massive floor to ceiling windows but it has its own study and dressing room as well as his and her bathrooms.


Like any good superyacht the Amadea has an abundance of luxurious amenities to make your stay memorable. Let’s check out some of the more impressive ones.

  • A large helipad is located on the foredeck and is one of the most easily noticed features from the exterior of the vessel
  • Towards the main deck aft you’ll find a massive swimming pool with a mosaic tile floor.
  • In addition to the pool there’s also a massive swim platform.
  • A fully equipped gym for working out
  • A well appointed beauty salon
  • A movie theater located bridge deck aft with retractable screen and projector that also features D-Box technology. The sofas actually move and vibrate along with the movies while you watch.
  • A massive party deck designed with mind-blowing 20,000 watt speakers, lasers, lights and a stage that can be used for musicians or DJs when a party is planned.
  • For those looking to eat there’s a teppanyaki grill, a rotisserie and a hog-roaster. Even more remarkable,the yacht is equipped with a crane to lower all of that onto the beach for a beach BBQ.
  • The top deck galley is open concept and even features a lobster tank
  • A wine cellar with a humidor
  • A firepit
  • A private owner’s saloon
  • Above the spa pool on the owner’s deck there’s also a panorama of the night sky with all the signs of the zodiac featuring 2,000 fiber optic cables to make it light up like a clear night sky.
  • In the tender garage you’ll find a limo tender, a Pascoe beach lander and a cabrio sports boat, known on board as the “boss boat.”

The Bottom Line

The yacht Amadea is owned by Russian oligarch Suleyman Kerimov. It’s estimated he spent $325 million on the yacht back in 2017 and that the annual operating costs can be as much as $25 million.

The vessel measures an impressive 348 feet in length and can reach a top speed of 20 knots. She features a wide array of luxurious amenities including some very unique features like the party deck with its incredible sound system that can probably be heard from miles around if it’s ever operated at full volume. 

In 2022, the vessel was seized by authorities in Fiji as part of ongoing sanctions against Russian officials due to the war in Ukraine. Other yachts like Dilbar and those owned by Roman Abramovich have also been seized. American authorities reportedly found a Faberge egg on board when they took custody of the vessel. The eggs were created in Russia between 1885 and 1917 and are considered some of the most noteworthy pieces of art from that time period. If it’s real, the egg alone could be worth tens of millions of dollars.