Andrey Melnichenko’s $300 Million Yacht Visited Phuket


Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was recently spotted vacationing with his wife Aleksandra in Phuket after the pair pulled their $300 million yacht into the Phang Nga Bay for an afternoon on the beach.

The Philippe Starck-designed 390-foot ultra-modern megayacht, which carries a crew of 35, was recently spotted pulling into Phang Nga Bay in Phuket, Thailand. The Phuket New reported that Melnichenko, 38, and his model wife Aleksandra came to visit The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa last weekend.

The paper reports that the Melnichenko’s personal chef left the yacht and went to the resort ahead of the couple to test the food, followed by the security. The couple eventually left the yacht and “stayed on the beach on Naka for about an hour, but the tide was going out” and they decided not to stay for dinner. The resort offered them a luxury suite, but they declined and headed back to their yacht.

Forbes magazine evaluated Melnichenko’s wealth in 2010 at $4.4 billion. Married to Serbian top model Aleksandra, Melnichenko is a businessman who reportedly spent $40 million on their wedding in 2005, where according to reports Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston performed.


Source: James List