Sanctioned billionaire Alexei Mordoshov has just taken his $500 million megayacht Nord on a 2,150-kilometer journey from the sun-kissed islands of the Maldives to Seychelles…
After a whirlwind journey over the past year, it seems Alexei Mordashov is in the mood to get away from the cold Russian winters and soak up some sunshine. Life has undoubtedly come full circle for this $500 million megayacht which set sail from the Maldives to Vladivostok around the same time in 2022. Nord spent the winters in the Maldives and Seychelles in March 2022, leaving the Seychelles to head for Sri Lanka and finally docking in Vladivostok on April 11.
The 464-foot vessel was spotted in the Maldives last week and, as eSysman Superyachts points out, is currently anchored in Victoria Harbour in the Seychelles. Nord travelled 2,151 km from the Maldives to the Seychelles. Checking her position in marine traffic, we still see that the vessel is out of range and the AIS was updated over 100 days ago. However, we can claim that the yacht is indeed in the Seychelles as the yachts in the foreground can be identified as the Sea Rhapsody, which is currently anchored in Port Victoria, Sc. A few weeks ago, Nord appeared in Hong Kong, causing anger and reactions from US officials.
After enormous pressure from the American authorities, Hong Kong succumbed and said goodbye to the floating goliath of the Russian tycoon. Nord then embarked on an unwelcome journey to Cape Town. But before she sailed closer to her destination, she fell into darkness, as usual, somewhere in the vast Indian Ocean. It seems the owner can't winter anywhere but the stunning Seychelles, a well-deserved break from the cold Russian winters.