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Monday, June 29, 2009

Yacht Owner Vs Yacht Broker...

According to the TimesOnline website, Boris Berezovsky, the exiled Russian tycoon, has become embroiled in a bitter dispute with a boat broker after he sold his 360ft superyacht to Abdulla al-Futtaim, a billionaire car dealer from the United Arab Emirates for a quick £47m profit.

The superyacht (project Darius) is equipped with "personal escape launch" - a speedboat with turbo-charged twin diesel engines capable of exceeding 75 knots. It is also equipped with an arsenal of sonic guns that fire low-frequency sound waves that can burst the eardrums of approaching assailants".

Project Darius has a length of 110 metres and has an exterior design of Tim Heywood with an interior of Glenn Pushelberg.

The Times reported that Mr Berezovsky did not pay the commission of £12.75m which Edmiston and a fellow broker, Merle Wood in America, now claim they were due...

>> Times

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