Burgess Yachts hiding their Russian Oligarch client list

On the 24th of February 2022, the whole world was in shock, glued to news TV channels watching the barbaric invasion of Ukraine, peace in Europe for nearly 80 years now over.

 

Meanwhile, over at Burgess Yachts HQ they were busy hiding their hugely profitable business interests with Russian Oligarchs. Burgess Yachts first port of call, remove all yachts belonging to Russian clients from their website, which they did. We can indisputably confirm this by using the Wayback machine.

 

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web founded by the Internet Archive, a non-

profit based in San Francisco, California. Created in 1996 and launched to the public in 2001, it allows the user to go "back in time" and see how websites looked in the past.

 

We took a look at Burgess Yachts website, using the Wayback machine snapshot prior to the invasion of Ukraine, below is a list of Super Yachts removed from the Burgess Yachts website.

 

Superyacht                   Value                           Owner

Dilbar                            $600 million                 Alisher Usmanov – Sanctioned

Alfa Nero                       $120 million                Andrey Guryev – Sanctioned

Axioma                          $75 million                  Dmitry Pumpyansky – Sanctioned

Blade                             $10 million                  Oleg Boyko

Cloudbreak                    $120 million                Alexander Svetakov – Sanctioned

Galactica Super Nova   $75 million                  Vagit Alekperov – Sanctioned

MySky                           $35 million                  Igor Kesaev – Sanctioned

Sky                                $40 million                  Igor Kesaev – Sanctioned

Ragnar                          $100 million                Vladimir Strzhalkovsky – Sanctioned

 

Total Value    $1.176 Billion of Yachts removed from Burgess Website

 

But it does not stop there? Burgess Yachts have and operate a Moscow Office, the office is run by a Vilena Pavlova, now Vilena Pavlova just so happens to be the daughter in law of the sanctioned Dmitry Pumpyansky, who happens to own Super Yacht Axioma, Dmitry Pumpyansky pictured below with Putin.

Putin and Dmitry Pumpyansky

 

Superyacht industry sources inform us that Vilena Pavlova is currently living in London since war broke out. https://www.burgessyachts.com/en/meet-the-team/brokerage/vilena-pavlova

 

What is very puzzling is that given Burgess Yachts have such strong connections to many sanctioned Russian Oligarchs, which they tried to hide and failed, why are Burgess Yachts not being mentioned in any of the reporting of the seized superyachts? How are they managing to stay out of the spotlight, when clearly, they have played a major role in providing super yachts and superyachts management to many in Putin’s regime, it makes you wonder if they are being protected somehow?