5 Billionaire Yacht Owners in Nigeria 2024: Dangote, Otedola

 Nigeria is home to the wealthiest yacht owners. The country has its fair share of billionaires who can afford to live above-average lives. These affluent men can acquire all the finer things of life, yachts.

Yacht Owners in Nigeria 2024

These are the affluent Nigerians who own yachts:

1. Aliko Dangote - Mariya Yacht

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, owns a luxury yacht called the 'Mariya.' Dangote purchased this luxurious yacht for cruising in 2013. 

The 108-foot motor yacht has room for up to eight guests who wants to spend the night in its well-designed four cabins, including a master suite, one VIP stateroom, and two twin cabins... The boat costs about $43 million.

The expensive luxury yacht can reach a top speed of 44 knots and comfortably cruises at 30 knots.

2. Femi Otedola - Nana Yacht

The Nana yacht is owned by the oil and gas sector tycoon Femi Otedola. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zenon Petroleum and Gas limited.

Chairman of Forte Oil, Otedola owns a yacht similar to Dangote's.

The Nigerian billionaire, who owns arrays of exotic luxury cars and a private jet, also included 40 million in naira.

Otedola's 108 motor yacht was built with a 32.91-meter beam of 6.3 meters. The yacht comes with a draft of 1.2 meters and a volume of 142 GT.

Talking about space, the luxurious boat can accommodate up to eight people and a four-man crew. Not forgetting that it also has a grp hull and grp superstructure.

The supercruise boat is powered by three MTU engines, reaching a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 42. Importantly, it can get a top speed of 42 knots and cruises at 28 knots.

Otedola's yacht is usually docked at Walter Carrington On Victoria Island. The beautiful boat was rented to Forte Oil ambassador Tiwa Savage for her baby shower.

Otedola's yacht has also welcomed the likes of Dele Momodu and Davido in the past.

3. Gabriele Volpi - Boadicea Yatch

Gabriele Volpi is an Italian-Nigerian billionaire businessman known to be the owner of the Italian football club Spezia Calcio. 

The Boadiceamotor yacht is76.6m long and can accommodate up to 14 guests in its seven beautifully designed cabins and a crew of 23. The beam is 14 meters and has a draft of 4.2 meters and a volume of 2,191 GT.

Talking about efficiency, the yacht is powered by two mammoth engines, reaching a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruise speed of 13 knots.

4. Deinde Fernandez - Hud Hud/Yemoja Yatch 

 The motor superyacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure built by a Dutch ship maker named Feadship.

The yacht was formerly owned by late Nigerian businessman and diplomat Billionaire Ambassador Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez. 

The superyacht is considered one of the diplomat's favorite places for leisure while he was alive. The billionaire diplomat was reported dead on September 1, 2015, inside his Brussels, Belgium, home.

The yacht can accommodate up to eight guests and 10 crew members, including the captain. Most importantly, the vessel is powered by two Caterpillar Inc engines, reaching a cruising speed of 13.0 knots and a top speed of 14.5 knots.

Yemoja is built at a length of 46.9 meters, and its features include a beam of 8.6 meters, a draft of 2.75 meters, and a volume of 558 GT, all of which contributes to its efficiency.

5. Kola Aluko - Illusion/Galactica Star

The "illustrious" yacht, Illusion, was previously owned by Nigerian billionaire Kola Aluko. The Nigerian billionaire held this boat until 2017, when it was confiscated by the United States government as a part of the asset recovery initiative from Diezani Alison-Maduek.

The 65-meter (213-foot) motor yacht was built in 2013 by the Dutch Heesen Yachts shipyard. The interior design was done by Bannenberg and Rowell Design. The exterior work by Omega Architects.

The boat's efficiency is not underrated as it was. It was constructed with a 4,200 nautical mile range at 14 knots. It can achieve displacement and a fast cruise speed of 28 knots.

Furthermore, the sea sailing luxurious object is wide enough to accommodate up to six guests in 12 cabins comprising one master, one VIP, and four double staterooms.

The Illusion Yacht was once rented out to American musician couple Jay Z and Beyonce for a holiday cruise.

In 2019, the yacht was sold at auction to Burgess yachts representing an anonymous buyer, for $42m.

See Also: How to Travel to Nigeria or Cameroon by Boat?

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