icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.

SIGN UP

Missing your newsletter?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came in to effect on the 25th May might mean that you’ve stopped receiving emails from us. To make sure you don’t miss out on any more emails from Boat International update your email preferences now.

UPDATE NOW
No, thanks

Ebony Shine reportedly seized by Dutch authorities

The 75.75 metre superyacht Ebony Shine has been seized by Dutch authorities as part of an on-going investigation into her owner’s financial affairs, according to Swiss magazine L'Hebdo.

The steel hulled motor yacht left the Feadship yard in Makkum earlier this month after an extensive 12-month refit only to be intercepted by a police escort and boarded by officers at the first lock it came to.

L’Hebdo claims to have seen papers filed by the Swiss public prosecutor against owner Teodorin Obiang's lawyers as part of an ongoing corruption investigation. The vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, Obiang recently had 11 of his luxury cars seized as well.

Launched in 2009 as Ocean Victory, this four-deck displacement yacht was the largest Feadship by volume at the time, totalling 2,242GT. She was put up for sale in 2013 as her original owner prepared to trade up to the 140 metre Fincantieri superyacht Ocean Victory.

Her interiors were created by the late Alberto Pinto, with accommodation for 14 guests in seven double staterooms, all situated on the main deck, while the crew quarters allow for a staff of 24. She features a full spa with sauna, hammam and massage room, as well as a touch-and-go superyacht helipad.

Watch as Ebony Shine is escorted through the lock by police vessels

A pair of Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines give her a top speed of 16.5 knots, while the total fuel capacity of 190,000 litres means a maximum cruising range of 5,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Other yachts in the Equatorial Guinea fleet include the 90 metre Lürssen explorer yacht Ice, which recently departed from Gibraltar, bound for Tangiers.

Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro