The Alfa Nero in Palma. | Gabriel Alomar


Another super yacht, this time the Alfa Nero, sailed into Palma today. One of the largest private motor yachts afloat at 82 metres (269 feet) in length, Alfa Nero was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard and built by Oceanco in 2007. The interior was designed by Alberto Pinto. In September 2009, it was reported that Alfa Nero was being listed for sale at $190,000,000 and she was bought by the Russian Andrey Grigoryevich Guryev, a billionaire and the former head of PhosAgro, one of the four largest producers of phosphate-based fertilizers in the world. He is vice-president of the Russian Union of Chemists.

Alfa Nero can accommodate twelve guests and up to 26 crew and has over 4,000 square feet of living space. The yacht features a 12-by-38-feet pool on the aft deck that can, through a hydraulic system, be transformed into a dance floor or a helipad. The yacht has a range of 6,630 miles at 15 knots and can reach speeds of up to 21 knots (24 mph).