Robin’s adventure in Europe 2018 travel blog

Today’s travels

Going North along the Eastside of Corfu

Super futuristic m/y “A”

m/y “A’, from closer

Gathering around this futuristic yacht

More gatherings and lookings

m/y “Four Oceans”

Lunch time delights

More good eats for lunch

“Old Town”. Corfu

Sunset infront of Old Town

A melange-a-lot collection of dinner temptations

The rising of the full moon

Look closely in the shadows of another large futuristic m/y

“A”, the only inside I could find

Good morning. Today we left the harbor of Gaios a little before 10:a.m., and began our Northward journey back to Corfu. (pic)


Our Northward travel along the Eastcoast of Corfu, was quiet, and lovely in gently rolling waves, which could quite easily lull you to sleep. The sun was hot, and there were very little breezes for this daily excursion. There was a lovely m/y lazying making its way up the coast with us, until all of a sudden he made a stage left, and disappeared around a corner. (pic)

We arrived at the small little bay just South of “Old Town”, around 3:00p.m. It was then I saw the unbelievable sight of the largest, most futuristic boat I have ever seen: (pic)

m/y “A”




m/y “A”

Most futuristic super-yacht ever built cost £330m and includes garage for four cars, helipad and SUBMARINE - (pic)

This is the lowdown of the owner:

Andrey Melnichenko is a self-made Russian industrialist and philanthropist. He is the main shareholder of the fertilizer producer EuroChem, the coal producer SUEK, and the power generator SGC.

Born: March 8, 1972 (age 46 years), Gomel, Belarus

Spouse: Aleksandra Melnichenko (m. 2005)

Net worth: 12.8 billion USD (2018)

Children: Tara Melnichenko

Education: Moscow State University, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Did you know: Andrey Melnichenko is the ninth-wealthiest Russian people by net worth (world rank: 89).

“A” seemed to be attracting all kinds of attention, and followers. People just wanted to get next to her, and drop anchor, and look to their hearts content. (pic). m/y “A” is over 470 feet in length.



There was one medium sized m/y ‘FOUR OCEANS”, which seemed to take a special liking to “A”. (pic)


Normally I would not sneeze at a 150 foot yacht.... but compared to “A”, it could be “A”’s tender.

Lunchtime was fabulous on the boat by not only the food, by the constant revolving of new “A” admirers. (pic)


Corfu always seems to be hotter than anywhere else in the Ionian, and this “Old Town” bay is no exception.

Siesta was so necessary..... keeping still is the answer....taking frequent sun showers, and drinking lots of cold water..... Maybe a swim later would help.......

The day slipped away into a beautiful sunset. (pic)



Elada yacht NOT for charter*

147.64ft | Bilgin Yachts | 2014

The 147.64ft Custom motor yacht motor yacht 'Elada' was built by Bilgin Yachts in Turkey at their Istanbul shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 2014. H2 Yacht Design is responsible for her beautiful exterior and interior design.


Elada's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in 6 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 11 crew onboard in 4 cabins to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Her generous deck areas play host to a wide range of amenities including an outdoor bar and ample space for sunlounging and relaxing.

Construction & Dimensions

Elada features a semi-displacement wood hull and wood superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) classification society rules.

Elada yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway. This luxury yacht is also fitted with 'at anchor stabilisers' which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters.


Powered by 2 Caterpillar (C32) 1,915hp diesel engines and propelled by her twin screw propellers Motor yacht Elada is capable of a top speed of 19 knots, and comfortably cruises at 11 knots. With her 25,000 fuel tanks she has a maximum range of 2,900 nautical miles at 11.5 knots. Her water tanks store around 6,720 of fresh water.


At Anchor Stabilizers, Jacuzzi (on deck), Outdoor Bar

Our dinner was quite special — just a little bit of everything.

whew put infront of us by

Marina, who was overly hot and tired, when she finally surfaced topside to partake in the spread she had created.


After dinner, and after Jacques said his goodnights, Marina and I shared a coffee, and after-dinner drinks before we too, said goodnight to another beautiful day on board Milena.


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