Abramovich dodges asset-strippers & moves £1.5bn fleet of superyachts to Turkey

SANCTIONED Roman Abramovich has got his £1.5billion fleet of superyachts safe from asset-strippers.

Two of his boats, Halo and Garcon, this week arrived in Turkey, where they cannot be seized.

Roman Abramovich has got his £1.5billion fleet of superyachts safe from asset-strippers

Roman Abramovich has got his £1.5billion fleet of superyachts safe from asset-strippersCredit: PA
Abramovich's Eclipse has its own missile defence system

Abramovich’s Eclipse has its own missile defence systemCredit: Getty

They join his £1billion superyacht Eclipse and its sister ship, the £430million My Solaris, which were sent to the country in March.

It means they are all beyond the reach of Britain which froze the former Chelsea owner’s assets over his links to Vladimir Putin.

Abramovich, 55, has been trying to wriggle free of the sanctions straitjacket since war broke out in Ukraine.

Halo and Garcon, worth £50million, were detained by Antigua and Barbuda where they were spotted in port.

But the Caribbean country, which has no sanction laws, released them on July 22 as UK authorities could not determine ownership.

Now sailing under a Cook Islands flag, they have pitched up in the Turkish port of Gocek.

Eclipse, which has its own missile defence system, and My Solaris, finished only last year, have been seen in the cruise port of Marmaris.

Meanwhile, German lawyers acting for Abramovich argue he does not own Halo and Garcon.