Super sailing Yacht Owner Moves to the Dark Side

According to a story published in the New Zealand Herald, Team New Zealand sponsor and Waiwera Resort owner Mikhail Khimich is to down size and move to the dark side switching from sail to motor power
The newspaper has stated that he has put his 48 metre superyacht Thalia up for sale at an asking price of $16.2 million.
Khimich lived on Thalia when visiting New Zealand, and the boat spent several months berthed outside the Team New Zealand base in San Francisco last year where Khimich entertained guests during the America’s Cup campaign.
Khimich donated $1m to Team New Zealand’s last campaign. He is also the team’s sponsorship representative in Russia.
Reporter Bevan Hurley writes that Khimich is understood to have entered into an agreement to buy Cambria II, listed for sale at $6.3m

The 30 metre Cambria II, built in 2006 by Azzura Yachts in Australia follows the lines and style of the famous Fife 23m Class yacht a late 1920s motor yacht.