Maritime luxury, it seems, comes in twos: two helipads, two pools, a missile defence system, a mini-submarine, even an "anti-paparazzi shield" that fires beams of light at camera lenses - the list of boys' toys expected to feature on Eclipse, the latest yacht commissioned by the Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich, makes quite an inventory. At 167 metres long and costing at least £300m (some say twice as much), she will be the world's longest and most expensive yacht - eclipsing Dubai, the superyacht owned by the emir of the UAE state. Abramovich is expected to take delivery of his peerless craft this year.
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I dont think mr Abramovich would be to bothered about sailing off the coast of Somalia. There will probably be more than enough weaponry on the yacht to sort any aggro out, and i dont think he will be under orders not to shoot. I can not see him dishing out his caviar butties etc to help them get back home.
I hope it sinks with all the GREEDY RICH EXPLOITERS OF MANKIND ON BOARD.
I AM JEALOUS!.......NOT!
161 ft long, with it's own helipad, motor launches and space for a car. It was never made clear how the car would be useful or would get from the yacht to the shore. Never-the-less, there was a jeep on board.
The people who commissioned it had owned a sport boat business and had this made for their retirement. They were cat lovers and had lots of tunnels for the cats to play in built into the structure of the boat. .
It was built in Port Townsend Washington USA , where I used to live and I watched it being launched.
The water in PT Bay is not very deep and they damaged the bottom of it and it ran aground.
Funny and heartbreaking at the same time.
They allowed a certain number of people to go on board for a look, giving a couple of hours window and I went on. It is truly an amazing and beautiful vessel.
Check it out here ...... http://www.superyachttimes.com/yachts/details/1112/
He want`s to downgrade the yacht, and buy some feckin razor blades he looks like a russian big issue seller.
Mind u you selling that u could afford a boat like his