Monday, February 12, 2007

Superyacht pelorus 377 Feet!

This is my second post today, make sure to watch the first about being on the set of the "pirates of the caribbean" below this one!

I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time around pelorus this summer. She is the most sleek yacht ever built, just beautiful. Roman Abramovich the chelsea owner also owns this monster!

She is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres) in length. She was built at the Lürssen yard in Germany to the design of Tim Heywood and was launched in 2003. She was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman who sold her to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich the following year. Abramovich had her refitted to his own requirements by Blohm & Voss. This included the addition of a second helicopter pad forward, four new zero-speed stabilisers and modifications to the exhaust, mast and stern.

Pelorus is powered by two 3,600-hp Wärtsilä engines. Details about the interiors are scanty as Abramovich is protective of his family's privacy and highly security conscious, but they were designed by Terence Disdale. In 2005 Abramovich lent Pelorus to Frank Lampard and John Terry for two weeks as a bonus for being the two best players at his English football club Chelsea F.C. the previous season.

Abramovich owns Ecstasea, and gave away Le Grand Bleu to friend Eugene Shvidler see the video

To think 1 man owns this, can you believe it? What do you think of such incredible wealth?

1 comment:

LLcoolMP said...

This is my favourite superyacht!