Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Roman Abramovich Eclipse Yacht - Video

M/Y Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior are designed by Terence Disdale Design and its naval architect is Francis design.[3] The yacht is owned by Roman Abramovich, and is 163.5 m (536 ft) long,[4] and it was delivered to Abramovich on 9 December 2010. This made Eclipse the world's largest private yacht, 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) longer than the world's previous biggest yacht Dubai, which belongs to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai.[5] The yacht's initial cost was estimated at € 340 million (circa $485 million US),[5] but a September 2009 report indicated that final costs could approach € 800 million ($1.2 billion US).[6]

Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs and a disco hall.[7] It also comes equipped with three launch boats, and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 meters. Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht.

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