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In the world of soccer, Roman Abramovich is a popular figure as he owns the leading English club, Chelsea. The Russian businessman helped the Blues become a big spender in the transfer market, bringing brilliant players like Arjen Robben, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, etc. to offer the beautiful game to club supporters across the world.

In addition to the Chelsea football team, which is a beauty on soccer fields, Abramovich owns another marvel: a private yacht named Eclipse.

The 162.5m-long beauty Eclipse is the world’s second-largest and one of the most expensive superyachts. Its estimated cost is 590 million (€340 million), and its current owner has owned it since December 2010.

A synonym for luxury, this superyacht is best suited for all adventure and water sports activities and provides splendid trips to cultural and historical destinations.

Built by renowned German shipbuilder Blohm + Voss, the Eclipse was launched in June 2009 after five years of design, development, and testing. Before its final delivery, several sea trials were conducted starting in May 2009 at Kristiansand, Norway.

When delivered, Eclipse won the spot for the largest superyacht in the world, beating the 162m-long M/Y Dubai of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. Eclipse retained the title until the arrival of the 180m-long Azzam, UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s private yacht in 2013. Currently managed by Blue Ocean Yacht Management, Eclipse was selected as the Motor Yacht of the Year in 2011 at the World Superyacht Awards.

Specifications of Eclipse Yacht

As mentioned earlier, this tremendous superyacht measures 162.5m (533’1″ft) in length, 22.00m (72’2″ft) in width and 5.90m (19’4″ft) in the draft, offering a vast area for luxurious leisure activities. The Bermuda-flagged Lloyds Register class yacht has a Gross Tonnage of 13000 tonnes.

Eclipse is powered by a diesel-electric, dual propulsion system with four MTU 20V 1163 TB93 marine diesel engines, offering the latest propulsion technology for maximum speed performance. These engines power the rotating Azipod drives, giving the yacht a maximum speed of 25 knots and a cruise speed of 22. Featuring 1,000,000 litres of fuel tanks, Eclipse can travel up to 6,000 nautical miles at 21 knots before refuelling. The boat also can store about 150,000 litres of freshwater abroad.

Interior and Exterior Design

While Blohm + Voss provided the naval architecture, Terence Disdale Design carried out the superstructure design of the Eclipse. The UK-based award-winning firm was also responsible for interior design, deck layouts, and construction supervision.

Incidentally, the vessel’s construction was performed with great secrecy, and due to this reason, the project was named Project Luxury Yacht M 147 throughout the construction period. However, the details of the technical design and construction of the yacht have not been revealed to the public; the design and layout are available for people to marvel at.

Divided into nine decks, the top deck of Eclipse is taken up by the helicopters and garage. The swimming pool and sundeck go on level eight, while level seven features a pool, atrium and an open deck. The salon, main dining hall and a 40ft X 60ft full-beam loggia are located on the sixth level, and the fourth floor features the main entrance of the yacht. While the next level of the yacht divides the cabins and suites of the owner, guests and crew, the second deck of the vessel acts as a docking port for the submarine. Level one accommodates the engine room, machinery, and a small disco club.

The superyacht with a displacement steel hull has an aluminium superstructure, while its decks become magnificent, featuring teak woods. To offer a smooth cruising experience, the yacht features an ultra-modern stabilization system that minimises the roll motion effect and is equipped with ‘at anchor stabilisers’ to increase comfort when the boat is stationary. Featuring the Art Deco interior design, with an innovative, technology-rich environment and the use of soft metallic fabrics, Eclipse offers a splendid living experience for its owner. With diverse facilities across the decks, the yacht meets the optimum standard of offering a leisure time platform.

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The entire yacht has been bejewelled with features to make it more luxurious. Spread across many decks, Eclipse facilities abroad include a gym, dance floor, underwater lights, beach club, wifi connection, beauty salon, tender, garage, deck jacuzzi, etc. Further, the Eclipse holds two helipads and a 16 m swimming pool that can be converted into a dance floor. This motor yacht can accommodate three helicopters, two on both helipads and the third one in a storage hangar below the foredeck. Moreover, Eclipse also flaunts internal lifts, six tenders and an exterior fireplace on-board. The boat also features a place for a three-person private submarine that can go up to a depth of 160ft.

Eclipse is also one of the most technologically advanced yachts around the world.  The boat boasts the latest technology safety features, including motion sensors, bulletproof glass and antiballistic missile defence.  In fact, each cabin in the yacht comes with a private 6ft home cinema screen, a Jacuzzi, a spa and specialized security systems. According to reports, Eclipse has an anti-paparazzi system that detects the use of digital cameras to click photographs of the boat. Using lasers, the system detects digital cameras and disrupts a potential picture of the yacht, as those infrared lights can make it unstable.

Accommodation

The yacht has 11 staterooms and suites, totalling 6000 square feet. With this facility, Eclipse can house 30 guests and a 92-member staff crew abroad. The master suite, located on level five of the yacht, is 5000 square feet alone. In addition, the boat also has a pilothouse on level seven.

With all these facilities incorporated, maintaining the Eclipse is not a less expensive matter. An annual expense of over $60 million is reportedly required to maintain this luxury boat. According to media reports, Abramovich charges its customers around £ 175,000 to rent the vessel for a day.

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Eclipse Yacht: The World’s Most Expensive Private Yacht ($1.5 Billion)

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Eclipse Yacht Facts

Yacht Name: Eclipse Yacht Length: 162 m (533 ft) Guests: 36 in 18 cabins Crew: up to 96 Displacement: 13,564t Builder: Blohm & Voss Year:- 2010 Yacht Cost: US$ 590 million Yacht Current Value: USD $1.5 Billion Yacht Owner: Roman Abramovich

Some of the most expensive boats in the world are yachts . Yachts are a sign of extreme wealth and luxury. And the $1.5 Billion Eclipse is the best of the best! It is the most expensive private yacht in the world and owned by the super glamorous Russian billionaire businessman – Roman Abramovich.

This article discusses the world’s most expensive private yacht, who owns it, the luxuries that it holds, and how it functions.

Super Yacht Eclipse

Following are some interesting facts about the world’s most expensive private yacht ‘Eclipse’

What it is and who owns it.

Eclipse which has the full name of M/Y Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht. A Russian businessman named Roman Abramovich owns it. He is the 11th richest person in Russia and the 140th richest person in the world. He is best known as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club. Chelsea FC is a premier league football club which is famous all over the world.

Abramovich has a net worth of 11.5 billion dollars. What is not known that popularly about him is that he is the owner of the world’s most luxurious and expensive private yacht.

Eclipse was delivered to Abramovich in December of 2010. It was built in Germany by a Hamburg-based company called Blohm-Voss. Eclipse is the world’s most expensive yacht with an estimated cost of 340 million euros or 590 million dollars.

About the Yacht Eclipse

Eclipse Yacht

The yacht is a total of 162.5 m in length and 22 m in width. It has a draft of 5.90 m. This makes it the second-largest yacht in the world. It provides a lot of space for leisurely activities, is suitable for almost all adventure and water sports, and is also capable of offering trips to several cultural and historical destinations all over the world. It has several features.

It is interesting to know that the yacht eclipse also has two helicopter pads on it. There are 24 guest cabins, several hot tubs, a disco hall, and even two swimming pools. It also contains a gym, a dance floor, underwater lights, a Beach club, a beauty salon, a Wi-Fi connection, a tender garage, and a deck jacuzzi. The swimming pools on the yacht can be converted into a dance floor. Even though the yacht has two helicopter pads, it can accommodate three helicopters as it has one storage hanger below the foredeck. There is also an exterior fireplace on board the yacht.

Eclipse is also a very technologically advanced boat. It has the latest technology features like motion sensors, anti-ballistic missile defense, and bulletproof glass.

As stated, before it has 24 guest cabins. Each of these cabins has a private 6 feet home cinema screen, a spa, a jacuzzi, and specialized security systems. It is believed that the boat also has an anti-paparazzi system. The system can detect the use of digital cameras for taking pictures of the boat. It is capable of disrupting a potential photograph of the yacht using infrared lights with the help of lasers.

The yacht is also equipped with three launch boats. It also has a mini-submarine which can submerge up to 50 m or 160 feet underwater. The yacht requires about 70 crew members for its proper operation and to serve the guests.

The yacht is also equipped with a missile detection system for security.

It has also employed a rotor-based stabilization system. It works against roll motion at anchor and low cruise speeds. It is based on the Magnus effect. Eclipse is the largest vessel in the world to have employed such a system.

The yacht is a Bermuda Flagged, Lloyd Register class yacht. It has a gross tonnage of 13,000 tonnes. The yacht offers the latest technology for propulsion and maximum speed performance. It also has an installed diesel-electric dual propulsion system with four MTU 20V 1163 TB93 marine diesel engines.

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The yacht can attain a maximum speed of 25 knots and a cruise speed of up to 22 knots. It also can carry 1 million liters of fuel in tanks and can travel up to 6000 nautical miles at the rate of about 21 knots before it needs to be refueled. The boat can also store nearly one fifty thousand liters of fresh water on board.

The submarine of the yacht can accommodate up to three people and can go as deep as 160 feet underwater, as previously stated.

The boat has a total living area of 6000 square feet. There are 11 staterooms and suites on it. It can accommodate up to 30 guests and a crew of 96 staff members. Out of the 6000 square feet of area, the master suite alone is spread over 5000 square feet. On the seventh level of the boat, there is a pilothouse.

Being a boat with so many features, one can only imagine what the cost of the maintenance of it would be. As one would expect, the maintenance of the Eclipse is costly.

According to a report, the yacht requires more than 60 million dollars for maintenance every year. The per-day rent of the boat is around 175,000 pounds.

History of the Eclipse Yacht

As mentioned before the yacht is owned by Roman Abramovich, a Russian businessman. Eclipse was delivered to Abramovich in December of 2010. It was built in Germany by a Hamburg-based company called Blohm-Voss.

The yacht arrived for sea trials at Frederikshavn in Denmark in September 2009. The first-ever pictures of the boat were taken on 9 December 2010.

Terence Disdale Design carried out the superstructure design of the yacht. The same company was responsible for the interior designing of the yacht, layouts of the deck as well as supervision during its construction.

This yacht was constructed in great secrecy. At the time of construction, it was known as Project Luxury Yacht M 147 for the same reason. The details of the technical designs and construction of the boat have still not been revealed to the public. The only thing that is accessible to the public is the design layout.

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ECLIPSE Yacht – Epic $600M Superyacht

The ECLIPSE yacht was once the largest yacht in the world at an impressive length of 162.5 metres (533 ft) but currently ranks in second place after AZZAM.

Though she is known as the billion-dollar yacht, it is estimated that her true value lies between US $500 – $700 million.

The vessel can host 36 guests and is even rumored to feature a state-of-the-art anti-paparazzi system to protect the privacy of those on board.

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ECLIPSE yacht interior

The interior (and the exterior) was designed by Terence Disdale , who has become one of the top names in the industry despite having no formal design education.

ECLIPSE was his largest project to date, and he also worked on prominent vessels such as A+ and AL SALAMAH. The interior of ECLIPSE is classically designed in a style that is to be expected from one of the largest yachts in the world.

The upholstery and furniture follow a beige and crème color palette with wooden accents.

The yacht’s 18 cabins can welcome 36 guests as well as 70 crew members, which is an unusually large number even for a vessel of this size.

A large dance floor, several fireplaces, two swimming pools, and two helipads are also included onboard.

The ECLIPSE yacht interior is so large that there is even a cinema dedicated exclusively to crew members. In 2015 the interior of ECLIPSE was refitted by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg.

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Specifications

The ECLIPSE yacht is the second-largest yacht in the world with a length of 162.5 meters (533 ft), a beam of 22 meters (72.2 ft), and a draft of 5.9 meters (19.4 ft).

She was built by the German shipyard Blohm & Voss and delivered to her owner in 2010.

Four MTU engines power ECLIPSE and allow her to reach top speeds of 25 knots, although her average cruising speed lies at 22 knots.

Her total volume lies at 13564 tons making her not only one of the longest but also the heaviest yachts in the world.

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Like the interior of ECLIPSE, the interior was designed by Terence Disdale. According to rumors, Abramovich fitted her with an anti-paparazzi system that detects electronic light sensors from digital cameras.

However, there is no proof of this, although many newspapers report its existence.

On deck are several swimming pools and jacuzzis, and the aft of the vessel features a sizeable beach club. The yacht has a sleek design that attests to Terence Disdale’s classical style.

Eclipse tender FV

ECLIPSE came to fame as being the most expensive yacht ever built at the time for an approximate price of US $500 million.

She has seen further improvements since her purchase by Abramovich in 2010 and it is often widely reported that she is worth US $1.2 – $1.5 billion.

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Motor yacht Eclipse, completed at the end of 2010 at the Blohm + Voss Hamburg shipyard, features interiors by Terence Disdale Design and is the world’s second largest superyacht.

At  her launch in 2010 the 164m Eclipse’s unprecedented size had ensured her construction had been shrouded in secrecy, and as such, subject to much rumour and speculation from both the international press and superyacht enthusiasts.

Although details of the luxury megayacht are being extremely well hidden, it is known that her interiors feature designs by the renowned London-based team at Terence Disdale Design.

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner of this giant yacht which is believed to accommodate 36 guests in 18 cabins and also cater for a staggering 70 crew members.

Amongst the armada of lavish extras thought to be onboard are a three-man leisure submarine, two swimming pools, one of which is 16-metres long with an adjustable depth feature that allows it to be converted into a dance floor. Other extras include an exterior fireplace and six tenders as well as accommodation for three helicopters.

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Designer Terry Disdale tells us about four and a half years of the world's third largest superyacht with a length of 162.5 meters and nine decks.

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This Incredible Vessel Was Just Named Superyacht Of The Year

The Eclipse, an incredible private yacht owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovitch, has been named the best displacement motor yacht of the year.

The superyacht, which measures a recordbreaking 533 feet and cost an estimated $1 billion to build , took the top award at the World Superyacht Awards in London this week.

The Blohm + Voss-designed vessel has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs and a disco hall, and requires a crew of 70 to operate.

The boat's coolest feature? A swimming pool that transforms into a dance floor, according to Boat International.

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Here are some impressive photo images of the world’s largest superyacht ECLIPSE as sent in by ship and yacht photographer Klaus Kehrls. Klaus took these wonderful superyacht photographs of yacht ECLIPSE on the 18th of May-2010 in Hamburg Rüschpark.

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Superyacht ECLIPSE Owned by Roman Abramovich is the Largest Private Luxury Yacht in the world. Yacht Eclipse - Photo image by ship and yacht photographer Klaus Kehrls

The huge steel displacement superyacht ECLIPSE measures around 170 metres, making her the world’s largest (or longest) private mega yacht in the world. M/Y ECLIPSE was designed by Hermidas Atabeyki with interior designs by the very well know yacht designer Terrence Disdale. She was built by the Thyssenkrupp Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, which is a large industrial giant in Germany. The mega yacht has a gross tonnage of around 13,000 tonnes and superyacht Eclipse is slightly larger (around 36 ft longer) than the world’s previous longest private luxury yacht Dubai at 162 m, as owned by Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai.

Summary of Motor Yacht Eclipse and her custom features:

Yacht Eclipse is able to accommodate her guests in 11 staterooms and suites with 6,000 sq ft of living space and 600 doors. The premiere luxury yacht features incredible technology including heli facilities (with two helicopter pads), two swimming pools, several hot tubs, a disco hall, three launch boats and a mini-submarine capable of submerging up to 165ft. The Blohm & Voss built mega yacht reportedly has intruder detection alarms installed as well as an advanced missile defence system.

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Yacht ECLIPSE was built by the experienced yacht owner Roman Abramovich who has commissioned several motor yachts including Le Grand Bleu, Pelorus, Sussurro and Ecstasea and now Eclipse. Perhaps the most complex private yacht ever built, yacht Eclipse had a preliminary launch back in late 2009 and her finishing and testing currently underway by Blohm & Voss in Germany and Norway. - Photo image by ship and yacht photographer Klaus Kehrls

The yacht is also possibly equipped with an ‘anti-paparazzi shield’, as activated by camera flashlights, which prevents some photography when operating by using lasers aimed directly at the offending cameras to overexpose unwanted photographs. In addition some of the windows on megayacht ECLIPSE have bullet proof glass and other areas are armour-plated for ultimate security against increasing worldwide piracy attempts.

Yacht ECLIPSE was built by the yacht owner Mr. Roman Abramovich and had her preliminary launch back in late 2009 with finishing and testing still being carried out in Germany and Norway. Roman Abramovich the experienced owner has commissioned several motor yachts including Le Grand Bleu, Pelorus, Sussurro and Ecstasea and now Eclipse.

Yacht Specifications for Yacht ECLIPSE: – LOA: 187.15 (614ft) – Size: she is 13000 gross tons – Built in: Hamburg Germany by Blohm + Voss. – Naval architecture: by Blohm + Voss and Terence Disdale. – Interior design: by Terrence Disdale and Greenline Yacht Interiors. – M/Y ECLIPSE launched: in June 2009. – Delivered to owner: Summer 2010 – Construction began: in 2006 and her delivery to her new owner will be some time in 2010, taking 4 years to build. – Owner’s name: Roman Ambramovich from Russian / UK.

– Steel Hull: number 988 – Power: several diesel propel her at 22 knots cruise speed – Maximum speed: is 25 knots – Official Registration Flag: Bermuda – Yacht ECLIPSE Port of registry: is Hamilton

– Guest accommodation: 62 crew – Staff / crew 50 – Total accommodation: for persons on board is 112

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Yacht Eclipse - Photo image by ship and yacht photographer Klaus Kehrls

Superyacht Amenities include: Yacht Eclipse has 2 helicopter pads, one large swimming pool, a missile detection system, a mini submarine with internal submarine boarding, several deck spa pool pools, internal lifts and customised & specialised security systems.

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Luxury Yacht ECLIPSE Image - Photo by Klaus - There are no images of the interior of yacht Eclipse as yet.

Please contact CharterWorld - the luxury yacht charter specialist - for more on superyacht news item "Photos of the Largest Superyacht ECLIPSE".

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162.5m  /  533'2 | blohm + voss | 2010 / 2015.

Owner & Guests

Cabin Configuration

  • Previous Yacht

Special Features:

  • 15m swimming pool
  • Three helipads
  • Helicopter hangar
  • Luxurious beach house-style interior for pure relaxation
  • Wellness, spa and gym area
  • Expansive master deck
  • Accommodation for personal staff

The multi-award winning 162.5m/533'2" motor yacht 'Eclipse' was built by Blohm + Voss in Germany at their Hamburg shipyard. Her interior is styled by English designer design house Terence Disdale and she was delivered to her owner in October 2010. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Terence Disdale and she was last refitted in 2015.

Guest Accommodation

Eclipse has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 36 guests in 18 suites comprising seventeen VIP cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 70 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

Her features include fireplace, beauty salon, movie theatre, beauty salon, elevator, underwater lights, beach club, gym, deck jacuzzi, WiFi and air conditioning.

Range & Performance

Eclipse is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. Powered by twin diesel-electric Wartsila (VEM, synchron) 16-cylinder 8,717hp engines running at 180rpm, she comfortably cruises at 20 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 21 knots with a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles from her 1,300,000 litre fuel tanks at 21 knots. Eclipse features at-anchor stabilizers providing exceptional comfort levels. Her water tanks store around 150,000 Litres of fresh water. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠ 100A1 SSC Yacht (p) Mono G6, ✠ LMC UMS, PSMR -DP (AM), Ice Class 1D, EP classification society rules.

Length 162.5m / 533'2
Beam 22.4m / 73'6
Draft 5.9m / 19'4
Gross Tonnage 13,564 GT
Cruising Speed 20 Knots
Built | (Refitted)
Builder Blohm + Voss
Model Custom
Exterior Designer Terence Disdale
Interior Design Terence Disdale

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Eclipse Awards & Nominations

  • The World Superyacht Awards 2011 Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 3,000GT and above (approximately 85m+) Winner
  • The World Superyacht Awards 2011 Motor Yacht of the Year Joint Winner

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Specification

M/Y Eclipse

Length 162.5m / 533'2
Builder
Exterior Designer Terence Disdale
Interior Design Terence Disdale
Built | Refit 2010 | 2015
Model
Beam 22.4m / 73'6
Gross Tonnage 13,564 GT
Draft 5.9m / 19'4
Cruising Speed 20 Knots
Top Speed 21 Knots

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“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.” David Lee Roth

Yacht – symbol of luxury

Owning a yacht is considered a symbol of luxury. Some would say that there is no greater symbol of wealth than a gleaming, glamorous and luxurious yacht. And certainly, some yachts are playing role of ultimate toys for its owners who do not just want to use them for recreation, but to show off their wealth and style at the same time. Those luxurious yachts are tailored for their owners’ needs, tastes, exact specifications to offer them privacy, consolation and comfort as well.

Even though new places and methods for spending one’s exotic and luxurious vacations have been explored, yet the sea still is considered a leading spot for elite’s leisure time and that has not change in many years. Private luxury yachts are believed to be wished-for vehicles for vacations and socializing within the high class.

What’s more, owning a vacation house has become lately passé. If you want to be jazzy, you should invest in yacht as this vehicle is not only mobile, but it can entertain your family members and socialites, not to mention that it is simply the symbol of ultimate luxury.

Short history of yacht and yachting

Looking back at the history of the yacht, we should remind that it was initially a light Dutch naval vessel. Basically yachts were used to chase almost omnipresent pirates and to explore new lands and unheard-of waters back in the 17th century as they were fast and maneuverable. The intended use of yachts changed after King Charles II decided to sail in one of those on his return to homeland, England. Since then yacht has started to be considered a symbol of luxury, wealth & importance as well.

Today’s yachts are not basic vessels as they used to be in the past. Contemporary yachts are usually equipped with every modern convenience so that its owner is able to check stocks, make crucial decisions and even organize an official meeting if necessary. The increased safety, equipment and technology implemented in today’s luxurious yachts are aimed to give its users comfort and a feeling of fulfillment. And the tradition of believing that yacht is the symbol of wealth did not quite disappear, in fact it is still alive and is keeping quite well. Yacht the symbol of luxury is best demonstrated by the most expensive yachts in the world, including No.1 on the list – the Eclipse.

Eclipse the most expensive yacht

Not surprisingly, the Eclipse is believed to be the world’s most expensive yacht. It is proudly and splendidly owned by the well-know oligarch  Roman  Abramovich , the owner of Chelsea Football Club. Roman Abramovich is widely known for his big passion and eccentric love for expensive toys and properties, including  the Luna – a 377-foot ice boat, a Boeing 767, houses located in London, St. Barts, Colorado, etc.

The Eclipse has been owned by Roman Abramovich since December 2010. Outstandingly, the Eclipse, the world’s most expensive and largest yacht, can glory in impressive dimensions of 162.5m length, perpendiculars of 147m, 21.5m breadth and 5 m draught, which without a doubt allow its owner to make use of a huge area of private luxury on the deck.

The Eclipse had been built by Blohm + Voss Shipyards. And even though the world’s most expensive yacht was launched in June 2009, it was delivered to its owner over one year after that in December 2010. It had taken almost 5 years of design, development and testing to build this ultimate symbol of luxury and wealth.

The symbol of power and opulence, the Eclipse, had been designed by Hermidas Atabeyki of Atabeyki Design Development, while its exterior and interior styling had been projected by Terence Disdale Design and Greenline Yacht Interiors. Interestingly, the naval architecture of the Eclipse, which happens to be also the biggest private yacht in the world, was provided by Blohm + Voss.  Moreover, the secrecy was also kept as the construction of the most expensive yacht was conducted under a mysterious name “Project Luxury Yacht 147”.

Well, so how much is it worth – that is the most intriguing question.  Basically the Eclipse was to cost just slightlyover $420.000.000, yet many requested changes, which were introduced during the construction process, increased the price tag to outstanding $1.200.000.000. Indeed it is a quite amount of money for a boat. Yet the Eclipse you cannot be simply called a boat, it is a yacht that completely fulfills all signs of the symbol of contemporary wealth and luxury.

What does it take to be ranked on the 1st place on the list of the world’s most expensive yachts? Well to begin with, the Eclipse has 11 guest cabins and each one of them is equipped with a top-notch six-foot movie screen. But that is not the end of the ultimate luxury as the most expensive yacht in the world has two helipads and two drop-dead swimming pools, not to mention numerous splenid hot tubs, sic!. Rumors have been circulating that the Eclipse is also equipped with a submarine that can dive to a depth of 160 feet. And a surprise, the larger one of swimming pools can be simply drained and transformed to an outstanding dance floor where the owners’ guests can have an amazing fun time, sic!

To crown it all, the master cabin, only 5,000 sq. foot, is said to be armor-plated and kitted out with bulletproof glass which was also used while constructing the bridge. The Roman Abramovich’s master bedroom is also fitted with gadgets which allow opening the roof so that the owner can sleep under the stars and admire the romantic beauty of the night.

In addition, missile detection systems and anti-paparazzi systems were installed also to ensure the safety of the owner and his guests. Someone can think that missile detection systems can be a slight exaggeration of needs; however it is certainly a pretty much expensive toy. But the installation of the device is not baffling as neither Roman Abramovich nor his wealthy and known acquaintances want to be shot by intrusive, busybody and at time aggressive paparazzi. However, there is option to deactivate the anti-paparazzi system so that Roman Abramovich’s friends will be able to perpetuate times spent on the most expensive yacht ever.

As you can imagine, this afloat “mansion” can be very costly when it comes to its maintenance. The Eclipse is serviced by a  surprising huge group of 70 people who are needed to operate the splendid yacht full time and it costs $60 million per year to keep up her.

The History Supreme – a real history or just a big mistification?

Not too long time ago, everyone was astonished by the news regarding the new most expensive yacht in the world which was said to be the History Supreme. According to surprising news, the History Supreme was acquired by an undisclosed Malaysian businessman for shocking €3.4 billion as it was supposedly made of solid gold, sic!

This luxury yacht was said to have been covered in 100,000 kilograms of precious metals, including solid gold – nothing to sneeze at. What is more interesting is that the master bedroom of the History Supreme was supposedly belyad in platinum, decorated with eccentric meteoric stone and the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, sic!

However, Baia Yachts of Italy first  announced that the story about the £3 billion golden super yacht was concocted.  Mario Borselli, sales manager at Baia, underlined that the company spreading news on the yacht used Baia’s images and photoshopped them without any approval and the whole story was just a big scam.

So the title of the world’s most expensive yacht still belongs to the Eclipse, the symbol of contemporary luxury and wealth, owned by Roman Abramovich.

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Inside the World of Superyachts Owned by Billionaires

Introduction: The Ultimate Status Symbol

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In the rarefied world of the ultra-wealthy, few possessions symbolize success and affluence more than a luxurious superyachts owned by billionaires. These floating palaces represent the zenith of luxury, offering unparalleled comfort, cutting-edge technology, and bespoke design. Owned by billionaires who spare no expense in their pursuit of perfection, superyachts are the epitome of opulence on the high seas.

The Top Luxurious Superyachts Owned by Billionaires

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Commissioned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the Eclipse is one of the most famous luxurious superyachts in existence. Launched in 2010, this 162.5-meter vessel was the largest yacht in the world at the time. It boasts a range of luxurious features including two helipads, a disco hall, swimming pools, hot tubs, and even a missile detection system. The Eclipse can accommodate up to 36 guests and a crew of 70, ensuring that every whim of its passengers is catered to.

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Currently holding the title of the largest private yacht in the world, Azzam measures an astounding 180 meters. Owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, Azzam is not just remarkable for its size. It is also one of the fastest superyachts, capable of reaching speeds of over 30 knots. Designed by Nauta Yachts and built by Lürssen Yachts, Azzam features an incredibly sophisticated and elegant interior, inspired by the Empire style.

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Owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, Dilbar is another luxurious superyacht that exemplifies luxury. At 156 meters long, Dilbar is known for having the largest gross tonnage of any yacht in the world. Built by Lürssen, this yacht includes a 25-meter swimming pool, a helipad, and lavish accommodations for 40 guests and 80 crew members. Its interior, designed by Andrew Winch, reflects a sophisticated, modern style that provides an exquisite living experience on the water.

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Life Aboard a Luxurious Superyacht

Living on a luxurious superyacht owned by a billionaire is akin to residing in a five-star hotel, but with the added benefit of mobility. These vessels come equipped with the finest amenities and technologies to ensure the utmost comfort and entertainment. Gourmet kitchens and luxury dining rooms – private cinemas – state-of-the-art gyms, every detail is designed to provide special experience for the owner.

Superyachts also feature luxurious staterooms and suites, often customized to reflect the owner’s personal taste and style. With expansive decks, private beaches, and Jacuzzis, relaxation and enjoyment are at the forefront of the yachting lifestyle. Additionally, many superyachts have specialized tenders and toys, including jet skis, submarines, and even small sailboats, ensuring endless fun and adventure on the water.

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Famous superyachts owned by billionaires

Many of the world’s wealthiest individuals are drawn to the allure of luxurious superyachts. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is reportedly commissioning a 127-meter sailing yacht named Koru. This vessel, designed by Oceanco, is expected to be one of the most advanced and luxurious yachts ever built, featuring a support yacht complete with a helipad.

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Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has also shown interest in the superyacht lifestyle. He was reported to be interested in the hydrogen-powered superyacht Aqua, designed by “Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design”. This 112-meter yacht emphasizes sustainability, with its innovative use of hydrogen fuel cells, representing a step forward in eco-friendly yachting.

A Closer Look: Roman Abramovich and His Yacht, Eclipse

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Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire with a net worth of over $14 billion, is perhaps one of the most renowned yacht owners in the world. His luxurious superyacht, Eclipse, reflects his penchant for luxury and innovation. Launched in 2010, Eclipse was the largest yacht in the world until Azzam took the title in 2013. Nevertheless, Eclipse remains one of the most impressive and expensive yachts, with an estimated cost of $500 million.

  • Roman Abramovich: Biography and Success Story

Born on October 24, 1966, in Saratov, Russia, Roman Abramovich experienced a challenging early life. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by his relatives. Despite these hardships, Abramovich demonstrated a keen business acumen from a young age. He initially made his fortune in the oil industry, co-founding the oil company Sibneft in 1995. His business ventures expanded rapidly, and he became one of Russia’s wealthiest individuals.

Abramovich is perhaps best known in the Western world for his ownership of the Chelsea Football Club, a premier soccer team in the English Premier League. Under his ownership since 2003, Chelsea has experienced significant success, winning numerous domestic and international titles. His involvement in various industries, from steel to telecommunications, further solidified his status as a global business magnate.

Beyond his business endeavors, Abramovich is also a notable philanthropist, contributing to various charitable causes, particularly in education and healthcare. His luxurious superyacht Eclipse serves as both a symbol of his success and a mobile retreat where he can entertain guests and enjoy the pleasures of yachting.

Conclusion – Superyachts owned by billionaires

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The world of luxurious superyachts owned by billionaires is a testament to human ingenuity and the pursuit of luxury. These vessels showcase what happens when limitless resources combine with visionary design. Whether for leisure, status, or both, luxurious superyachts represent the fascinating aspect of modern wealth and lifestyle.

In exploring the stories behind these floating palaces, we not only get a glimpse into the luxurious lives of their owners but also into the incredible craftsmanship and innovation that make these superyachts possible.

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The top 25 largest yachts in the world

Every year, shipyards from around the world push the boundaries of superyacht design to deliver bigger and better yachts. The Samuda-built El Mahrousa may have carried the title unchallenged for a remarkable 119 years, but in the 21st century, she has descended down the pecking order to make room for even larger and longer yachts. German shipyard Lürssen currently holds a near monopoly in the construction of supersized superyachts, having delivered 13 of the world’s top 25. But the list is ever-changing with the 158 metre Blue breaking into the top five in 2022. These yachts, all measuring over 100 metres, are impressive not only for their hull length but for what they carry above and below deck. From submarines and helicopters to swimming pools , cinemas and science labs, the onboard features of these superyachts show them to be truly ground-breaking pieces of engineering. Read on to discover our official list of the largest, privately owned yachts in the world.

1. Azzam | 180.6m

In October 2013, Lürssen delivered the largest privately owned superyacht in the world in the form Azzam . Originally, she was designed to be 145 metres, but in the process of optimisation grew to 180 metres. Other stunning facts about Azzam’s impressive design include her staggering 13,000 GT and accommodation for 36 guests and as many as 80 crew members. The behemoth was reportedly built for Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi’s royal family, for use as a dayboat to reach his favourite diving grounds. The main saloon alone encompasses nearly 522m² and has a relaxed French Empire style and mother of pearl finishes, designed by Christophe Leoni . On board features include a gym, pool and a special ‘golf training room’.

Exteriors have been penned by Nauta Yacht Design , and the technical engineering was directed by Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi for the owner. The yacht has an impressive speed for her size owing to her innovative water-jet propulsion system (two fixed jets, two directional), which catapults her along at a staggering 31.5-plus knots. At 17.5 metres longer than Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse , this boat takes the prestigious title of the world’s largest yacht. The all-white superyacht has held her title unchallenged for nearly seven years, but this reign will come to an end with the expected delivery of 183 metre REV .

  • Builder: Lurssen
  • Country of build: Germany
  • Delivery year: 2013
  • Length Overall: 180.61 m
  • Gross Tonnage 13136 t

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After five years of intensive design, development and construction, Eclipse left the Blohm + Voss yard in December 2010. She carried the title of world’s largest superyacht for just three years before being usurped by Azzam . Managed by Blue Ocean Yacht Management, Eclipse features a diesel-electric propulsion system with generators powering rotating Azipod drives, dramatic exterior styling and a stunning interior design by London-based Terence Disdale Design , which has been responsible for all aspects of aesthetic design and layout, including the superstructure design, deck layouts, interior design and construction supervision. Eclipse was voted Motor Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in 2011 and Motor Yacht of the Decade at the 10th World Superyacht Awards in 2015.

Her accommodation includes an owner’s deck of 56 metres in length and facilities for up to 92 crew. Her interior boasts hundreds of custom finishes exclusively developed especially for this project, while her deck areas include a 16 metre swimming pool which can be transformed into a dance floor. The yacht can also accommodate three helicopters, one on each of the two helipads and the third in a storage hangar below the fore deck.

  • Builder: Blohm & Voss
  • Delivery year: 2010
  • Length Overall: 162.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage 13564 t

3. Dubai | 162m

Dubai was originally commissioned by Prince Jefri of Brunei with exterior styling and interior design by Andrew Winch . The Blohm & Voss project was suspended in 1998 with just the bare hull and partially complete superstructure. It was eventually sold to the Dubai government, and responsibility passed to Kostis Antonopoulos of Platinum Yachts , which prepared a new in-house interior design completed in 2006.

The aptly named Dubai is the royal yacht of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai. The accommodation, styled by Nakheel Interiors , is designed for 24 guests and comprises an owner’s suite, five VIP suites and six guest suites, all with open balconies. Special features include a 21.3m-wide atrium, a swimming pool, barbecue area, cinema, disco, a landing platform for a Blackhawk helicopter, a gymnasium, and a garage for the yacht’s submarine and a vast array of water toys. Full certification was obtained from Lloyds Register of Shipping in October 2006 and she has since made several voyages. She can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots.

  • Builder: Platinum
  • Country of build: United Arab Emirates
  • Delivery year: 2006
  • Length Overall: 162 m
  • Gross Tonnage 12488 t

4. Blue | 158m

Taking her place at number four in the list of the world’s longest yachts, Lürssen’s Blue is so voluminous that she beats all the longer boats in terms of gross tonnage. Built for a Middle Eastern owner, she is exceeded for internal space only by those behemoths Dilbar (15,917GT) and Al Said (15,850GT). Terence Disdale has penned classic exterior lines with a sharply raked bow and gentle curves to the deep overhangs of the decks. The main helipad is positioned on the bow, with a smaller one aft. Other exterior features include a pool under cover on the main deck aft, a bathing platform at the stern and twin balconies flanking the owner’s cabin forward. Blue ’s interior is designed to be timeless and rich in “feminine elegance”, a deliberate contrast to the exterior. 

Blue is equipped with a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that was developed in-house. An electric Azimuth pod drive can manoeuvre the boat alone or in conjunction with the twin propeller shafts. To reduce noise, vibration and NOx levels, Blue has a state-of-the-art exhaust treatment system. The boat is also equipped with new membrane technology that means her treated waste water achieves drinking water quality.

  • Delivery year: 2022
  • Length Overall: 160.6 m
  • Beam: 22.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage 14785 t

5. Dilbar | 156m

With a total interior volume of over 15,000 GT, Dilbar is the largest yacht in the world by gross tonnage, if not by length. She was built in steel and aluminium by Lürssen to a design by Espen Øino . In 2016, she was delivered in the Mediterranean for her owner, the Uzbekistani billionaire Alisher Usmanov. She replaced Usmanov’s previous yacht of the same name, which has since been renamed Ona . She is usually spotted cruising around the South of France, northern Spain and sometimes Cyprus.

Record-breaking features on board this SOLAS-class superyacht include her 180 cubic metre swimming pool and her 30,000KW electric diesel power plant. Her interiors, styled by Winch Design, can accommodate up to 24 guests served by nearly 100 crew members. She also has two helipads, 3,800 square metres of living space amd an expansive garden complete with a specially developed variety of grass that tolerates salt air, according to its creator Axel Massmann. Dilbar has a single colour for her exterior, a buttery cream shade, that makes her instantly recognisable at sea and can reach a top speed of 21 knots.

  • Delivery year: 2016
  • Length Overall: 156 m
  • Beam: 23.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage 15917 t

6. Al Said | 155m

This Lloyd’s-classed vessel, known as Project Sunflower during construction, was delivered by Lürssen’s Vegesack yard to her owner, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, in March 2008. Measuring an impressive 155 metres, Al Said is the principle vessel of the Oman Royal Yacht Squadron. Designed by Espen Øino with the looks of a classic cruise liner, she sails under the Omani flag and her home port is Muttrah Harbour in Muscat. 

This Germanischer Lloyd-classed, 15,850GT yacht can reach a top speed of 25 knots and is reported to have a crew capacity of 150. Her panelled interiors, designed in a traditional style by Jonathan Quinn Barnett , offers huge entertaining spaces and accommodation for 65 guests. Her pièce de résistance is the on-board concert hall that can accommodate a 50-strong orchestra, but across her six decks she also has a helipad and a cinema.

  • Delivery year: 2008
  • Length Overall: 155 m
  • Gross Tonnage 15850 t

7. El Mahrousa | 150.6m

El Mahrousa was first delivered by the Samuda Brothers shipyard in 1865. She held on to the title of longest yacht in the world for over a century before finally being usurped by the delivery of Prince Abdulaziz in the 1980s. She was originally built for the Ottoman governor of Egypt, Khedive Ismail, receive visiting dignitaries. and was present at the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal in 1869, when she was used to receive visiting dignitaries. She was lengthened by 12.1 metres in 1872, when her paddle wheels were removed, and by a further 5.2 metres in 1905. Her last major rebuild was in 1950.

Significant moments in her lifetime include her participation in 1976 as the Egyptian representative at the Bicentennial Fleet Review in New York harbour. She slipped into disrepair after this while being used as a museum ship. In 1992, a major effort was put into making her seaworthy enough to travel to Italy for the Christopher Columbus Fleet Review. She now serves as the Egyptian Presidential Yacht but is seldom seen in public. She is usually berthed in Alexandria, where she is cared for by the Egyptian Navy, which lists her as a training ship. Powered by three Parsons steam turbines, she can achieve a top speed of 16 knots.

  • Builder: Samuda
  • Country of build: United Kingdom
  • Delivery year: 1865
  • Length Overall: 150.57 m
  • Beam: 12.98 m
  • Gross Tonnage 4560 t

8. A+ | 147.3m

Formerly known as Topaz , the Tim Heywood -designed A+ was launched by Lürssen in 2012 and uniquely features Heywood’s signature illuminated on her superstructure. Although she flies a Cayman flag, her owner is a member of the UAE elite – reportedly Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who also owns the UK’s Manchester City football club.

Having previously been chartered twice by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the 147.25 metre superyacht features a helicopter landing pad located at the bow and her interiors have been designed by Terence Disdale – but not much else is known about this superyacht, as many of her details are still shrouded in secrecy.

  • Delivery year: 2012
  • Length Overall: 147.25 m
  • Beam: 21.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage 12532 t

9. Prince Abdulaziz | 147m

The 5,200-tonne Prince Abdulaziz was delivered by Danish shipyard Helsingor Vaerft in 1984 to her first owner, King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Since then, she has continued to serve the Saudi royal family and is berthed beside the king’s palace in Jeddah. She has been refitted three times; in 1987, 1996 and in 2005.

Prince Abdulaziz was built at a reported cost of $184m to a design by Maierform . Her interior, designed by the late David Hicks , blends ancient and modern. One notable feature is the large lobby, said to be designed to mimic that of the Titanic . She includes a hospital, a mosque and a cinema, and there are also rumours of surface-to-air missiles and an underwater surveillance system on board. The mega yacht can accommodate as many as 64 guests and is manned by a crew of 65.

  • Builder: Helsingor Vaerft
  • Country of build: Denmark
  • Delivery year: 1984
  • Length Overall: 147 m
  • Beam: 18.3 m
  • Gross Tonnage 8233 t

10. Opera | 146.4m

Reportedly built for a senior Emirati royal, Opera 's size and gross tonnage catapult her directly into the ranks of the world's 10 biggest private yachts. The 146.4-metre yacht certainly has some of the hallmarks of a Middle Eastern boat, with deep overhangs between decks and lots of enclosed deck space hinting at use in an aggressive climate. Pictures taken during a maiden voyage from Bremen to Portsmouth last summer showed lots of floor-to-ceiling glass across six guest decks, as well as two helicopter landing spots and a beach club whose twin staircases must climb two decks to reach a 10-metre, stone-lined pool aft of the main deck. The pool rises to form a dance floor.

Lürssen has kept the project shrouded in secrecy, but designer Terence Disdale confirmed that interior facilities include a cinema and an extensive spa and wellness centre, plus other features that are being kept under wraps. He also mentioned an upper lounge with a 110-inch television and bay windows.

  • Delivery year: 2023
  • Length Overall: 146.35 m
  • Gross Tonnage 12518 t

11. OK | 146m

This unusual vessel spent decades plying the seas as a float-on yacht carrier for DYT Yacht Transport with the unglamorous moniker Super Servant 3 – and it is this carrying ability that caught the owner’s eye.

40 years after its original launch by Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding , the yacht emerged from a root-and-branch refit at Karmarine in Turkey. The exterior has been smartened up, with a new matt-black paint job, gold-tinted glazing, teak decking at the bow, stern and sides and an expanse of artificial grass on the submersible aft deck – an idea of the owner’s, to enliven the guest cabins’ view. There are reports that this space doubles as a tennis court and, at 32 metres by 100 metres, there would certainly be the room for it.

With a strengthened hull, the boat’s original role as a yacht carrier has been enhanced. Pumping ballast into tanks under the aft deck allows the platform to lower so that the owner’s 46-metre ketch can be floated aboard and secured. There’s also a 40-tonne crane for positioning other toys – reportedly up to 70 of them, from launches and cars to a seaplane.

Under the direction of Bozca Design , Karmarine has stripped out and rebuilt the accommodation area at the front of the yacht. There are cabins for up to 20 guests, a glazed sundeck spa pool, a "botanical" garden and an outdoor cinema. The lift between decks runs through a glass tower outside the superstructure. 

  • Builder: Oshima Shipbuilding
  • Country of build: Japan
  • Delivery year: 1982
  • Length Overall: 146 m
  • Beam: 32.01 m
  • Gross Tonnage 11296 t

12. Sailing Yacht A | 142.8m

This Philippe Starck -designed vessel is the second superyacht commissioned by Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko, after his first Motor Yacht A . She was built in Germany by the Nobiskrug yard and delivered in February 2017.

A sail-assisted yacht like no other, Sailing Yacht A comprises eight decks, and her rotating curved carbon fibre masts tower to 100 metres. She is made to set 3,747 square metres of sail and is manned by crew of 54. She sports an underwater viewing pod (moulded into the keel) and balconies enclosed by the largest pieces of curved glass ever. There are 24 shell doors in her hull, and she has a diesel-electric power plant controlled by computer. Records claimed by the Starck superyacht include the world's tallest carbon masts, with the tallest standing at 100 metres above sea level.

  • Builder: Nobiskrug
  • Delivery year: 2017
  • Length Overall: 142.81 m
  • Beam: 24.88 m
  • Gross Tonnage 12700 t

16. Scheherazade | 140m

Another titan by Lürssen , Scheherazade carries the same name as the enigmatic story-teller of the Middle Eastern epic One Thousand and One nights . She hit the water in July 2019 and offers phenomenal volumes at 10,167 GT. Her Espen Øino exterior features a four-deck aluminium superstructure with elegant tapering roofs and an eclectic range of coloured LED exterior lighting. She also has two large helipads – one at the bow and one on the upper deck – plus a prominent beach club aft. 

There is very little information regarding her interior by François Zuretti , but if the work of the French design house on 106-metre Amadea is anything to go by, it is imperious and sophisticated. With the owner known to be a Middle Eastern billionaire, this yacht is designed with warmer climates in mind. Temperatures in excess of 45 degrees Celsius are quite normal in the region during the summer months, so Scheherazade has relatively little exterior space for a yacht of this size. There is limited covered deck space at the aft end of the main and upper decks, but it is well enclosed by glass sides for cooling. Even the sundeck is completely shaded by a hardtop, which all helps to give her an astonishing internal volume.

  • Delivery year: 2020
  • Length Overall: 141.96 m
  • Beam: 23.3 m
  • Gross Tonnage 10167 t

13. Nord | 142m

Nord started life as Project Redwood, then Opus. Everyone involved in her design and build has remained tight-lipped about the details, but build manager Rob Moran shared some exclusive insight with BOAT International .

First up, she has an Ice Class hull for real exploration. Her aluminium superstructure runs to four decks, contained within the dramatic sweep of a black-painted arch – a key part of the vision of designers Nuvolari Lenard . Not one but two helipads are in evidence, while a vast beach club and tender garage gives  "space to store a plethora of toys including 16 tenders, a submarine and an ROV", according to Moran. The largest tender reportedly measures 15 metres, and there is a watersports and dive centre on the lower deck. Nord has a generous touch-and-go helipad at its heavily flared aircraft carrier bow, but there is also a much bigger space aft up on the bridge deck that offers landing, parking and bunkering for the owner’s helicopter, as well as an entire hangar for protection during longer passages. 

Also visible to onlookers was the exceptional 25-metre-long swimming pool on the main deck aft, plus a spa pool on the upper deck. Her interior is reported to include a gym, spa, sauna and a whole deck devoted to the owner.

  • Delivery year: 2021
  • Length Overall: 141.6 m
  • Beam: 19.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage 10154 t

14. Yas | 141m

Delivered in 1978 by De Schelde as a navy frigate, Yas was rebuilt in 2013 by Abu Dhabi MAR. Previously known under the project name Swift 141, she was completely modified with new machinery and electronic systems and outfitted with a luxurious interior. It has been suggested that her owner is a member of the Emirati royal family.

She has been designed inside and out by Pierrejean Design Studio of Paris . The unique superstructure of Yas is built in advanced composites and glass and was supposedly inspired by the profile shape of a dolphin. She is reportedly able to accommodate 60 guests and 56 crew, and on-board features include a heli-pad and al fresco dining spaces aft, and a Jacuzzi on her top deck. Her beach club Jacuzzi is complemented by a waterfall feature and a spiral staircase connects her the multiple decks. Powered by twin MTU diesels, Yas has a top speed of 26 knots.

  • Builder: De Schelde
  • Country of build: Netherlands
  • Length Overall: 141 m
  • Beam: 14.6 m
  • Gross Tonnage 5002 t

15. Ocean Victory | 140m

Ocean Victory was completed at Fincantieri’s Muggiano yard in Italy after launching in April 2014. This seven-deck yacht is based on a design by Espen Øino and her interior is by Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa . She has internal seawater dockage for a 14-metre tender and six pools of up to 8 metres in length. There’s a certified helideck and a hangar to store the aircraft, while inside Ocean Victory boasts an underwater observation room and more than 300 square metres of spa facilities. She is SOLAS-classed and is the largest yacht ever built in Italy. 

In 2016, the superyacht world was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of one of Ocean Victory’ s crew members, who suffered critical leg injuries while setting the anchor off the coast of Mu Ko Similan National Park in Thailand. Little else is known about this top-secret yacht, which is kept much under wraps and away from prying eyes.

  • Builder: Fincantieri
  • Country of build: Italy
  • Delivery year: 2014
  • Length Overall: 140 m
  • Gross Tonnage 8506 t

17. Solaris | 140M

The 140-metre expedition yacht Solaris was launched in the city of Bremerhaven in February 2021 as the flagship model of German shipyard Lloyd Werft . She is the debut project of Australian designer Marc Newson , who has given her a dramatic grey and white superstructure which features a unique fashion plate which wraps around the mast and connects both sides of the hull. Spanning eight decks in total, Solaris has been constructed in aluminium and steel and offers a 26-metre beam. Little information has been shared about her interiors, but her exterior is equipped with a large helipad, a sun deck and a spacious beach club aft.

Turning to the technical elements, Solaris is reportedly outfitted with a power and energy management system from ABB and features two Azipods powered by nine megawatts – the most powerful propulsion system of its kind to ever be installed on a yacht. She runs on a total of eight MTU diesel engines, providing 19,040hp. Little else is known about the superyacht, on which construction first began in 2018.

  • Builder: Lloyd Werft
  • Length Overall: 139.7 m
  • Gross Tonnage 11247 t

18. Al Salamah | 139.3m

Built by the consortium of Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft (HDW) in Kiel and the Lürssen shipyard in Germany, Al Salamah is often referred to as "Mipos", the code name used during the construction of this most secret of yachts. Mipos was short for "Mission Possible" – a statement proved correct by her delivery in 1999.

She has a length of 139.3 metres, a massive beam of 23.5 metres, and is reported to have a top speed of 21.5 knots. Both the interior design and the exterior styling are by the London-based Terence Disdale Design . Al Salamah was owned by the late Sultan bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, who also owned 147 metre Prince Abdulaziz . She was refitted by Lürssen in 2007 and is rumoured to carry a hospital room with an underwater treadmill for physical therapy on board.

  • Delivery year: 1999
  • Length Overall: 139.29 m
  • Gross Tonnage 12234 t

19. Luminance | 138.8m

Espen Øino is repsonsible for this giant yacht's crisp exterior lines. Despite a traditional raked bow, she looks bang up to date with a gleaming hull and superstructure that counterpoise dark blue and silver to create a masculine look. Øino has played with the profile of the overhangs to give the illusion of reverse sheer amidships. The effect is especially striking when viewing the yacht from beam-on. Her twin helicopter pads – one on the foredeck and another high up aft – will make her capable of ambitious explorer programmes. She also boasts a large beach club and an infinity pool, with a private spa pool area on the foredeck of what may be an owner's deck.

Luminance was expected in 2023, but delivery has fallen back a fraction. It is a mammoth project, whose true length has only just been confirmed at 138.8 metres. Her Ukranian owner, mining and financial services mogul Rinat Akhmetov, told The New York Times last year that he was mulling the boat's sale following Russia's invasion of his homeland, but it's not known whether he followed through.

  • Delivery year: 2024
  • Length Overall: 138.8 m
  • Gross Tonnage 8999 t

20. Rising Sun | 138m

Rising Sun was built for Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle. She's the last yacht that ever came from designer Jon Bannenberg’s drawing board, with interiors styled by   Laura Seccombe . Rising Sun ’s naval architecture experimented with an extensive use of structural glass for a clean and stripped-down profile.

In 2006, Ellison sold half ownership to media mogul David Geffen, who bought the remaining half in 2010. Rising Sun is reported to have cost more than $290,000,000 and was extended by 18 metres in-build to ensure she was larger than the 126.2-metre Octopus , belonging to Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen. Her 8,000 square metres of living space can accommodate 45 crew members, and includes a wine cellar and basketball court, plus accommodation for 16. One of her tenders, a catamaran, carries the yacht’s 4x4 vehicle ashore.

  • Delivery year: 2004
  • Length Overall: 138 m
  • Gross Tonnage 7841 t

21. Flying Fox | 136m

Formerly Project Shu, PYC-compliant Flying Fox was built by Lürssen for a serial charter yacht owner and completed her sea trials off the coast of Germany in May 2019. The 136-metre, six-deck yacht towers 32 metres above the waterline – as tall as three London buses balanced end on end. Her elegant, well-balanced profile by Espen Øino conceals an extraordinarily voluminous interior by Mark Berryman , including a double-height atrium that forms the main deck lobby. There are 11 cabins for 36 guests, all with private sea-view terraces, and expansive outdoor living spaces, such as a 12-metre swimming pool transversing the main deck aft, swim platforms and two helipads. The 400-square-metre spa is the stand-out feature. It has heated limestone floors, a Hammam, massage and beauty treatment rooms and the first cryosauna ever installed on a yacht, with a main chamber that reaches a chilly -110C. There’s also an on-board hospital.

One of the most expensive superyachts in the world available for charter , Flying Fox is crewed by an experienced team of 54. She boasts a toybox stuffed with jet skis and other Seabobs, hoverboards, room for a submarine and and nine different tenders. Plus, she even has her own dive centre and kite surf store on board.

  • Delivery year: 2019
  • Length Overall: 136 m
  • Beam: 20.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage 9100 t

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22. savarona | 135.9m.

Built by Blohm + Voss for American bridge cable heiress Emily Roebling Cadwalader in 1931, Savarona was sold in 1938 to the Turkish government and became the presidential yacht of Kemal Atatürk. In 1989, Kahraman Sadikoglu obtained a 50-year lease and, with investors, spent $35,000,000 on the refit of this classic superyacht, including a library suite dedicated to the memory of Atatürk and furnished with his personal artefacts. In 2010, after an alleged scandal, the Turkish government cancelled the lease and resumed ownership. In 2014, she was refurbished and now serves as the state yacht of Turkey. 

Savarona was, for a time, offered on the market for superyacht charters around Istanbul, although she is no longer available to the public. Key features onboard this superyacht include a marble-finished Turkish hammam bath that spans the entire 16-metre beam, a swimming pool, a gold-trimmed grand staircase and a private cinema. She is named after a type of black swan found in the Indian Ocean region.

  • Delivery year: 1931
  • Length Overall: 135.94 m
  • Beam: 16.12 m
  • Gross Tonnage 4701 t

23. Crescent | 135.5m

Crescent , formerly Project Thunder, has what the yard called a "traditionally-styled" interior by Zuretti , exterior design by Espen Øino and naval architecture by Lürssen . Øino went to great lengths to maximise what he calls the "vision lines" from the interior and the decks – especially from the centreline, which on such a beamy boat is a long way from the sides – by having full height windows and keeping the bulwarks as low as possible.

She has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and was built to DNV GL standards. Her striking black hull is matched with a silver superstructure that has distinctive wing stations amidships. Just forward of the wing stations are three-deck windows, providing spectacular views for her 18-strong guest list.

  • Delivery year: 2018
  • Length Overall: 135.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage 9194 t

24. Serene | 133.9m

Built for a Russian owner, Serene was the first superyacht delivered by Italian yard Fincantieri . She can accommodate up to 24 guests and 52 crew, and boasts 4,500 square metres of interior space designed by Reymond Langton .

Serene has seven decks, two helipads and a hangar, carries a custom submarine certified to 100m depth and has underwater viewing ports in her Nemo room. A "snow room" can make up to four inches of snow, while the impressive spiral staircase rises through six decks and is lit by a large skylight. Serene won Best Motor Yacht of 3,000GT and Above at the 2012 World Superyacht Awards. Powered by a diesel engine, Serene can reach a top speed of 20 knots and has a maximum cruising range of 6000 nautical miles.

  • Delivery year: 2011
  • Length Overall: 133.9 m
  • Beam: 18.6 m
  • Gross Tonnage 8231 t

25. Al Mirqab | 133m

Al Mirqab was built by Peterswerft - Kusch for Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani – the former prime minister of Qatar. Her exterior design is by Tim Heywood and her interiors were styled by Winch Design . She is propelled by five generators that power two electric motors driving conventional shafts and a centrally positioned azimuthing electric pod drive. A grand staircase floats through four floors and surrounds suspended glass artwork by Dale Chihuly. 

Al Mirqab won Motor Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards 2009 and Best Interior Design among motor yachts. She can accommodate 60 guests and is manned by an equal number of crew.

  • Builder: Peterswerft - Kusch
  • Length Overall: 133.2 m
  • Gross Tonnage 5000 t

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Being a star comes with a lot of perks, including plenty of luxurious vacations. But no getaway is more extravagant than those taken on a private yacht. To escape the stresses of their daily lives, these rich and famous figures shelled out for their own mega-vessels, which come equipped with everything from pools to gyms to movie theaters. Here’s a closer look at some of the biggest and most impressive yachts owned by celebrities.

Steve Jobs — Venus , $100 Million

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Venus was built specifically for the Apple founder, although it sadly wasn’t completed until a year after his death in 2011. The sleek superyacht, which remains under the ownership of the Jobs’ family, is 257 feet long and boasts an innovative glass-covered exterior design. As seen in photos shared with Boat International  in 2015, the bridge of the vessel is outfitted with seven 27-inch iMacs.

Roberto Cavalli — Roberto Cavalli , $14 Million

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli enjoys cruising around in his eponymous boat, which is recognizable for its bold, colorful exterior. The yacht is reportedly coated in color-changing paint that includes a range of green, purple, blue and gold hues.

“Many people ask me, ‘Which color is your boat?’ Honestly, I don’t know because it depends on what time. In the morning, it’s a dark blue, and sometimes it’s even gold.” Cavalli said of the design, per Racked .

Domenico Dolce And Stefano Gabbana — Regina D’Italia , $60 Million

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, known as the duo behind Dolce & Gabbana, own a yacht named  Regina D’Italia , which reportedly houses around 12 guests. According to Racked , the boat boasts lavish details throughout the interior, including gold-veined marble floors, gold bathroom taps studded with sapphires and rubies and leopard-skin throws. But perhaps the coolest feature? A giant, custom-built, inflatable slide.

Giorgio Armani — Main , $60 Million

Giorgio Armani shelled out more than $60 million to build his 213-foot yacht, Main . It reportedly took 30 months to build the vessel at Italy’s Codecasa Shipyards.

“The costs [of upkeep] are extraordinary,” the designer told Harper’s Bazaar in 2010. “When you decide to have a boat like this, a thousand euros is nothing. It’s a drop in the bucket.”

Johnny Depp — Vajoliroja / Amphitrite , $30 Million

The Vajoliroja once belonged to Johnny Depp. The yacht got its unique moniker by blending his name with those of his former girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and their two children Lily-Rose and Jack. The 156-foot-long yacht, which has a state of the art communications and entertainment system, was later renamed Amphitrite .  

J.K. Rowling — Amphitrite , $30 Million

J.K. Rowling bought the Amphitrite , previously owned by Depp, in 2016. According to The Telegraph , she was entranced by the vessel when she and her family chartered it for a trip. But she apparently had a change of heart shortly after, putting it up for sale less than a year later.  

Paul Allen — Octopus , $200 Million

Late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen shelled out about $200 million to build this 414-foot yacht, Octopus . The boat boasts some amazing amenities, including a glass-bottom pool, two helicopters, a movie theater and a basketball court. It also consists of 41 suites that accommodate over two dozen guests.  

David Geffen — Rising Sun , $400 Million

Record executive, film producer and DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen owns the impressive superyacht Rising Sun , which is one of the largest in the world. The boat reportedly cost over $200 million to build. It also boasts 82 rooms, including a movie theater and a basketball court.

Shaquille O’Neal — Free Throw , $1.7 Million

This yacht’s name is quite appropriate considering its owner. The name of the yacht came from his son, Shareef, who gave it name so that his father would “never sink it”. A clever jab at how O’Neal would rarely ever sink a basket when making a free throw while in the NBA. Shaq’s a little tight-lipped when it comes to his yacht’s commodities, but it’s certainly a beauty.

Rafael Nadal — Beethoven , $3 Million

Tennis star Rafael Nadal bought the Monte Carlo Yachts model MCY 76, and named it Beethoven , in 2016. Italian design team Nuvolari Lenard designed both the interior and exterior.  

“The main saloon is totally open and not like other boats where there is a living area, then a closed galley and a separate helm position,” Nadal told Boat International . “I like the fact that I can sit in the saloon and see out the front; it makes the boat feel bigger.”

Roman Abramovich — Eclipse , $700 Million

The Russian-Israeli businessman and owner of English Premier League’s Chelsea Football Club owns the second-largest private yacht in the world . The 533-foot-long boat, named Eclipse, took five years to design, develop and construct. It boasts two helicopters pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, multiple hot tubs and a disco hall.  

Tiger Woods — Privacy , $20 Million

Tiger Woods owns a $20 million, 155-foot-long luxury liner named Privacy, seen here outside one of his homes. According to Business Insider , the famous golfer bought the yacht in 2004, even spending his wedding night with ex-wife Elin Nordegren on board. The boat is big enough to sleep over a dozen people and reportedly has a theater, a gym and jacuzzi.

Larry Ellison — Musashi , $160 Million

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was the previous owner of David Geffen’s Rising Sun . After deciding it was too big, he sold the mammoth yacht to Geffen in 2010. He now owns the smaller, but still luxurious, 288-foot vessel  Musashi .  

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum — Smeralda , $75 Million

The crown prince of Dubai, who often catalogs his life of luxury on Instagram , reportedly owns multiple yachts. One of them is Smeralda , which can accommodate over 20 guests and boasts a huge owner’s apartment on the upper deck. It’s also reportedly equipped with a huge interior beach club complete with gym and massage room, a fully customized eight-person spa and sauna and a large multi-function outdoor entertaining area that includes a “winter garden” and a pool.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum — Dubai , $400 Million

Speaking of the royal family of Dubai, Smeralda isn’t the only impressive vessel under its ownership. The Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates owns the third largest boat in the world , the 531-foot, Dubai . As Boat International reports, the yacht houses up to 24 guests and is comprised of a master’s suite, five VIP suites and six guest suites, all with open balconies. Other amenities include a pool, barbecue area, cinema, disco, a landing platform for a Blackhawk helicopter, a gymnasium, a garage for the yacht’s submarine and a myriad of water toys.

Eddie Lampert — Fountainhead , $130 Million

Former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert  owns the 288-foot Fountainhead, the sister ship to Ellison’s Musashi. The yacht can accommodate 14 guests and a crew of 20.

Valentino Garavani — T.M. Blue One , $15 Million

The fashion designer owns the 152-foot vessel  T.M. Blue One . The boat is reportedly named after the designer’s beloved parents, Teresa and Mauro. Contrary to what you’d think, the interior was not designed by Valentino, but by architect Peter Marino.

Sir Philip Green — Lionheart , $150 Million

British businessman Sir Philip Green owns the superyacht Lionheart . The 207-foot boat reportedly cost $37.5 million . It can accommodate 12 guests comfortably and also has enough cabin space for 16 crew members.

Diane Von Furstenberg — Eos , $150 Million

Diane von Furstenberg and husband Barry Diller own the 305-foot superyacht Eos . The boat is one of the largest private sailing yachts in the world and reportedly cost $150 million . The designer and her family are known to spend much of their summers on the vessel, along with their famous friends. Andy Cohen posted a photo of himself with von Furstenberg aboard the boat in 2017.

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  1. Eclipse (yacht)

    M/Y Eclipse is a superyacht built by Blohm+Voss of Hamburg, Germany, the third longest afloat.Her exterior and interior were designed by Terence Disdale. The yacht is owned by Roman Abramovich, and was delivered on 9 December 2010.At 162.5 metres (533 ft 2 in) long Eclipse was the world's longest private yacht until Azzam was launched in April 2013, which is 17.3 metres (56 ft 9 in) longer.

  2. Eclipse

    In addition to the Chelsea football team, which is a beauty on soccer fields, Abramovich owns another marvel: a private yacht named Eclipse. The 162.5m-long beauty Eclipse is the world's second-largest and one of the most expensive superyachts. Its estimated cost is 590 million (€340 million), and its current owner has owned it since ...

  3. ECLIPSE Yacht • Roman Abramovich $700M Superyacht

    The Eclipse yacht is one of the most iconic and luxurious superyachts in the world. Known as the "USD 1.5 billion yacht", it was rumored to have cost an exorbitant amount. However, according to sources, the original contract price was around EUR 550 million, or USD 700 million, which is far less than the speculated amount.. The Eclipse yacht was built by Blohm and Voss and was delivered in ...

  4. Eclipse Yacht: The World's Most Expensive Private Yacht ($1.5 Billion)

    Eclipse Yacht Facts. Yacht Name: EclipseYacht Length: 162 m (533 ft)Guests: 36 in 18 cabinsCrew: up to 96Displacement: 13,564tBuilder: Blohm & VossYear:- 2010Yacht Cost: US$ 590 millionYacht Current Value: USD $1.5 BillionYacht Owner: Roman Abramovich. Some of the most expensive boats in the world are yachts. Yachts are a sign of extreme wealth ...

  5. Inside 162.5m Blohm+Voss megayacht Eclipse

    Step on board the 162.5m Eclipse - the second largest superyacht in the world. Designer Terry Disdale talks us through the four and a half years, nine decks and 162.5 metres of the world's second largest superyacht. Terry Disdale didn't set out to design the biggest superyacht in the world. "No one ever said to me, 'I want a 160 metre ...

  6. ROMAN ABRAMOVICH: His Lavish Life from Dolls to Billions

    The Eclipse Yacht is one of the largest and most expensive yachts in the world, second only to the Azzam yacht. Built by Blohm+Voss, a prominent German shipbuilding company, the Eclipse boasts an impressive length of 162.5 meters. The yacht's elegant design was conceived by Terence Disdale, a renowned interior and exterior yacht designer. Abramovich, a Russian billionaire, is the proud owner ...

  7. Voss Eclipse Superyacht: Features, Photos & Specifications

    For several years Roman Abramovich's Eclipse topped the list of the largest and most expensive private yachts in the world, until the 180-meter Azzam, built for the UAE president, toppled her from the top. Despite this, «Eclipse», as the boat's name is translated, is not finally eclipsed. Exterior and Interior Design. The nine-deck vessel impresses not only by its size, but also by its ...

  8. ECLIPSE Yacht

    ECLIPSE Yacht - Epic $600M Superyacht. The ECLIPSE yacht was once the largest yacht in the world at an impressive length of 162.5 metres (533 ft) but currently ranks in second place after AZZAM. Though she is known as the billion-dollar yacht, it is estimated that her true value lies between US $500 - $700 million.

  9. 162.5m Eclipse Superyacht

    Length 162.5m. Year2010. Eclipse. 2010. |. Motor Yacht. Motor yacht Eclipse, completed at the end of 2010 at the Blohm + Voss Hamburg shipyard, features interiors by Terence Disdale Design and is the world's second largest superyacht. At her launch in 2010 the 164m Eclipse's unprecedented size had ensured her construction had been shrouded ...

  10. Roman Abramovich's Celebrity Yacht Eclipse: Fit For An Oligarch

    Eclipse is the fifth largest yacht afloat and estimated to be worth $600 million. Built in Hamburg, Germany by Blohm & Voss shipyards, Eclipse was delivered in 2010 to Russian billionaire oligarch and politician, Roman Abramovich, who also owns superyacht, Solaris. Eclipse was once the world's longest yacht, until 2013 when it was superseded ...

  11. Yacht Eclipse, the third biggest superyacht in the world

    The Blohm+Voss superyacht Eclipse was named Motor Yacht of the Year at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. ... The 162.5 meters (533 ft 2 in) long Eclipse was the longest private yacht in the world until the 17.3 meters (56 ft 9 in) Azzam was launched in April 2013. The cost of the yacht is estimated at € 340 million.

  12. This Incredible Vessel Was Just Named Superyacht Of The Year

    The Eclipse, an incredible private yacht owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovitch, has been named the best displacement motor yacht of the year. ... Watch the Eclipse's 2010 launch:

  13. Photos of the Largest Superyacht ECLIPSE

    Yacht Eclipse - Photo image by ship and yacht photographer Klaus Kehrls. The huge steel displacement superyacht ECLIPSE measures around 170 metres, making her the world's largest (or longest) private mega yacht in the world. M/Y ECLIPSE was designed by Hermidas Atabeyki with interior designs by the very well know yacht designer Terrence ...

  14. Anti-paparazzi lasers being fitted to the world's biggest private yacht

    Roman Abramovich's Eclipse will be the biggest (at 560ft, or 170m) and most expensive (at US$1.2 billion) yacht that the world has ever seen - but its most notable feature is a laser system that ...

  15. ECLIPSE Yacht

    The multi-award winning 162.5m/533'2" motor yacht 'Eclipse' was built by Blohm + Voss in Germany at their Hamburg shipyard. Her interior is styled by English designer design house Terence Disdale and she was delivered to her owner in October 2010. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Terence Disdale and she was last refitted in 2015.

  16. Inside Eclipse Yacht: Unveiling the Luxurious Superyacht

    #eclipse #superyacht #yachttours Picture this: A behemoth of luxury, the Eclipse Yacht, a floating marvel that redefines opulence on the high seas. As we emb...

  17. The Eclipse

    Outstandingly, the Eclipse, the world's most expensive and largest yacht, can glory in impressive dimensions of 162.5m length, perpendiculars of 147m, 21.5m breadth and 5 m draught, which ...

  18. Inside the World of Superyachts Owned by Billionaires ⋆ Mega Yacht Guy

    Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire with a net worth of over $14 billion, is perhaps one of the most renowned yacht owners in the world. His luxurious superyacht, Eclipse, reflects his penchant for luxury and innovation. Launched in 2010, Eclipse was the largest yacht in the world until Azzam took the title in 2013.

  19. Eclipse spotted in Gibraltar

    Eclipse held the title of world's largest private yacht until 2013, when the 180 metre Azzam stole the crown. At her launch the 164m yacht's unprecedented size had ensured her construction had been shrouded in secrecy, and as such, subject to much rumour and speculation from both the international press and superyacht enthusiasts.

  20. Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich Owns 16 Yachts And ...

    Eclipse is currently moored in the Turkish port of Bodrum, with three more of Abramovich's yachts—the 458-foot, $475 million Solaris, the 180-foot, $38 million Halo and the 220-foot, $20 ...

  21. Where is Roman Abramovich's Eclipse superyacht now

    A large yacht like the Eclipse can hold over 100,000 gallons of fuel. Depending on the current price of fuel, a five-hour cruise each way could cost about US$30,000. Roman Abramovich.

  22. The top 25 largest yachts in the world

    After five years of intensive design, development and construction, Eclipse left the Blohm + Voss yard in December 2010. She carried the title of world's largest superyacht for just three years before being usurped by Azzam.Managed by Blue Ocean Yacht Management, Eclipse features a diesel-electric propulsion system with generators powering rotating Azipod drives, dramatic exterior styling ...

  23. Crazy Expensive Celebrity-Owned Yachts

    Roman Abramovich — Eclipse, $700 Million. The Russian-Israeli businessman and owner of English Premier League's Chelsea Football Club owns the second-largest private yacht in the world. The 533-foot-long boat, named Eclipse, took five years to design, develop and construct. It boasts two helicopters pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools ...