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Roman Abramovich's Eclipse PHOTOS: Yacht Sets Sail (PICTURES)[/h1]
First Posted: 04-16-10 03:20 PM | Updated: 04-16-10 04:05 PM
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Russianbillionaire Roman Abramovich's mega-yacht Eclipse may be ready fordelivery. Friday it left the dock of shipyard Blohm and Voss inHamburg, Germany, as seen below.
The 557-foot Eclipsereportedly comes with features including two helipads, a submarine,multiple hot tubs, a pool and a missile-detection system. Another storyhas Eclipsewith "two swimming pools -- the larger of which converts into a dancefloor when drained -- bullet-proof glass, 6ft home cinema screens inevery guest cabin and a master cabin where the roof opens to allowAbramovich and his girlfriend Daria Zhukova to sleep under the stars.An anti-paparazzi electronic "shield" will take care of their privacywhile on board."
It will be the largest private yacht in the world, beating the532-foot yacht Dubai, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum,and is Abramovich's 5th yacht, although he sold one and gave another tohis ex-wife. Online reports have estimated it costing anywhere from$400-$800M.
Construction was already underway in January 2007 when the WSJ wrote about the then-secretive project.
And, full size, the boat's front half:
And the back half:
The amount of P one could get on that thing is insane...