Sep 17, 2011

Eclipse – The Largest Private Yacht in the World

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Photograph by KLAUS KEHRLS

 

Measuring a staggering 534 ft (164 meters), the mega yacht Eclipse was built by the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. It is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who owns four other yachts as well. The yacht ‘eclipsed’ (sorry I had to) the former largest yacht in the world, Dubai, which is owned by the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The estimated cost? Almost a BILLION DOLLARS!?!

This is the epitome of opulence and it’s a shame there aren’t interior shots available to gawk at. More details of this ridiculous piece of ridiculousness below.

 

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Photograph by KLAUS KEHRLS

 

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Photograph via Huffington Post

 

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Photograph via Huffington Post

 

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Photograph via Huffington Post

 

ECLIPSE – THE LARGEST PRIVATE YACHT IN THE WORLD

 
Length – 537 feet (164 meters)
Built – 2009
Cost – $800 million – $1.1 billion (estimate)

Built by: Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany
Interior Designer: Terence Disdale
Material: Steel
Propulsion: Diesel
Cruise Speed: 22 knots
Maximum Speed: 25 knots
Approx. Weight: 13,000 gross tons

 

UNIQUE FEATURES
– 6,000 sq ft of living space (557 sq m)
– Accommodations for 62 guests and 50 staff
– Two helicopter pads
– Two swimming pools and numerous hot tubs
– Disco hall
– Three launch boats and a mini submarine
– Missile defense system
– Ant-paparazzi shield that uses lasers to create over exposed photographs

 

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Photograph via Huffington Post

 

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Photograph by KLAUS KEHRLS

 

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Photograph by KLAUS KEHRLS

 

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Photograph by KELD GYDUM

 

 

 

 

 

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