Roman Abramovich is mostly known for owning the English soccer club Chelsea. He has brought players like Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Arjen Robben. But that club isn’t the only beautiful possession he has. He is also the proud owner of the Eclipse yacht.
This yacht is estimated to be worth about $590 million and is one of the most expensive in the whole world. It is 162.5m long which gives it the second place when it comes to size. It is powered by diesel-electric system with dual propulsion and t has four engines. This makes it possible for the yacht to travel at a max speed of 25 knots and to cruise at the speed of 22 knots. It can carry a million liters of fuel in its tank at a time which makes it possible to to go on for 6,000 nautical miles before the tank needs to be refilled. While we’re talking about big numbers, it can also carry more than 150,000 liters of drinkable water. Roman Abramovich has owned this yacht since 2010. This piece of art is as luxurious as they get, equipped for water sports and all kinds of adventures as well as a wonderful mean of transport to any destination.
It was built by Blohm + Voss, which is a German shipbuilder. This company that comes from the UK also took care of the interior. The construction and design took about 5 years. Everything was done in secrecy and the details of how it was constructed are not available to the public. It was also tested multiple times to make sure it was perfect before being delivered. It weighs 13000 tones and offers a system with maximum speed performance. It has a displacement steel hull and features an aluminum superstructure and wooden decks. It has everything it needs to provide max comfort both when it’s on the move and when it is standing still.
This titan of a yacht has 9 levels, swimming pools, a helicopter deck that can fit up to three helicopters at the same time and even a disco club. One very interesting feature of the swimming pool is that it can turn into a dance floor. You heard it right! Besides this other amentities include a beach club, wifi, beauty salon, Jacuzzi deck (each canin also has its own Jacuzzi) and a garage. But these luxuries are not the only amazing things about this super yacht, it also has advanced technology, in other words it is a high safety yacht with motion sensors, antiballistic missile defense and bulletproof glass. There are also reports that there is an anti-paparazzi system installed on Eclipse that makes taking photos of this wonderful boat almost impossible.
With a total of 6000 square feet of living space this super yacht offers 11 staterooms and suites. This is enough to accommodate 92 crew members and staff plus another 30 guests. The biggest suite, which is located on the 5th level of the boat takes up 5000 square feet. Another addition is a pilot house that was built on level 7.
When you consider everything that this property includes it is not hard to figure out that taken care of and maintaining this facility is also going to cost a lot of money. It comes up to around $60 million, reports state. Eclipse is luxurious yacht and it costs a lot of money to keep it that way. If media is to trust, there have also been reports that Roman Abramovich asks for about £175,000 a day if you wish to rent out his vessel for just one day.