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Roman Abramovich Owns World’s Largest Superyacht, Here’s How Much It Costs

Business tycoon Roman Abramovich is renowned in the mining, steel and sporting business sectors. The famous Israeli-Russian billionaire has accumulated immense wealth from his various businesses endeavors and investments, and even owns the world’s most expensive yacht! Let us have a closer look at how the business mogul spends his billions!

The Lavish Yacht

According to sources, when Roman Abramovich was interested in buying his own superyacht, he approached the world’s largest yacht manufacturer in Germany to have one custom made. Abramovich reportedly paid a staggering $1.5 billion to build his home at sea, the Eclipse.

Roman Abramovich reportedly has a staggering $12.8 billion net worth as of 2019.

Roman Abramovich reportedly has a staggering $12.8 billion net worth as of 2019.

Not only does the Eclipse hail as the world’s largest yacht, but was designed by renowned aircraft and yacht designer Terence Disdale.

The Features

Sources reveal Eclipse features an anti-paparazzi system for the privacy of Abramovich and his guests on board. It has laser sensors that detect any electronic light used by digital cameras, and once a camera flash or light is detected, the system creates beams of bright lights that then intercept the camera lens to overexpose the shot taken, rendering the photo useless.

Abramovich ordered the construction of his Eclipse in total secrecy.

Abramovich ordered the construction of his Eclipse in total secrecy.

Furthermore, Eclipse also boasts two luxurious swimming pools where the guests can swim and relax while enjoying the sun once they’re tired of chasing the sea. There are also two helicopter pads where Abramovich’s private air transportation can land directly on his yacht or make a dramatic getaway away from the media’s prying eyes.  

A Refit

In 2015, Abramovich’s Eclipse visited Blohm and Voss’ yards in Hamburg for renovations and refit. Shortly after the refit, the vessel headed to Bergen in Norway for undisclosed reasons, further heightening the public interest in the ship. In November 2015, Eclipse returned Hamburg to undergo major maintenance.

Abramovich’s Empire

Many of us would undoubtedly be wondering how one of the richest men in the world actually made his billion dollar empire; the Russian billionaire formerly owned Sibneft, the largest oil company in the world and sold it to the United States government for an astounding $13 billion in 2005.

Abramovich currently hails as the 12th richest Russian man in the world.

Abramovich currently hails as the 12th richest Russian man in the world.

Additionally, he still owns his stake in Norilsk Nickel to this day, but his most famous acquisition would undoubtedly be UK’s soccer team Chelsea F.C, one of the most prestigious football clubs in the world with multiple trophies, titles, shields and league cups to its name.

Aside from his Eclipse yacht, Abramovich also owns a plethora of private jets including his Boeing 767 named P4-MES, and his Gulfstream G650 named LX-GVI, with even his ex-wife Irina having her own Dassault Falcon 900 private jet.

Other Yachts

Before purchasing Eclipse, Abramovich had already owned a number of luxurious yachts including the Sussurro, Luna and Le Grand Blue, which he later gave to Eugene Shvidler in 3006.

The Sussurro is a gas-powered turbine yacht that he got as part of his divorce settlement from his ex-wife after the pair broke up in 2007.

His latest acquisition includes a 140-meter expedition yacht nicknamed Project Solaris which he ordered back in 2018 for a reported 1.5 Billion dollars! Needless to say, we are desperate to get a tiny glimpse of this amazing machine once manufacturing is completed in Germany.

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