Abramovich Giga Yacht ECLIPSE The Most Expensive Yacht Ever Built?

Owned by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, the breath-taking 163m (536’) giga yacht ECLIPSE is widely regarded as the most expensive yacht ever built. $1,000,000,000 ECLIPSE was delivered to her happy owner by the German shipyard Blohm & Voss in 2010. Experts even estimate that she costs around $75 million per year to run.

ECLIPSE underway

ECLIPSE underway

ECLIPSE simply has it all. She boasts such cool features usually found on luxury mega yachts as gym, swimming pools, wifi, two helicopter pads, as well as a large dance floor. She even hosts a missile defence system, anti-paparazzi system and bullet proof glass in some places.

Roman Abramovich - Image credit to thesun.co.uk

Roman Abramovich – Image credit to thesun.co.uk

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich, born on October 24, 1966, is a Russian businessman, investor and politician. He is the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC and owns the U.K.’s Chelsea soccer team.

Video of 163m Giga Yacht ECLIPSE owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich

The world’s second largest private yacht, following the 180m mega yacht AZZAM, ECLIPSE yacht is a breath-taking 163,5m (536’) vessel, built by Blohm + Voss of Hamburg, Germany. Giga yacht ECLIPSE, which cost has been estimated at €980 million, delivered to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich on 9 December 2010. Check out this amazing video of ECLIPSE, released by Christos PLC here below.

Superyacht ECLIPSE has been entirely designed by Terence Disdale Design. She boasts two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, and a disco hall, in addition to three launch boats and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 metres.

Roman Abramovich aboard ECLIPSE superyacht - Photo credit to X17Online.com

Roman Abramovich aboard ECLIPSE superyacht – Photo credit to X17Online.com

Born on October 24, 1966 Roman Abramovich is a Russian businessman, investor and politician. He is best known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team.

According to Forbes, Abramovich’s net worth in 2015, was US$ 9.1 billion (2015). This makes him the 12th richest person in Russia and the 137th richest person in the world.

Roman Abramovich motor yacht ECLIPSE launched!

On the 12 of June 2009 the luxury yacht motor yacht ECLIPSE underwent a preliminary launch at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.

Motor yacht ECLIPSE

Motor yacht ECLIPSE

The superyacht will undergo further construction and finishing before being delivered to her owner, Roman Abramovich owner of Chelsea football club, later in the year…..

Abramovich is the owner of four motor yachts: Pelorus, Sussurro and Ecstasea and Eclipse. More info on the superyacht at www.liveyachting.com

Abramovich meets James Bond to counter pirates!

Megayacht ECLIPSE will eclipse all other luxury yachts.

Megayacht ECLIPSE will eclipse all other luxury yachts.

Update: Superyacht Eclipse has now been launched.

Mr. Roman Abramovich has a James Bond approach to the largest private yacht in the world.  I found this article at LiveYachting.com so you can read more there.

Roman Abramovich has a fantastic solution for keeping pirates and other unwelcome visitors at arm’s length – a huge megayacht with all the toys imaginable! The Motor Yacht in question is to be called ECLIPSE and she will be the biggest yacht in the world!


Somalian pirates are a serious threat to commercial shipping presently. Mr. Roman Ambrovich is a very well known patron of the yachts and his solution is creating a motor yacht (megayacht ECLIPSE) which is complete with a missile detection system.

First, it will have radar designed specifically to warn of incoming rockets. And of course there will also be armored protection around the wheelhouse and the billionaire’s cabin – along with bullet proof windows.

If pirates do in fact do breach the security cordon and climb on board the beautiful superyacht and Abramovich, 41, can escape through secret corridors to a submersible submarine that is launchable underwater and can dive away to safety, up to 160ft in depth!

Some of the serious hardware on this massive yacht!

Some of the serious hardware on this massive yacht!

Motor yacht Eclipse will be the largest private yacht in the world and is rumoured to be about 508 feet (155 m) to 525 feet (160 m) long – even larger than Ambrovich’s the others in his impressive collection of yachts, such as the 37 foot Pelorus or Sussurro and Ecstase. The motor yacht is due for delivery next summer and is reported to be costing around £200m. She is currently under construction in the Hamburg, Germany by the shipyard Blohm + Voss that produced the famous World War II naval vessel the Bismarck.

Billionaire Roman Abramovich is famous for, amongst other things, being the owner of the Chelsea Football Club.

If you are surprised that such project will still go ahead in this economic climate, then be prepared for more surprise. So far the credit crunch has had little effect on the world of mega-yachts and according to ShowBoats International Magazine, 916 new private luxury yachts longer than 80ft are on order in 2008. This is an 18% rise from last year!