Eclipse – most expensive yacht in the world

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Money bags full Roman Abramovich has the most expensive yacht in the World ($1.2 billion) called Eclipse. We all know he likes to flash his cash but this is yacht is crazy indulgence considering he already owns many other super yachts worth millions of pounds. The Eclipse yacht initial cost was estimated at € 340 million (circa $485 million US) but a September 2009 report indicated that final costs could approach € 800 million ($1.2 billion US)!

The ‘Eclipse’ or as some call it ‘mega-yachtski’ is the world’s biggest yacht. Hey…it even has its own submarine and is equipped with photo-eclipsing technology – infrared laser scanners onboard that, when the paparazzi or some other too-active photographers point their lenses toward the yacht, will detect the electronic light sensors in the cameras and immediately overwhelm the cameras. The result will essentially be a white-out, ruining not just the photo but likely the cameras themselves.

Eclipse Yacht Details

  • 2 helicopter pads
  • 11 guest cabins
  • 2 swimming pools – one of these is a 16-metre swimming pool with an adjustable depth feature that allows it to be converted into a dance floor
  • Several hot tubs 
  • Disco hall
  • 3 launch boats
  • Mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 meters. 
  • Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht.
  • For security, Eclipse is fitted with intruder detection systems and a German-built missile defense system.
  • The windows in Abramovich’s master suite and the yacht’s bridge are also fitted with bullet-proof glass and both are armor plated.
  • The yacht is also equipped with an anti-paparazzi shield in the form of lasers that sweep the surroundings, and when they detect a CCD, they fire a bolt of light right at the camera to obliterate any photograph. According to The Times newspaper, these don’t run all the time, so friends and guests should still be able to grab snaps. Instead, they will be activated when guards spot likely professional photographers nearby.

Video of Eclipse Yacht leaving Hamburg Harbour

Roman Abramovic’s yacht, the eclipse, leaving hamburg harbour after months of maintenance work. 

    Pictures of Eclipse
    A collection of pictures of the super yacht ‘Eclipse’ owned by money bags full rich boy Roman Abramovich.