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Iconic yachts: Inside the story of Lürssen's 114.5m superyacht Pelorus

The original owner of Pelorus  was a Saudi businessman who already owned a 72 metre motor yacht that he wanted to extend. Designer Tim Heywood was commissioned to investigate this possibility but could not find a really satisfactory result and instead proposed a new yacht of 85 metres. Extra features were added until the overall length reached 114.5 metres, making it the 11th largest yacht in the world at the time.

Easily the largest yacht to be built by Lürssen at the time, she was too big for the parent yard and had to be constructed at the Krogerwerft subsidiary. The word 'yacht' seems hardly appropriate for any vessel over 100 metres in length: Pelorus is clearly a ship in every technical sense. Her two 3,900kW Wärtsilä V12 engines are the kind you might expect to find driving a car ferry, while her four 465kVA alternators could light up a small town. 

The huge size of Pelorus made it possible for Heywood to include exceptional features such as the top-deck lido with two swimming pools and the vast sea-level platform that is created by opening the transom. Two helicopter pads are provided, and large doors in the hull side open to reveal a cavernous tender deck containing a wide selection of small boats.

The owner’s suite, which enjoys horizon-to-horizon views, includes a private deck that cannot be overlooked from other parts of the vessel, while, as an example of the ingenious use of opening platforms, one guest suite has an entire wall that lowers to form a verandah.

The hull design is based on the same powerful outline as Carinthia VII , with a high forebody and reverse sheer sweeping down towards the stern, but in this case Heywood added a line that curves down towards the bow and was inspired by the 'armour belt' on HMS Belfast , which he could see from his office window.

The immense task of designing the interior was taken on by Terence Disdale , who created an informal beach house atmosphere using natural materials wherever possible. Many cabins, for instance, use 'distressed planking' as floorboards, though in reality they were specially made from new. While it is difficult to maintain a 'casual' atmosphere in such a large and sophisticated yacht, Disdale's informal style of extreme luxury was brilliantly successful.

After Pelorus  was delivered in 2003, the owner enjoyed one long, glorious cruise and then decided to sell. Perhaps surprisingly, she attracted an immediate waiting list of potential buyers eager to acquire one of the world's most spectacular yachts virtually brand new and ready for use. The top bidder proved to be Roman Abramovich, who made  Pelorus  the first of his ever-expanding fleet of giant yachts.

In May 2011 media mogul David Geffen bought  Pelorus  for an estimated $300 million. It was his second superyacht purchase within seven months, having bought out Larry Ellison's share in R ising Sun in October 2010.

Pelorus is currently listed for sale with Burgess asking €185,000,000 .

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Roman Abramovich’s Yacht Fleet Past & Present

Roman Abramovich’s Yacht Fleet Past & Present

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Say what you want about the elite, but you can’t help but marvel and low-key admire their spending habits when it comes to luxury toys. While Roman Abramovich might only be Russia’s 12th richest man (with a net worth of 9.8 billion USD), he’s undoubtedly the one you’ve heard the most about.

A fortune that began with a toy doll company, Abramovich and his now ex-wife used its success as a catalyst to world domination through everything from oil to consumer goods.

Among his arsenal of past and present superyachts, the billionaire tycoon also owns a private Boeing 767 and Gulfstream G650, while his ex-wife Irina took the Dassault Falcon 900 during their divorce settlement.

The pricetags below of these Roman Abramovich yachts – past and present – are in Australian dollars.

A Complete List of Roman Abramovich’s Yachts

Sussurro – $146 million.

Rumour has it that Sussurro is now owned by his ex-wife by way of a divorce settlement, and is rarely used regardless as it is almost always docked in Antibes.

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ECSTASEA – $154 MILLION

Ecstasea is one of the fastest large yachts around, with an impressive 43,000 horsepower at a length of 86 metres.

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LUNA – $386 MILLION

This 115-metre monstrosity boasts dual helipads and was built by Lloyd Werft at Stahlbau Nord Shipyards. The world’s second largest expedition yacht, the LUNA was sold to Abramovich’s friend and Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov for 240 million Euro in 2014.

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PELORUS – $386 MILLION

Clocking in at the same length and a very similar price tag, the Pelorus was built in 2003 by Lurssen and was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman before being sold to Abramovich the year after.

Optimised for long distance cruising, the Pelorus is without a doubt the sleekest of the tycoon’s line-up, with this vessel capable of 6000 nautical miles at 16 knots in a single voyage. Pelorus is now owned by Hong Kong businessman Samuel Tak Lee.

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ECLIPSE – $643 MILLION

There’s no way Roman Abramovich could part from his flagship superyacht and the world’s largest by length at 163.5 metres. Known as the 1.5 billion dollar superyacht, Eclipse’s original cost price was realistically no more than 500 million USD.

Built in total secrecy by Blohm + Voss of Hamburg to custom request from Roman, Eclipse sports bulletproof windows, an advanced missile detection system and a provision to escape via submarine located at the bottom end of the yacht. Bond villain gadgets aside, its other amenities are things such as dual swimming pools and 20 jet skis.

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UK government tells Russian tycoons they aren’t getting their impounded yachts and private jets back

Superyacht 'Phi' which remains seized at 'Dollar Bay' in London Docklands

A billionaire ally of Roman Abramovich and a Russian owner of a brand new superyacht lost their appeals challenging the UK’s sanctions regime, bolstering the government’s pursuit of Russian assets.

Eugene Shvidler, who’s been described as Abramovich’s “right hand man,” lost his attempt to lift the asset freeze, in the first Court of Appeal decision on the strict measures imposed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

He argued he’s faced “serious hardships” after he saw his private jets impounded by the UK, and pushed back at suggestions he was a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Separately, Sergei Naumenko, a wealthy Russian property developer who isn’t sanctioned, lost his appeal over the detention of his superyacht in London’s Canary Wharf.

The rulings were handed down Tuesday against the backdrop of wider government discussions over the confiscation of around $300 billion of frozen assets held by the Russian central bank. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has  called  for Western nations to be more aggressive in seizing frozen Russian assets and passing the proceeds on to Ukraine to finance its defense.

“I would accept that these sanctions are both severe and open-ended,” Judge Rabinder Singh said in the ruling. “If sanctions are to be effective, a serious price has to be paid.”

In the UK, the government has so far won every court challenge made by sanctions targets. 

“I suspect there will be a few sighs of relief in Whitehall,” said David Savage, a lawyer at HFW. “The UK has cast a very wide net of sanctions and asset seizures, and the position of the courts has been that the importance of ending the turmoil in Ukraine outweighs any infringement of individual right.”

Shvidler had sought to argue that the-then Transport Secretary Grant Shapps pressured the Foreign Office to place restrictions on him. He’d said that the government rushed the sanctions out against him as Shapps’ officials worried that they would have to release his aircraft from a private airfield without the formal restrictions. 

The billionaire, who now lives in the US, plans to appeal the judges’ finding to the Supreme Court, according to his lawyers.

“The Court of Appeal has clearly given considerable deference to the government in matters of foreign policy. If it stands, it will make it virtually impossible for any person sanctioned by the UK Government to bring a successful legal challenge,” they said.

Meanwhile Shapps also faced criticism from the judge over his comments when the superyacht Phi was detained. He’d incorrectly accused Naumenko of being “connected with Putin,” a statement that “ought not to have been said,” the judge wrote.

“Today’s ruling, once again validates our decision to detain the Phi superyacht,” a spokesperson for the transport department said. “We’ll continue to act where necessary to crack down on those benefiting from Putin’s regime and their illegal war in Ukraine.”

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Roman Abramovich’s luxury yachts, from Chelsea owner’s new £430m Solaris to the £1BILLION Eclipse

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ROMAN ABRAMOVICH certainly doesn't do things in halves.

The Chelsea owner, worth a cool £10bn, was sanctioned by the UK government as part of attempts to crackdown on wealthy Russians with assets in the UK - but what yachts does he own?

Roman Abramovich's new yacht Solaris is currently in development

The Russian, 55, who has faced calls to be barred from owning Chelsea and his £152m home amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine , must love travelling by sea.

He has had a private navy of yachts - with SunSport believing Solaris to be his EIGHTH over the years.

The latest yacht was completed last year and is believed to have cost £430million to build .

A 460ft beast of the sea, it features eight decks, as well as a helicopter pad and was seen cruising the French Riviera last summer.

The yacht was built at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany and the shed it was constructed in was larger than Buckingham Palace.

Solaris has 48 cabins, accommodating up to 36 passengers, and a crew of 60 plus and boasts two advanced engines to be the most powerful yacht in the world.

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Roman's current superyacht , the Eclipse - with all the work that's been done to it - is said to now be worth £1billion.

Built in 2010, it was completely rebuilt in 2015 to cater for the high-spec needs of a multi-billionaire.

Incredibly, the 553ft Eclipse has its own missile defence system - should it come under attack.

There are 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, hot tubs, a sauna, and even a nightclub.

It also boasts a cinema, conference room, children's playroom, hair salon, and a mini-submarine that can dive to 50m. Yes, that's right. It's a yacht that boasts its own submarine.

The colossal Eclipse sails into New York harbour

LE GRAND BLEU

Worth £135million, Le Grand Bleu was once Roman's pride and joy.

Twenty guests can stay in luxury onboard, and enjoy it's many amenities.

Astonishingly, as is the theme with these yachts, there are more boats on board.

As well as a 73-foot sailboat, guests can also enjoy taking a 68-foot powerboat for a spin. And there are two more boats in its internal garage on top of that.

It is now owned by Abramovich's friend Eugene Schvidler.

Le Grand Bleu, worth £135m, is now owned by Eugene Schvidler

Currently available to buy for £16million, the Sussurro is now over 20 years old.

It was built by Feadship, measures over 163 feet long and boasts six luxury cabins that can house 12 guests.

Rarely used, it has been reported that the Sussorro was given to Roman's ex-wife Irina Malandina, as part of a divorce settlement.

With 15,000 combined horsepower, it is capable of reaching speeds of 46 knots.

Sussorro can reach speeds of up to 46 knots

Valued at around £110million, the Ecstasea is still one of the fastest superyachts around - boasting 43,000 horsepower and measuring 282-feet.

Abramovich was the original owner from 2004, before it was sold to Pakistani businessman Alshair Fiyaz in 2009.

There's room for 14 guests, can be staffed by a crew of 25, and can be reached by helicopter, which can park on one of two helipads.

The Ecstasea suffered damage in 2019 when it clipped the Simpson Bay Bridge in the Caribbean island of St Maarten.

Roman Abramovich was the original owner of the Ecstasea in 2004

So that's what £270million gets you.

Built in 2003, the 377-foot long Pelorus was briefly owned by a Saudi Arabian businessman before Abramovich got his hands on it in 2004.

A year later, he lent it to Chelsea legends John Terry and Frank Lampard for two weeks as a bonus for helping the club win Roman's first Premier League as owner.

Then in 2007 he allowed Terry and his wife Toni to enjoy their honeymoon on board.

However, it was also reportedly handed to Irina in the divorce settlement, who sold it to American film exec David Geffen in 2011.

Abramovich got his hands on the Pelorus in 2004

Currently the second largest expedition yacht in the world, the Luna was delivered to Roman in 2010.

It boats 10 VIP cabins, that are 100 square metres each, as well as a 20-metre outdoor pool.

Like the Eclipse, it also has an anti-missile system, as well as bulletproof windows.

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In 2014, it was sold to Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov for £210 million.

Luna was delivered to Roman in 2010

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A Look at the Yachts of Former Chelsea FC Owner Roman Abramovich

By Dan Brooks 28/01/2024

Roman Abramovich, the former owner of Chelsea FC, is Russia’s most famous oligarch. He took over the club in 2003, which turned him from an obscure oil baron to an international celebrity and the face of Russian wealth.

He sold the club in 2022 for an impressive reported fee of £2.5 billion after receiving sanctions from the UK government, so it’s probably no surprise to learn that he owns a fleet of 16 yachts and vessels. With a collection including small vessels and luxurious mega-yachts, the tycoon has spent his billions on some of the swankiest boats of all time.

From sleek, multi-million-dollar vessels to state-of-the-art amenities, embark on a virtual tour of the seas as we explore the maritime indulgences of one of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

The Eclipse – A Floating Fortress

One of the largest and most secure private yachts on the water globally, the Eclipse is the jewel of Abramovich’s fleet. Priced at around $1.5 billion, this floating giant is the ultimate symbol of opulence. It measures a staggering 162.5 metres and is a powerful vessel that can reach a maximum speed of 21 knots.

It clearly justifies that incredible price tag. The Eclipse comes equipped with 53 luxury cabins, two separate swimming pools, a cinema, a sauna and two helipads. More exceptional is the onboard mini-submarine that can hold three people, a missile detection system and bulletproof windows.

The Pelorus – A Yacht of Distinction

Known for its striking design and being the venue for many celebrity-studded events, the Pelorus is another mega-yacht in Abramovich’s collection. Coming in at 115 metres in length and with the capacity to house 18 guests in nine lavish cabins, this vessel is the epitome of yachting sophistication and boasts luxurious amenities, including two helipads, two swimming pools, hot tubs and water toys.

It was once lent to Chelsea players John Terry and Frank Lampard after the club’s Premier League win; Terry even honeymooned on it.

The History of Abramovich’s Yachting Passion

Abramovich is renowned for his love of sailing his mega-yachts to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. He can buy any number of vessels he wants and shows no signs of stopping – the boat insurance on each yacht alone likely costs a fortune! 

From the crystal waters of the Caribbean to the Mediterranean Sea, the billionaire has explored many iconic locations aboard his impressive fleet. Other notable destinations include Turkey, Montenegro and Barcelona.

The Impact on the Yachting Industry

Abramovich’s penchant for extravagant boats has set trends of unparalleled opulence and record-breaking designs in the yachting industry. Features of new builds continue to get increasingly more lavish and excessive in bids to stand out as more luxurious than the last.

As well as being true feats of technology, these mega-yachts have significant economic implications for the broader maritime sector. They have a positive impact on local economies, not only through the creation of shipyard jobs and services but also by increasing tourism activity and visibility of destinations.

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£300m superyacht once owned by Roman Abramovich and where John Terry honeymooned is impounded by authorities as its latest billionaire owner goes to war with crew

  • Hong Kong based tycoon owner Samantha Li Kin Kan in legal row with boat crew
  • They argue they have been sacked and owed four months' wages from owner 
  • He said they are taking advantage of pandemic and charging 'extortionate fees'
  • Once owned by Roman Abramovich and used by John Terry and Frank Lampard

By Ross Slater For Mailonline

Published: 06:00 EST, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 02:23 EST, 29 March 2021

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A £300million superyacht, once owned by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and where John Terry honeymooned, is at the centre of an extraordinary row between its billionaire owner and it crew.

The 115 metre mega boat Pelorus is currently docked in the port of Tivat where it has been impounded by the Montenegro authorities.

Its international crew say that they have been sacked and are owed four months’ wages.

However, in the international row, its owner Samathur Li Kin Kan, a Hong Kong based tycoon, accuses them of taking advantage of the Covid pandemic and trying to charge him ‘extortionate’ fees to run the boat in a practise he called ‘price gouging’.

The billionaire owner of the Pelorus (pictured) is engaged in an international row with the boat's crew who claim he sacked them and owes them four months' wages

The billionaire owner of the Pelorus (pictured) is engaged in an international row with the boat's crew who claim he sacked them and owes them four months' wages 

The Pelorus, launched in 2003 after being commissioned by a Saudi businessman, was promptly bought by Russian oligarch Abramovich who had just taken over Chelsea.

Two years later, when the club won the Premier League title, he lent it for a fortnight to the club’s star players John Terry and Frank Lampard as a reward.

Now, port authorities in the Bay of Kotor are carrying out an inspection while a case against its owner has been filed in the country’s Commercial court.

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It is understood that the crew are in talks with lawyers at Nautilus which represents the interests of seafarers.

One of the international crew told Mailonline: ‘Things started to unravel on Christmas Eve last year when most of the 35 crew were dismissed and just 10 left on board which is below its minimum manning.

‘Two weeks ago we were told that the vessel was to be left to rot and run out of fuel and that the 10 of us had lost our jobs while being owed over four months’ salary.

Owner Samathur Li Kin Kan, a Hong Kong based tycoon, (pictured) has accused the boat crew of taking advantage of the Covid pandemic and trying to charge him ‘extortionate’ fees to run the boat

Owner Samathur Li Kin Kan, a Hong Kong based tycoon, (pictured) has accused the boat crew of taking advantage of the Covid pandemic and trying to charge him ‘extortionate’ fees to run the boat

‘It is unheard of for this to happen with a yacht such as this which has been owned only by Royalty and billionaires.

‘The owner feels we are objects that can be picked up and thrown away and we understand that there are a string of debts all over Europe that he owes as well as in Montenegro.’

But in a statement released through the law firm Taylor Wessing, Mr Li Kin Kan hit back.

He said: 'The Pelorus has been fully funded throughout the period of ownership by my company, and I consider that it still has more than sufficient funding today.

'However, we have for some years fallen victim to, in my view, significant overcharging by parties dealing with different aspects of the yacht, and this position has worsened substantially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with those parties taking advantage of the increasingly difficult circumstances, to increase charges to a level which I believe constitutes price gouging.

‘In addition, I believe the parties involved have sought to unjustifiably and unfairly discredit the running of the Pelorus such that in the current circumstances it cannot reasonably attract and retain sufficiently qualified crew for its minimum manning, without the company accepting their unreasonable and unjustifiable costs.

‘Given this, in order to try to redress the situation, and the actions of the unethical parties involved, I have had no choice but to engage with The Montenegro Government to protect our ownership interest, and the interests of all other bona fide creditors who had been prejudiced by such actions.

‘I believe that justice will be served in due course. I have experience of owning many yachts over decades, and it is clear to me that in the current circumstances within the yachting industry, it is extremely difficult for owners to protect themselves from what I believe to be extortions and price gouging in relation to many aspects of yacht ownership.

The Pelorus (pictured in 2004), launched in 2003 after being commissioned by a Saudi businessman, was promptly bought by Russian oligarch Abramovich who had just taken over Chelsea

The Pelorus (pictured in 2004), launched in 2003 after being commissioned by a Saudi businessman, was promptly bought by Russian oligarch Abramovich who had just taken over Chelsea

‘This is particularly the case at present, when owners are unable to easily access their yachts given the ongoing pandemic and related travelling restrictions; sometimes the only option is to seek legal recourse.’

It is understood that Mr Li Kin Kan took over the running of the ship from his father, Samuel Tak Lee, a property billionaire who owns vast swathes of central London.

According to port authorities in Tivat, the yacht is now undergoing an inspection by the Navigation Safety Inspectorate. 

Drasko Loncar, a spokesman for the Montenegro Minisitry of Capital Investments, said: ‘The inspection acted on the report of entities that have claims against the yacht.

‘A record was made within a legal deadline and sent to the captain. According to the law a deadline of 10 days has been set for the correction of irregularities.

‘The procedure in the Commercial court of law is conduct by persons who have claims against the owner of the company.’

He said they were awaiting a statement from the Captain of the yacht. It is a spectacular fall from grace for The Pelorus, once the pride and joy of Abramovich.

When Chelsea won the Premier League title, Abramovich (right) lent it for a fortnight to the club’s star players John Terry (left) and Frank Lampard (centre) as a reward

When Chelsea won the Premier League title, Abramovich (right) lent it for a fortnight to the club’s star players John Terry (left) and Frank Lampard (centre) as a reward

He added a second helipad, kept a crew of 44 and would use it to cruise the western Mediterranean in the summer and travel down through the Red Sea in winter.

In 2009 its ownership transferred to Abramovich’s wife Irina in a divorce settlement and she sold it for $300 million to Dreamworks boss David Geffen in 2011.

He sold it to Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the son of the founder of the United Arab Emirtes and its last recorded sale was to Mr Tak Lee in 2016.

That summer it played host to a party featuring MC Hammer and David Guetta. Its current owner Mr Li Kin Kan is also owner of the world’s most expensive car, the Rolls Royce Sweptail, worth $12.8 million.

His family also own five Ferraris and other sports cars but it is their interest in the London property market that truly marks them out as among the world’s super rich.

Their Guernsey-based company Mount Eden Land Limited is the registered owner of the 14 acre Langham Estate in central London.

Last year, Mr Li Kin Kan’s 81-year-old father sold property in the Shaftesbury area of London’s Chinatown for £436 million.

He is estimated to be worth $3.7 billion. Mr Li Kin Kan recently hit the headlines when he took legal action ‘against a robot’ he blamed for losing him $20 million.

He had invested in a ‘computer controlled’ hedge fund after meeting Italian investor Raffaele Costa, dubbed Captain Magic.

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From ‘Solaris’ to ‘Eclipse’, comparing Roman Abramovich’s yachts by size and amenities

From ‘Solaris’ to ‘Eclipse’, comparing Roman Abramovich’s yachts by size and amenities

If one has to get a glimpse of what money can buy, the yachts of Roman Abramovich would perhaps be an excellent indicator. The Chelsea football club owner is renowned for his love of some of the world’s most beautiful sailing vessels whose majestic interiors can rival those of European palaces.

Roman Abramovich can buy any number of ships or yachts he wants. After all, Forbes estimates his net worth at around US$14.6 billion (or RM68 billion as of 31 August, 2021).

Besides Chelsea FC, the Russian-origin Israeli citizen has stakes in steel giant Evraz and mining company Norilsk Nickel. In 2005, Abramovich made US$13 billion (RM54 billion) by selling his 73 percent stake in the Russian oil firm, Sibneft, to Gazprom.

Abramovich was the governor of the Chukotka region in the Russian Far East from 2001 to 2013. During the period, he spent US$2.5 billion (RM10.4 billion) on the development of the region.

The billionaire’s fascination with gigantic luxury yachts is a reflection of the automotive toys , ranging from supercars to some of the swankiest private jets, the ultra-rich love to splurge on .

While Abramovich’s fleet will soon have a new member, Solaris , the current crown jewel among his vessels is Eclipse — one of the world’s three largest yachts. There are others, which he either owns or has sold off.

The boats are examples of excellent design. They are sleek, powerful, easily manoeuvrable, well-balanced and technologically advanced.

Roman Abramovich is only 54 years old and consistently adding to his wealth from investments and ownerships. While he narrows down to his future spectacle, let’s take a look at some of the past and present gems of his private collection of superyachts.

Roman Abramovich’s superyachts ranked by size and amenities: 

( Main and Featured images: Feadship )

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  • Le Grand Bleu

Solaris

Superyacht Solaris is close to completion and will be Roman Abramovich’s new craft on the waters once it is launched. Though not much is known about the boat, the Solaris was photographed during the second of its sea trials in the North Sea and attracted media attention.

SuperYacht Times reports that the Solaris is designed by Australian interior designer Marc Newson and built by Lloyd Werft, a German shipyard. It has a helipad and outdoor beach club setup at the stern (rear of a sailing craft). It also has a swimming pool.

It has two nine megawatts Azipods, which, according to SuperYacht Times , are the most powerful ever fitted on a yacht. The Solaris has eight decks, and it can reportedly accommodate a staff of 60 and 36 passengers in its 18 super luxurious cabins. It is estimated to cost US$600 million (RM2.5 billion).

Nonetheless, the Solaris , which measures around 140 metres, is not the largest yacht in Abramovich’s armada — that credit goes to Eclipse .

Eclipse

The superyacht Eclipse measures a massive 162.5 metres. Abramovich bought the ship in 2010 and is still in his possession. The most unique feature of the Eclipse is that it has a missile detection system, and the master suite has bulletproof windows.

Designed by Terry Disdale and made by German shipbuilder Blohm+Voss, it took about five years to build the Eclipse . It was the world’s biggest yacht till the 180-metre-long superyacht Azzam , which is owned by UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, took away the crown in 2013.

The Eclipse is a technological marvel. One of its two swimming pools can be used as a dance floor by bringing up the granite floor at deck level with the touch of a button. It can carry three helicopters at the same time — one each on its two helipads and one in the hangar below the foredeck. It has a submarine, which can dive to a depth of around 50 metres.

The giant vessel has nine decks with a range of luxurious services to opt from. The Eclipse features many amenities — including a cinema hall and a sauna — that one can expect in a superyacht. The Eclipse cost Roman Abramovich US$590 million (RM2.4 billion) at the time of purchase, and its beach house style interiors showcase the finest in Art Deco, lending it a timeless feel.

The Eclipse is powerful. It can attain a maximum speed of 21 knots and travel 6,000 nautical miles on a full tank. The yacht can house up to 36 guests in its 18 cabins and needs 70 people for operations.

It underwent a refit in 2015. Reports indicate that it is still counted among the priciest yachts of the world with a valuation ranging between US$600 million (RM2.48 billion) to US$1.5 billion (RM6.2 billion).

Le Grand Bleu

Before Eclipse became a prized possession of Roman Abramovich, it was this 112.8-metre luxury yacht which was the finest in his collection. Built in 2000 by now-bankrupt German shipbuilder Bremer Vulkan, it has 10 guest cabins which can house 20 guests. It has a crew of 35 supporting operations.

Abramovich bought the Le Grand Bleu from its previous owner US telecommunications baron John McCaw. The Chelsea FC owner then had it remodified, adding a pool measuring 5 metres. In 2006, the billionaire sold it to his friend, oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler, who is its current owner.

The Le Grand Bleu comes with its own fleet of smaller boats, a landing craft and two 11-metre sports boats. It was in the news in 2017 when some tourists were unable to see the Statue of Liberty because the superyacht blocked the view.

Ecstasea

The Ecstasea was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and built at The Feadship Royal Van Lent Shipyard in the Netherlands in 2004. According to Superyacht Times , the yacht measures 85.95 metres and has four MTU engines alongside one General Electric engine. The combined power gives the Ecstasea an incredible top speed of around 33 knots.

It has state of art rooms designed in Asian decor by Terence Disdale, and an array of luxurious amenities accentuate its plush eight cabins. The Ecstasea is designed for the stay of 15 occupants, with a supporting squad of 27 to man the boat.

It also has a helipad at the front, where the platform can be lowered and doors on either side can be closed over the helipad to turn it into a hangar.

The Ecstasea was sold by Abramovich in 2009.

Sussurro

The Sussurro was designed for speed. According to its maker, Feadship, the machine, which was built in 1998, has two Paxman diesels and twin TF40 gas turbines that power three water jets. The combined 15,000 HP can take the all-aluminium craft to a top speed of 46 knots — enough to ensure that the owner can reach remote diving spots quickly.

De Voogt Naval Architects and Don Shead were responsible for its exterior design. Terence Disdale did the interiors, which look like a mix of culturally infused objects he has collected during his travels to places in Africa and Asia, such as Zulu and Bali, respectively.

Lightweight to near-weightless materials have been used to make the total weight of the boat within prescribed limits to meet the speed factor. The 162.5-metre-long Sussurro can accommodate 12 guests in its six cabins. It also has five cabins for 12 supporting staff to operate the boat.

Abramovich had bought it from its original Middle-Eastern owner. According to a November 2020 report by Boat International , Sussurro is currently valued at around US$22 million (RM91 million) only.

Luna

Measuring 115 metres, Luna was built at Lloyd Werft and delivered to Roman Abramovich in 2010. While its exteriors were designed by German ship designer Newcruise, the Luna ’s tasteful interiors have been done by Donald Starkey.

Known as an “explorer yacht”, its steel hull can cut through ice floes. It has two helipads, a covered swimming pool, a beach club that goes down to the swim platform and designated areas for sunbathing.

The Luna has nine decks. It can accommodate a 50-member crew and take up to 18 guests in its nine staterooms. It has two diesel electric engines that give it a top speed of around 22 knots.

When it was delivered to Abramovich, he took it for a cruise with his family around the Kristiansand Archipelago.

Azerbaijani businessman Farkhad Akhmedov bought it from Abramovich for about US$300 million (RM1.24 billion) in 2014. Then, it underwent a refit for an estimated US$50 million (RM207 million). Today, it is at the centre of the divorce case between Akhmedov and his former wife Tatiana Akhmedova.

Pelorus

Currently owned by billionaire and Hong Kong property tycoon Samuel Tak Lee, Pelorus was originally commissioned for a Saudi Arabian businessman who quickly sold it to Abramovich in 2003.

Pelorus has two Wärtsilä engines and can reach a top speed of 20 knots. It can house 18 guests in nine cabins and requires around 40 people for maintenance and operations.

Measuring 115 metres in length, the Pelorus was built at the Krogerwerft shipyard of German shipbuilder Lurssen. Its exterior has been designed by Tim Heywood while Disdale’s style is evident from the interiors, which exudes a luxurious beach house vibe.

Heywood made the best use of the size of the vessel and built two helipads, two swimming pools, a lido and a transom that opens to form a sea-level platform. The master suite has a private deck that can’t be seen from any part of the Pelorus .

Abramovich had once lent the vessel to Chelsea FC players John Terry and Frank Lampard after the club’s English Premier League win. Additionally, Terry took his wife Toni on their honeymoon on the Pelorus in 2007.

In 2011, American film mogul David Geffen purchased the Pelorus for US$300 million (RM1.24 billion). Geffen then sold it the same year for US$214 million (RM888 million) to a royal family in the UAE.

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You have to marvel or rather low-key admire the spending habits of the world’s elite when it comes to luxury toys. As we are in the business of yachting then Roman Abramovich must undoubtedly be the one we’ve heard the most about.

A fortune that began with a toy doll company, Abramovich and his now ex-wife used its success as a catalyst to world domination through everything from oil to consumer goods.

Where our familiarity with Abramovich comes in, is most likely his acquisition of Chelsea Football Club in 2003. Since then he has bankrolled the purchase of numerous key players and the club has won 13 major trophies in the Abramovich era.

Among his arsenal of past and present superyachts, the billionaire tycoon also owns a private Boeing 767 and Gulfstream G650, while his ex-wife Irina took the Dassault Falcon 900 during their divorce settlement.

The 50m Sussurro yacht, built in 1998 by Feadship features both interior and exterior design by Terence Disdale. She cruises at 30 knots and reaches a top speed of 36.0 kn. She can sleep up to 12 guests taken care of by a crew of 11. Having had a number of Owners since Abromovich she is now up for resale.

The 50m Sussurro yacht, built in 1998 by Feadship features both interior and exterior design by Terence Disdale. She cruises at 30 knots and reaches a top speed of 36.0 kn. She can sleep up to 12 guests taken care of by a crew of 11

The 86m Ecstasea yacht was built in 2004 by Feadship. She features an exterior design by De Voogt and Terence Disdale and an interior by Terence Disdale. She cruises at 25 knots and reaches a top speed of 35.0 kn. She can sleep up to 14 guests taken care of by a crew of 24. She is now on her 3rd Owner since Abramovich sold her in 2014

roman abramovich yacht pelorus

The 115m Luna yacht was built in 2010 by Lloyd Werft. She features an exterior design by Newcruise and an interior by Donald Starkey. She cruises at 16 knots and reaches a top speed of 22.5 kn. She can sleep up to 50 guests taken care of by a crew of 18. Abramovich sold her in 2014 to his friend Akhmedov. The yacht has been part of his friend’s heavily disputed divorce case and for the moment is still berthed in Dubai.

roman abramovich yacht pelorus

The 115m Pelorus yacht was built in 2003 by Lürssen. She features both exterior and exterior design by Tim Heywood. She cruises at 18 knots and reaches a top speed of 20.0 kn. She can sleep up to 24 guests taken care of by a crew of 46. PELORUS has always been talked of as one of the most beautiful superyachts in the world and was bought by Abramovich during her maiden voyage. A major refit was then undertaken by Blohm & Voss for modifications and a second heli pad. In 2009 PELORUS formed part of his divorce settlement and went to his ex wife Irina.

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LE GRAND BLEU

The 113m Le Grand Bleu yacht was built in 2000 by Bremer Vulkan. She features an exterior design by Pastrovich Studio and an interior by Luciano Di Pilla Design. She cruises at 15 knots and reaches a top speed of 17.0 kn. She can sleep up to 20 guests taken care of by a crew of 35. LE GRAND BLEU was commissioned by John McCaw, Jr, an American businessman, who sold it to Abramovich in 2002. In June 2006, Abramovich lost Le Grand Bleu in a bet to Eugene Shvidler.

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The 163m Eclipse yacht was built in 2010 by Blohm & Voss. She features exterior and interior design by Terence Disdale. She cruises at 22 knots and reaches a top speed of 25.0 kn. She can sleep up to 36 guests taken care of by a crew of 70.ECPIPSE travels to the Caribbean each winter where Abramovich’s has a residence and is licensed for private use only.

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The freshly launched 140 meter Lloyd Werft SOLARIS is one of the largest superyachts to launch in 2021. Designed by Australian designer Marc Newson, she features a total of eight decks. With stats slowly emerging we will leave you with 11,085 meters squared of deck space, 562km of cables on board and the highested installed propulsion power pods of any private yacht to date!

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Roman Abramovich's Pelorus yacht in St.Petersburg

Pelorus is the world's eleventh largest private yacht at 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres) in length, with a price tag of us-$300 million (254 millione euro). she was built at the lürssen yard in bremen, germany to the design of tim heywood and was launched in 2003.   she was briefly owned by a miles businessman who sold her to russian billionaire roman abramovich the following year. abramovich had her refitted to his own requirements by blohm & voss. this included the addition of a second helicopter pad forward, four new zero-speed stabilisers and modifications to the exhaust, mast and stern. abramovich also owns ecstasea, and gave away le grand bleu to friend eugene shvidler.   pelorus is powered by two 5,500-hp wärtsilä 12v 26 ( dugattyús motor ) engines which will do a maximum 19 knots but often cruises between 12 and 14 knots. details about the interiors are scant, as abramovich is protective of his family's privacy and highly security conscious. the interiors are reportedly well appointed but simple. they were designed by terence disdale and some interior detail is shown in a presentation on their website.   she has a number of tenders on board and a garage full of 'toys' including jet skis and wave runners. a full time crew of up to 46 people lives aboard all year long and a large security contingent comes and leaves with the family.   pelorus will often be found cruising around the western mediterranean during the summers and commonly ventures down through the suez for the winters.   in 2005 abramovich lent pelorus to frank lampard and john terry for two weeks as a bonus for being the two best players at his english football club chelsea f.c. the previous season. after john terry married his fiancee toni poole at blenheim palace on 15 june 2007, they had a two week honeymoon on pelorus in the mediterranean.

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