My ship is bigger than Russian Billionare Abramovich’s new yacht… Just Barely

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October 6, 2008

Largest Yacht - Russia
The economy may not be on the upswing in my hometown of New York City but Moscow is another story. The city that’s home to the largest number of Billionaires will soon be home to the world’s most impressive private ship. Yes, at 550 feet this private Yacht is the size of a ship and significantly more impressive than the owner’s current vessel Pelorus and the current world record holder, the state owned vessel Dubai.  Gizmodo tells us;

Russian billionaire and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich is building a $400 million mega-yacht. Yawn, you say? You have two? OK, well, this yacht has its own submarine. And armor plating with bulletproof glass. And little boats that fit inside the bigger boat. And a frickin’ missile defense system that will alert he and his crew of 70 former SAS soldiers that there be pirates in those waters. It should be noted that Abramovich’s other yachts—the 377 ft. Pelorus, 282ft Ecstasea and 160ft Sussurro—all pale in comparison to the 550 ft. Eclipse, and do not include missile detection systems. You can never be too safe, right? Read more…

Read more at Gizomodo and stay tuned to our new MegaYachts category for more details soon.

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