World’s Largest Yacht Launched in Germany – Time Lapse Video

Mike Schuler
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June 17, 2009

Costing over $100 million more than a Swedish Gotland SSK submarine, nearly as much as an Indian Vikrant class Aircraft carrier  and just a touch more than an 689-foot ship American Lewis and Clark class ammunition ship… is the latest yacht built for the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

On Friday the world’s largest superyacht, otherwise known as the Eclispe, was launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.  The 170 meter yacht is being built for the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and costs an estimated EU300 million.  The 13,000 tonne luxury yacht has room for 24 guests with 70 crew and can achieve a cruising speed of 22 knots.

Above you can see a time lapse video from Fridays launching.

More information and pictures on the Eclipse can be found at Sail-World.com and SuperyachtTimes.com

PS – If anyone can translate the video above, feel free to do so in the comments section!

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