THE NEW SHEIKHS FROM RUSSIA
Indiscretions regarding the new queen of superyachts' world rankings
of apparently Russian ownership, originate in England and tend to
confirm findings by superyacht brokers Nigel Burgess whereby 20% of
orders for yachts over 200 feet come from Russia. They in fact
corroborate the fact that the over 60 metre market is in great
expansion and that it "stars" Russian Owners to be. With its 550 feet,
that is 167 metres, "Eclipse", built for Roman Abramovich, is now the
largest leisure yacht in the world. It is being built in Hamburg,
Germany, by Blohn & Voss who are part of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems
on the lines of the little known design by Terence Disdale of London.
We hear, that the "boat" will have two helipads, a cinema, a swimming
pool, a compact mini-submarine for general errands, a crew of some 50
members and a price tag that someone guessed to be around the 300
million Euro mark, but that's it. This new comer to the fleet now puts
Abramovich well into the lead of the owners with the largest yacht
league after having ranked twelfth with his previous yacht "Pelorus",
a 377' by Lürssen. London based rumours also hint at the fact
that Abramovich may get the title as the yachts' biggest spender thus
overthrowing princes and sheikhs.
THE FIVE LONGEST BOATS TO DATE
- Dubai - belonging to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid al Makhtoum, Sovereign of Dubai - length 525' - year of manufacture 2003
- Abdul Aziz - belongs to the Saudi Royal family - length 482' - year of manufacture 1984
- El Horriya - The Egyptian Presidential Yacht - length 478' - year of manufacture 1865
- Al Salamah - belonging to Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al Saud - length 459' - year of manufacture 1999
- Rising Sun - owned by Larry Eleison, founder of Oracle - length 455' - year of manufacture 2004
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