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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!