ECLIPSE Yacht ($600M) – World’s Second Biggest Superyacht

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Length:162 metres
Builder:Blohm and Voss
Designer:Terence Disdale
Interior Designer:Terence Disdale
Speed:25 knots
Volume:13,564 ton

ECLIPSE was once the largest yacht in the world at an impressive length of 162.5 metres (533 ft) but currently ranks in third place after AZZAM and FULK AL SALAMAH. Her owner Abramovic owns a fleet of superyachts and bought ECLIPSE from Blohm & Voss in 2010. The vessel can host 36 guests and is even rumoured to feature a state of the art anti-paparazzi system to protect the privacy of those on board.

ECLIPSE yacht interior

The interior (and the exterior) of ECLIPSE was designed by Terence Disdale, who has become one of the top names in the industry despite having no formal design education. ECLIPSE was his largest project to date, and he also worked on prominent vessels such as A+ and AL SALAMAH.

The interior of ECLIPSE is classically designed in a style that is to be expected from one of the largest yachts in the world. The upholstery and furniture follow a beige and creme colour palette with wooden accents. The yacht’s 18 cabins can welcome 36 guests as well as 70 crew members, which is an unusually large number even for a vessel of this size. A large dance floor, several fireplaces, two swimming pools and two helipads are also included onboard. The yacht is so large that there is even a cinema dedicated exclusively for crew members. In 2015 the interior of ECLIPSE was refitted by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg.

ECLIPSE yacht specifications

ECLIPSE is the third largest yacht in the world with a length of 162.5 metres (533 ft), a beam of 22 metres (72.2 ft) and a draft of 5.9 metres (19.4 ft). She was built by the German shipyard Blohm & Voss and delivered to her owner in 2010. Four MTU engines power ECLIPSE and allow her to reach top speeds of 25 knots, although her average cruising speed lies at 22 knots. Her total volume lies at 13564 tons making her not only one of the longest but also heaviest yachts in the world.

ECLIPSE yacht exterior

Like the interior of ECLIPSE, the interior was designed by Terence Disdale. According to rumours, she is fitted with an anti-paparazzi system that detects electronic light sensors from digital cameras. However, there is no proof of this, although many newspapers report of its existence.

The yacht is so large it can almost be compared to a large cruise ship. On deck are several swimming pools and jacuzzis, and the aft of the vessel features a sizeable beach club. The yacht has a sleek design that attests to Terence Disdale’s classical style.

ECLIPSE yacht price

ECLIPSE came to fame as being the most expensive yacht ever built at the time for an impressive price of US $700 million. She generates a further US $50 to 70 million in annual running costs.

Eclipse yacht owner

The owner of ECLIPSE is the Russian businessman and politician Roman Abramovic. With an estimated net worth of US $14 billion, he is one of the richest men in Russia and the world. He owns several superyachts, including the newly launched SOLARIS.

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