World’s Biggest Yacht “Eclipse” Berthed in New York City – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

World’s Biggest Yacht “Eclipse” Berthed in New York City

The Eclipse, reported to be the largest private yacht in the world, is viewed docked at a pier in New York on February 19, 2013 in New York City. The boat, which measures 557ft in length and is estimated to cost 1.5 billion US dollars, is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and arrived into New York on Wednesday. Photos by Spencer Platt.

Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior were designed by Terence Disdale Design and its naval architect was Francis Design. The yacht was delivered to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich on 9 December 2010. At 163.5 metres (536 ft) long, Eclipse is the world’s largest private yacht, 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) longer than the Dubai, which belongs to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai. The yacht’s cost has been estimated at €340 million (approx. US$475M as of September 2011), but a September 2009 report indicated that final costs could approach €800 million (US$1.12B).

Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs and a disco hall. It is also equipped with three launch boats and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 metres. Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht.

For security, Eclipse is fitted with intruder detection systems and a German-built missile defence system. Abramovich’s master suite and the yacht’s bridge are fitted with armour plating and bullet-proof windows. The yacht is reportedly equipped with an anti-paparazzi shield in the form of lasers that sweep the surroundings, and when they detect a CCD, they shine a light right at the camera to prevent the photograph. According to The Times, these do not run all the time, so friends and guests should still be able to take pictures. Instead, they will be activated when guards spot likely professional photographers nearby. How such a system could feasibly work has not been demonstrated, however.

Eclipse was launched on 12 June 2009. It arrived in Frederikshavn, Denmark, on September 18, 2009, for tests, and was delivered to Abramovich on December 9, 2010. First pictures of the completed yacht were taken at Kristiansand, Norway, during its refuelling.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Wyoming Manufacturer Builds World's Largest Coal Hauler
The Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships
Sony World Photography Award Winners
Terrier Meysi is the World’s Smallest Dog
Walk To The End Of The World: The Stunning Concept Art Of Simon Weaner
Joe Iurato Builds an Endearing Miniature World with Woodcuts
World's Largest Balloon Sculpture Created by a Single Artist
The Pioneering Ford Aurora II: A Living Room on Wheels Unveiled in 1969
Life Of The 1850s: Amazing Photos That Show How The World Looked Like Over 160 Years Ago
Einstein: The World’s Smallest Horse
Concept Ice Vehicle by Lotus
World’s Largest Slug is Bigger, Slimier, and Way Cooler Than You’d Imagine
Germany After The World War II In Photographs By Josef Heinrich Darchinger
The Photos of the Stunning 1976 Citroën DS Tissier Car Transporter
World Map Made Out of 84K+ Beads
World Press Photo Contest 2019: See The Nominees For Prestigious Photography Award
300ft-Long 'Airship' Unveiled In Britain Is The World's Longest Aircraft
Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Shortlist
Captivating And Humorous Illustrations Created From Everyday Items By Christoph Niemann
Our Small World Through The Lens Of Russian Photographer Sergey Maximishin
Disused Jets in U.S. Air Force 'Graveyard' given New Lease of Life by World's Best Graffiti Artists
Artist Mark Jeffrey R. Santos Created a World of Fantasy that You Can Get Lost In
Rest in Peace. 'World's Angriest Cat' Colonel Meow is Dead.
Fantastic Painted Stairs from All Over the World