Imagine all the luxurious things that money can buy. What if all these things end up at one place? On a yacht. Yes, 2 helipads, 20 water jets, a pool with large Havana bars surrounding it, a cinema, library, restaurant, private garden, 5,000-square-feet master suite, a private submarine boarding from the bottom of the yacht for a secret escape and a missile-detection system to deflect pirate attacks safely. What’s more, a pool that transforms into a dance floor for crazy parties and a master cabin whose roof gives way to a star studded night. Phew! All this and in fact an electronic shield that protects the yacht from the prying eyes of paparazzi is all inside Eclipse. The world’s largest private yacht created over a number of years to meet the whims of Russian tycoon, Roman Abramovich.
This 557 foot huge mega yacht was under construction since January 2007.
Now almost ready for delivery Eclipse is set on sail from Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. It left the port on Friday as the world looked in amazement. Estimated to cost anywhere in between $400 to $800 million, this yacht is a phenomenon in itself. A fantasy that only the very privileged in the world can fulfil. The previous glory of owning the largest private yacht in the world belonged to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai. This time it is the Russian billionaire and it will be long before someone else dares to dream of a bigger one.