Saturday, June 13, 2009
Superyacht Eclipse: launched !
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Built by Blohm and Voss shipyard, in Hamburg, Eclipse, the 557ft vessel is the biggest private superyacht in the world. She features a missile-detection system, two helipads, a luxury spa, a swimming pool and a miniature submarine and is reported to have cost nearly £300millions.
Currently, no information or picture of the interior is available.
The superyacht is due to be delivered in 2010 and will join the rest of Abramovich's fleet ( the 377ft Pelorus, the 282ft Ecstasea and the 161ft Feadship Sussurro.
Pelorus at anchor near Antibes
Accoridng to sources, Abramovich reportedly lost up to £13billion in the global financial crisis.
According to consultant Bain & co "The new concept of "luxury shame" is damaging the high end retail market, as wealthy consumers feel extravagant spending is irresponsible and disrespectful, according to a new report."...