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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Roman Abramovich’s £300m super-yacht delayed

According to the Daily Mail online, the  German shipyard Blom & Voss have been unable to meet the standards sets by Roman Abramovich and the superyacht Eclipse is still on dry six months after it was due to be delivered.The wolrd's larget private yacht Eclipse was due to be handed over to Roman Abramovich last Christmas.

But according to the Daily Mail "...a list of problems has led to disagreements between Mr Abramovich, the world’s 11th richest man with a fortune estimated at £7.6 billion, and the company, which now faces a bill of tens of millions of pounds to rectify the faults.

The problems are said to include a giant mirror on one of the nine decks being smashed during tests in the North Sea. And Austrian crystal glasses purchased for Mr Abramovich’s dinner guests are said to have ‘rattled’ when the electro-diesel engines vibrated. It is claimed the vibrations have also spread to Mr Abramovich’s personal deck."

Read the article here

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