Total Eclipse of the Yacht

August 2017

You have probably heard about the eclipse enough to last you a lifetime. Yesterday’s night-in-the-middle-of-the-day experience was something that hardly ever happens – it’s “once in a lifetime,” as some have said.

But even rarer than this phenomenon is the world’s largest and most expensive yacht, which is also called the Eclipse.

This yacht has a length of 162.5 meters, a breadth of 21.5 meters, and a draught of 5 meters, with perpendiculars of 147 meters. The interior living room totals 6000 square feet, and the capacity allows for 30 guests and 92 staff crew members. Worth $1.2 billion, the eclipse belongs to a Russian businessman: Roman Ambramovich.

The features on this yacht are unparalleled. The top deck has two helipads and a garage, and the remaining 8 decks contain a pilot house, a salon, a dining hall, an exterior fireplace, and a 16 meter swimming pool that can be converted into a dance floor. There are also 11 staterooms and suites, each with their own private 6 foot home cinema screen, a Jacuzzi, spa, and specialized security system. The whole yacht even has internal lifts!

The safety features on the Eclipse are the most technologically advanced, with motion sensors, bulletproof glass, and antiballistic missile defense.

But arguably one of the coolest parts? There is a three-person private submarine that can go down to a depth of 160 feet.

Now that’s an eclipse I would want to see. 

Photo from Marine Insight 

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