Port of registry Hamilton, Bermuda
Status In use
Launched 12 June 2009
Builder Blohm + Voss
|Owner Roman Abramovich|
In service 9 December 2010
Length 164 m
Beam 22 m
|Cost $500 Million (as of September 2011)|
M/Y Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht built by Blohm + Voss of Hamburg, Germany. Her exterior and interior were designed by Terence Disdale Design and her naval architect was Francis Design. The yacht was delivered to Russian businessman, Roman Abramovich on 9 December 2010. At 162.5 metres (533 ft 2 in) long, Eclipse is the world's second largest private yacht, 17.3 metres (56 ft 9 in) shorter than Azzam, which was launched in April 2013. The yacht's cost has been estimated at €340 million.
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 (160 ft). Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht and serve the guests.
For security, Eclipse is fitted with a missile detection system.
Eclipse is also the largest vessel employing a rotor-based stabilization system against roll motion at anchor and at low cruise speeds, based on the Magnus effect.
Eclipse was launched on 12 June 2009. She arrived in Frederikshavn, Denmark, on 18 September 2009, for sea trials, and was delivered to Abramovich on 9 December 2010. First pictures of the completed yacht were taken at Kristiansand, Norway, during her refuelling.
In February 2011 Eclipse was made available for charter through SuperYachtsMonaco, a Monaco-based yacht brokerage company. However, according to Motor Boat & Yachting magazine, the yacht is not actually available for charter, and the charter listing is aimed to avoid European taxation (charter yachts are exempt from property tax).
Eclipse travels to St. Martin in the Caribbean each winter to pick up guests who fly in to St. Martin's airport. The yacht then travels to Abramovich's home on nearby St. Barth's.