Azzam – World’s Largest Yacht Officialy Launched in Germany

Azzam – world’s largest yacht has been officially launched by Lürssen, the German luxury boat builder in the water near its Bremen, Germany facility. A 590-foot (180-meter) vessel exceeded
Roman Abramovich’s yacht Eclipse, which previously held the title of world’s largest yacht, measures 538 feet long. Luxury private ship is also among the fastest and can pull 30 knots (34.5mph). The person who commissioned the massive construction remains unknown, but industry sources say the owner is likely the royal family of the United Arab Emirates, who supposedly paid a whopping $627.4 million for it. Azzam - World's Largest Private Yacht According to Lürssen, the engineer’s brief was “to build a large luxury yacht with an innovative and timeless design that would be able to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters, whilst providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodation to its guests”. There are no immediate descriptions available of the interior, though we know it’s in the hands of French interior designer Christophe Leoni, who’s using a “turn of the century Empire style.” Some of the additional details include a main salon with a length of 29 m and a beam of 18m with an open plan and no pillars. Peter Lürssen of Lürssen Yachts described the yacht as “a milestone in not only our history but yachting history as well”. Azzam will go through sea trials later this summer and will be delivered to its owner later this year. [youtube][/youtube] Azzam - World's Largest Private Yacht Azzam - World's Largest Private Yacht Azzam - World's Largest Private Yacht Azzam - World's Largest Private Yacht Azzam - World's Largest Private Yacht
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Abramovich’s Eclipse Yacht Available for Charter at $2 Million

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Roman Abramovich Eclipse Yacht

Six months after he finally took delivery of the Eclipse, the world’s largest private yacht, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is offering it up for charter at a rate of $2 million per week and is the world’s most expensive yacht charter by far. The 538-ft. Blohm + Voss megayacht is available via exclusive brokerage SuperYachtsMonaco. The yacht, which has space for 30 guests and 75 crew, reportedly features a military-grade missile defense system, armor plating, bulletproof windows, three helipads, two swimming pools and a wellness center, among other luxe amenities. Founded by Jim Evans and colleague Sim Lighten, SuperYachtsMonaco is headquartered in Monaco and represents some of the largest yachts in the world, like the 115 metre Pelorus, the 115 metre Luna and the 78 metre Titan.
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Roman Abramovich Eclipse Yacht

Roman Abramovich's Eclipse Yacht -

Roman Abramovich Eclipse Yacht

Dame Mary Perkins – Britain’s First Woman Billionaire

Dame Mary Perkins, founder of opticians Specsavers, is Britain's first self-made woman billionaire Dame Mary Perkins, founder of opticians Specsavers, is Britain’s first self-made woman billionaire Dame Mary Perkins, the woman behind the Guernsey-based Specsavers empire has become Britain’s first female self-made billionaire. Dame Mary, who set up the High Street opticians with husband Doug Perkins in 1984, has seen their wealth grow to £1.1 billion this year, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Born in Bristol, the businesswoman was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 as a recognition for her work. Now, several decades after opening her first store in the 1960s, Dame Mary heads a business which boasts more than 1,500 stores across 10 countries. The 42% increase in their wealth from last year, when the couple’s fortune stood at £810 million, makes Dame Mary Britain’s first self-made woman billionaire, the list suggests.

Roman Abramovich’s £5 Million New Year’s Eve Party

Roman Abramovich's £5 Million New Year's Eve Party Roman Abramovich’s £5 Million New Year’s Eve Party Remember we told you about Roman Abramovich’s Caribbean Island party headlined by performances by Black Eyed Peas? It was, without doubt, the most glamorous New Year’s Eve party on the planet, with a guest-list of Hollywood’s biggest names and the world’s most popular band providing the entertainment. Apart from the world’s most popular band performing, the party saw glamour galore at the quiet Caribbean island of St Barts. The guests that turned up included names like Salma Hayek, Demi Moore, British lingerie model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and revelers like Star Wars director George Lucas, chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Abramovich had the entire area of the island cordoned off and a series of marquees were erected around the beach. He is believed to have spent millions on food and drink for his 250 guests. He commandeered a flotilla of luxury yachts, including one belonging to fellow Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, on which guests could stay if they decided not to use any of the estate’s bungalows. And at the stroke of midnight a dazzling firework display was launched from a yacht to ensure the partygoers saw in 2011 in style.

Black Eyed Peas Perform at Roman Abramovich’s New Year’s Party

Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich must be feeling optimistic about the new year. He is reportedly flying in the Black Eyed Peas to perform at his New Year’s Eve party. Earlier this month Mr Abramovich took delivery of the Eclipse, the world’s largest private yacht. But the Chelsea owner has decided to hold his party on land, as he did last year. The Russian billionaire owns a $90 million), 70-acre estate on the Caribbean island and the hip hop band will perform for guests seeing in 2011 there. Despite the stunning yacht Eclipse, with the well known anti-paparazzi shield,he picked his St. Bart’s property that spots swimming pools, pavilions and bungalows that provides ocean views for guests.

World’s Largest Yacht Eclipse Delivered to Abramovich

Eclipse - The World’s Largest Yacht Eclipse – The World’s Largest Yacht After spending an extended amount of time in Hamburg to undergo further sea trials, tests and adjustments, the 162.5m superyacht Eclipse left the world respected Blohm + Voss shipyard on December 9th and has now been successfully delivered to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The construction of motor yacht Eclipse started in 2006 and she underwent sea trials in May 2010 after years of design, development and construction. The massive yacht is believed to have sufficient space for 30 guests and a crew of 75. The luxury mega yacht also features a 16m swimming pool that converts into a dance floor, a personal submarine, two helipads and interior design by famous architect, Terrence Disdale. The Blohm & Voss built mega yacht reportedly has intruder detection alarms installed as well as an advanced missile defence system.

The World’s Largest Yachts 2010

Superyachts are privately owned vessels that are professionally crewed and are found in the greatest abundance in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Middle East. Although some of these yachts have not yet had their first voyage, the vessels not yet on the water are expected to be delivered before the end of 2010. So, which super yachts rank as the largest in 2010?

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Refit Dubai Yacht to Beat Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse Yacht

Roman Abramovich's Eclipse Yacht and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Dubai Yacht Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse Yacht and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Dubai Yacht Camper & Nicholsons International, one of the oldest and most respected yacht brokers, sparked intrigue regarding the length of the world’s longest yacht Eclipse, owned by billionaire Roman Abramovich. In Camper & Nicholsons’ latest annual ranking of superyachts, the Russian oligarch’s yachtski is still in first place, but the gap between him and the former leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum’s the Dubai yacht, is not as significant as it was previously thought. Eclipse is only 50 centimetres or 18 inches longer. Just as we predicted in our latest story, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum is reportedly having his own floating palace, the Dubai yacht, refitted to literally eclipse the Eclipse yacht. Now the London Sunday Times reports that Sheikh Mohammed is planning to have the Dubai extended by at least two feet, and possibly as much as eight feet, easily beating the Eclipse to recapture the World’s Largest title.

This Summer Superstars are Simply Hijack Superyachts

Roman Abramovic's Luna Yacht Roman Abramovic’s Luna Yacht This year many celebrities is holidaying aboard super-yachts (anything over 150 ft) and even mega-yachts (300 ft and over). Onboard, the A-list holiday in the lap of luxury: swimming pools and spas, helipads and butlers, satellite communication and medical centres. Everyone from Brad and Angelina to the Beckhams are living it up on the high seas, though some stars are actually paying their way. Some yachts are rented and some of them borrowed from an even richer mate. Take a look at the full rundown on the famous folk’s nautical hijinks after the break!