When it comes to luxurious superyachts, it’s hard to find a better example than the Eclipse. Built by the prestigious German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss for the Russian millionaire and businessman Roman Abramovich, the Eclipse was the world’s largest private yacht when it first set sail in 2010. Costing an estimated 340 to 500 million US Dollars to build, the Eclipse is a monument to the high life.
The eclipse is well equipped to entertain and provide for up to 36 guests and 70 crew members. 2 indoor swimming pools, a discotheque, several sunbathing areas, some hot tubs, a spa and a sauna are just a few of the amenities available on board. There’s also 2 helipads and even a mini-submarine dock, with a mini-sub that can go 50 metres below sea level. The Eclipse also uses a stabilisation system to prevent the yacht rocking around, although its sheer weight and size prevents severe rolling effects. Surprisingly enough, the Eclipse is fitted with a missile detection system.
The interior styling is what you’d expect to see from a yacht that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build: exquisitely crafted and decorated, not too garish and ostentatious. The Eclipse regularly visits the Caribbean outside of its usual Mediterranean routes, frequently stopping by at Abramovich’s home at St Barts.
Although the possibility of getting on this yacht is slim at best, the Eclipse is one of the most distinctive yachts on the sea, kitted out with amazing equipment and representing the richest of the rich. If you’re looking for a super yacht charter based in Monaco and Antibes with access to ports around the western Caribbean and the Mediterranean, You Charter Direct provides several cruising locations in the Mediterranean and Caribbean so you can see some of the natural beauty of the region for yourself.