Eclipse (yacht)

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OwnerRoman Abramovich
Port of registryBermuda Hamilton, Bermuda[1]
Cost$500 million[3] (as of September 2011)
Launched12 June 2009[1]
In service9 December 2010[2]
StatusIn use
General characteristics
TypeMotor yacht
Tonnage13,000 GT[6]
Length162.5 m (533 ft)[5]
Beam22.00 m (72 ft 2 in)[4]
Draft5.90 m (19 ft 4 in)[4]
Installed power29.6 MW (39,700 hp)
Propulsion4× MTU 20V 1163 TB93 diesel engines, triple screw[4]
Speed40.74 km/h (22.00 kn)[4]
Boats & landing
craft carried
1 mini-submarine, 3 landing boats
Crew70 crew members[6]
Aviation facilities2 helicopter pads

M/Y Eclipse is a superyacht built by Blohm+Voss of Hamburg, Germany, the fourth longest afloat. Her exterior and interior were designed by Terence Disdale. The yacht was delivered to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich on 9 December 2010. At 162.5 metres (533 ft 2 in) long[5] Eclipse was the world's longest private yacht until the Azzam was launched in April 2013, which was 17.3 metres (56 ft 9 in) longer.[7] The yacht's cost has been estimated at €340 million.[3]


Eclipse docked in Nassau, January 2011

Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, and a disco hall.[8] 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.[3]

By 2009, Eclipse was also the largest vessel employing a rotor-based stabilization system[9] against roll motion at anchor and at low cruise speeds, based on the Magnus effect.[10][non-primary source needed]


The yacht in 2012 with one of the landing boats being launched

Eclipse was launched on 12 June 2009.[11] She arrived in Frederikshavn, Denmark, on 18 September 2009, for sea trials, and was delivered to Abramovich on 9 December 2010.[2] First pictures of the completed yacht were taken at Kristiansand, Norway, during her refuelling.[12]

In February 2011 Eclipse was made available for charter through SuperYachtsMonaco, a Monaco-based yacht brokerage company.[13]

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. Barts.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Motor Yacht ECLIPSE Launched". 12 June 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Superyacht Eclipse: World's Largest Yacht Delivered". 14 December 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Russian tycoon buys a yacht to eclipse all others". 17 June 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d "162.5m Eclipse Superyacht | Luxury Motor Yacht".
  5. ^ a b "Top 100 Largest Yachts". 16 December 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  6. ^ a b "M/Y Eclipse". 12 June 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Daniel Fisher (5 April 2013). "German Shipyard Launches World's Largest Private Yacht at 591 Feet". Forbes.
  8. ^ Pancevski, Bojan (20 September 2009). "Roman Abramovich Zaps Snappers with Laser Shield". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 1 December 2010.(subscription required)
  9. ^ Quantum Med Marine (2 June 2009). "Quantum Rotary Stabilizers" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Quantum Med Marine". Sales History. Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Eclipse | Blohm & Voss, Roman Abramovich, Recent Launches, Gigayachts, Terence Disdale |". 6 July 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  12. ^ "The world's biggest yacht in Kristiansand". 10 December 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  13. ^ "Superyacht Eclipse joins charter fleet of SuperYachtsMonaco". 23 February 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  14. ^ "The Megayachts of St. Martin". GCBC. Retrieved 28 July 2015.

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