Le Grand Bleu (yacht)

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Le Grand Bleu
Owner: Eugene Shvidler
Port of registry:  Bermuda
Builder: Bremer Vulkan
Launched: 2000
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Tonnage: 5,556 GT
Length: 112.80 m (370.1 ft)
Beam: 17.68 m (58.0 ft)
Draft: 4.60 m (15.1 ft)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Deutz-MWM SBV16M 628 diesel engines;
  • 9,140 hp (6,820 kW) total
Propulsion: Twin screws
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Crew: 35

Le Grand Bleu is a superyacht. She was the 36th longest private yacht in the world in 2019, at 113-metre (371 ft) in length.[2] She was built at the Bremer Vulkan yard in Bremen, Germany, and was launched in 2000. She was designed by Stefano Pastrovich and constructed by Kusch Yachts.[3] She was previously owned by John McCaw, Jr., an American businessman, who sold her to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in 2002. Abramovich had her refitted to his own preferences by HDW in Kiel, Germany. This included an internal refit and the addition of a 5-metre (16 ft) swim platform.


In June 2006, Abramovich lost Le Grand Bleu in a bet to her current owner, friend and business partner Eugene Shvidler.

Le Grand Bleu is powered by two 9,730 bhp Deutz engines.[4] Interiors were designed by Terence Disdale.

Le Grand Bleu Tender

After departing the yard, Le Grand Bleu headed for the Mediterranean. She was in Monaco in May 2004.

A mini refit in Port Canaveral, FL in 2008, included a "green" wastewater treatment system in addition to the current Lloyd's certified system, which allows the ship to reuse the wastewater after treatment rather than discharging direct into the sea.

The boat also boasts two additional yachts on individual cranes that she carries on the topside of the aft of the boat - one is a 73-foot (22 m) sailboat (on the port side), and the other is a 68-foot (21 m) powerboat (on the starboard side).[citation needed]

At the 10-year survey, the work at Peters Yard, Wewelsfleth, Germany, added of a beach club on the port side among others modifications. The hull was also repainted.[citation needed]

Le Grand Bleu 31July010.jpg

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Le Grand Bleu Specifications". SuperYachts. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Le Grand Bleu Story". Pastrovich Studio. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Kusch Yachts | Yachtconsulting and Construction - Le Grand Bleu". Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Kusch Yachts | Yachtconsulting and Construction - Le Grand Bleu". Kusch Yachts. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012 – via www.kusch-yachts.com.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Pastrovich Studio, Photos and specifications of LGB