Le Grand Bleu (yacht)
Le Grand Bleu
|Port of registry||Bermuda|
|Launched||10 March 2000|
|General characteristics |
|Length||112.80 m (370.1 ft)|
|Beam||17.68 m (58.0 ft)|
|Draft||4.60 m (15.1 ft)|
|Speed||17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)|
Le Grand Bleu is a superyacht. It was the 36th longest private yacht in the world in 2019, at 113-metre (371 ft) in length. It was built at the Bremer Vulkan yard in Bremen, Germany, and was launched in 2000. It was designed by Stefano Pastrovich and constructed by Kusch Yachts.
It was commissioned by John McCaw, Jr., an American businessman, who sold it to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in 2002. Abramovich had it 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.
The boat also carries two additional yachts, a 73-foot (22 m) sailing yacht, Bellatrix, and a 68-foot (21 m) motor yacht, Sirius A. It also features two Buzzi sports boats and a landing craft to carry a 4x4 Land Rover. It also has 2 helipads on the superstructure and aft deck.
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