Published On: Sun, Jul 13th, 2014

Abramovich Yacht, World’s Second Largest, Mooring in Malta

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There’s a 100 foot longer yacht out there on the ocean waves, and it’s owned by royal Arabs.
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Abramovich yacht
The “Eclipse,” a huge yacht belonging to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the second largest private yacht in the world, in fact, estimated value $1.5 billion, has moored at Boliers Wharf in Senglea, Malta, for repair works.

The 489-foot yacht employs a 70-man crew, tending to an astonishing 24 guest suites.

Like I said, a really, really big yacht.

But not the biggest. It used to be. Until, last summer, the Emirati royal family bought the world’s biggest yacht, knocking Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s off the top spot.

But he still owns Chelsea, which is the best soccer team in parts of London.

Azzam, the Arabs’ yacht, is 54 foot longer.

In yachts, apparently, size totally matters. Which is why we refuse to bet on Azzam remaining the biggest, at 590 foot. Stay tuned for the 600 foot yacht on your shores soon enough.

Meanwhile, life’s not so bad in second place. The Abramovich luxury yacht has two helipads, three launch boats, two swimming pools, a nightclub, a hair salon, a movie theater and, naturally, a restaurant.

It really should have two synagogues, one where Roman prayes and the other where he won’t set foot if you paid him a million dollars.

Make that a billion dollars, I suppose.

Roman Abramovich is a Russian billionaire who owns the private investment company Millhouse LLC. His fortune is estimated at $14.6 billion.

That’s a lot of yachts.

In 2003, Abramovich bought the Chelsea Football Club and poured enough cash into it to turn it into one of Europe’s most successful clubs.

Finally, according to Malta Today, which ran the initial, story, the Abramovich yacht arrived in Malta from Egypt. The plot thickens?

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