Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Superyacht the Eclipse, Photos

  • Roman Abramovich is seemingly scrambling to avoid sanctions from the UK by moving his superyachts.
  • One of those is The Eclipse, which cost $700 million to build and was once the biggest in the world.
  • That yacht was once in New York City and we took some photos.

Like other Russian oligarchs, Roman Abramovich is seemingly scrambling to avoid sanctions and that included quickly moving his superyachts to more friendly waters.

While Abramovich can’t move the Premier League football club Chelsea FC and must quickly sell the $3 billion club, his yachts are another matter.

Abramovich’s 553-foot long flagship is The Eclipse, estimated to have cost $700 million when built. After sanctions were initially dropped by the UK against Abramovich following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, his second “smaller” $600 million superyacht, Solaris, left Barcelona, ​​Spain, and moved to Montenegro. However, on March 13, the yacht then hastily left that port without refueling and moved on to Turkey.

Solaris was joined in Turkey by The Eclipse, which arrived from the Caribbean.

While the superyacht Eclipse is seemingly on the run from UK sanctions, it was once docked at Manhattan’s Pier 90 and Robert Johnson was able to get some pictures. Take a tour of the superyacht below.

Robert Johnson contributed to this post.

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