- Roman Abramovich is apparently trying to avoid UK sanctions by moving his superyachts.
- One of them is The Eclipse, which cost $700 million to build and was once the largest in the world.
- This yacht was once in New York and we took pictures.
Like other Russian oligarchs, Roman Abramovich is apparently trying to avoid sanctions, including quickly moving his superyachts to friendlier waters.
While Abramovich can’t move Premier League soccer club Chelsea FC and must quickly sell the club for $3 billionhis yachts are another matter.
Abramovich’s 553-foot-long flagship is The Eclipse, which was estimated to 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 sailed from Barcelona, Spain, and moved to Montenegro. However, on March 13, the yacht then hurriedly left this port without refueling and headed for Turkey.
Solaris was joined in Turkey by The Eclipse, which arrived from the Caribbean.
While the superyacht Eclipse is apparently on the run from UK sanctions, it was once moored at Manhattan’s Pier 90 and Robert Johnson was able to take some photos. Take a tour of the superyacht below.
Robert Johnson contributed to this post.