Wednesday, 1 July 2015

'Eclipse' - Superyacht in Greenock

Superyacht 'Eclipse' - owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich - arrived in Greenock today.

A very unusual visitor to our waters she caused quite a stir with the local population, and many cameras and mobiles where on display on the Esplanade after she anchored.

She is currently the world's second largest private yacht and built in 2010/11 at a cost of around €340 million, but is known as the 1.5 billion dollar yacht.

About seventy crew members are needed to operate the yacht and to serve guests. 

There are two helicopter pads, twenty-four guest cabins, and two swimming pools.

 She is equipped with three launch boats and a private submarine.

I doubt we'll see a larger superyacht on the Clyde, but you never know.

Meanwhile here's a fair selection of images taken throughout the day.

Passing Dunoon

Crew aboard Shows the Scale 

Approaching Greenock Esplanade

 Heading to Anchor

 At Anchor

At Anchor

 Tender Runs to Victoria Harbour

 A Closer Look

 Very Elegant

Evening Illuminations

More images are available at - - better resolution and options to licence.

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