In our time we’ve seen some grandiose boats. And by boats we mean yachts, otherwise known as “stink pots” – the name is presumably derived from the grotesque amount of fuel they burn. But nothing, at least to date, compares to the M/Y Eclipse. This beast measures 538-feet long and was built for Roman Abramovich.
The shear size of this boat isn’t the only aspect of this floating home that makes it notable. All 24 of the guest cabins include their very own 6-foot movie screen. Say what?!? In addition to the guest cabin amenities, which better have walk in showers, heated floors and diamond encrusted mirrors – at least as far as we’re concerned – there are two swimming pools, a plethora of hot tubs, its very on discotheque, two helipads, a mini sub and three smaller boats that are probably anything but a dinghy.
The upkeep in the ship is an astounding $60 million a year, which sounds even too rich for those of a billionaire status. Fortunately, if the owner welches on his payments, there is long range radar to protect from an influx of missile attacks, anti-bugging devices and a bridge and master cabin that are finished in armor platting and bullet proof windows. Last but not least, a system looks for cameras (i.e. paparazzi) and directs a laser at them blinding the would be celebrity photographer from snapping a lurid pic.