Roman Abramovich’s £1.5 billion Mega Yacht ECLIPSE back at Blohm + Voss for refit

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Roman Abramovich’s mega yacht Eclipse has been recently spotted at her home yard – Blohm + Voss – in Germany, where according to the Daily Mail she will undergo some renovating work. One of the world’s largest superyachts, the breath-taking 536ft long £1.5 billion motor yacht Eclipse was custom-made for the Chelsea FC owner in 2010.

Roman Abramovich's yacht at Blohm Voss, Hamburg Photo by Rex Features

Roman Abramovich’s yacht at Blohm Voss, Hamburg Photo by Rex Features

French architect Hermidas Atabeyki has superbly penned the striking Eclipse yacht. She boasts stylish and elegant interiors by Terence Disdale Design studio and Greenline Yacht Interiors, which can sleep up to 34 guests in maximum luxury and comfort.

Roman Abramovich with his wife aboard Mega Yacht Eclipse

Roman Abramovich with his wife Photo credit to XPXEP/Xclusive Plx

Luxury yacht Eclipse boasts all the amenities of a Mega Yacht, including a cinema, two swimming pools, two helicopter pads, around 30 cabins, a mini-submarine, and even a missile defence system, in addition to conference facilities, children’s playroom, beauty salon, dance floor and sauna.

Feadship launched Luxury Superyacht KISS on Valentine’s Day

Posted in Motor yacht, New Launches, Private Yachts, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2015 by luxuryyachts

What better day to choose for a launch of a beautiful 46m superyacht called KISS than the 14th of February, a.k.a the Valentine’s Day! Feadship announced the launch of motor yacht KISS this weekend and revealed that the story behind KISS yacht is linked in a number of ways to the multi-award winning 46,22 superyacht COMO, launched in 2014.   

Here’s what Feadship said in regard to the launch:

“With yachts like Como and Kiss, we are effectively building a sporty type boat around our average size of over 15 years ago, but now with all the know-how and intelligence Feadship has developed,” De Vries explains. “This facilitates a clever approach to high-end production, one which remains entirely custom while keeping the costs of a Feadship of this size within the bounds of reason.”

Motor yacht KISS - Image credit to Feadship

Motor yacht KISS – Image credit to Feadship

Half a year after signing the contract for Como yacht, architect and designer Ed Dubois came to Feadship with another client. “Ed was highly appreciative of the way that the Feadship yards work with outside designers as well as the in-house naval architects at Feadship De Voogt,” De Vries continues. “Even though Como and Kiss have similar looks they are very different yachts. Most if not all yards would have taken a platform approach based on Como’s hull, offering the client a discount for the reduced amount of engineering. That’s not how Feadship does things.

“The owner of Kiss required a more conventional speed of 16 knots (Como is 19), so she has a different power plant. And while Como is a sports boat with an open top deck, Kiss has a complete master penthouse on the upper deck. This obviously added both volume and weight to the yacht, hence requiring a revised lines plan. Make no mistake, these are two different Feadships.”

Where super yacht Kiss did benefit from the Como project was Feadship’s enhanced ability to standardise not the product but the process. Successfully incorporating the production methods and the majority of engineering phases used on Como made Kiss cost-effective in production while still resulting in an entirely bespoke superyacht.

Kiss superyacht is also the most complex object ever to have been metallically painted, featuring a stunning metallic black hull with a red stripe on the waterline. This was another specific request by the client and required Feadship to develop special mixing machines and electrically-charged spray guns in order that all the metallic flakes would be in perfect order.

The interior of Kiss yacht is from the boards of Redman Whiteley Dixon and features a stark, crisp look. Mark Whiteley and Toby Ecuyer started together, Toby and Douglas Hynd completed the design work. “They did a fantastic job on Kiss,” adds De Vries.“It is never easy to take over an interior design project once underway and, on behalf of Feadship, I would like to say how impressed we are again with RWD’s work.”

The powerful and purposeful exterior Dubois profile, with its large bulwark window measuring some 6.5 metres in width, generates a sporty ambience. A sense of openness is enhanced by the giant doors adjacent to the main entrance, which slide out three metres either side. All this combines to bathe the restfully austere interior in natural light, making for a genuinely soothing experience.

The complete owner’s deck – an unusual feature for a yacht under 50 metres – makes the most of both the volume and interior space. An aluminium-plated sun roof opens up to add to the light interior vibe. More al fresco-like pleasures include a sun deck with Jacuzzi and a transom swim platform with swim ladder and underwater platform.

Motor yacht Kiss also features superior accommodation for eight guests in four suites as well as four crew cabins, a staff room and a captain’s cabin positioned near the raised pilothouse.

Technical specs

Type: Twin screw motor yacht, aluminium hull and superstructure

Length overall: 46.40m 152’3”

Beam overall: 9.00m 29’6”

Draught (loaded): 2.28m 7’6”

Fuel capacity: 51,000 litres 13,473 US Gallons

Fresh water capacity: 16,000 litres 4,227 US Gallons


Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects

Exterior styling: Dubois Naval Architects

Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon


Main engines: 2x Caterpillar C32 / 895 kW @ 1800 rpm

Generators: 2x Caterpillar 6.6 – 2x 125 kW – 1500 rpm

Stabilizers: Quantum zero-speed stabilizers


Owner: The upper deck is devoted to the owner, stateroom situated here with prominent views around the whole yacht.

Guests: VIP stateroom on the main deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck. All of the guest accommodation is ensuite.

Crew: Four crew in two crew cabins; two in captain’s cabin, two in engineer’s cabin. Storage rooms, laundry, galley and crew mess on lower deck, twin staff

Palmer Johnson World Yacht

Posted in Motor yacht with tags , , , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by luxuryyachts

Palmer Johnson has now introduced a 82 meter Ice Class superyacht design – Palmer Johnson World – a new design concept which combines the ability to cruise in remote destinations with exceptional sea keeping capabilities, in a variety of demanding conditions, otherwise know as an expedition style yacht. Of course the private yacht luxury and elegance of the highest level will remain available to guests in this large and impressive expedition style superyacht. The new yacht is the Palmer Johnson World superyacht with an article found here at


Italian designers Nuvolari and Lenard have created a concept for the six deck interior and exterior living areas that is to a high level of comfort and luxury – the Palmer Johnson World superyacht.


The luxury motor yacht contemporary emphasis on a healthy and balanced active living and as such there is the ample use of large open spaces and extensive panoramic sea views.

Alloy Yachts launches 52m luxury sailing yacht Mondango

Posted in sailing yacht with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by luxuryyachts
luxury yacht mondango

luxury yacht mondango

Alloy Yachts (from New Zealand) and Dubois design (England) has once again teamed up to create another very significant large sailing superyacht.  Her interior design is by Reymond Langton and features contemporary styling utilising oak wood and macassar ebony timbers. Mondango is the fifth yacht over 50m built by Alloy Yachts and she was launched on Thursday, 18 September 2008 in Auckland. She has a beam of 10.2m (33.5ft), draws 4.9m (16.1ft) and a displacement of 350 tonnes. She is built to Lloyds Classification and the Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2.

The 52m (170ft) flybridge ketch riged luxury sailing yacht Mondango built for an international businessman and his wife. Mondango is another successful Dubois Naval Architects design and her her dark blue hull is similar to the recent sailing yacht Red Dragon. Another difference between the two recent yachts is the ketch configuration (2 masts) which makes the yacht ideal for long distance cruising.

Also her superstructure extends further aft, creating a large cockpit area, and her side windows and the curved rear window of the cockpit open and close at the touch of a button allowing the cockpit to be climate controlled, or open to the sea breeze.

Mondango was launched in the traditional way with champagne across the bow and then made its way under the control of two tugs from the yard to the Viaduct Basin in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. In the following weeks, the carbon fibre Southern Spars masts were stepped and engine and sailing trials were undertaken.

Sails are by North Sails and are handled by 18 captive and eight vertical winches, all of which were designed and built by Alloy Yachts. The triple headsails furl on Reckmann furlers.

The main engine is a 3412D 1200hp caterpillar and she is fitted with two 90kw Northern Lights generators.

Striking 60M Mega Yacht ROCK.IT by FEADSHIP – An Entirely Bespoke Yacht

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Uncategorized, Yacht Builders, Yacht Photos with tags , on November 24, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Take a look at the striking 60m mega yacht ROCK.IT by Feadship in the photos below, released by Feadship Fanclub, unveiling the yacht’s breath-taking interiors for the very first time. Fast from the outside, cozy on the inside, motor yacht ROCK.IT boasts the first-time application on a superyacht of an intuitive control and manoeuvring system developed for naval applications.

ROCK.IT Yacht spotted in Port Everglades - Photo by Rob Starling and Feadship Fanclub

ROCK.IT Yacht spotted in Port Everglades – Photo by Rob Starling and Feadship Fanclub

Built for an experienced owner, luxury yacht ROCK.IT features beautiful classic modern interiors, comfortably sleeping up to 10 guests across five lavish cabins, including the generous owner’s stateroom. Guests are pampered by a crew of 12 members, sleeping in one captain’s cabin and six crew cabins.

Motor Yacht ROCK.IT – Main Deck Bar & Lounge – Photo by Feadship Fanclub

Motor Yacht ROCK.IT – Main Deck Bar & Lounge – Photo by Feadship Fanclub

Moreover, superyacht ROCK.IT is fitted with revolutionary technology, as in the installation of a unique control system that includes a semi-DP autopilot system. This allows the vessel to keep its heading at anchor, hovering on the main engine and the thrusters. Optimal use of the various manoeuvring modes is made by means of a three-axis steering joystick with a rotational factor.

Second Largest Yacht in the World – Massive 162M Blohm+Voss Giga Yacht ECLIPSE spotted at her home yard

Posted in Giga Yacht, Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Private Yachts, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers, Yacht Photos with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Currently the second largest yacht in the world, the massive 162,5m Blohm+Voss giga yacht ECLIPSE was spotted at her home yard in Germany’s Hamburg by Juergen Schepers. Luxury yacht ECLIPSE has already visited the Hamburg yard earlier this year, when reportedly a cinema, disco and a Formula 1 simulator were added to her already rich list of special features aboard. Is she undergoing another refit?

162m superyacht Eclipse at the Blohm + Voss yard in Hamburg, Germany – Photo credit to Juergen Schepers

Mega Yacht ECLIPSE at Blohm + Voss – Photo by Juergen Schepers

Owned by Roman Abramovich, the 2010-delivered superyacht ECLIPSE with exterior design by Hemidas Atabeyki and interior design by Terence Disdale and Greenline Yacht Interiors is a very private yacht with little information about her released so far. She can sleep an amazing number of 34 guests in pure luxury, and is even believed to feature a missile defence system and protective bullet-proof windows.

Launch of Impressive 61M Mega Yacht JUST J’s – The Largest Yacht built by Hakvoort to date

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, New Launches, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Dutch builder, Hakvoort, has successfully launched their largest yacht to date – the impressive 61m mega yacht JUST J’s, known before as project Golden Age. Luxury motor yacht JUST J’s has been entirely designed by Sinot Yacht Design, with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design.

61m superyacht Just Js on the water - Image credit to Hakvoort Shipyard

61m superyacht Just Js on the water – Image credit to Hakvoort Shipyard

Superyacht JUST J’s can comfortably sleep up to 14 guests across 7 deluxe cabins. The many cool features on board include a dedicated owner’s deck above the main deck with large skylight in the deckhead above, as well as a dedicated massage room, a hammam and steam shower, a large pool on the sundeck and the ability to launch two large tenders from both port and starboard.

Luxury yacht JUST J’s will now have her mast fitted and final finishing work done. Subsequently, she will undergo her first sea trials.

Lurssen delivers 123M Mega Yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers, Yacht Videos with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2015 by luxuryyachts

The highly respected German shipyard, Lurssen, has successfully delivered their latest 123,2m custom mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY, previously known as Project TATIANA. Luxury superyacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY was spotted by DiFooll on the Wesser River in Germany last week, while heading to Gibraltar.

Believed to be designed by Martin Francis of the Francis Design Studio, the massive 123,2m motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY was launched in March 2015. Spreading over six impressive decks, she is said to boast beautiful interiors by Alberto Pinto, and hosts a very large midships upper deck garage for her SOLAS tenders and a large swimming pool on the upper aft deck.

Striking 76M Superyacht NORTHERN STAR by LURSSEN – One of the Largest Yachts on display at FLIBS 2015

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers, Yacht events with tags , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2015 by luxuryyachts

The striking 76m superyacht NORTHERN STAR by LURSSEN will attend the next month’s Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show as one of the largest yachts on display. Luxury mega yacht NORTHERN STAR will undoubtedly attract attention of many visitors at this year’s FLIBS.

Northern Star Yacht by Lurssen

Northern Star Yacht by Lurssen

Beautifully designed by bespoke Espen Oeino, NORTHERN STAR superyacht boasts a traditional superyacht appearance both inside and out. Her unique country manor interior, designed by Pauline Nunns, can sleep up to 12 guests in six magnificently appointed staterooms, including a master suite, three double cabins and two twin cabins.

Able to withstand worldwide cruising conditions and climes, luxury explorer yacht NORTHERN STAR by LURSSEN boasts such remarkable amenities as a glass elevator, movie theatre and swimming pool. Moreover, she is fitted with the ice-class hull and ultra-modern stabilization system, which lessens the roll motion effect while underway to deliver maximum comfort.

Awe-inspiring 85M Mega Yacht WHITE LION by Nobiskrug

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers with tags , , , on October 13, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Nobiskrug from Germany has proudly unveiled their latest 85m mega yacht WHITE LION. Currently in the engineering phase, the awe-inspiring motor yacht WHITE LION boasts sophisticated exterior design by Igor Lobanov. According to Nobiskrug, WHITE LION’s estimated delivery time is set for just ahead of summer 2018, with the keel laying expected to take place in the upcoming months.

85m mega yacht WHITE LION by Nobiskrug and Lobanov Naval Design

85m mega yacht WHITE LION by Nobiskrug and Lobanov Naval Design

WHITE LION yacht offers stylish and elegant accommodation to up to 14 guests across 7 magnificent cabins. Among her many remarkable features belongs a huge beach club and dedicated pool deck with technical areas for the storing of 10m tenders, as well as a helicopter landing facility.

Luxury yacht WHITE LION will represent one of the first vessels to adhere to the IMO’s Tier III propulsion requirements, expected to take affect next year. This is a standard put in place to keep emissions to a minimum by introducing control technologies such as various forms of water induction into the combustion process.

Sunseeker puts First £16m Sunseeker 131 Yacht into the water

Posted in Motor yacht, New Launches, Superyacht, Yacht Builders with tags , , on October 5, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Last week, the well known British shipyard, Sunseeker Yachts, put the first £16m Sunseeker 131 Yacht into the water for the very first time, ahead of her official launch and delivery scheduled for early 2016. Her Owner was on board to inspect the progress on the yacht.

Sunseeker 131 Yacht on the water - Photo by

Sunseeker 131 Yacht on the water – Photo by

The main deck of Sunseeker 131 Yacht features a lounge, separate dining area and full galley, while the upper deck offers a sky lounge, cocktail bar and access to a lovely ‘sky deck’. The vessel is designed to comfortably cruise at 10 knots for 1,500 nautical miles or at 23 knots for ultimate performance.


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