Quickly-to-be-ousted Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly ‘hiding’ his two luxurious super yachts in Turkish waters to prevent them from getting seized via prospective government sanctions.
The Russian billionaire has had his life turned upside down within the wake of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, with oligarchs around the globe dealing with intense scrutiny over their ties to the Kremlin.
After being forced to relinquish management of Chelsea, and having his UK-based properties seized, Abramovich is now scrambling to guard his remaining property and has moved his £400 million superyacht Eclipse from the Caribbean to the jurisdictionally secure Mediterranean waters of Turkey.
The 160-metre boat, which was the world’s longest non-public yacht when it first launched, options two helicopter pads, two swimming swimming pools, a number of scorching tubs and even a mini submarine. For security reasons, Eclipse has also been fitted with a missile detection system, missile launchers and a high-tech self-defence system.
Additional experiences have confirmed that Abramovich’s second yacht, Solaris, additionally arrived in Turkey at this time, having previously been docked in Spain and Montenegro.
Stretching a measly 138-metres, Solaris pales compared to Eclipse, however nonetheless boasts eight decks, a helipad, a swimming pool and a spacious solar lounge and is believed to probably the most technologically superior yachts ever created, with a radar-controlled missile detection system, bulletproof windows and a fully-armoured aluminium hull.
Abramovich, who seems to have a penchant for luxurious boats, has owned seven yachts in his time and has been crusing Eclipse since 2010, and Solaris as of simply final 12 months.
Considering his private Boeing 767-33A/ER jet – which has the identical air missile avoidance system as US Presidential aircraft Air Pressure One – and the £16 million worth of supercars he owns – together with a Pagani Zonda R, a Porsche 911 GT1 Evo and a Bugatti Veyron – it’s truthful to say the 55-year-old has constructed up one heck of a fleet of super autos.
And he clearly has lots more to lose if the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine battle worsens.
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