162m Eclipse spotted in Gibraltar
Eclipse, the 162-meter former largest yacht in the world has recently been spotted in Gibraltar according to Yacht Harbour.
Famously built for Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich as the flagship of his fleet, Eclipse was delivered in 2010 by German shipyard, Blohm+Voss (now part of Lurssen), as the largest yacht in the world, a title that she held until the delivery of the 180-meter Azzam in 2013.
Refitted in 2015, Eclipse boasts a 56-meter private owner's deck, a 16-meter swimming pool that can transform into open deck and can carry up to three helicopters at a time.
Although not on the open charter market, Eclipse is available for rent according to several sources at a rate of €3 million per week with the owner's team dealing with the management of the superyacht's operations themselves, without the involvement of any brokerage firm. This puts her at the top of the list of the most expensive yachts for charter.
Before Gibraltar, Eclipse was previously seen in Golfe-Juan, France, in Fort Lauderdale, St Martin, on the French Rivera and also in Gibraltar.
Photos by Nicholas Canepa