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Manhattan, NY - Reclusive Billionaire's Yacht Docks In Midtown

Published on: February 15, 2013 08:56 AM
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FILE - The world's longest motor yacht 'Eclipse', owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is moored on the seafront off the coast of Antibes, southern France on August 14, 2011.FILE - The world's longest motor yacht 'Eclipse', owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is moored on the seafront off the coast of Antibes, southern France on August 14, 2011.

Manhattan, NY - Drawing double-takes and stares from surprised onlookers, the largest private yacht in the world, Eclipse, silently made its way up the Hudson and docked in Midtown yesterday.

Arriving seemingly unannounced, this rare appearance of the legendary vessel set off waves of speculation as to the reasons for its New York City visit.

Eclipse, currently the world’s largest privately owned yacht, belongs to Roman Abramovich, the billionaire Russian business mogul who is renown for his steadfast commitment to privacy—-a commitment that no doubt fueled speculation.

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According to CNBC (http://bit.ly/VYPfK2), a spokesperson for Mr. Abramovich declined to comment on the boat or its owner’s reasons for being in Manhattan.

Eclipse boasts a crew of over 60, replete with a large security force. It also features two helicopter pads, two swimming pools and a submarine.


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 Feb 15, 2013 at 09:06 AM Anonymous Says:

Must be nice.

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 Feb 15, 2013 at 10:12 AM BLONDI Says:

wow, who needs a cruise ?,this is much better

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 Feb 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM Benny Says:

Are there any appointments available to see Mr Abramovich for a donations?

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 Feb 15, 2013 at 01:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Making the world a better place or just sketching away his fortune on the blind ambition of a childhood party of real life drama. I am not a big ship guy but I guess if you really want to get the best out of life, go out to sea huh? Fun fun fun.

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 Feb 15, 2013 at 01:25 PM Reb Yid Says:

Two swimming pools, for tznius?

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 Feb 15, 2013 at 02:14 PM Anonymous Says:

too nauseating for me

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 Feb 15, 2013 at 03:16 PM CSLMoish Says:

Al Waleed the arab Billionaire is the one building a bigger one. If you read up about these guys, you'll find out that they're involved in a pathetic competition to out-yacht each other. They're miserable because they don't have the BIGGEST yacht. The mishna's montra "yesh lo muneh, rotzeh mosayim" is accurate to the tee!

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 Feb 15, 2013 at 03:32 PM Anonymous Says:

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CSLMoish Says:

Al Waleed the arab Billionaire is the one building a bigger one. If you read up about these guys, you'll find out that they're involved in a pathetic competition to out-yacht each other. They're miserable because they don't have the BIGGEST yacht. The mishna's montra "yesh lo muneh, rotzeh mosayim" is accurate to the tee!

wow! How jealous are you?

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