Is the “Eclipse” going to be the Biggest Yacht in 2013?

Eclipse

Look at this beautiful yacht and she is the biggest at the moment with a length of 164m and a Gross tonnage of 13000 tonnes. Owned by  Russian bilionaire Roman Abramovich. It is rumored that the price tag of this beautiful yacht came in at more then $1 billion…………..

It was launched in June 12, 2009 and it is for the moment the largest and most expensive yacht ever built. Now will this ranking change for 2013?

Some more figures:

Overview
Name: Eclipse
Type: Motor Yacht
Model: Custom
Sub Type:
Builder: Blohm + Voss Shipyards
Naval Architect: Blohm + Voss Shipyards
Exterior Designers: Terence Disdale
Interior Designer: Terence Disdale
Year: 2010
Flag: Bermuda
MCA: No
Class: Lloyds Register
Hull NB: 978
Hull Colour:
Dimensions
Length Overall: 164m (538′ 1″)
Length at Waterline:
Beam: 22m (72′ 2″)
Draft (min):
Draft (max): 5.90m (19′ 4″)
Gross Tonnage: 13000 tonnes
Accommodations
Guests: 36
Cabins Total: 18
Cabins:
1 Master,  17 VIP,
Crew: 70
Construction
Hull Configuration: Displacement
Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium
Deck Material:
Decks NB:
Engine(s)
Quantity: 4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Manufacturer:
Model: 20V 1163 TB93
Power: 0hp
Total Power: 0hp
Propulsion: Triple Screw
Performance & Capabilities
Max Speed: 25.0 kts
Cruising Speed: 22.0 kts
Range:
Fuel Capacity:
Water Capacity:
Equipment
Generator:
Stabilizers:
Thrusters:
Amenities: At anchor Stabilizers
Gym
Spa
Jacuzzi (on deck)
Sauna
Lift (Elevator)
Helicopter Landing Pad
Swimming Pool
Movie Theatre
Beach Club
Conference Facilities
Beauty Salon
Childrens Playroom
Dance Floor

As a standard it also comes with 3 speedboats and a submarine that can dive up to 160 feet. Security is foremost on Eclipse. The ship is equipped with a system that can detect unauthorized personnel and a defense system capable of launching missles. Abramovich’s yacht also features armor plating and bullet-proof glass in critical parts of the vessel. The ship is also shielded with an privacy feature in the form of lasers that monitor the area, and can shoot a beam of light directly at any cameras aiming to shoot photos of Abromovich or his guests.

You will need a bit of german language to understand this video:

Well the short answer to the above question is that in 2013 this big yacht will no longer be the biggest yacht in the world. As you can see in the video these projects are executed in secrecy so to get the details we will have to wait till closer to the time of launch. It will be called Azzam with an approx length of 180m……….. Cant wait to see it or sail it………

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