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Admiral Abramovich launches his 300million mega-yachtski: The world's biggest yacht.
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Posted on 06/12/2009 6:55:03 PM PDT by GSP.FAN

It is the biggest private yacht in existence and comes with a missile-detection system, two helipads, a luxury spa, swimming pool and a miniature submarine. But when you're Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, only the most ostentatious displays of wealth will do. His latest baby is the Eclipse, a 557-footer reported to have cost a staggering

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Travel
KEYWORDS: russia; yachts
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Eclipsing the opposition: Roman Abramovich's new yacht slides out of the ship-yard in Hamburg, Germany. It comes with a raft of features including two heli-pads, a pool and a missile-detection system

1 posted on 06/12/2009 6:55:05 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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2 posted on 06/12/2009 6:56:42 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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It doesn’t seem that he’s too worried about his carbon footprint.


3 posted on 06/12/2009 6:58:06 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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damn, i could do some serious bass fishing with that thing.


4 posted on 06/12/2009 7:01:52 PM PDT by txroadkill (Vote Democrat - it's easier than working!)
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comes with a missile-detection system

Useless without a missile defense system. Gotta have some offense too -- maybe some cruise missiles and torpedoes.

5 posted on 06/12/2009 7:03:46 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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OK, here’s the deal. IF I was James Bond and was looking to foil a plot to take over the world....I’d start with this dinghy.


6 posted on 06/12/2009 7:04:07 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: txroadkill

Bass fishing? I’d use this baby to do some offshore drilling, if you get my drift.


7 posted on 06/12/2009 7:06:05 PM PDT by fhayek
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Yep, that’s a S.P.E.C.T.R.E craft if I’ve ever seen one. ...with Blofeld at the helm.


8 posted on 06/12/2009 7:07:02 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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The swim platform alone has to be twenty feet across. At 577’, it’s probably longer than at least half of the US Navy’s ships.


9 posted on 06/12/2009 7:09:13 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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First thing i thought this is something out of a James Bond movie..


10 posted on 06/12/2009 7:11:22 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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I’d use this baby to do some offshore drilling, if you get my drift.

I don't get it, what do you mean???

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11 posted on 06/12/2009 7:11:34 PM PDT by txroadkill (Vote Democrat - it's easier than working!)
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It comes with a raft of features including two heli-pads, a pool and a missile-detection system

So if they happen to detect an incoming missile, they can jump in the pool and put the raft on their heads?
12 posted on 06/12/2009 7:14:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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He's got me beat.

13 posted on 06/12/2009 7:14:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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"Gotta have some offense too -- maybe some cruise missiles and torpedoes. "

The yachting community has been talking about this yacht for years. The rumor is that it does/will have some kind of missile counter-measure aboard. The yacht's not completed yet, but there doesn't appear to be any kind of Phalanx pod.

14 posted on 06/12/2009 7:16:03 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: GSP.FAN

I like this one.

15 posted on 06/12/2009 7:16:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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HOLY COW! The docking fees will be pricey.


16 posted on 06/12/2009 7:16:42 PM PDT by mojo114
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“Russia’s richest man has flourished under president Vladimir Putin, with critics saying he used his government ties to take over former state-owned assets and reap the profits for personal use.”

Ah, yes, and soon to come to a town near you.

Remember to watch who ends up with the GM stock when it becomes public again.


17 posted on 06/12/2009 7:18:45 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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Me too..
18 posted on 06/12/2009 7:18:53 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: smokingfrog
Boy the length these mega boys will go to for lacking length in that “certain” male member!
19 posted on 06/12/2009 7:21:07 PM PDT by jedi150
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Who says crime doesn’t pay?


20 posted on 06/12/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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A couple of years ago I saw the 228’ yacht Floridian (owner Wayne Huizenga, the Blockbuster and Miami Dolphins guy) on the Chesapeake Bay. That thing was huge, but small in comparison to the Abramovich super mega giganticus yacht.


21 posted on 06/12/2009 7:22:47 PM PDT by Starboard
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A mere 414 feet. LOL.


22 posted on 06/12/2009 7:24:14 PM PDT by Starboard
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I need a link what is it? The world's fastest eco-boat is going to make an attempt at breaking the round the world speed record using human fat based fuel with a zero carbon footprint. The boat is owned by Pete Bethune, who mortgaged his house and sold all he and his wife's belongings to make it happen. The lunatic even had liposuction to donate some of his own fuel for the project - about 100ml worth. Two other much larger patrons contributed 10 liters in total. This made about 7 liters of fuel and will get the boat about 15 km (~9 miles) out of their 44,000+ km (28,000+ mile) journey. The current record for the journey is 75 days, and Bethune hopes to do it in around 65. The boat cost about $3 million to build, carries 3,000 gallons of fuel, and weighs 23 tons when full. No word if they intend on filling all 3,000 gallons with human-fat fuel, or a combo of that and other bio-fuel If they do plan on going all human fat, they need to get in contact with my wife. She could definitely fill that thing up. Or if they get low during the trip she could just float out and top them off. She's huge folks, it's gross. http://www.geekologie.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=globe&blog_id=1
23 posted on 06/12/2009 7:24:25 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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LOL.I think that is the least of his worries..


24 posted on 06/12/2009 7:26:11 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like the fly bridge. Pretty Yacht. Hope it serves them well.


25 posted on 06/12/2009 7:27:05 PM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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I hope he keeps it away from the waters off Somalia. lol


26 posted on 06/12/2009 7:29:20 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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My boat.
27 posted on 06/12/2009 7:30:45 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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I’d be happy with one half that size. OK, 1/10th. OK, I’d be happy with a SeaDoo.


28 posted on 06/12/2009 7:34:59 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus_(yacht)


29 posted on 06/12/2009 7:35:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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30 posted on 06/12/2009 7:37:51 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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Bad link..


31 posted on 06/12/2009 7:39:25 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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Putin will have it soon enough....


32 posted on 06/12/2009 8:01:27 PM PDT by cranked
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Octopus-yacht.jpg


33 posted on 06/12/2009 8:03:41 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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In a few years when he becomes El Presidente once again.


34 posted on 06/12/2009 8:15:32 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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Abramovich left his wife for this woman, Russian model Daria Zhukova.


35 posted on 06/12/2009 8:37:02 PM PDT by Justaham
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Is it Nuclear powered


36 posted on 06/12/2009 8:44:10 PM PDT by Canes101
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I do not understand why, it is not like she is hot./sarcasm off.
37 posted on 06/12/2009 8:48:24 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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Roman's first wife,Olga in 1987.


38 posted on 06/12/2009 9:00:09 PM PDT by Justaham
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Ah, I am glad that someone had an idea of where I was coming from. Putin loves to crush rich boys and take their toys.


39 posted on 06/12/2009 9:00:38 PM PDT by cranked
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Roman's second wife, Irina.


40 posted on 06/12/2009 9:02:39 PM PDT by Justaham
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Ahh, he just got it to pick up chicks


41 posted on 06/12/2009 9:09:20 PM PDT by tophat9000 ( We are "O" so f---ed)
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Elvis Hair alert.


42 posted on 06/12/2009 9:19:32 PM PDT by Pelham (California, formerly part of the USA)
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I hope he keeps it away from the waters off Somalia.

Indeed, otherwise his bodyguards will destroy half of Somalia. What do you think he needs two helipads for? :-) I'm sure he can afford a few new Ka-50 for example:

Armament

That should be sufficient to sink a few inflatable boats, and as a bonus to blow their town to smithereens.

43 posted on 06/12/2009 9:40:42 PM PDT by Greysard
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it’s probably longer than at least half of the US Navy’s ships.

Take a closer look at post #2...it certainly outsizes the German Navy!

44 posted on 06/12/2009 9:46:53 PM PDT by SR71A
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That's not Irina...That's Ivana....Ivana Banger.

In the interest of full disclosure, I used that on the other Abramavich thread that got deleted for being a dup.

45 posted on 06/12/2009 9:54:18 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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Everything about this story is boring, except the women.


46 posted on 06/12/2009 11:03:03 PM PDT by Boucheau
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I heard someplace that a man is only as old as the woman he’s bedding.. That explains old rich men and young women..:O)


47 posted on 06/13/2009 12:04:14 AM PDT by goat granny
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I hope he keeps it away from the waters off Somalia

Hmmmm....I don't know....obama had great 'success' in his part of the world


48 posted on 06/13/2009 12:30:43 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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IT'S WOLVERINE!!!!
49 posted on 06/13/2009 2:02:24 AM PDT by BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL (Certified Right Wing Extremist)
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I hope that after Obama gets done converting our nation to socialism, I get as rich as this former communist.


50 posted on 06/13/2009 8:25:44 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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