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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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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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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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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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