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  • Russian Billionaire's Mega-Yacht Makes Waves in NYC

    02/15/2013 5:10:49 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2-15-2013 | Robert Frank
    <p>On Wednesday, a private yacht sailed slowly and quietly up the Hudson River and docked near midtown Manhattan. This wasn't just any yacht, however. It was Eclipse -- the largest private yacht in the world. And its presence is sure to touch off a frenzy of speculation about its owners and future.</p>
  • Russian's new mega-yacht leaves German dockyard one year late

    12/10/2010 6:47:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Russian's new mega-yacht leaves German dockyard one year late Berlin - The biggest luxury yacht on the planet, the 535- foot Eclipse, on Thursday left the German dockyard where it was built, presumably bound for delivery to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Legends have surrounded the huge white boat ever since its keel was laid down in a Hamburg dockyard. It is being delivered a year late, reportedly because of a dispute with Abramovich over the price. Some insiders claimed this week the wallpaper was manta-ray leather and the decoration included real fossils. But they denied claims in British tabloids that...
  • The New Megayachts: Too Much of a Good Thing? [What would Thorstein Veblen say?]

    01/13/2006 6:30:04 AM PST · by Racehorse · 7 replies · 2,308+ views
    New York Times ^ | 13 January 2006 | Michelle Higgins
    IN an effort to capitalize on the megadollars that megayachts can bring to a harbor area, coastal resorts around the globe are racing to build or retrofit their marinas to accommodate the colossal cruisers. [. . .] . . . new marinas . . . are being developed . . . To keep megayacht owners busy - not to mention spending - while their boats are parked at the marina, developers are surrounding their ports with high-end restaurants and retail shops. To entice yacht owners and their entourages to stay longer, they are also building luxury condominiums and five-star hotels....