Abramovich’s £430m Solaris superyacht nears completion

Roman Abramovich’s new £430 million superyacht has been seen for the first time as it nears completion at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany.

The 460ft (140m) Solaris, equipped with a helipad, swimming pool, outdoor beach club, jacuzzi and spa, will soon undertake sea trials before the 54-year-old Chelsea Football Club owner sets sail in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The eight-deck yacht has been fitted with 48 cabins and is able to sleep 36 guests, as well as 60 crew. Two high-tech electrical engines called Azipods will drive the new superyacht, which according to The Sun, “will make it the most powerful yacht in the world”.

Its super-efficient propellers which can turn through 360 degrees, are said to be able to provide incredible manoeuvrability rendering a rudder unnecessary.

Despite its size, this new vessel is actually smaller than the superyacht Abramovich already owns – the 533ft (162M) Eclipse

As well as Solaris and Eclipse, the Russian is reported to have previously owned at least five other superyachts, including the 162ft (49m) Sussurro, the 282ft (86m) Ecstasea, the Luna and the Pelorus, both 377ft (115m), and the 371ft (113m) Grand Bleu.

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