Solaris Is the World’s Most Expensive Custom Yacht

Solaris, Roman Abramovich yacht
Image: Julien Hubert

New photos of Roman Abramovich’s US$610 million megayacht have been released and the images are just stunning. Solaris is the billionaire’s brand new toy that is expected to be delivered to him by this year.

In comparison to the Chelsea FC owner’s Eclipse that was built in 2010, the Solaris is smaller and less expensive but still packs a punch. The megayacht is reportedly the world’s most technologically advanced and most expensive custom yacht. That is not a surprise considering how the vessel is tailor-made for one of the richest men in the world.

Solaris is 460 feet (140 metres) long, with 48 cabins across eight decks and can accommodate a crew of 60 and space for 36 guests. This uber-luxurious megayacht is also one of the world’s safest vessels and this is important for Abramovich and his circle of friends. To that end, Solaris comes with state-of-the-art security including a radar-controlled missile detection system, bulletproof windows and armoured protection.

Solaris, Roman Abramovich yacht
Image: Julien Hubert

With security measures in place, Abramovich and his guests can enjoy the various amenities available onboard. There is a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and possibly a beauty salon too. The Eclipse is known to have a nightclub but for Solaris, it will have an outdoor “beach club” at the aft section of the upper deck. Not to mention, the megayacht will also have its own flotilla of jet-skis and a helipad.

This giant spectacle was a product of German shipyard Lloyd Werft and has been undergoing sea trials from Barcelona to Cape D’Ail. It has since berthed in Antibe, on the French Riviera. Currently, it is reported that Abramovic is on a vacation off Croatia on his Eclipse and the billionaire will most likely board the Solaris when he is back.

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