Eclipse spotted in St.Martin, the Caribbean
Eclipse, built by German shipyard Blohm & Voss in 2010, has been recently seen in St.Martin, the Caribbean, according to YachtHarbour.
Eclipse held the title of world’s largest private yacht until 2013, when the 180 metre Azzam stole the crown. At her launch the 164m yacht’s unprecedented size had ensured her construction had been shrouded in secrecy, and as such, subject to much rumour and speculation from both the international press and superyacht enthusiasts. Although not all the details of the luxury megayacht are unveiled, it is known that her interiors feature designs by the renowned London-based team at Terence Disdale Design.
It is believed that Eclipse boasts a military-grade missile defense system, armor plating and bulletproof windows, while hosting three helipads, a private theater and a fitness center. Her highlight is a 16 metre swimming pool that can be converted into a dance floor. Eclipse can reportedly accommodate 36 guests in 18 cabins as well as a crew of 70.
As for the performance, the megayacht is powered by 4 MTU 20V 1163 TB93 diesels, reaching a top speed of 25 knots and comfortably cruising at 22 knots.
World’s largest trimaran Galaxy Of Happiness spotted in Imperia, Italy
World’s largest trimaran Galaxy of Happiness, splashed at Latitude Yachts in Riga in April 2016, has been spotted in Gibraltar.
The 53m spaceship-like vessel features the exterior by Jean-Jacques Coste. At the time of the launch Valdis Irbe, co-owner of Latitude Yachts, said: “This was a great challenge for me and I was brave enough to agree to bring this project to life. I would like to thank the customer for giving his credence and opportunity to carry out this project of immense complexity”.
The interior was styled by Latitude Yachts and Jean-Jacques Coste and features an owner’s cabin and two guest cabins.
Built from a from a combination of fiberglass and carbon fibre, this project has been under development for nearly 30 months.
Performance wise the trimaran will ensure a maximum speed of 28 knots thanks to the twin 2600hp engines.