Of Course the World's Most Expensive Private Yacht Has Its Own Laser…

What does one do with an extra $590 million burning a hole in his pocket? Well, if one is Chelsea boss and multi-kagillionaire Roman Abramovich, one commissions the construction of a floating pleasure island replete with early-warning missile detection. The only thing it's missing are those cute mini-giraffes. » 1/27/12 2:00am 1/27/12 2:00am

Anti-Paparazzi Laser Shield-Equipped Yacht No Match For Video Camera

It must be superyachting season, with Russian billionaires fighting for column inches about their most expensive/lavish/largest/laser-equipped yachts. Roman Abramovich's $1.2billion 557-foot Eclipse has appeared on film, as it sets sail from Germany this week. » 4/21/10 7:17am 4/21/10 7:17am

$1.2 Billion Russian Yacht Comes Equipped With Laser-Powered…

Famed Russian yacht-fanatic Roman Abramovich added a new feature to his 557-foot, $1.2 billion monstrosity, Eclipse: A laser shield that sweeps the boat's surroundings for paparazzi and then fires a bolt of light at the camera to destroy any photo. » 9/21/09 9:00pm 9/21/09 9:00pm

Russian Billionaire Floats Above Economy In $350 Million Mega Yacht

Ironically, even in this economy, the title of world's largest yacht lasted less than a month, as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich finally launched his record-setting 557-ft. megayacht "Eclipse" in Hamburg, Germany. » 6/14/09 3:00pm 6/14/09 3:00pm

Russian Billionaire Buys World's Largest Drill, Swears He Won't Drill…

The following is not the plot to an upcoming Bond film: Russian bootstrap billionaire and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich announced that his construction company, Infrastruktura, would spend $160 million on the world's largest drill. The drill, five meters wider than the current champ, built by the same… » 3/27/08 1:20pm 3/27/08 1:20pm