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Russian Billionaire´s Mega-Yacht
Makes Waves in NYC

CNBC, by Robert Frank

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Posted By:Oblio, 2/15/2013 7:09:37 AM

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. Seeing Eclipse docked off the midtown piers is the boating world equivalent of seeing a blue whale swim up the Hudson in the dead of winter. It just doesn´t happen -- or hasn´t happened. Eclipse´s owner, the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, is famously private and averse to publicity.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/15/2013 7:30:04 AM     (No. 9177593)

I´ve see the 128´ Black Sheep at Fisherman´s Village in Punta Gorda, FL but this one is four times the size of that one. Yikes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/15/2013 7:37:05 AM     (No. 9177600)

Russia has one of the biggest separations of wealth in the world but world poverty nags don´t bother them one bit. The reason is they know it´s a waste of time just like nagging China to clean up their air. Instead americans have to go broke cleaning up these problems. Mexico´s carlos Slim is another multi billionaire who says charity leads to laziness.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/15/2013 7:42:47 AM     (No. 9177608)

So someone "averse to publicity" drives his ginormous yacht up the Hudson River and docks it "near midtown Manhattan". This during the frenzy of fashion week. Yeah, that´s keeping a low profile.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/15/2013 8:15:15 AM     (No. 9177660)

Read this guy´s history in Wikipedia.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: VeteranAmerican, 2/15/2013 8:17:20 AM     (No. 9177663)

obywon and the dimtards will find some way to tax him

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/15/2013 8:45:27 AM     (No. 9177703)

Wait until he calls Bloomers and tells him he´s dumping his trash as he leaves NY Harbor...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 2/15/2013 9:04:00 AM     (No. 9177753)

Calling James Bond!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jackie, 2/15/2013 9:48:27 AM     (No. 9177856)

Aaah #1.. your bought back wonderful memories mentioning Punta Gorda... Riviera Oyster Bar...BEST seafood around..


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Reply 9 - Posted by: ragenrylie, 2/15/2013 10:24:35 AM     (No. 9177931)

and #8 - #1´s post has that yacht at Sarasota´s Marina Jack! I made Sarasota my hometown, fleeing the ever growing taxes of my home state of DE. DE used to be at least a little conservative (Bill Roth Pete DuPont) but not for 10+ years. I voted with my feet and now can´t go a week without visiting "Owen´s Fish Camp" for dinner!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/15/2013 12:31:10 PM     (No. 9178189)

#8 I´ll have to look that up. The Black Sheep was in Sarasota for the holidays and was due back in PG. I haven´t been to Fisherman´s Village recently to see if it´s there.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/16/2013 2:19:18 AM     (No. 9179243)

That´s nothing.
I have two yachts.
A front yacht and a back yacht.

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