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One of the most spectacular superyachts ever built

Originally commissioned by a Saudi businessman, Pelorus was delivered in 2003 and used for just one long cruise before being sold in 2004. The top bidder at that time was Russian business tycoon and Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich, and this became the first of his growing fleet of superyachts. The top deck of the vessel has a lido with two swimming pools, in addition to the boat’s two helipads, various other extravagant features and a large door in the hull opens to a deck with a wide choice of smaller vessels. She is powered by two 3,900kW Wärtsilä V12 engines – that’s enough power for a car ferry.
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In 2009 the yacht became part of Irina Abramovich’s divorce settlement and she sold it to American business magnate David Geffen in 2011 for a reported $300 million.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Now yachts like these lurk where you will never find them, save that my local knowledge of southmost Peloponnese knows where they will make berth for the night.

    Enjoying pavement cafe life far out in off the beaten track Greece of the SW Peloponnese.

    And they know the most beautiful spots to watch the huge globe of burning sun slip below the waves of an empty sea and sit up on deck under an impossibly huge moon.

    Sat in some of the best restaurants in the region, that might not be luxury but best in Greek cuisine, fresh and local produce and with views to die for from your restaurant seat.

    But I’m not telling. The rich already know.

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