World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #10: Le Grand Bleu
#10: LE GRAND BLEU—370'0"
Who needs tenders like PWCs and rubber ducks? Le Grand Bleu has a 74-foot sailboat and a 67-foot speedboat, both stowed on her vast aft deck along with a helicopter. Eugene Shvidler, an asset-management and oil billionare from Russia who became an American citizen two decades ago, reportedly received the yacht as a gift in 2006. From whom? Roman Abramovich (see Pelorus, no. 9), who also has a share in the asset-management company he runs. (And to think, our friends give us only T-shirts...)
Y: 2000; B: Vulkan, Germany; N: Kusch Yachtagentur; H: Steel; E: 2/4,570-hp Deutz-MWMs
This article originally appeared in the August 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.