World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #21: Ecstasea
Given the other big toys owned by Roman Abramovich (see Pelorus and Le Grand Bleu) and the rumors of other yachts he has under construction, no one would blame you for believing he’s collecting boats the way kids collect trading cards. The yacht has two helicopter landing areas—one forward, one aft, though the forward one, atop a heli hangar, is reportedly rarely used. Something that did get put to good use: her lines, as her crew attempted to help pull the sailing yacht Mirabella V off some rocks in the French Riviera in September 2004.
Y: 2004; B: Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt International; H: Steel; E: unknown
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.