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Abramovich eyes Submarine after acquiring Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Abramovich acquires Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

 

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly acquired a £264million Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet adding to his £930million superyacht and £16million collection of cars.

The 50-seater aircraft is the world’s most expensive private jet with a base cost of £188million and a rumoured £76million of additional equipment to the billionaire’s taste, Forbes reported, citing industry sources.

According to Flight Radar data, the plane was flown from Basel in Switzerland, where it was prepared, ahead of trip to the Russian capital Moscow on December 18.

It is understood to have been built in 2015 for PrivatAir, a Swiss airline operator, but was never handed over to the company as it filed for bankruptcy in 2018.

The plane, thought to be Abramovich’s second private jet after his Boeing 767-33AER valued at £128million and currently on the market, is one of only 250 such aircraft in the world and is primarily owned and operated by major airlines.


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Only two such planes are thought to be privately owned  one used by Mexico’s leader as his presidential plane and the other used by UAS International Trip Support, which operates global luxury charter jet service ‘Dream Jet’.

A spokesman for Millhouse, the company that manages the 55-year-old Abramovich’s assets, declined to comment on the news.

Meanwhile in August, the Chelsea FC owner’s new £430million superyacht was spotted for the first time at sea, off the billionaire’s playground of Antibes on the French Riviera.

The 460ft vessel, Solaris, is the most costly custom-made superyacht ever built, with 48 cabins across eight decks, a crew of 60 and space for 36 guests.

Built in Bremerhaven, Germany, Solaris recently completed sea trials and was briefly berthed in Barcelona before moving across to Cape D’Ail near Monaco, and then Antibes.

It is thought to be his second superyacht after the Eclipse, a slightly longer boat which has been valued at £500million.

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All his guests can be accommodated in luxurious state rooms and travel between the boat’s eight decks by lift.

As well as a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and at least one swimming pool come as standard on boats such as these and, if the Solaris is anything like the 530ft Eclipse, it will also have a beauty salon, complete with beautician and hairdresser.

Eclipse has a night club with dance floor but Solaris instead has an outdoor ‘beach club’ at the aft section of the upper deck.

Solaris has a flotilla of 20 high-speed jet-skis and at least one helicopter to ferry guests from ship to shore. And it’s expected that Abramovich will also invest in a personal submarine.

 

 

 

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