Roman Abramovich’s newest megayacht is a $610 million fortress – Solaris can zap drones in the air, it has pirate-proof secret passageways, a radar-based anti-missile system, windows bulletproof and armored cabins.

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich is a very rich man and he really likes to live his role. Its exceptional collection of superyachts and private planes can even make wealthy billionaires jealous and quick. The owner of Chelsea FC presents not one but two spectacular superyachts, the 590 million dollar Eclipse megayacht which has an onboard missile defense system, a futuristic laser shield, an escape pod, a submarine and three helicopters. And the larger-than-life, $610 million Solaris megayacht. Below is a detailed look inside the mammoth of the high seas and what makes it one of the most powerful ships in the world:

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Solaris, the superyacht of superyachts
The nearly 460ft behemoth is obviously not short on space, so it easily houses 48 cabins on eight cascading decks. The most expensive bespoke superyacht ever built requires no less than 60 crew members to maintain and captivates 36 guests on board.

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With little information about Solaris revealed, it’s understood that the master suite will likely sit on its private terrace and have additional amenities like a private terrace with Jacuzzi, office and possibly even a private spa.

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Smaller than Eclipse, this megayacht still manages a volume of 11,000 GT. Being more expensive than Eclipse, Solaris flaunts opulent and well-appointed cabins, a gym, sauna, wellness center and Jacuzzi, as well as several well-designed lounge areas around the ship.

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There’s entertainment galore with an outdoor “beach club” at the rear offering uninterrupted views alongside a huge swimming pool. There are 20 high-speed jet skis available at all times and at least one helicopter to ferry guests from the ship to shore for guests. For adventurous guests, the boat would carry a state-of-the-art submersible that allows you to explore the depths of the ocean without stepping into a wetsuit. For an individual like Abramovich, the submarine would also be an escape vehicle that could be accessed through a pirate-proof passageway system. The yacht builder is Lloyd Werft of Germany, who delivered the Solaris superyacht in 2021.

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Solaris debuted as an “Explorer” class of superyachts with icebreaker capability concealed in the bow. This floating goliath will be propelled by two high-tech electric motors called Azipods, which power super-efficient propellers that can spin 360 degrees, making a rudder unnecessary. Among its impressive luxuries are state-of-the-art safety features like a radar-controlled missile detection system, bulletproof windows and armor protection. Like the superyacht Eclipse, Solaris has an anti-paparazzi system. It uses lasers to detect digital cameras and disturbs a potential image because these infrared lights can make it unstable. It’s a great mechanism to have when privacy is key, which is certainly the case when you’re a VIP.

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Add to that an anti-drone system that tracks potential intruders up to 20km away and provides GPS coordinates of the drone and pilot as well as the device’s speed and compass heading.

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Yachting photographer Julien Hubert, who captured the images of Solaris on a drone, said it was one of the largest yachts he had ever seen. “She is certainly among the 15 largest yachts in the world,” he said, “and there was a lot of interest in the yachting community around the harbour.” According to Marinetraffic.comthe yacht is in Barcelona at the time of writing.

About Roman Abramovich:
Roman Abramovich, 55, is a Russian businessman with a net worth of $13.3 billion. Besides British football team Chelsea FC, Abramovich owns stakes in steel giant Evraz, Norilsk Nickel. A confidante of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and current Russian leader Vladimir Putin had humble beginnings as a street trader and then a mechanic at a local factory. His wealth exploded from oil conglomerates to pig farms a few years later. He traded in timber, sugar, foodstuffs and other products. Abramovich really thrived in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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