Of Course the Worlds Most Expensive Private Yacht Has Its Own Laser Shield – Gizmodo.

January 27th, 2012 by admin

Here’s a fun look at the largest private yacht in the water from our favorite tech blog…

The yacht, christened the M/Y Eclipse, is 536 feet long—11 meters longer than the previous record holder, which belonged to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai—and weighs 13,000 gross tons. It was built at at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany but was designed—inside and out—by Terence Disdale Design and engineered by Francis Design.It boasts 24 guest cabins each with a six-foot movie screen, two swimming pools, multiple hot tubs, and a discotheque. The ship is serviced by a crew of 70 and requires an estimated $60 million a year in upkeep.Getting onto the ship—assuming youre invited—is easy. In addition to its dual helipads, the Eclipse also features a mini-submarine dive-rated to 50 meters and three smaller landing boats.Getting onto the ship when you arent invited is not advisable. For starters, the ship is outfitted with long-range radar designed to give the crew time to maneuver the floating behemoth in the event of missile attack. And, if the crew cant avoid the missiles, the bridge and Abromovichs cabin are both wrapped in armor plating and bullet proof windows. It even has anti-bugging equipment throughout to prevent spying. And God help you if your one of the paparazzi. The Eclipse is equipped with a laser shield system that sweep around the ship and, upon detecting a CCD, shine directly at the source to spoil any potential photo.

via Of Course the Worlds Most Expensive Private Yacht Has Its Own Laser Shield – Gizmodo.

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