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Roman Abramovich’s new £ 430 million superyacht Solaris is nearing completion at the German shipyard

Roman Abramovich’s new £ 430 million superyacht has been first spotted nearing completion in a German shipyard.

Equipped with a helipad and swimming pool, the 460ft Solaris will soon undertake sea trials before the 54-year-old Chelsea owner departs in the summer.

The Russian billionaire’s eight-deck yacht is equipped with 48 cabins and can accommodate 36 guests, as well as 60 crew members.

Two high-tech electric motors called Azipods will drive the colossal boat. The super-efficient propellers can rotate 360 ​​degrees, making them incredibly manoeuvrable and eliminating the need for a rudder.

Roman Abramovich's new £ 430 million superyacht is first pictured near completion at a German shipyard

Roman Abramovich’s new £ 430 million superyacht is first pictured near completion at a German shipyard

The colossal boat was depicted surrounded by jetties and cranes in late December when she was nearing completion at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, north of Bremen.

The colossal boat was depicted surrounded by jetties and cranes in late December when she was nearing completion at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, north of Bremen.

The colossal boat was depicted surrounded by jetties and cranes in late December when she was nearing completion at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, north of Bremen.

Equipped with a helipad and swimming pool, the 460ft Solaris will soon undertake sea trials before the 54-year-old Chelsea owner departs in the summer.

Equipped with a helipad and swimming pool, the 460ft Solaris will soon undertake sea trials before the 54-year-old Chelsea owner departs in the summer.

Equipped with a helipad and swimming pool, the 460ft Solaris will soon undertake sea trials before the 54-year-old Chelsea owner departs in the summer.

Two high-tech electric motors called Azipods will drive the colossal boat. The super efficient propeller pods can rotate 360 ​​degrees, offering incredible maneuverability and eliminating the need for a rudder.

Two high-tech electric motors called Azipods will drive the colossal boat. The super-efficient propeller pods can rotate 360 ​​degrees, offering incredible maneuverability and eliminating the need for a rudder.

Two high-tech electric motors called Azipods will drive the colossal boat. The super efficient propeller pods can rotate 360 ​​degrees, offering incredible maneuverability and eliminating the need for a rudder.

The yacht is covered in tarpaulin and materials while shop builders finish work on the massive boat in late December. She is expected to leave in the summer

The yacht is covered in tarpaulin and materials while shop builders finish work on the massive boat in late December. She is expected to sail in the summer

The yacht is covered in tarpaulin and materials while shop builders finish work on the massive boat in late December. She is expected to sail in the summer

Abramovich during a theater performance in Moscow in May 2018

Abramovich during a theater performance in Moscow in May 2018

Abramovich during a theater performance in Moscow in May 2018

The colossal boat was depicted surrounded by jetties and cranes in late December when she was nearing completion at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, north of Bremen.

A source said The sun: “This will be yacht of the year when she is launched later this year.”

Solaris has a top speed of 18 knots (20 mph) and features an outdoor beach club, with a Jacuzzi and a poolside spa.

Abramovich already owns a £ 540 million superyacht, Eclipse, which he uses for cruises around the French Riviera, where he owns a villa in Antibes.

The 533ft yacht, the largest private superyacht in the world at launch, is over 70ft longer than Mr Abramovich’s new yacht.

The source added: ‘Details are kept top secret, but she will be a wonderful addition for the owner.

“To give you an idea of ​​the size of Solaris, the yacht shed she’s being built in is bigger and bigger than Buckingham Palace, so you have an idea of ​​its dimensions.”

But the billionaire will not be sailing to Britain any time soon after his visa expired two years ago.

Abramovich, who owns a £ 200 million property empire in London, became an Israeli citizen in 2018 after announcing that he had withdrawn his UK visa application.

It came amid heightened tensions between London and Moscow over the Salisbury Novichok attack.

Solaris

Value: £ 430 million

Length: 460ft

Tonnage: 11,000

Top speed: 18 knots (20 mph)

Cabins: 48

Decks: 8

Passengers: 36

Crew: 60

Engines: two Azipod electric propellers

Extras: Helipad, Pool, Beach Club, Jacuzzi and Spa

Eclipse

Value: £ 540 million

Length: 533ft

Tonnage: 13,000

Top speed: 22 knots (25 mph)

Cabins: minimum 24 guest cabins, but dozens more for the crew

Decks: 9

Passengers: 62

Crew: 70

Engines: Four MTU 20V 1163 TB93 diesel engines

Extras: Two helicopters, a submarine and three landing craft, two swimming pools and a dance floor

Abramovich's Eclipse yacht off the coast of Portofino, Italy, in September 2013. The yacht is valued at £ 540 million

Abramovich's Eclipse yacht off the coast of Portofino, Italy, in September 2013. The yacht is valued at £ 540 million

Abramovich’s Eclipse yacht off the coast of Portofino, Italy, in September 2013. The yacht is valued at £ 540 million

Mr. Abramovich - with a net worth of around £ 10 billion - already owns a colossal superyacht, Eclipse, which was the largest in the world when it launched

Mr. Abramovich - with a net worth of around £ 10 billion - already owns a colossal superyacht, Eclipse, which was the largest in the world when it launched

Mr. Abramovich – with a net worth of around £ 10 billion – already owns a colossal superyacht, Eclipse, which was the largest in the world when it launched

In January, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for Abramovich’s assets to be frozen for his poisoning and detention.

A representative of the 44-year-old anti-corruption activist accused the Chelsea owner of having ties to the Kremlin.

Mr. Abramovich’s representatives disdained the claims.

He is reportedly worth £ 10 billion and has overseen years of lavish spending at Chelsea Football Club since his takeover in 2003.

Under his ownership, the London club has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, and has become one of the most valuable clubs in the world.

The Russian owns a 15-bedroom mansion in Kensington Palace Gardens on what is known as ‘billionaire’s row’.

He paid £ 90 million for the house, which is now believed to be worth £ 125 million.

Abramovich made his fortune by selling assets bought from the state after the fall of the Soviet Union.