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Luxury yacht once owned by Russian billionaire Abramovich docks in St George

The Ecstasea superyacht tied up alongside in St George (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A luxury yacht once owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich anchored overnight in Bermuda to pick up fuel and supplies.

The 282ft Ecstasea, registered in the Cayman Islands, arrived at Penno’s Wharf in St George’s at about 7am yesterday.

A spokesman for Bermuda Yacht Services, the yacht’s agent, said: “It came in this morning and is here getting fuel and provisions. It is likely heading towards the Mediterranean.”

He added that the firm handled technicalities for yachts, such as their inbound clearance, customs and immigration.

The Ecstasea was expected to depart at about 10.30am today.

A spokesman for the Maritime Operations Centre said the ship had visited Bermuda in the past.

Shipping website MarineTraffic said Ecstasea was built in 2004.

The site reported that the ship arrived in Bermuda after a voyage of one month and ten days from Miami Beach in the US.

The Ecstasea was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and built at Feadship’s Royal Van Lent Shipyard in Holland.

The yacht was profiled on www.lifestyleasia.com.

The site said: “It has state-of-art rooms designed in Asian decor by Terence Disdale and an array of luxurious amenities accentuate its plush eight cabins.”

The Ecstasea can accommodate 15 guests and carries a crew of 27.

The yacht has a helipad on the foredeck, where a platform can be lowered and doors on either side can be closed to turn the area into a hangar.

The Ecstasea, launched in 2004, was sold by Abramovich in 2009 and is at present thought to be owned by Pakistani-born, London-based tycoon Alshair Fiyaz.

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Published April 05, 2022 at 7:55 am (Updated April 05, 2022 at 7:13 am)

Luxury yacht once owned by Russian billionaire Abramovich docks in St George

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