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Sunday, 16 August 2009

Le Grand Bleu leaves Leith

For the past week Leith Harbour has been the home of billionaire plaything Le Grand Bleu, a stunning yacht with heli pad and helicopter, sailing yacht and speedboat all part of the deal.

Le Grand Bleu is one of the largest private yachts in the world, measuring a massive 370 feet, weighing 5,500 tonnes and is said to be worth about £150 million. This picture isn't the best, it was from my phone http://mypict.me/mpQk

The yacht was built in Bremenand and launched back in 2000 with a crew of 50, it costs around £6 million a year to operate and was previously owned by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich who it is rumoured gave the Le Grand Bleu to his friend, Russian oil billionaire Eugene Shvidler, who it appears is still the owner.

The owner apparently was attending the Edinburgh Tattoo.

Anyway, earlier this evening Le Grand Bleu left Leith harbour for it's next destination.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It then headed to the far north of Scotland and was seen in Wick Harbour for a couple of days on 15 and 16 August when it headed to the Pentland Firth - to view puffins according the local source.

Anonymous said...

Arrived in Stornoway today Wednesday 19th August but has now
sailed down the Minch following the Island coastline.

Anonymous said...

Came into Campbeltown today for a few hours.

LENNY said...

Was in Oban on Friday 21st.
Don't know if Roman was on it.

Anonymous said...

It was back in Campbeltown last night and left this afternoon - maybe they were playing golf at Machrihanish, no local sightings yet!

Anonymous said...

It was in Tarbert, Loch Fyne overnight on Saturday 22nd August. It was my 25th anniversary and I thought my partner had bought it for me as a present!

Anonymous said...

Its now anchored in Falmouth - some of the crew came upriver to Truro in a RIB and nearly got stuck on the mud

Anonymous said...

Anchored off of Cowes now, along with T6.

Anonymous said...

anchored off Sandown, Isle of Wight

Anonymous said...

Left Sandown Bay 6th Sept heading for ...???

Eric said...

I was in Barcelona 12th Sept, not sure that it was but looked very much like it, I didn't get close to it.

Anonymous said...

Acnhored just off Yarmouth Isle of Wight on Sunday night 20th Sept but by today the 23rd Sept it has moved on. go to my facebook page and you will see the pictures taken and the video.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/rob.barras?ref=profile
Regards
Rob Barras

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