Le Grand Bleu was built for US telecommunications baron John McCaw and was subsequently sold to the Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, who had it refitted to his own preferences, including the addition of a 16ft swim platform at the stern. According to Internet sources, Abramovich passed Le Grand Bleu to his friend and business associate Eugene Shvidler in June 2006. The yacht has a crew of 65 and carries a veritable arsenal of tenders and watertoys, both on her aft decks and in her extensive below-deck garage, where there is a large aquarium. Her watercraft include a 22 metre Dubois-designed sailing yacht, Bellatrix; a 21 metre Sunseeker motor yacht; two 11 metre, 60-knot Buzzi sports boats; and a landing craft to carry a 4x4 Land Rover used for excursions ashore.
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LE GRAND BLEU is a 112.8 m Motor Yacht, built in Germany by Bremer Vulkan and delivered in 2000.
Her top speed is 17.0 kn and her cruising speed is 15.0 kn and her power comes from two Deutz-MWM diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 staterooms, with 35 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 5496.0 GT and a 17.68 m beam.
The naval architecture was developed by Kusch Yachts, and the interior of the yacht was designed by Di Pilla, Tnt and Bannenberg Design (5 other superyacht interiors designed) - she is built with a Teak deck, a Steel hull, and Steel superstructure.
LE GRAND BLEU is in the top 5% by LOA in the world. She is one of 57 motor yachts longer than 100m.
LE GRAND BLEU is currently sailing under the Bermuda flag (along with a total of other 42 yachts). She is known to be an active superyacht and has most recently been spotted cruising near France. For more information regarding LE GRAND BLEU's movements, find out more about BOAT Pro AIS.