Saturday, 3 September 2011

Prince Al Waleed takes Abramovich’s parking spot

A Saudi sheikh left Roman Abramovich stranded at sea this week after taking the last megayacht berth at the so-called “Millionaire’s Quay” in Cap d’Antibes.
The Russian oligarch had wanted to moor his massive $800 million, 533-ft. yacht Eclipse, at the famed dock but arrived to find the only available spot had just been snatched by Saudi Arabian royal Prince Aziz al Saud.
According to Dailymail, t
he last space in Europe’s biggest yachting harbour simply wasn’t big enough for the two superyachts.
Antibes is the largest yachting harbour in Europe with more than 2,000 moorings – but only one spot big enough for Eclipse.

The yacht has its own missile defence system and an escape submarine, two helipads, a luxury spa, a swimming pool, cinema, a hair salon and sauna.
Abramovich is a resident of the posh resort town having purchased the eye-popping Château La Croë there in 2001, spending a reported $150 million to renovate it.
Abramovich had applied to Antibes council three years ago to build his own pontoon at the villa, but the plans were rejected.


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