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First look at Roman Abramovich’s £430m yacht – with heli pad and beach club

Incredible pictures have offered a glimpse of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s enormous £430million superyacht.

The 460ft Solaris will boast 48 cabins, a helicopter pad, and eight decks – and should reportedly be ready for use in September.

It is currently under construction at the Lloyd Werft dockyard in Bremerhaven, Germany.

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

They added: "Details are being kept top secret but she will be a magnificent addition for the owner.

“To give you an idea of the size of Solaris the yacht shed she is being built in is bigger and taller than Buckingham Palace so you have some idea of the dimensions.''

Two electric engines will supposedly make it the most powerful yacht in the world.

Solaris will also boast a pool, outdoor beach club, jacuzzi and a spa.

In 2010, Abramovich commissioned shipbuilders to construct the Eclipse, another superyacht.

At the time, it was considered the largest private yacht in the world – although it since been surpassed by the superyacht Azzam.

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Eclipse has two helicopter pads, three launch boats and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to a depth of 50 metres.

She has four diesel engines and a maximum speed of 22 knots, which is well surpassed by some of the newer superyacht builds.

It has been rumoured that the vessel has an anti-paparazzi system to help protect Abramovich's privacy.

A laser purportedly detects the electronic light sensors that digital cameras use, before the camera is targeted with a beam of bright light.

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The light supposedly overexposes the photo, making it useless.

The 54-year-old has not attended a Chelsea game at home since withdrawing his visa application in 2018.

It came after the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, at a time of increased tensions between Moscow and the UK.

Abramovich took charge at Stamford Bridge in 2003 and has seen the club win 16 major trophies during his time, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

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His advisers initially drew up a list of clubs across five European countries before it was whittled down to England, according to Jon Smith’s book The Deal.

Abramovich’s camp held preliminary talks withTottenhamchairman Daniel Levy, though a formal offer was never tabled, it is claimed.

Enquiries were supposedly made overArsenaltoo, though Abramovich and his team were instructed that the Gunners were not for sale.

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