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Roman Abramovich ‘buys £264million Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet’

Roman Abramovich ‘buys £264million Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet’
Roman Abramovich has reportedly bought a £264million Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet to add to his £930million superyacht collection and £16million worth of cars. The 50-seater aircraft is the world's most expensive private jet with a base cost of £188million and a rumoured £76million of additional equipment to the billionaire's taste, Forbes reported, citing industry sources.  According to Flight…

Roman Abramovich has reportedly bought a £264million Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet to add to his £930million superyacht collection and £16million worth of cars. 

The 50-seater aircraft is the world’s most expensive private jet with a base cost of £188million and a rumoured £76million of additional equipment to the billionaire’s taste, Forbes reported, citing industry sources.  

According to Flight Radar data, the plane was flown from Basel in Switzerland, where it was being prepared, to the Russian capital Moscow on December 18.  

It is understood to have been built in 2015 for PrivatAir, a Swiss airline operator, but was never handed over to the company as it filed for bankruptcy in 2018.  

The plane, thought to be Abramovich’s second private jet after his Boeing 767-33AER valued at £128million and currently on the market, is one of only 250 such aircraft in the world and is primarily owned and operated by major airlines. The 787-8 is 187 feet in length, and commercial models are able to carry 223 passengers.

For those who do not own their own Boeing 787 Dreamliner like Mr Abramovich, but still wish to charter one for a flight, they can expect to pay around $74,000 (£56,000) per hour – meaning an eight-four flight from London to New York could cost around $600,000 – or £450,000.

Only two such planes are thought to be privately owned – one used by Mexico’s leader as his presidential plane and the other used by UAS International Trip Support, which operates global luxury charter jet service ‘Dream Jet’.

A spokesman for Millhouse, the company that manages the 55-year-old Abramovich’s assets, declined to comment on the news.  

Roman Abramovich has bought a £264million Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet to add to his £930million superyacht collection and £16million worth of cars

Abramovich relaxes on the Eclipse yacht off the French Riviera in 2017. The Russian billionaire owns a villa in Antibes

Pictured: The interior of a private Boeing 787 Dreamliner, similar to the model reportedly ordered by Roman Abramovich

Pictured: A computer-graphic image of the interior of a private Boeing 787 Dreamliner, showing a lounge space on the plane

Pictured: The master bedroom of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner that is designed for private charter. The room features a king-sized bed and an in-built television. The bedroom also features an en-suite bathroom. There is also a walk-in closet

Pictured: The private charter Boeing 787 Drealiner’s en-suite bathroom. The 787-8 model has 2,300-square-foot of space

For those who do not own their own Boeing 787 Dreamliner like Mr Abramovich, but still wish to charter one for individual flights, they can expect to pay around $74,000 (£56,000) per hour – meaning an eight-four flight from London to New York could cost around $600,000 – or £450,000

Meanwhile in August, the Chelsea FC owner’s new £430million superyacht was spotted for the first time at sea, off the billionaire’s playground of Antibes on the French Riviera.

The 460ft vessel, Solaris, is the most costly custom-made superyacht ever built, with 48 cabins across eight decks, a crew of 60 and space for 36 guests. 

Built in Bremerhaven, Germany, Solaris recently completed sea trials and was briefly berthed in Barcelona before moving across to Cape D’Ail near Monaco, and then Antibes. 

It is thought to be his second superyacht after the Eclipse, a slightly longer boat which has been valued at £500million. 

All his guests can be accommodated in luxurious state rooms and travel between the boat’s eight decks by lift.

As well as a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and at least one swimming pool come as standard on boats such as these and, if the Solaris is anything like the 530ft Eclipse, it will also have a beauty salon, complete with beautician and hairdresser.

Eclipse has a night club with dance floor but Solaris instead has an outdoor ‘beach club’ at the aft section of the upper deck.

Solaris has a flotilla of 20 high-speed jet-skis and at least one helicopter to ferry guests from ship to shore. And it’s expected that Abramovich will also invest in a personal submarine. 

In August, the Chelsea FC owner’s new £430million superyacht the Solaris was spotted for the first time at sea, off the billionaire’s playground of Antibes on the French Riviera 

Solaris 

Value: £430 million

Length: 460ft

Tonnage: 11,000

Top speed: 18 knots (20mph)

Cabins: 48

Decks: 8

Guests: 36

Crew: 60

Engines: Two Azipod electrical propellers

Extras: Helipad, swimming pool, beach club area, jacuzzi and spa 

Eclipse

Value: £540 million

Length: 533ft

Tonnage: 13,000

Top speed: 22 knots (25mph)

Cabins: At least 24 guest cabins, but dozens more for the crew

Decks: 9 

Guests: 62

Crew: 70 

Engines: Four MTU 20V 1163 TB93 diesel engines

Extras: Two helipads, a submarine and three landing craft, two swimming pools and a dance floor

The Solaris will be Abramovich’s second superyacht and not as large as the Eclipse, a 533ft vessel. He has previously owned at least five other colossal yachts, the 162ft Sussurro the most recent to change hands in around 2017.

Abramovich’s previous yachts  

Sussurro 

Value: £16 million

Length: 162ft 

Tonnage: 480 

Top speed: 36 knots (41mph) 

Decks: 2

Cabins: 5 

Guests: 12

Crew: 11

Engines: Twin 4,000 horse power Textron TF4 gas turbines and twin 3,442hp Paxman diesel engines

 Ecstasea

Value: £110 million 

Length: 282ft

Tonnage: 2,100

Top speed: 25 knots (29mph) 

Cabins: 6 

Decks: 3 

Guests: 14

Crew: 25 

Engines: Quad 3,000 horse power MTU diesel engines, and a single GE LM2500 gas turbine 1 

Le Grand Bleu

Value: £110 million

Length: 371ft

Tonnage: 5,600

Top Speed: 17 knots (20mph) 

Cabins: 10 

Decks: 5

Guests: 20 

Crew: 35

Engines: Twin Deutz-MWM SBV16M 628 diesel engines   

Luna 

Value: £276 million

Length: 377ft

Tonnage: 5,800

Top speed: 23 knots (27mph)

Cabins: 9 

Decks: 9

Guests: 18

Crew: 49

Engines: Twin Wartsila 4,500kW electric engines and propelled by twin Azipods

Extras: Helipad, 20-metre outdoor swimming pool, dance floor, spa, elevator, deck jacuzzi, gym

Pelorus

Value: £274 million 

Length: 377ft

Tonnage: 5,300

Top speed: 19 knots (22mph) 

Cabins: 9 

Guests: 18

Crew: 46

Engines: Twin Wartsila 3,900kW diesel-electric engines

Extras: Two helipads, large swimming pool, various water sports craft, including jet skis

Abramovich washes the sea water off as he enjoys a holiday with his future wife Daria Zhukova on the Ecstasea yacht in the Caribbean in 2008

Abramovich and his 24-year-old then-girlfriend Daria Zhukova on the Ecstasea yacht off St Barts in the Caribbean in 2008

The 460ft vessel, Solaris, is the most costly custom-made superyacht ever built, with 48 cabins across eight decks, a crew of 60 and space for 36 guests 

This is thought to be Abramovich’s second superyacht after the Eclipse, a slightly longer boat which has been valued at £500million

He also owns a fleet of supercars valued at more than £16million. Among the high end vehicles are a Porsche 911 GT1 Evo, a Ferrari FXX, a Aston Martin Vulcan and a Maserati MC12 Corsa.

Abramovich also owns a rare Pagani Zonda R, of which only 15 have ever been produced and come with a price tag of £2.5million.

The incredible car collection was first shown off by Abramovich while driving with his friends at the Nurburgring race track in Germany in 2016.

Abramovich made his fortune, now estimated to be worth £10.8billion according to Forbes, in Russia’s oil industry in the 1990s and bought Chelsea Football Club in 2003. 

He served as a regional governor in Russia from 2000 to 2008 and took Israeli citizenship in 2018. On Saturday it was reported he was granted Portuguese citizenship.  

Abramovich’s £16 million fleet of motors  

Pagani Zonda R – £2.5million

Porsche 911 GT1 Evo – £1.7m

Ferrari FXX – £1.6m

Bugatti Veyron – £1.5m

Aston Martin Vulcan – £1.2m

Maserati MC12 Corsa – £1.1m

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR – £1m

2 x Maybach 62 Limousines – £1m each  

Ferrari 488 GT3 – £675,000

Porsche Carrera GT – £650,000

Rolls-Royce Corniche- £600,000 (inc. £500,000 ‘VIP 1’ number plate)

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 – £300,000

Ferrari 360 – £120,000

Tesla Model S – £100,000

Lamborghini Reventon – £840,000 

TOTAL: £16m

Among the Russian billionaire’s high end collection is also a dark grey Aston Martin Vulcan

The incredible car collection, including this Ferrari 488 GT3, was first shown off by Abramovich while driving with his friends at the Nurburgring race track in Germany in 2016

Abramovich also owns a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 (pictured at Nurburgring in Germany in 2016)

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