Le Grand Bleu is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 371-foot (113 m) in length. She was built at the Bremer Vulkan yard in Bremen, Germany
370.08ft | Bremer Vulkan | 2000 / 2008
The 370.08ft Conversion expedition motor yacht ‘Le Grand Bleu’ was built by Bremer Vulkan in Germany at their Vegesack shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 2000 and last refitted in 2008. This luxury vessel’s sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Kusch Yachts. The yacht’s interior has been designed by Bannenberg & Rowell.
Le Grand Bleu offers accommodation for up to 20 guests. She is also capable of carrying up to 35 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
Construction & Dimensions
Le Grand Bleu features a displacement steel hull and steel/aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠ SSC:Yacht(P):G6 service, area:(EP):Ice Class 1D classification society rules.
This luxury yacht is also fitted with ‘zero speed stabilizers’ which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters.
At anchor Stabilizers , Helicopter Landing Pad, Tender Garage, Swimming Platform, Lift (Elevator)
First owner was John McCaw, Jr., an American businessman, who sold her to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in 2002. Abramovich had her refitted to his own preferences by HDW in Kiel, Germany. This included an internal refit and the addition of a 16-foot (4.9 m) swim platform.
In June 2006, Abramovich gave Le Grand Bleu to her current owner, friend and business partner Eugene Shvidler.
Le Grand Bleu is powered by two 4,570 bhp Deutz engines. Details about the interiors are scanty as Abramovich is protective of his family’s privacy and highly security-conscious, but they were designed by Terence Disdale.
Le Grand Bleu had a refit 2016 at Blohm & Voss ship yard in Germany
Name: LE GRAND BLEU
Exterior: Kusch Yachts
Interior Bannenberg Designs Ltd.
Top speed: 17
Cruise speed: 15
Listing ID: 174