Russian Oligarch Docks World's Largest Yacht Just Down The Road From Mar-A-Lago

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Last week, special counsel Robert Muller and his team subpoenaed the Trump campaign asking campaign officials to handover Russian-related documents. The subpoena was first reported by the WSJ on Thursday, which the source said, the campaign has already turned over 20,000 documents, and was not clear why the subpoena was issued. Mueller and his team of investigators are probing for any collusion between President Trump and ‘the Russians’ during the 2016 presidential election.

Then hours later, President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was thrust back into the spotlight of the Mueller probe, with the Senate Judiciary Committee claiming that he did not hand over all of the relevant documents needed as part of the investigation.

All of which sets the background for what appears like yet another terrible 'optic' for the Trump administration.

In a hilarious development, just days before Trump is set to arrive at his Florida resort, dubbed the "winter White House," for the Thanksgiving holiday, Putin’s ally and friend, Roman Abramovich, net worth of $9.5 billion, arrived at the Palm Beach Port , in the world’s largest yacht.

Abramovich owns London’s Chelsea Football Club and is the largest shareholder of Russia's second largest steel company.

The Eclipse, a 162.5m (length) by 22.4m (beam) monster yacht is valued at $400 million to $500 million, comes equipped with a pool, helipad, submarine and room for a crew of 92, according to my Palm Beach Post.

Down the street from the moored Russian mega yacht is Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

According to The Hill, the FAA issued the “VIP Movement Notification” stating on Nov. 21 until Nov 26 indicating that the likelihood of President Trump being at the ‘winter White House’ is of a high probability.

First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have met with Abramovich and his wife before.


Bloomberg reported that Kushner disclosed his past meetings with Abramovich on his security clearance paperwork. The two have met multiple times at social events, and Ivanka Trump has been friends with Abramovich's wife for a decade.


A source told the publication that Kushner and Abramovich have never met with each other one-on-one.

But for Abramovich and his world’s largest private mega yacht, the timing of his arrival to Palm Beach is impeccable for collusion-hopefuls...

Crew docked the ‘Eclipse’ at 1:15pm on Friday, taking the slip normally used for cruise ships. Latitude / Longitude of the moored vessel resides at 26.7703609° / -80.0524902°.

Local residents appear to astonished by the size of the yacht - that it demanded a ‘selfie’...

Another view of the yacht approaching Palm Beach Port...

Video from earlier this year gives you a perspective of the yacht’s size.

The one question we ask: Who will be cutting the Turkey? Is it Roman Abramovich or President Trump?

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Dragon HAwk's picture

And just what do they use the Submarine for?  sight seeing I am sure.

DetectiveStern's picture

If you could afford a boat with a submarine, why wouldn't you buy a boat with a submarine?

Occident Mortal's picture

The mini sub is for navigating coastal inlets so folk can walk ashore at night without any trace.

Ignatius's picture

"...walk ashore at night without any trace."

"Oh, look, a barrel of cocain.  Well maybe we should take it with us and turn it in to the police."

stacking12321's picture

not the largest yacht in the world, it's #2

here's the top 10


philipat's picture

Since Abramovich acquired the football club and half of the eponymous London district, the Club and area have been re-christened "Chealski"......?

remain calm's picture

Who will be cutting the Turkey? Is it Roman Abramovich or President Trump?

I didn't know they were serving Barack

consider me gone's picture

I'm a little confused. It's a nice yacht to be sure but where are the rod holders and where do you gaff the fish from? Something just doesn't add up. 

No Time for Fishing's picture

See the 35 foot boat mounted on the side ready for the crew to launch when needed. That's his ladies boat. I'm sure his sportfisherman is on the other side. I'm sure if he doesn't feel like leaving the main vessel that a proper fighting chair mounts at a moments notice on the massive rear waterline deck. 

Bastiat's picture

Trump's gonna get the inside secrets on how now to run into other vessels at sea and pass it on to the USN. 

HowdyDoody's picture

He just better stay away from USN vessels. I think they may have been practising for this moment.

caconhma's picture

Good Jewish boy Abramovich is the Putin's money laundering man and a good friend of our Jewish-controlled President Trump.

Who really cares that Russia's population was reduced by over 10% during the time Putin's mafia was ruling the country.

Where are you Putin lovers?

MozartIII's picture

Ever heard of Stalin? Dolt


The real Putin Lovers are probably in his bed. He is a hetorosexual male! You probably hate the thought, you can't have him, fucking queer!

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

If you could afford a boat with a submarine, why wouldn't you buy a boat with a submarine?


I will gladly let him borrow my pet sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads in return for a dip in the submarine and the opportunity to chaperone the genteel Russian models around the deck.

Damn but I might just retire on that tub.

Sorry Mrs. Gruntfuttock (Buttercup), but you will just have to spend your time keeping the fit young Russian and other crews' members in line.

Abs old man you know where to contact me. and I promise not to bring the mankini again.


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

Yog Soggoth's picture

Classic bait and switch. To be honest, I would do the same thing a s this Abromich guy. I am not endorsing his intentions or his business practices, as most here are well aware of.

JohninMK's picture

Probably got spear fish guns rather than torpedoes, so it probably goes hunting for supper.


Justin Case's picture

He's probably well stocked with Dom Pérignon and Almas caviar. If he wants fish, he'll have one of the scatilly dressed first hands on the dick, errr deck.

SeuMadruga's picture

They plan to help Argentina's rescue effort s.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Britbob has gone silent stealth. Where's Britbob? We know where you are you land lubber.

American Psycho's picture

Dr. Leo Marvin, I'm sailing. 

dark pools of soros's picture

They just dont want Trump cutting into their deals with Russia.. so they make it seem he cant ever talk to them

youshallnotkill's picture

Nothing to see here folks! Move along. 

MozartIII's picture

He just brought it in so I can determine if its something that I would like to purchase. Seems a bit small.

serotonindumptruck's picture

That boat is longer than the guided missile cruiser that I was stationed on.

oobilly's picture

You should see the 2" Hor d'heuvre cannons. fires at 500 /minute. 

Terrific jamming technology with topless russian models.


BOPOH's picture

Why Mr. Putin has so many jew friends?

RagnarRedux's picture

Putin knows how the ethno-clique operates and all about their predatory tendencies and history. As long as Roman isn't trying to rape and pillage the Russian people and subvert their Nation, he can live peacefully and do business.

The Rise Of Putin And The Fall Of The Jewish-Russian Oligarchs Part I & II

Putin: First Soviet Government Was 85% Jewish

MCDirtMigger's picture

Should have put some 15”ers on the bow.

osolomio's picture

for the right amount and brand of beer I would serve a watch

osolomio's picture

oh I though that was length not bore

more unemployment statistics coming up

osolomio's picture

thank you

for my other up arrows in the future each

generous soul will get an engraved thank you note

dont ask what the downvoters get

JohninMK's picture

Highly likely it has defensive weapons to fend off pirates etc. Maybe ATGW and MANPADs as well as heavy MG. Civilian versions of course.

osolomio's picture

I sure hope he has gps

Us folks here at the big 0 know how important that can be

for locating your bitcoin if things go south

RagnarRedux's picture

"Russian", good ole (((Abramovich))).

I need Another Beer's picture

Those crazy Russians jews . I can't stop laughing

Winston Churchill's picture

Jews and large yachts,mmm Robert Maxwell anyone ?

oobilly's picture

I remember 25 yrs ago Trump dredged Atlantic city so he could park his 2nd hand saudi boat by his bankrupt casino.


richatstructure's picture

I've heard there are two Starbucks on board.

wdg's picture

His family is Jewish. Abramovich's family is from Taurag?, Lithuania, with the Lithuanian spelling of the family name being Abramavi?ius. His father Arkady (Aron) Abramovich (1937–1970) was a state office manager, while his grandfather Nahim (Nahman) Abramovich (1887–1942) was a businessman.[5][6] Nahim (Nahman) Abramovich was born in Erzvilkas, Lithuania and his wife (Roman Abramovich's paternal grandmother) was Tauba (maiden name Berkover) - born in Jurbarkas, Lithuania. They were married in Taurag?, Lithuania in 1925.[7]Abramovich's mother is Irina Michalenko, his maternal grandfather was Vassili Michalenko, and his maternal grandmother was Faina Grutman.[8] Abramovich is Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (which is allied with Putin's administration), a trustee of the Moscow Jewish Museum[9] and donates money to the Chabad movement.[10]

Enough said...

land_of_the_few's picture

Lithuania is Catholic like Poland and it's not in Russia, it's in the EU.

Additionally, they killed over 95% of the Lithuanian Jews (Litvaks) there in WWII, around 195,000+ people, which is why they talk of buildings "formerly" in the Jewish Quarter of the city.

brown_hornet's picture

What killed Nahim?  The Nazis?

Xena fobe's picture

Let me guess, bankers?

MozartIII's picture

Source? With links of course.

Mylifedependsonit's picture

What, the president can't invite friends over for dinner anymore? 

I love it when he fucks with the left (and right) like this.

Jedclampetisdead's picture

Fiat money,  convince the slaves to take paper money and you get to have that.  Fuck I need to make my own paper money , put my handsome mug,  rollin the university of Miami  giant gold chain, dead in the center,    yeah boooy