Superyacht once owned by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich pictured in Firth of Forth near Edinburgh

One of the biggest privately owned yachts in the world has been pictured in the Firth of Forth this afternoon.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 5:32 pm

The Le Grand Bleu, owned by Russian-American oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler, was spotted sitting steady in the water parallel to Hopetoun Estate, near South Queensferry, pointing towards the Queensferry Crossing.

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It was also spotted last week in the Moray Firth, just off Chanonry Point in the Black Isle.

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Le Grand Bleu yacht was photographed in the Firth of Forth on Wednesday afternoon. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

The 370ft vessel, built by Bremer Vulkan in Germany in 2000, was previously owned by Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich.

According to luxury yacht website Boat International, the yacht carries two extra boats on board - a 72ft sailboat and 68ft power boat - and landing craft to carry a 4x4 Land Rover ashore for excursions.

It also boasts luxury accommodation for up to 20 visitors, with space for 35 crew members.

According to some of the most recent reports, the yacht is thought to be worth around £135 million.

The yacht sits steady in the Firth of Forth, parallel to Hopetoun House. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

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