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One of world’s largest yachts to leave Portland harbor

August 7, 2017 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the world’s largest private yachts is heading out after spending the weekend at a Maine harbor.

The Portland Press Herald reports ( ) Le Grand Bleu received a lot of attention after it arrived at Portland Harbor last week.

The 370-foot-long yacht has its own helicopter pad, water purification system and two additional boats. It was commissioned by American businessman John McCaw in 2000, who later sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Abramovich reportedly sold the yacht to its current owner, oil tycoon Evgeny Shvidler, in 2006.

Boating magazine Yachts International lists Le Grand Blue as the 31st largest yacht in the world.

The yacht made it into headlines earlier this year when it blocked some tourists from seeing the Statue of Liberty.