World's largest yacht shoots frickin' laser beams

Russian Roman Abramovich is a billionaire. That means he gets to buy ridiculously luxuries, from fast cars to posh estates and $52,000 lunches. He owns a Boeing 767 called "The Bandit," and now he owns a 557-foot mega-yacht, the "Eclipse," which cost him anywhere between $400 million and $1.2 billion.

Of course, such an expensive boat is bound to have high-tech goodies, and the Eclipse has them in spaces. It's got a submarine on-board and is equipped with an anti-missile system, bulletproof glass and a laser-defense system which will scramble cameras.

According to the Times:

Infrared lasers detect the electronic light sensors in nearby cameras, known as charge-coupled devices. When the system detects such a device, it fires a focused beam of light at the camera, disrupting its ability to record a digital image.

The beams can also be activated manually by security guards if they spot a photographer loitering.

See more of the Eclipse in the video below.

Huffington Post, via CrunchGear