Most large yachts in the world - this is one of the brightest manifestations of luxury that our world can offer to truly rich people.
A modern superyacht is a real floating palace. Passengers of such a vessel will be able to get an unforgettable experience, spending only a few days on board or going on a long journey. At the same time, the largest of these yachts are real giants, inevitably impressive in their size. In this review, we will name the 10 largest motor yachts in the world, as of the beginning of 2021.
1. Azzam (Lürssen Yachts, Germany)
Although this yacht was built in 2013, it still remains the largest in the world, with a length of 179.7 meters and a width of 20.8 meters. The vessel is owned by Khalifa ibn Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates.
Thanks to the combination of two diesel engines with a total output of 47,000 hp, the yacht is capable of a top speed of 32 knots. It is set in motion by 4 water cannons, of which two located on the sides have movable nozzles. And thanks to a very small draft of 4.3 meters for such dimensions, this vessel is able to enter shallow water.
The name Azzam is translated from Arabic as "resolute". The largest yacht was created with the participation of the famous French designer Christophe Leoni, who was involved in the creation of the interior. The design took about a year, and then it took another 3 years to build. According to the Superyacht Times, this is a real record for a vessel of this size. The cost of construction is unknown, it is assumed that it amounted to 605 million dollars.
2. Fulk Al Salamah (Mariotti Yachts, Italy)
It was originally planned that the length of this yacht would be 159 meters, but as a result, in 2016, a ship with a length of 164 meters was launched at the Mariotti shipyard in Genoa. The royal family of Oman owns Fulk Al Salamah (translated from Arabic as “Peace Ship”).
Yacht design by Studio de Jorio. The exterior turned out to be controversial, some evil tongues claim that Fulk Al Salamah looks more like an auxiliary vessel than a royal superyacht. As for the interior design, little is known about it at all. As well as about the technical characteristics of the yacht and the approximate cost of its construction.
The new yacht replaced the previous vessel, which was also called Fulk Al Salamah and was built in 1987. Today it is renamed Al Dhaferah and is used as a transport ship for the Royal Navy of Oman.
3.Eclipse(Blohm + Voss, Germany)
At the time of construction in 2009, owned by a Russian businessman Roman Abramovich The Eclipse was the largest privately owned yacht in the world until the aforementioned Azzam took over in 2013.
On board the Eclipse, which has a length of 162.5 meters - two helipads, 24 guest cabins, two pools (one with a rising bottom to turn it into a dance floor), a concert hall and a cinema. There was also a place for a 12-seat mini-submarine capable of diving to a depth of 50 meters. In fact, there is not too much information about the internal equipment of the yacht; on the Web, you can find a variety of assumptions on this matter. But it is well known that the famous designer Terence Disdale was engaged in designing the exterior and interior.
Information is also available, according to which the Eclipse is capable of a maximum speed of 21 knots. The yacht is capable of covering a distance of 6,000 nautical miles. It is estimated that its construction cost $ 300 million (without equipment).
4. Dubai (Blohm + Voss, Germany)
It is logical that the yacht with the name Dubai is owned by Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. This 162-meter beauty was launched in 2006, while its creation began in 1996 and was originally designed for Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. The ship passed to the current owner in 2001, even before the end of construction.
The yacht was designed by Andrew Winch, considered one of the leading designers in the superyacht world. The interior design was done by Platinum Yachts. The ship is believed to have cost about $400 million to build. Between 2006 and 2009 it was the largest private yacht in the world.
The yacht has 8 decks, on which there was a place for a disco, a cinema, a hangar for a mini-submarine and a squash court. The heliport is capable of receiving vehicles weighing up to 9.5 tons. Dubai is capable of a speed of 26 knots with enough fuel to cover a distance of 8,500 nautical miles.
5. Dilbar (Lürssen Yachts, Germany)
Little is known about this 156m yacht, with interiors designed by Andrew Winch and exteriors by Espen Eino. Her interior is reportedly decorated with "rare and exclusive luxury materials" (according to Winch Design), and on board there was a place for the world's longest swimming pool on board a yacht (according to Lürssen Yachts). Dilbar is also claimed to be one of the most complex yachts ever built. According to some reports, its construction cost 600 million dollars.
The yacht is owned by Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, the founder of one of the largest mining and metallurgical holdings in Russia. Dilbar was launched in 2016 and at that time was the 4th largest superyacht in the world.
6. Al Said (Lürssen Yachts, Germany)
This 155-meter yacht belongs to the Sultan of Oman - Haytham bin Tariq Al Said (initially it was owned by the previous Sultan - Qaboos bin Said Al Said, by whose order it was built). At the time of her launch in 2007, Al Saïd was the second largest superyacht in the world.
This 6-deck ship, most of all resembling a cruise liner, can accommodate up to 70 guests (according to other sources - 65). At the same time, there is still enough space on board for an orchestra of 50 people. There is also a helipad, a cinema and a sauna. According to Lürssen Yachts, Al Saïd's cruising speed is 22 knots, while the top speed can be up to 25 knots. Interior design, details of which were not disclosed, was handled by London-based studio Redman Whiteley Dixon.
7. A+ (Lürssen Yachts, Germany)
Little is known about this yacht, also known as Topaz (that was her original name). The vessel is 147.25 meters long and 21.50 meters wide. This is the 4th largest yacht built by Lürssen Yachts. Her interior was designed by Terence Disdale and the exterior by Tim Heywood.
According to some reports, the maximum speed of the vessel is 25.5 knots. There was enough space on board to accommodate two helipads, a swimming pool and a garage for tenders. A+ is owned by Mansour ibn Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the UAE royal family and Deputy Prime Minister of the country.
8. Prince Abdulaziz (Helsingør Værft, Denmark)
147-meter yacht owned by the royal family of Saudi Arabia. This is the oldest ship in this top largest yachts - it was commissioned in 1984 and at the time of construction it was the largest yacht in the world, holding this title for 22 years until Dubai was launched in 2006. However, despite its age, Prince Abdulaziz still stands out for its design. And it is not surprising, because one of the tasks that were set for the builders was the creation of a vessel with an unusual and interesting appearance.
The yacht is able to take on board up to 22 guests, who are waiting for the cabins, decorated in the style of classic luxury liners (for example, the lobby is considered an exact copy of what was on the Titanic), equated in luxury to the rooms of 5-star hotels. Passengers will also enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi bath that can accommodate up to 10 people, as well as a restaurant and a conference room.
The cruising speed of the yacht is 18 knots, but if desired, it can be accelerated to 22 knots.
9 Nord (Lürssen Yachts, Germany)
A very beautiful and unusual yacht in appearance, 142 meters long and 19.5 meters wide. Gym, swimming pool, cinema, garage for tenders (the largest is 15 meters long), barbecue area, spa, sauna, beauty salon - these are just some of the luxury that awaits 36 guests on board. The interior and exterior of the yacht was done by the Italian studio Nuvolari & Lenard.
Laid down in 2015 and handed over to her owner in 2020, the Nord (Project Opus) is the newest vessel in the fleet. top yachts. It belongs to a Russian businessman Alexey Mordashov, a member of the Board of Directors of the international gold mining company Nord Gold NV (probably in honor of her the yacht got its name).
The cruising speed of the yacht is 15 knots, while the maximum speed can reach 20 knots. According to some reports, the Nord was specifically designed for long cruises.
10. Yas (ADMShipyards, UAE)
Historically large motor yachts built in European shipyards. But the shipyard ADMShipyards from the UAE took part in the creation of a very unusual looking and reminiscent of a dolphin Yas. However, the history of this ship still began in Europe.
Yas is based on the hull of the naval frigate HNLMS Piet Hein, which has been in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy since 1978. Subsequently, the frigate was sold to the UAE and was named Al Emirat. Between 2011 and 2015, the ship underwent major changes, eventually turning into one of the most beautiful yachts in the world, with a length of 141 meters. By the way, at the moment, another Dutch frigate, HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen, renamed Abu Dhabi, is undergoing a similar metamorphosis - it should turn into a Swift135 superyacht.
One of the features of Yas is its superstructure, which is the largest structure ever built using composite materials. The yacht can accommodate up to 60 guests. Her maximum speed is 26 knots.
Yas is owned by Hamdan bin Zayed Sultan Al Nahyan, Governor of the Western Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.