The greatest luxury yachts in the world
Having the largest yacht in the world, is a desirable goal for many a sheikh, prince or oligarchs. For several years, therefore, a race for this predicate appears to be fought. The beginning of April 2013 be docked "Azzam" is currently the longest privately owned yacht, is, no surprise, a Saudi prince.
Roman Abramowitschs 2008/2009 built luxury yacht "Eclipse" was still extended during its construction twice to finally with 163 meters the same time, built "Dubai" by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum outdo one meter. The owner of "Azzam" is da best to play safe and provides the Eclipse to equal 17 meters. 17 meters: These are almost exactly three S-class - in the long version.
Owner is the richest Arabs in the world be
Principal and owner of the spilled launched in April 2013 to Azzam According to industry services Prince Walid ibn Talal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, one of the richest men in the world (ranked 26th on the Forbes list). Walid, who was described by the New York Times once called "Arab Warren Buffet" is, inter alia, to corporations such as Walt Disney, Apple, Twitter, McDonald's and the Hotelkette Four Seasons involved.
The most expensive motor yacht in the world
Not only bigger, more expensive than Abramovich's yacht is the prince - the momentarily as the first private individual a private Airbus A380 had - newest luxury vehicle: According to an online edition of the New York Post, the construction costs of Azzam amounted to 490 million euros - are in compared to the incurred cost of construction of the Eclipse 150 million euros more.
Made in Germany
Both "Azzam" and "Eclipse" were built in German shipyards: the former in the Bremen-based company Lürssen, the latter at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg. The company Lürssen is the world leader in the construction of civilian megayachts. Megayachts - including yachts with a length of over 60 meters and a particularly luxurious amenities such as cinema, pool and helipad are understood.
Luxurious interior in Empire style
About the interior of the seven-storey "Azzam" a secret is made previously. Officially it is only known that the ship has a nearly 30-meter living room with a width of approximately 20 meters and the interior design by Frenchman Christophe Leoni was designed in Empire style. A style to demonstrate power and size with its typical gold fittings, marble columns and Roman motifs.
Mega yacht needs mega port
The "Azzam" is powered by two 94,000-horsepower diesel engines. With a speed of 30 knots Prince Walid ibn Talal al-Saud may shortly be luxurious Mediterranean Ports drive and demonstrate the other yacht-owning sheikhs and oligarchs his triumph. It will be interesting how long he lasts. Small drawback: Because of their size, the "Azzam" only in a few, specific megayacht marinas invest - Monaco, Puerto Portals (Mallorca) and the Costa Smeralda (Sardinia), however, are of course prepared for the arrival of the largest motor yacht in the world.