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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.

Here The top ten of the largest luxury megayachts in the world:

Place 10: The Rising Sun from US Film- und Music Producer David Geffen

Place 9: The Al Salamah from Sultan ibn Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

Place 8: The "Ocean Victory" from Entrepreneur  Wiktor Raschnikow

Place 5 Share: The "Topaz" from Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
The "Prince Abdul Aziz" from King Abdullah ibn Abd al-Aziz Al Saʿud

Place 4: The "Al Said" from Sultan Qabus ibn Sa'id Al Sa'i

Place 3: The "Dubai" from Sheikh Muhammad bin Raschid Al Maktum

Place 2: The "Eclipse" from Oligarch Roman Abramowitsch

Place 1: The "Azzam" from Prince al-Walid ibn Talal Al Saud

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 Portsdrive 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.