Top 5 biggest Super Yachts in the World

 Top 5 biggest Super Yachts in the World

France Yachts confirms Azzam as the world’s largest yacht, knocking Roman Abramovic’s Eclipse off the prestigious number one slot. Swide has the top five mega yachts that rule the ocean waves.

Azzam – 162.5 m, Lurssen Yachts, The Emerati Royal Family

super yachtWhen the Azzam was launched back in April speculation was rife as to who was the owner, it is now revealed as Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi. Sold for over €480 million, Azzam is the length of 12 double decker buses, it is the biggest and estimated to be one of the fastest with a 94,000 horsepower capable of reaching 30 knots, or 56kph. While it lays claim to being the most luxurious vessel in the world, it caters to Arab tastes with a studied austerity, with no open recreational spaces or bars.

Eclipse – 162.5 m, Blohm & Voss/Lurssen Platinum, Roman Abramovic

Biggest super yachtChelsea FC owner Roman Abramovic’s Eclipse is valued at €860 million was the biggest private yacht on the see since 2010 when it was launched. It is a more luxurious prospect than the Azzam featuring an armour-plated master suite, two swimming pools, two helipads, a hall, a cinema, a mini-submarine and even its own missile defence system. While Azzam is unlikely to leave the dock very often and is more a question of prestige, Abramovic’s Eclipse can regularly be seen moored off the coast of Monte Carlo or in the Caribbean.

Al Said – 155m, Lurssen Yachts, Saudi Arabia Royal Family

Largest YachtsOwned by the Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Al Said was the world’s second largest yacht at the time of launch. Capable of 25 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 22 knots Al Said offers accommodation for up to 70 guest, and is capable of carrying up to crew of 154 for the height of luxury sea-going experiences.

Prince Abdul Aziz – 147 m, Helsingor Vaerft, Saudi Arabia Royal Family

Largest YachtsHolding the title of largest and tallest yacht in the world for 22 years, it still is the largest of the 20th century. The Prince Abdul Aziz was a yacht designed to ‘fit for a king’ and it is outfitted with the very best in yacht luxury, including a replica Titanic lobby. With room for 65 guests each and every room offers five star accommodation, while the yacht’s lavish pool, Jacuzzi and sunbathing areas on deck are a major feature. The restaurants are continuously manned by award-winning chefs, and anyone who sets foot on this yacht is sure to experience the height of luxury.

Topaz – 147 m, Lurssen Yachts, Abu Dhabi Royal Family

Luxury yachtThe German-built mega yacht is not the biggest but is one of the most expensive coming in at €470 million. It took four years to build its interior was designed by Terence Disdale and has exterior styling by Tim Heywood Design. Topaz has both high end luxury and smart eco viability integrated in its design. -swide

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