The largest yachts in the world

These yachts always cause heightened interest, but, as a rule, very little is known about them, because most of them are private vessels whose owners do not like to allow outsiders into their possessions. However, it is still difficult for them to go unnoticed, because they are the largest yachts in the world.

The largest yachts in the world

01. Motor yacht Eclipse 162.50m

The luxurious motor yacht Eclipse was built at the shipyard by the shipbuilding company Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior designed by the famous London design studio Terence Disdale Design. The length of the yacht is 163.5 m (536 ft). This made the motor yacht Eclipse the world's largest private yacht, she is 0.5 m (1 foot 8 inches) larger than one of the largest yachts in the world, Dubai. The initial cost of the yacht was estimated at 340 million euros (about 485 million US dollars), the final cost was about 800 million euros (1.2 billion US dollars).


The Eclipse yacht has two helipads, 24 cabins for passengers, two swimming pools, a disco hall. It is also equipped with three pleasure boats and a mini submarine that is capable of diving to a depth of 50 meters.About 70 crew members are required to service the yacht.


For security, Eclipse is equipped with detection systems and a missile defense system. The windows of the suite of the owner and the captain’s bridge are equipped with bulletproof glass and armor. According to rumors, the yacht is also equipped with an antipaparazzi shield in the form of lasers that explore the surrounding space, and when they find a photo or video camera matrix, they emit bright light directly into the lens to prevent shooting. How such a device functions is not clear, and there is no evidence that it exists at all.
Designer: Shipbuilder: Blohm + Voss
Exterior / interior design: Speed ​​(max.): 25.0 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 22.0 knots
Passengers: 24 people
Team: 70 people
02. Motor Yacht Dubai 162m

Launched in 2006, the Dubai motor yacht is one of the world's largest private yachts with a length of 162 meters. The incredible size of Dubai is camouflaged by the elegant lines of its steel hull and aluminum superstructure - the work of well-known designer Andrew Winch. Its stunning interior was designed by Platinum Yachts.


The construction of this megayacht for Prince Brunei Jefri Bolkiah was launched more than 10 years ago. Initially, this is a joint project between the Blohm + Voss and Lurssen shipyards.In 2000, construction was suspended until 2001, when the corps was acquired by Platinum Yachts for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum. The project was previously called Platinum, Panhandle and Golden Star, and was later renamed Dubai.

The luxurious interior design of the motor yacht Dubai combines bold colors with beautiful fabrics and handmade mosaics in great detail. An impressive spiral staircase is a work of art. In natural light from the upper deck, the glass steps of this bright circular staircase change color. On the spacious decks of Dubai there is a multi-level deck of the owner, a large public area, including the main hall with its central red sofa, numerous VIP and guest suites and an area for accommodating the team.

Dubai has seven sunbathing areas on the seven decks; a striking mosaic swimming pool and several jacuzzis. The helipad is capable of receiving a helicopter of up to 9.5 tons and can carry two 10-meter tenders.


Motor yacht Dubai has a displacement of 9150 tons, can reach a maximum speed of 26 knots. It is equipped with four MTU diesel engines and has exceptional ability to move around the world in the range of 8500 miles at 25 knots.

According to rumors, Sheikh Mohammed ibn Rashid al-Maktoum decided to lengthen his yacht in order to once again become the owner of the largest private ship in the world. Dubai yacht will have scheduled maintenance in 2011. Among other things, it is planned to install a radar on the ship, which will be issued from the bow and will make the Arab sheikh’s yacht 15 centimeters longer than the Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse. In addition, it is supposed to attach a “beach” about two meters wide to the stern of Dubai. Similar beaches over the past couple of years have become fashionable among owners of large yachts.
Designer: Platinum Yachts
Shipbuilder: Design exterior: Design interior: Platinum Yachts
Speed ​​(max.): 26.0 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 25.0 knots
Passengers: 72 people
Team: 88 people
03. Motor yacht Al Said 155m

The 155 meter motor yacht Al Said was built in 2008 at the shipyards of the shipbuilding company Lurssen Yachts. This magnificent Espen Oeino exterior yacht with Redman Whiteley Dixon interior design.



The vessel was built under the project with the code name “Sunflower” for the Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Albusida, who undoubtedly felt delighted with the spacious six-deck yacht, whose width is 23m. It is known that the ship’s command of the motor boat Al Said is 154 people, in addition, the yacht can accommodate up to 70 passengers,who will surely enjoy the concert hall, which houses an orchestra of 50 musicians! As well as on many superyachts of this class, the German MTU diesel engines are used on the Al Said yacht.
Designer: Shipbuilder: Lurssen Yachts
Design exterior: Design interior: Speed ​​(max.): 25.0 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 22.0 knots
Passengers: 70 people
Team: 154 people
04. Motor yacht Prince Abdulaziz 147m

The 147 meter motor yacht Prince Abdulaziz (formerly Abdulaziz) was built in 1984 at the shipyard Helsingor Vaerft in Helsingør (Denmark). Luxury design of the ship and engineering work carried out by the company Maierform Maritime Technology. The interior of the yacht was designed by designer David Hicks. The last reconstruction and modernization was carried out in 2005.


It took 15 months just to complete the interior of this yacht, which was the largest and most expensive yacht at the time of construction. The large lobby on the main deck was designed to imitate the Titanic with extensive interiors and classic furniture.


The yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system, which reduces the effect of rolling and provides a soft and smooth ride. The yacht has a helipad.

After the death of Saudi Arabian King Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz al-Saud, the direct heir inherited this yacht.
Designer: Helsingor Vaerft
Shipbuilder: Maierform Maritime Technology
Exterior Design: Maierform Maritime Technology
Interior Design: David Hicks
Speed ​​(max.): 22.0 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 18.0 knots
Guests: 64 people
Team: 65 people
05. Motor yacht El Horriya 145.72m

The motor yacht El Horria (originally called Mahroussa) was built for Ismail Pasha, ruler of Egypt in 1865, at the Samuda Brothers shipyard in London (United Kingdom). The yacht was designed in the same way as HMY Victoria and HMY Albert II and remained in the possession of the Egyptian royal family until 1951.

The ship has undergone two significant changes: in 1872 its length was increased by 40 feet, and in 1905 another 16.5 feet. In 1905, a reconstruction was undertaken at the Pointhouse Shipyard of A & J Inglis in Glasgow (Scotland), including the replacement of two paddle wheels with triple propellers driven by steam turbines that were built by Inglis at the Warroch Street Engine Works in Glasgow.


In 1869, the Mahroussa gained fame as the first ship that passed through the Suez Canal as part of the opening ceremony. The last reconstruction was made in 1987.

After the abdication of King of Egypt Farouk, the yacht was transferred by the Egyptian government for use as a training ship and received its current name - El Horriya.The vessel spent most of its career in the eastern Mediterranean, but participated in the international naval parade, commemorating the bicentennial of the United States of America.

Currently, the ship is owned by the Egyptian Navy and is sometimes used as a presidential yacht. The ship goes to sea about three times a year, as a rule, only for one day.
Designer: Samuda Bros.
Shipbuilder: Sir Oliver Lang
Exterior Design: Sir Oliver Lang
Speed ​​(max.): 16.0 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 13.0 knots
Team: 160 people
06. Motor yacht Al Salamah 139.30m

Al Salamah is a motor yacht owned by the Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. At the time of its construction, it was the second largest motor yacht in the world.


In 1998, the order for the construction of the motor yacht Al Salamah, was received by the German shipbuilding company HDW, in Kiel, Germany, but was completed at the Lurssen Yachts shipyard in Bremen. The project bore the name of Mipos "Mission possible". This is the second yacht owned by a member of the royal family; The first yacht "Prince Abdulaziz" was built in 1984.


Motor yacht Al Salamah is a private vessel and is not available for public hire. The yacht is estimated at more than 200 million US dollars.Yacht amenities include a cinema, a library, a business center, a fully equipped hospital, two full-time beauticians, a gym and a spa. In 2009, the last reconstruction and modernization was carried out.
Designer: Shipbuilder: Lurssen Yachts
Exterior Design: Terence Disdale
Interior Design: Speed ​​(max.): 21.5 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 17.0 knots
Passengers: 40 people
Team: 96 people
07. Motor yacht Rising Sun 138.40m

Motor yacht Rising Sun, designed by Jon Bannenberg, and built in Germany at the shipyard Lurssen in 2004. The yacht was originally purchased by Lawrence Joseph Ellison (co-founder and head of Oracle Corporation) and is currently jointly owned by Lawrence Joseph Ellison and David Geffen. According to rumors, David Geffen in 2010 became the sole owner of the seventh largest yacht in the world Rising Sun. The construction of the yacht cost more than 200 million US dollars.



On board the yacht has a gym, spa, sauna, an extensive wine cellar, a cinema with a huge plasma screen, a basketball court on the main deck (as on the Paul Allen yacht), which can be used as a helipad if necessary. The yacht has 82 cabins on five decks with a total living area of ​​over 8,000 square meters.


Four MTU diesel engines (48.280 hp) allow the yacht to reach a maximum speed of 28 knots (52 km / h). The last reconstruction and modernization of the yacht was carried out in 2007.
Designer: Shipbuilder: Lurssen Yachts
Exterior Design: Interior Design: Seccombe Design
Speed ​​(max.): 28.0 knots
Cruising speed: 26.0 knots
Passengers: 16 people
Team: 45 people
08. Motor yacht Savarona 135.95m

Motor yacht Savarona was built in 1931 at the shipyard of the German shipbuilding company Blohm + Voss and is one of the truly classic yachts of the world. The yacht has a steel hull and superstructure. Diana Yacht Design, Cox & Stevens took part in its development, the exterior design was developed by Cox & Stevens, the interior was Donald Starkey.


The Savarona motor yacht was originally built for the Emily Roebling Cadwalader and was the first yacht built by Blohm + Voss, and had the maximum length for its time. The ship was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1979, and more than 13 years passed before its recovery and return to the water. The motor yacht Savarona, with its long and interesting history, was also known as Savarona III, and Gunes Dil.


In 1989, the yacht was chartered for 49 years by a Turkish businessman Kahraman Sad? Koglu. For more than three years, his company completely repaired the ship, spending approximately $ 25 million.When repairing, the original steam turbine engines were replaced with modern diesel engines. The vessel was reconstructed at the Tuzla shipyard in the suburbs of Istanbul in order to serve the well-known and important guests and in memory of the first president of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. From September 30, 2010, the Secretary of the President of the Republic of Turkey announced that the Savarona motor yacht had returned to the ownership of the Turkish state.

Wide and spacious living spaces are the highlight of the design of this luxury vessel and appeared after its last reconstruction and modernization in 1999, which allowed him to become a real work of art. On board the yacht there is a large swimming pool, two jacuzzis, two saunas and steam rooms, a Turkish bath and a gym. A cinema, a small hospital and 17 cabins for passengers are also part of its rich arsenal.


A luxury motor yacht is equipped with a variety of water “toys” to provide endless entertainment during any yacht charter: sailing boards, water skis, jet skis and various diving equipment.

During the summer charter season Savarona runs in the Western Mediterranean.
Designer: Shipbuilder: Diana Yacht Design, Cox & Stevens
Exterior Design: Cox & Stevens
Interior Design: Donald Starkey
Speed ​​(max.): 18.0 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 16.0 knots
Passengers: 34 people
Team: 44 people
www.savaronavoyage.com
09. Motor yacht Serene 133.90m

In September 2010 at the Italian shipyard Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. their first mega yacht was launched. Motor yacht Serene will be the largest ever built in Italy, as well as one of the ten largest yachts in the world and one of the best in terms of sophistication and technology.


Designed in accordance with international safety regulations, the Serene yacht has seven decks, a hangar and two helicopter landing sites. The vessel also has a large seawater pool serving the vessel and a submarine capable of diving to a depth of 100 meters. The yacht has 4,500 square meters of interior space, including 2,700 square meters of luxurious design by Pascale Reymond from Reymond Langton Design, one of the most famous designers in the industry.


The Fincantieri Yachts team developed the Serene motor yacht project, drawing on Espen Oeino's innovative design concept, which created some of the most famous yachts in the world.
Designer: Exterior Design: Interior Design:
10. Motor yacht Al Mirqab 133m

The motor yacht Al Mirqab was designed in 2008 by Peters Schiffbau GmbH in cooperation with Kusch Yachts and traveled from the Wewelsfleth shipyard to Schleswig-Holstein, Palma de Mallorca, where its new owner, Qatar Prime Minister Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, was undoubtedly , glad to receive her. As it usually happens, there is very little technical information about such vessels. In one thing, we can be sure that the exterior design of the Al Mirqab was designed by Tim Heywood Design, and the interior design is the work of Andrew Winch Designs.


The gorgeous Al Mirqab received the ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ award at The World Superyacht Awards in 2009 and won in the ‘Best Interior Design’ category for interior designer Andrew Winch.


There is a cinema, bars, a jacuzzi, sunbathing areas and a helipad on board. The yacht has the traditional equipment for water entertainment.
Designer: Peters Schiffbau
Shipbuilder: Kusch Yachts
Exterior Design: Tim Heywood Design
Interior Design: Andrew Winch Designs
Speed ​​(max.): 23.0 knots
Speed ​​(cruising): 21.0 knots
Passengers: 60 people
Guests: 60 people

The material was prepared by the editors of the website Tech Life based on information obtained from open sources.

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