World's Largest Private Yacht named Azzam Launched by German Shipyard

Apr 9, 2013 15:03 IST

A German shipyard on 5 April 2013 launched Azzam, the world’s largest private yacht, overshadowing the previous record holder, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich‘s 533-foot Eclipse.

The yacht is designed by Nauta Yachts in Italy and is constructed by German company Lurssen Yachts. Azzam is almost two football fields long and rivals the size of some cruise ships. It took four years to complete the superyacht from concept to construction.

Specifications of the Yacht

Length: 180 meters, or 590.55 feet.
Beam: 20.8 meters, or 68 feet.
Speed: 30 knots.

The yacht was constructed under the supervision of Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, Superyachts, and has a relatively shallow, 14-foot draft. That will allow it to anchor in some of the quieter harbors of the Mediterranean, assuming her 591-foot mass will fit.

With 94000 horsepower generated from two gas turbines ad two diesel engines, the Azzam can reach speeds of over 55.5kph, which makes it one of the fastest yachts in the world. The super yacht will require a 50-person crew to maintain and its further specifications are not known yet.

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