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Arabs own seven of world’s top ten superyachts

Dubai Ruler comes second in list with 162m yacht

Arabs own seven of world’s top ten superyachts
Views of the Pearl area with yachts on January 5, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reiterated its projection for the Qatari economy with predictions of double digit growth for 2010 and 2011. Though natural gas and petroleum production are still the biggest two single sources of income, the non-energy sector overtook oil and gas in Qatari GDP for 2009. Qatar is heavily dependant on foreign labour from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Phillipines and other Arab countries. Foreigners make up approximately two thirds of the Qatari population. The FIFA world cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Arabs own seven of world’s top ten superyachts
A picture, taken on September 21, 2011 in the principality of Monaco, shows yachts moored at Port Hercules during the International Monaco Yacht Show. A selection of 100 super and mega-yachts from 25 to over 90 m long is presented during this event until September 24, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
Arabs own seven of world’s top ten superyachts
A picture, taken on September 21, 2011 in the principality of Monaco, shows yachts moored at Port Hercules during the International Monaco Yacht Show. A selection of 100 super and mega-yachts from 25 to over 90 m long is presented during this event until September 24, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)

Arab owners have dominated the list of the word’s’ top  superyachts, taking seven of the top ten rankings.

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The new compilation from superyachts.com – based on length of yachts - places Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich as the owner of the world’s top superyacht, with his “Eclipse” measured at 164m in length.

Just two metres shorter and in second place on the list is Dubai Ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with his “Dubai” superyacht.

The Sultan of Oman’s 155m “Al Said” was third, with the Saudi royal family yacht “Prince Abdulaziz” fourth on 147m.

The Abu Dhabi owned “Yas” is the highest new entry on the list, placed sixth at 141m, two metres longer than “Al Salamah”, owned by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The Emir of Qatar’s 133m yacht “Al Mirqab” was placed tenth of the list.

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