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Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts

With the 2015 edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, the region continues to be a big player for luxury vessels

Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
1. Motor yacht Azzam is the largest superyacht in the world at 180 metres. It’s owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Azzam’s total cost is estimated at $605 million. Its building time was a mere three years, a breaking record up to date. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
2. Motor yacht Eclipse comes in second place at 164 metres. It belongs to Russian Billionaire and Chelsea team owner, Roman Abramovich. Eclipse’s total cost is estimated at $500 million, and is believed to have its own missile defence system. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
3. Dubai motor yacht measures at 162 metres, making it the world’s second largest private yacht and the third largest in the world. The owner is HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai. The yacht’s cost is estimated at $400 million. Some of its features include a mosaic swimming pool and glass steps. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
4. Motor yacht Al Said is a 155 metres motor yacht which was custom built in 2008 for the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said. Its value is estimated at $300 million. It has a steel and aluminium superstructure and can accommodate up to 70 guests. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
5. Motor yacht Topaz comes in fifth place at 147 metres. Its total cost is approximately $527, and it is the property of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayeh Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE. Topaz features a fitness hall and cinema. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
6. In sixth place is the motor yacht Prince Abdulaziz. At 147 metres, the yacht was inherited by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia after the passing of King Fahd. Today, it serves as the yacht of the Saudi Royal family. Its estimated cost is $184 million. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
7. Motor yacht El Horriya (formerly Mahroussa) is a 145.72 metres motor yacht. It is currently the property of the Egyptian Navy and is sometimes used as a presidential yacht. El Horriya is also one of the oldest yachts in the world, having been built in 1865. Its cost in unknown. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
8. Previously named “Swift141,” Yas is a 141 metres superyacht that belongs to Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan. It runs on eco-friendly fuel and can reach a speed of 26 knots. Its cost is also unknown. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
9. In ninth place is the 140 metres motor yacht Ocean Victory, the biggest yacht ever built in Italy. Though its owner remains unknown, the yacht is rumoured to have seven decks and six pools. Source: Superyachts.com
Revealed: Arab owners dominate list of the world's superyachts
10. Motor Yacht Al Salamah is another yacht owned by a member of the Saudi Royal family. It measures at 139 metres and was the property of the late Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. Its estimated worth is approximately $200 million. Source: Superyachts.com