The top 13 superyachts of 2013
This year Azzam took over the title of the largest superyacht in the world, beating Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s mega-yacht The Eclipse
1. Azzam: 180 metres
\nThe largest Superyacht in the world at 180 metres, Azzam was launched by Lurssen Yachts and can reach top speeds of over 30 knots. It took a record breaking three years to build followed by a year of engineering.
2. Eclipse: 162.50 metres
\nRussian Billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner of this giant yacht which is believed to accommodate 36 guests in 18 cabins and has 70 crew members. The 162.50 metre yacht runs at a top speed of 25 knots. Amongst its lavish on features, it boasts the largest on-deck swimming pool that can be converted into a 16m dance floor.
3. Dubai: 162 metres
\nDubai is the world’s second largest private yacht, measuring in at 162 metres. Dubai’s incredible size can accommodate 72 guests and 88 crew members. Originally commissioned by Prince Jefri of Brunei, it was eventually sold to the Dubai government, and is now the royal yacht of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
4. Al Said: 155 metres
\nAlso built by Lurssen Yachts, this Royal 155 metre royal superyacht was delivered to her owner, the Sultan Qaboos bin Sa‘id Al Saïd of Oman, in March 2008. Al Said can accommodate for up to 70 guests and 154 crew members.
5. Prince Abdulaziz: 147 metres
\nAs one of the yachts of the Saudi Royal Family, Prince Abdulaziz is used to conduct official business as well leisure activities. It offers accommodation for up to 64 guests and runs at a top speed of 22 knots. It was built in 1984 at a reported cost of $184m and features unique accommodation such as a fully equipped hospital, a mosque and underwater surveillance system.
6. Topaz: 147 metres
\nTopaz is a 147meter motor yacht, custom built in 2012 by Lurssen Yachts in Bremen, Germany. It was initially forecast to be the fourth largest boat in the world.
7. El Horriya: 145.72 metres
\nShe is usually berthed in Alexandria, where she is cared for by the Egyptian Navy, which lists her as a training ship. This Egyptian presidential yacht is not only one of the world’s largest but also one of the oldest. Built in 1865, El Horriya is capable of 16.00 knots flat out and can carry 160 crew members on board.
8. Yas: 141 metres
\nYas is 141 metres and has been built in Abu Dhabi on the hull of a former Dutch navy frigate. It can accommodate up to 60 guests and 56 crew members.
9. Al Salamah: 139 metres
\nCode named as Mipos, short for Mission Possible, during her construction, Al Salamah belongs to Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, son of the late King Fahd, Governor of Riyadh. It can accommodate a total of 40 guests and is capable of reaching 22 knots.
10. Rising Sun: 138.40 metres
\nRising was built for Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle. In 2006 he sold half ownership to media mogul David Geffen who bought the remaining half in 2010. It originally 120 meters, but was extended to ensure it was larger than the 126.2m Octopus belonging to Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen.
11. Swift135: 135 metres
\nThe newest addition to the list, Swift135 has yet to be officially launched in Abu Dhabi from ADM Shipyards. It can accommodate 60 guests and 56 crew members.
12. Serene: 133.90 metres
\nShe is the largest yacht ever launched in Italy and features more than 4,000 square meters of interior space along seven decks, plus two helipads and a hangar. Shrouded in secrecy, little is known about this huge yacht except that it is built for a Russian owner.
13. Al Mirqab: 133 metres
\nAl Mirqab belongs to Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. Work on the elegant yacht began in 2007, and it is believed to be one of the most technically advanced Superyachts ever constructed.