Top 10 largest yachts in the world
CachHayNhat - The word "yacht" comes from an old German word (Deutsche) meaning "chasing ship". The word describes fast sailing ships that were first used by pirates, then by those who wanted to capture pirates. Owning one of these ships became fashionable among wealthy shipbuilders in 14th-century Holland. It eventually spread to England when Charles II began sailing for sport and pleasure.
Yore's sailboats were replaced by motorized versions that functioned as party boats for the wealthy. There is no better signal to the world that you have a fortune than owning a giant yacht. The richer, the more massive.
Top 10 largest yachts in the world:
Chiều dài: 180m
Length: 180 m
Owner: Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Year of operation: 2013
Azzam is the largest private yacht in the world. At a cost of $605 million, it is available to rent as Eclipse. However, observers say that turning the ship into a commercial vessel is just an act of tax evasion.
One alleged reason to avoid taxes is that Sheik, the President of the UAE, is very private and does not want others to use his ship. His desire for privacy led to little is known about the ship's interior. We know that the ship can reach speeds of 32 knots, has submarines and missile defense systems.
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The Azzam is a larger class of destroyers in service with the United States Navy.
Length: 162.5 m
Owner: Roman Abramovich
Year commissioned: 2008
When Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich received the Eclipse from the construction company in 2010, it was the largest yacht in the world. For a year, Abramovich used it privately until offering to lease the vessel in 2011. That could offset the cost of the ship, estimated at $500 million.
The ship has 24 guest cabins, an internal swimming pool and hot tub, disco, gym, spa and comes with a functional submarine.
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One of the ship's most unique features is its missile detection system. It is rumored, but still unconfirmed, that Eclipse has its own surface-to-air missile onboard.
Owner: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Year put into operation: 2008
Dubai was originally built for a member of the royal family of Brunei. The deal fell apart and the construction ended. Another company bought the hull, and then continued construction.
The ship has 22 cabins that can accommodate 36 guests. There is room for 88 crew on board. Other amenities include a ballroom, an indoor pool (with an additional pool on one deck), a movie theater, and a gym.
There are a total of seven decks of cards. The relatively light yacht (10,000 tons) can reach speeds of 26 knots.
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The owner is the head of Emirates Airlines.
Owner: Alisher Usmanov
Year of operation: 2015
This yacht, owned by a Russian corporate executive, is the largest yacht in the world by volume. Its displacement is 15,917 tons. Usmanov previously owned two smaller yachts, each also named Dilbar. Usmanov sold both.
The current Dilbar has four decks, two helipads (front and rear) and exterior lighting. The ship's interior is said to contain 3,800 square feet of living space, office space and conference rooms as well as a spa, pool and gym.
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Dilbar is estimated to be worth $1 billion.
5. Al Said
Owner: Sultan of Oman
Year put into operation: 2007
This yacht is one of the services of the ruling family of Oman. In addition to being the fifth longest yacht, it also ranks in the top five in terms of engine power and displacement (tonnage). From the outside, the ship resembles a luxury cruise ship with a helipad, six decks and a swimming pool.
The ship has a concert hall and conference rooms. It can accommodate more than 70 guests and 150 crew members.
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There are no known pictures of the ship's interior.
Owner: Royal Saudi Arabia
Year of operation: 2012
Another yacht owned by the Saudi royal family, Topaz was built specifically for Mansour bin Zayed. The ship is not only slightly longer than Prince Abdulaziz, but also has a slightly higher top speed (25 knots). However, the interior is very similar to old Royal yachts, complete with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and other amenities befitting a prince. The exterior is more modern and features dual helipads.
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The owner of this ship also owns a more famous property, Manchester City Football Club.
7. Prince Abdulaziz
Owner: Royal Saudi Arabia
Year put into operation: 1984
This yacht is one of the fleets in the service of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. It was first authorized by King Faud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The ship can reach a speed of 22 knots and can carry a crew of 60 people. It has a capacity equal to the number of guests who can use the internal swimming pool and other accessories. The ship also has a helipad on deck.
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Prince Abdulaziz was the longest yacht in the world until 2006.
8. El Mahrousa
Year put into operation: 1865
The ship was built on the orders of Isma'il Pasha, an Egyptian ruler who believed it would make the country more like European nations. The British-built yacht is a symbol of his modernized brand. After the Egyptian revolution, yachts were put into military service.
The yacht, with a top speed of 16 knots, is rarely used, which is not surprising, given its age. It usually sets sail on special occasions.
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El Mahrousa was the longest yacht in the world until 1984.
9. Sailing Yacht A
Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
Year of operation: 2015
This futuristic yacht looks more like a star ship than a sailing ship. That was the aim of designer Phillipe Starck who designed a giant yacht for owner Melnichenko, the Motor Yacht One. The ship has a crew of 54 and can carry how many guests. It has an underwater observation platform in the hold and can reach speeds of 20 knots.
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The yacht's main pylon is as tall as the Tower of London.
Owner: Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Year of operation: 2015 (as Yas)
Yas wasn't always a yacht. It is a military ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was decommissioned by the Dutch Navy in 1978 and later sold to the United Arab Emirates for their navy. In 2005, the UAE ceased operations of the Al Emirate. Hamdan bin Zayed bought the ship in 2011 and had a French engineer reuse it at UAE shipyards.
Not much is known about the Yas additions and interiors, we do know that the design is meant to resemble a dolphin. The ship has a capacity of 60 guests and a crew of 58.
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Another wealthy monarch is looking to convert a Dutch frigate into a yacht. Swift135 is under construction.