Azzam – The world’s biggest yacht
It was built in 2013 in German shipyard Lürssen. After several years have passed, the yacht remains the largest in the world. Just think, the length of this yacht is exactly – 180 meters! Only for making tables for such a sea giant took as much as 28 months. The owner of such a pleasure cost 620 million US dollars.
Estimating characteristics of the yacht
The dimensions of the yacht simply amaze any imagination. It is only worth thinking about, because the length of a yacht is equivalent to two football fields or twelve railway wagons. At the same time, Azzam is able to accelerate up to 55 kilometers per hour without problems. For this, two powerful high-performance turbines are provided, with a total capacity of 94 thousand horsepower. Here the designers have provided four water-jet installations with turbo-compressor diesel engines. Their capacity reaches 108920 horsepower.
This engine is the largest on our planet. Its length exceeds 27 meters, and the height is almost 13 and a half meters. The weight of such a machine is 2300000 kilograms. Initially, this capacity was created for the container ship. But at the same time the engine is perfectly suited for this huge, 20 meters width yacht. The maximum draft is, according to calculations, almost five meters. You can not doubt that, having such dimensions, the yacht provides enough space for realization of any fantasies of the customer. Even the main saloon is the largest on the planet – it is almost 30 meters long, and about 18 meters wide.
The customer and the current owner of this vessel is Khalifa bin Zayd Al Nahyan himself, the President of the United Arab Emirates and the emir of Abu Dhabi. Forbes magazine estimates the wealth of this man on 15 billion dollars. Before the construction of the yacht, several competitions were held, and the exterior winner was presented by the Nauta Yacht Design studio in Milan, and the interior by Christopher Leoni, from France. Burgess Yachts executed the technical part of the implementation of such a large-scale project. The chief engineer is Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi.
Design of the yacht
If you believe the official information, the interior of the yacht was made in the style of neoclassicism, characteristic of the early 19th century. Especially this style was popular with Napoleon Bonaparte. Since no one lets journalists on the yacht, no information can be found on the network from the ship’s side. Even reputable international yacht publications did not get access. All we can do is imagine something like the Imperial Versailles bedroom.
Azzam is listed in the register as a charter yacht, but information about chartering this yacht can not be found anywhere. Yacht occasionally occurs in the waters of the Mediterranean. In 2015, the yacht was recorded during the passage of the Gibraltar Channel. Basically, the yacht is moored in the port of Khalifa. The yacht is considered to be one of the most ambitious shipbuilding projects, which can astonish anyone.