It's fun to break records. Particularly when it comes to building the world's highest, longest, tallest, and largest superyachts. When it comes to yacht building, each of those superlatives technically has its own type. This list's number two is technically smaller than the first, which is longer. And one of the yachts on this list is both the oldest and the largest on the planet. It may be perplexing, but it matters when you're building boats for people who want to set world records.
Can you think you've seen a superyacht? Reconsider your place. The ten largest yachts in the world for 2021 are listed below. It's difficult to tell the difference between a cruise ship and a superyacht when they get this high. As you can see below, the German Lürssen shipyard has produced most of the 10 largest yachts and has dominated the list.
10. SAILING YACHT A | 142 Mt. (468 Feet) Built by Nobiskrug in 2017
In the future, SAILING YACHT A will be the world's first private sail-assisted motor yacht. Nobiskrug designed it in 2017 at a height of 468 feet. She's a cutting-edge superyacht with features including an underwater observation pod, a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system, and cutting-edge navigation.
The three masts of the luxurious sailing yacht are the world's largest and most heavily loaded freestanding composite structures. The virtually invisible windows give this yacht a futuristic appearance while providing no glimpse of the interior, which remains a mystery. Andrey Melnichenko, a Russian billionaire, owns SAILING YACHT A.
9. EL MAHROUSA | 145 Mt. (478 feet) built by Samuda Brothers in 1865
EL MAHROUSA, a 478-foot Samuda Brothers yacht built in 1865, is fresh from history and records. This yacht was designed for Egypt's Ottoman governor and also made an appearance at the Suez Canal's opening in 1869.
Of necessity, she underwent several upgrades over the years, including the 1905 replacement of paddle wheel engines with turbine-driven propellers. In 1912, a telegraph was also built. In 1872, EL MAHROUSA was lengthened by 40 feet, and again in 1905 by 17 feet. The yacht is actually in the Egyptian Navy's care and is used as the Presidential Yacht on occasion. It is the world's oldest operating superyacht and the ninth highest.
8. PRINCE ABDULAZIZ | 147 Mt. (482 Feet) built by Helsingor Vaerft in 1984
The 147-meter motor yacht PRINCE ABDULAZIZ was designed by Helsingor Vaerft and delivered in 1984. It was the world's largest yacht in terms of length and height for several years. It is one of the Saudi royal family's royal yachts, and it was originally owned by King Fahd. There are no photos of the interior, despite the fact that it was designed by the late David Nightingale Hicks. We just know that it would be as luxurious as the TITANIC.
7. A+ | 147 Mt (482 Feet) built by Lürssen in 2012
A+ (formerly known as TOPAZ) is the world's seventh-largest yacht, measuring 147 meters in length. A+ is one of the world's largest superyachts in terms of volume, with a gross tonnage of 12,532 GT. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, owner of Manchester City Football Club and Emirate monarchy, is said to own this Lürssen superyacht from 2012.
Two helipads, a spa, two Jacuzzis, a movie theater, and a meeting center are among the amenities on this eight-deck yacht. Although little is known about the Terence Disdale-designed interior, the A+ can handle 62 passengers in 26 cabins, as well as 79 crew members.
6. AL SAID | 155 Mt (508 Feet) built by Lürrsen in 2007
AL SAID is the world's sixth-largest superyacht, measuring 509 feet in length. It was launched in 2007 by Lürssen and is designed to look like a classic cruise ship. The ship is about 79 feet tall at its widest point. It is operated by the Sultan of Oman and has a capacity of 70 passengers and 154 trained crew members. The ship has six decks and a concert hall that can accommodate a 50-piece orchestra.
5. DILBAR | 156 Mt (511 Feett) built by Lürrsen in 2016
Lürssen launched the 156-meter superyacht DILBAR in 2016. Espen Øino modeled her exterior, which has a classic profile with a soft ivory hull. Winch Design is said to have furnished her interior with unique and exclusive luxury fabrics, but no other specifics or photographs have been published.
DILBAR is one of the most complicated and demanding yachts ever made, according to Lürssen, with a displacement of 15,917 tons and a length of 156 meters. A 25-meter swimming pool (the largest ever built on a yacht) and two helipads are among her features. Alisher Usmanov, one of Russia's wealthiest citizens, owns it.
4. DUBAI | 162 Mt (532 Feet) built by Platinum Yachts in 2006
Allow room for DUBAI, a 161-meter yacht with a nonlinear construction history. Blohm+Voss and Lürssen collaborated on the design of this superyacht in 1998. However, the proposal was put on hold due to a skeletal superstructure.
The hull was sold to the Dubai government, and the project was restarted under the leadership of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (ruler of Dubai) and Platinum Yachts. In 2006, the yacht was completed. Seven decks, a helipad, a submarine garage, a nightclub, a theater, and a 70-foot-wide atrium are only a few of the highlights. DUBAI has a capacity of 24 people.
3. ECLIPSE | 162 Mt (531 Feet) built by Blohm+Voss in 2010
ECLIPSE was the world's biggest superyacht when it left the German shipyard Blohm+Voss in 2010. It's now 162 meters long, having been pushed down a couple pegs. Roman Abramovich, a Russian businessman, owns it. ECLIPSE has 18 staterooms and can hold a total of 36 people.
It had the biggest swimming pool (with adjustable depth to become a dance floor) onboard a yacht at the time of its arrival, measuring 16 meters long. A missile warning syste, bulletproof windows, a submarine, three helicopters, six tenders, a pool, gym, and beach club are just some of the fascinating features on this luxurious yacht. It is reportedly priced at $1.2 billion and is the most luxurious yacht in the world.
2. FULK AL SALAMAH | 164 Mt. (538 Feet) built by Mariotti in 2016
The 164-meter Mariotti super yacht FULK AL SALAMAH, which translates to "Ship of Peace," was built in 2016. The Omani royal family is thought to own this monstrosity of a yacht. She is not the longest yacht, but she is the largest in terms of length, with a gross tonnage of 22,000 tons. Studio de Jorio designed the exterior, which looks more like a cruise ship than a private superyacht. FULK AL SALAMAH is a project that has been kept under wraps since its inception, but not much is known about it.
1. AZZAM | 180 Mt. (590 Feet) buit by Lürssen in 2013
AZZAM is the world's longest private yacht, measuring 180 meters in length. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, owns this superyacht, which was launched by Lürssen Yachts in 2013. It was built at a cost of more than $600 million.
AZZAM has a beam of 20.8 meters (68 feet) and a draft of 4.3 meters, which is unusually shallow (14 feet). Nauta Design created the exterior of this vessel to be streamlined and eternal while being smaller than it is. Over long distances, the 9,000kW MTU engines propel her at 18 knots, with a top speed of 33 knots.
AZZAM, the world's longest private yacht, can hold 36 visitors and up to 80 crew members. The interior design is a closely guarded secret, but some of the wood furniture aboard is rumored to be intricately veneered with mother of pearl marquetry. A spa, pool, and golf simulator area are among the other amenities aboard.
Although the world's top ten largest yachts may seem too expensive and unreachable, let's get down to earth and look at our featured listings. You'll find yachts ranging in size from 10 to 174 feet, with a variety of builders, styles, dimensions, heights, volume, age, and so on. To find your ideal yacht, contact a Ada Yacht Broker team.