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Top 5 Largest Yachts for 2012



1.Motor Yacht Eclipse

Motor yacht Eclipse, completed at the end of 2010 at the Blohm + Voss Hamburg shipyard, features interiors by Terence Disdale Design and is the world’s largest superyacht.

At 164m Eclipse’s unprecedented size had ensured her construction had been shrouded in secrecy, and as such, subject to much rumour and speculation from both the international press and superyacht enthusiasts.

Although details of the luxury megayacht are being extremely well hidden, it is known that her interiors feature designs by the renowned London-based team at Terence Disdale Design.

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner of this giant yacht which is believed to accommodate 36 guests in 18 cabins and also cater for a staggering 70 crew members.

Among the armada of lavish extras thought to be onboard are a three-man leisure submarine, two swimming pools, one of which is 16-m long with an adjustable depth feature that allows it to be converted into a dance floor. Other extras include an exterior fireplace and six tenders as well as accommodation for three helicopters.

2. Motor Yacht Dubai

Launched in 2006 by Platinum Yachts, Dubai is the world’s second largest private yacht, measuring 162 metres. Dubai’s incredible size is disguised by the elegant lines of her steel hull and aluminium superstructure – the work of renowned designer Andrew Winch. Her stunning interior was designed by Platinum Yachts.

The construction of this megayacht began for Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei more than 10 years before the yacht’s launch. The construction, then a joint project between Blohm + Voss and Lurssen shipyards, was halted until 2001 when the hull was acquired by Platinum Yachts for His Highness Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum. The project, previously named Platinum, Panhandle and Golden Star, was re-named Dubai.

Dubai’s luxurious interior design blends bold colours with fine fabrics and intricately detailed handmade mosaics. A spectacular staircase creates Dubai’s showpiece. Bathed in natural light from the top deck, this dramatic circular staircase features glass steps, which change colour. Dubai’s spacious decks offer a split-level owner’s deck; a large social area including the main lounge with its centrepiece red sofa; numerous VIP and guest suites, and a crew area to accommodate 115 people including crew and guest staff.

With seven decks, Dubai has a wealth of sunbathing areas; a striking mosaic swimming pool and several Jacuzzis. She can accommodate a helicopter of up to 9.5 tonnes and can carry two 10-metre long tenders.

Dubai has a displacement of 9,150 tonnes, yet can reach an impressive 26 knots at maximum speed. She has exceptional worldwide capability with a range of 8,500 miles at 25 knots, powered by four MTU diesel engines.

3.Motor Yacht Al Said

Al Said is a 155m motor yacht which was custom built in 2008 by Lurssen Yachts in Bremen. This magnificent yacht features exterior styling by Espen Oeino, with interior design by Redman Whitely Dixon.

Al Said has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 24m (78.74ft) and a 5.20m (17.06ft) draft.

The mega yacht is capable of 25 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 22 knots.

Al Said offers accommodation for up to 70 guests. She is also capable of carrying up to 154 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

4.Motor Yacht Topaz

Topaz is a 147m (482’3″ft) motor yacht, custom built in 2012 by Lurssen Yachts in Bremen (Germany).
Topaz has a steel hull with a aluminium superstructure.

5. Motor Yacht Abdul Aziz

Prince Abdulaziz (formerly Abdulaziz) is a 147m (482’3″ft) motor yacht, custom built in 1984 by Helsingor Vaerft in Helsingor (Denmark). This luxury vessel’s sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Maierform Maritime Technology. The yacht’s interior has been designed by David Hicks and has exterior styling by Maierform Maritime Technology. She was last refitted in 2005.

Prince Abdulaziz has a steel hull and superstructure with a beam of 18.30m (60’0″ft) and a 4.88m (16’0″ft) draft. This custom yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience.

Performance + Capabilities
Prince Abdulaziz is capable of 22.00 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 182.00 knots from her NaN-litre fuel tanks.

Prince Abdulaziz Accommodation
Prince Abdulaziz offers accommodation for up to 64 guests. She is also capable of carrying up to 65 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

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