Azzam the 180 m (590 ft) private yacht built by Lürssen Yachts, launched on 5 April 2013, recently went through its first set of sea trials in the North Sea. Is the largest private yacht in the world. The boat hit 31.5 knots and at that speed it’s claimed the fastest yacht longer than 300 feet. Have a look at the video…
Images © Klaus Jordan / Lürssen Yachts
Amongst many other features, the super yacht has a main salon with a length of 29 m and a beam of 18 m with an open plan and no pillars. She will travel in excess of 30 knots, powered by a combination of two gas turbines and two diesel engines with a total power output of 70 MW (94,000 hp) through four pump-jets.
Engineer Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi directed the construction of Azzam, with technical engineering by Lürssen, exterior design by Nauta Yachts and interior design by Christophe Leoni. Following a year of engineering, the yacht was built in three years, which is a record building time according to Superyacht Times. Among the original specifications was the ability to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters, while providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodation.
The yacht’s owner is not known, but they are speculated to be from the Middle East.
sources wikipedia, Lürssen Yachts