Inside the Top 10 of BIGGEST YACHTS in the World – 2021

largest yacht Dilbar - 2016 - Lurssen - Alisher Usmanov

The largest yachts measured by length

In general, the size of a large yacht is measured by its length. But a more accurate factor is the displacement and/or the volume of a yacht.

Biggest Yacht

The yacht Dilbar is currently considered to be the biggest private yacht in the world. With a length of 157 meters (512ft) the mega yacht is number #4 on the ‘list by length’.  But with a displacement tonnage of 15.917 gross tons, she is actually the largest yacht in the world.  

Who owns the largest yacht in the world?

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov owns the biggest yacht in the world: Dilbar!.

A New Top One position?

Soon Dilbar will leave her #1 position as two larger projects are currently under construction. Kjell Inge Rokke‘s yacht REV OCEAN will be delivered soon. And in Germany, a very large yacht (project Blue) is under construction for Sheikh Mansour al Nahyan. She is reportedly 160 meters long.

Only Billionaire Owners

Only the world’s richest billionaires are able to purchase and maintain these big private yachts. Read our list of the World’s Richest Yacht Owners.

Royal Families

Most of these yachts are owned by Royal Families. Such as the Al Nahyan family, rulers of Abu Dhabi, who own four of the world’s largest mega yachts. And the Sultan of Oman, who owns two.

Also, Russian billionaires own large yachts. Dilbar for example is owned by Alisher Usmanov.

What is the Displacement of a yacht?

The displacement is the weight of water that a ship displaces when it is floating. Which in turn is the weight of a ship (and its contents). The displacement is measured in tons.

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The Largest Yachts Listed For Sale

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RankNameLenghtVolume (Rank)
1Azzam
180 meter / 593 ft13,136 tons (5)
2Eclipse
162 meter / 533 ft13,564 tons (3)
3Dubai162 meter / 532 ft13,470 tons (4)
4Dilbar156 meter / 512 ft15,917 tons (1)
5Al Said155 meter / 509 ft15,850 tons (2)
(*)Fulk Al Salamah150 meter / 492 ft20,361 tons (*)
6A+147 meter / 483 ft12,532 tons (6)
7Prince Abdulaziz147 meter / 482 ft4,620 tons (9)
8El Mahrousa146 meter / 478 ft4,561 tons (10)
9Yas141 meter / 463 ft4,700 tons (8)
10Scheherazade140 meter / 460 ft
10,100 tons (7)

(*) There is ‘discussion’ whether Fulk Al Salmah can be considered a real yacht, or that she is a navy vessel. She is legally owned by the Royal Navy of Oman. She escorts the yacht Al Said, and she is crewed by the navy.

Largest Sailing Yacht In the World- Ranking 2021

RankNameLenghtVolume (Rank)
1Sailing Yacht A
143 meter / 468 ft12,558 tons
2Eclipse
106 meter / 348 ft2,864 tons
3Maltese Falcon88 meter / 289 ft1,110 tons

# 1 – Azzam (180.5 meter / 593 ft) – cost price $ 400,000,000

The yacht Azzam is considered to be the World’s largest yacht.

Owner: Emir of Abu Dhabi

Azzam is owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is the Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is one of the world’s wealthiest royal. He has a net worth of US$ 15 billion.  

Lurssen

Azzam was built by luxury yacht builder Lürssen for an estimated build price of US$ 400 million. Her exterior design is done by Nauta Yachts.

She is powered by two gas turbines and two diesel engines. She can reach a top speed of 30 knots.

# 2 – Eclipse (162 meter / 533 ft) – cost price $ 450,000,000

Owner: Roman Abramovich

The yacht Eclipse is known as ‘the $ 1.5 billion yachts’, which would make her the most expensive yacht. Although her real cost price was considerably less.

US$ 500 Million Build Price

Her original contract price was around EUR 400 million, or USD 500 million. Superyacht Eclipse was the largest private yacht in the world. But this title is now reserved for superyacht Azzam.

Roman Abramovich

The yacht Eclipse is owned by Russian billionaire Roman AbramovichHe is one of the richest people in the world. Eclipse has two swimming pools and two helicopter pads. She has a crew of 70. Eclipse was delivered by Blohm and Voss in 2010.

Inside the yacht Eclipse

yacht Eclipse interior
yacht Eclipse interior

yacht Eclipse interior
yacht Eclipse interior

# 3 – Dubai (162 meter / 532 ft) –  cost price $ 300,000,000

Owner:  – Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai

The yacht Dubai is the royal yacht of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. The yacht is more or less permanently based in Dubai. The yacht is often used by his children.

Built for Prince Jefri of Brunei

The yacht was originally commissioned at Lurssen Yachts by Prince Jefri of Brunei. The project was abandoned in 1998. In 2006 she was finished by Platinum Yachts, on behalf of the Dubai Government. The yacht has accommodations for 24 guests and has a crew of 115.


Inside the yacht Dubai

yacht Dubai interior
yacht Dubai interior

yacht Dubai interior
yacht Dubai interior

# 4 – Dilbar (156 meter / 512 ft) –  cost price $ 600,000,000

Owner:  – Alisher Usmanov

The yacht Dilbar is actually the largest private yacht in the world, measured by displacement. This means she has the biggest interior and the highest volume.

She is also considered to be the most expensive luxury yacht. With an estimated cost price of US$ 600 million.

Alisher Usmanov

She is built by Lurssen for Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. She is a replacement for his ‘smaller’ 110-meter Dilbar (now Al  Raya). Alisher Usmanov is one of Russia’s richest men with a net worth of US$ 13 billion.

MetalloInvest

He is the majority shareholder of MetalloInvest and he also owns Mail.ru. Russia’s number one Internet company.


Inside the yacht Dilbar

yacht Dilbar interior
Dilbar yacht Interior

Dilbar yacht Interior
yacht Dilbar interior

# 5 – Al Said (155 meter / 509 ft) –  cost price $ 500,000,000

Owner: Haitham bin Tariq al Said

The yacht Al Said is the royal yacht of Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Sultan of Oman. Haitham bin Tariq al Said is one of the richest royals in the world. His net worth is estimated at more than US$ 1 billion.

Al Said was built for his predecessor: Qaboos bin Said Al Said. He died in 2020.

Crew of 140

The yacht can accommodate 65 guests and 140 crew members. 

Two Yachts

Sultan Al Said owns several yachts, including the Fulk Al Salamah. At 150-meter she is almost as big as Al Said, but acts as her support yacht. She #6 in our ‘List’


# 6 – Fulk Al Salamah (150 m / 492 ft) –  cost price $450,000,000

Owner: Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al Said

The yacht Fulk Al Salamah is the support vessel for the Sultan of Oman’s main yacht Al Said.

Support Vessel

Fulk al Salamah means ‘Ship of Peace’. The assumption of her use as a support vessel is due to a lack of exterior space on board. She is often seen together with Al Said.

Not Much Known

Not much is known about Fulk Al Salamah and ever her length is not sure.


# 7 – A+ / Topaz (147 meter / 483 ft) –  cost price $ 350,000,000

Owner: Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The yacht A + is owned by Mansour bin Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Half-brother of the President of the UAE

He is the half-brother of the President of the United Arab Emirates. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, owner of the yacht Azzam (See #1 above).

Lurssen

Topaz was delivered by Lurssen in 2012. Not much is known about the yacht. But she is frequently used by the Al Nahyan family. In June 2014 Leonardo Do Caprio was spotted onboard. During the football world cup in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2019 her name was changed into A+, but she is still owned by Sheikh Mansour.


# 8 – Prince Abdul Aziz (147 meter / 482 ft) –  $ 150,000,000

Owner: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd (built by his father King Fahd)

Royal Yacht of Saudi Arabia

The yacht Prince Abdul Aziz is assumed to be the official Royal Yacht of the King of Saudi Arabia. Most of the time she is based in Greece. Where many Arab royals berth their yachts.

But when traveling she can often be found near Marbella Spain. Or in Antibes France, where the Saudi King owns summer palaces.

King Fahd

Prince Abdul Azziz was built in 1984 in Denmark for the late King Fahd. The yacht is probably named after King Fahd’s youngest son Prince Abdul Azziz bin Fahd.


Inside the yacht Prince Abdulaziz

Prince Abdulaziz yacht interior
Prince Abdulaziz yacht interior

Prince Abdulaziz yacht interior
Prince Abdulaziz yacht interior

# 9 – El Mahrousa (146 meter / 478 ft)

Egypt Presidential yacht.

The yacht El Mahrousa was built in 1863 as the Egyptian Royal yacht for Khedive Ismail Pasha.

Presidential Yacht

Later she became the official Presidential yacht. She was the first ship to cross the Suez Canal in 1869 during its inauguration. And she was again the first ship to cross the New Suez Canal in 2015.

Oldest Active SuperYacht

El Mahrousa is the oldest active superyacht, and is cared for by the Egyptian navy. She rarely leaves her home berth. Not more than 3 times a year. The movie (under) has some rare interior photos.

El Mahrousa

yacht El Mahrousa

# 10 – Yas (141 meter / 463 ft) –  cost price $ 250,000,000

Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The # 10 on our list is the yacht YasShe is owned by Sheikh Hamdan.

Also owned by the Al Nahyan Family

She is the 3rd yacht in this top 10. She is owned by the same Al Nahyan Family, just like Azzam and Topaz. Sheikh Hamdan is a half-brother of the current Emir and UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Former Dutch Navy Frigate

Yas was originally a Dutch navy frigate, known as the HNLMS Piet Hein. She was converted into a yacht at Abu Dhabi MAR to a design of Pierrejean Design Studio. We think she is not the prettiest yacht around. But she is a head-turner. Unfortunately, she rarely leaves the UAE


Super Yacht Owners Database 5-2021

Super Yacht Owners Database 5-2021

yacht Solo

Carlo De Benedetti’s yacht Solo in Gibraltar

Carlo De Benedetti’s yacht Solo in Gibraltar