Onboard the Top 12 of BIGGEST SUPERYACHTS in the World – 2022
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.
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?
A New Top One position?
Soon Dilbar will leave her #1 position as two larger projects are currently under construction. Kjell Inge Rokke‘s big yacht REV OCEAN will be delivered somewhere in the next few years (there seem to be some technical issues with the project though).. And in Germany, a very big yacht (project Blue) was delivered in early 2022 for Sheikh Mansour al Nahyan. She is 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.
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.
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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|1||Azzam||180 meter / 593 ft||13,136 tons (5)|
|2||Eclipse||162 meter / 533 ft||13,564 tons (3)|
|3||Dubai||162 meter / 532 ft||13,470 tons (4)|
|4||Dilbar||156 meter / 512 ft||15,917 tons (1)|
|5||Al Said||155 meter / 509 ft||15,850 tons (2)|
|(*)||Fulk Al Salamah||150 meter / 492 ft||20,361 tons (*)|
|6||A+||147 meter / 483 ft||12,532 tons (6)|
|7||Prince Abdulaziz||147 meter / 482 ft||4,620 tons (9)|
|8||El Mahrousa||146 meter / 478 ft||4,561 tons (10)|
|9||Yas||141 meter / 463 ft||4,700 tons (8)|
|10||Scheherazade||140 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.