The yacht A+ is one of the world’s largest superyachts. She was built at Lurssen yachts, as Topaz. And was delivered to her owner in 2012.
The Topaz yacht is designed by Tim Heywood.
She has an interior by Terence Disdale. There is no confirmed data available. But the yacht is supposed to accommodate 52 guests in 26 staterooms. And she has a crew and staff of 79 in 40 cabins.
The motor yacht is powered by Wärtsilä Diesel Electric engines. Which bring the yacht a top speed of 19 knots. Her cruising speed is 12 knots. Her gross tonnage is 12.532t.
In May 2019 Topaz was named A+. Although a sale was not reported. Update: we were told she was gifted to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
Who is the Owner of the Yacht A+?
The yacht’s owner is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a United Arab Emirates (UAE) businessman and politician. He is a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi. He is the half-brother of the former President of the UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In 2022 his new and larger yacht was delivered by Lurssen, she is named Blue.
Update.: We heard Sheikh Mansour is building a bigger yacht at Lurssen. 2nd Update.: We were told that Project Sassi was his new project. Sassi was damaged beyond repair in a September 2018 dry dock fire.
We also heard that he gifted the yacht Topaz, to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. As part of a Leonardo Da Vinci painting purchase deal.
How Much is the A +Yacht?
Her value is $450 million. Her annual running costs are around $45 million. The price of a yacht can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size, age, and level of luxury of the yacht, as well as the cost price of materials and technology used in its construction.
Lürssen Yachts is a luxury yacht builder based in Bremen, Germany. The company was founded in 1875 and is known for building custom-made motor yachts, with sizes ranging from 50 to 180 meters in length. Lurssen yachts are known for their high-quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and use of advanced technology. The company has a reputation for building some of the world’s largest and most complex yachts, and has a long history of working with top yacht designers and naval architects to create innovative and unique yacht designs. The most notable projects include Azzam, Dilbar, NORD, and Scheherazade.
Tim Heywood Design is a company that specializes in yacht design. The company was founded by Tim Heywood, who is a renowned yacht designer with over 40 years of experience in the industry. They provide design services for new builds and refits, and have worked on a wide range of yacht projects, from small sailing yachts to large motor yachts. The company is based in the United Kingdom and is known for creating unique and innovative designs that push the boundaries of yacht design. Notable projects include A+, Radiant, and Quantum Blue.
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