Azzam is the world’s largest yacht, with a length of 180 meters (590ft). Azzam is actually “just” the world’s longest yacht, as superyacht Dilbar has a higher volume and bigger displacement.
The yacht was built by luxury yacht builder Lurssen for an estimated build price of $600 million. We come to this value due to her large displacement (13,136 ton). And a market value of around US$ 60,000 per ton for Northern European-built yachts. Her exterior design and styling are done by Nauta Yachts.
The yacht’s Interior design is done by French designer Christophe Leoni, who has designed a sophisticated and luxurious interior in Empire style.
She is able to navigate at speeds of more than 30 knots. The yacht is powered by a combination of two gas turbines and two diesel engines with a total of 94,000 horsepower.
She has a shallow draft for her size, but this allows her to reach the high top speed.
Her Captain is Martin Sheehy.
A Bullet Proof Owners Suite
She is rumored to feature a bullet-proof master suite and a missile defense system. Azzam was delivered to her owner in October 2013. In March 2014 she was heading back to the Lurssen yard in Bremen. For some post-delivery works.
May 2014 update: pretty new photos made by ship-dreams.de of Azzam at the Lurssen yard. Also, an amazing new video of Azzam sailing back to the yard, see hereunder.
Not much is known about her interior. There are no Azzam inside photos available. But she has accommodations for 36 guests and a crew of 60. It is said that she carries a missile defense system and a submarine.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
The yacht’s owner is the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE. THe superyacht was built for for his father Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
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.
Nauta Yachts is an Italian yacht design firm based in Milan, that specializes in creating custom superyacht designs. The design company was founded by Mario Pedol, Massimo Gino and Enzo Moiso in 1985. They offer services such as naval architecture, engineering, and exterior & interior styling for both new builds and refits. Nauta Yachts is known for their sleek and modern designs. Notable projects include the world’s longest yacht AZZAM, Zen, and the Royal Huisman Nilaya.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who is the Owner of the Yacht Azzam?
The yacht was built for Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi. He passed away in 2022. We assume the yacht is now owned by the current Emir and President of the UAE Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
How many crew does Azzam have?
Azzam has a crew of 60 in 30 cabins. She can also accommodate 36 guests.
What is Azzam worth?
Azzam has a cost-price of $600 million, which is $60,000 per ton volume. Her annual running cost are around $50 million. She was built at Lurssen and is designed by Nauta Yachts.
Who owns a $600-million-dollar yacht?
The Emir of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the owner of the $600 million yacht AZZAM. The yacht is not only the most expensive yacht, she is also the longest superyacht in the world.
Mohammed bin Zayed (or MBZ) also owns the yacht RABDAN.
Where is Azzam yacht now?
Her home port is Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi. You can find her current location here.
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