The yacht Yas is one of the largest superyachts in the world. Yas has a length of 141 m (463 ft). And was delivered to her owner in 2013. She is built at Abu Dhabi MAR to a design of Pierrejean Design Studio.
Dutch Navy Frigate
The Yas yacht was originally a Dutch navy frigate, known as the HNLMS Piet Hein. Abu Dhabi Mar replaced the original steel superstructure of the Piet Hein with a new superstructure of composite materials.
Because of the size of the structure, the superstructure shell and interior decks, deck support beams, and bulkheads were built in sections. In order to facilitate shipping and assembly.
M/Y Yas Interior
Her interior is outfitted by Greenline Yacht Interiors. The luxury yacht can accommodate 60 guests. She has a crew of 56.
She is powered by two MTU 10,500hp diesel engines. Which are giving her a max. speed of 26 knots. Her cruising speed is 22 knots.
Abu Dhabi Mar
Since 2011 Abu Dhabi Mar is the owner of the German yacht builder Nobiskrug, known for yachts as Tatoosh, Sapphire and Sycara V. Hereunder some rare photos of the yacht’s interior.
The Marina and Yas Marina Circuit are situated on Yas Island. The island was developed in 2006 by Aldar Properties.
Aldar is stock listed in the UAE but is mainly owned by Mubadala Development Company and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Both are controlled by the Al Nahyan family.
The circuit hosts the annual Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Yas Islands hosts attractions as Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Seaworld and Warner Brothers Abu Dhabi. There is also a golf course named Yas Links.
The yacht’s owner is Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan.
In 2020 she was sent to Germany for a refit, where – among other works – her arched mast on the bow was removed. She arrived back in Gibraltar in March 2021.
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