These are currently some of the world’s biggest private yachts. Check out our top 5 list of the year 2018 and get to know a little more about its respective owners.
Coming in at number 5 is Al Said with 155 meters/509 ft. The current owner is Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said and the yacht can accommodate around a total of 65 guests and a crew with 140 members. Curiously Sultan Qaboos is also the owner of the 6th largest yacht in the world, the Fulk Al Salamah.
At number 4 it’s the yacht Dilbar, which is the largest yacht in the world (if measured by displacement), with 157meters/512 ft. Its current owner is Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, known for being the majority shareholder of MetalloInvest and the current owner of Mail.ru (Russia’s current number one Internet company). It can accommodate around 40 to 20 guests and a crew of over 80 members.
At our number 3 spot is the yacht named Dubai, a curious name seen as the ship is (sort of) permanently based in Dubai. It’s the yacht of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and current Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE (United Arab Emirates). Although the yacht is most often used by Sheik Mohammed’s children Dubai has the proper conditions to accommodate 24 guests, and presently it has a crew of 115 people.
Known as ‘the US$ 1.5 billion yachts’ (despite the real price being lower) on the number 2 position is Eclipse, owned by another of Russia’s well-known billionaires, Roman Abramovich. Right now it has two swimming pools, two helicopter pads, and a crew of 70 people. Fun fact: Abramovich is currently building a new yacht in Germany.
And we finally reach our number 1 on this list: Azzam, with 180.5 meters / 593 ft. and an estimated cost price of 400 million dollars. The owner Shiekh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who, aside from being Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates, is also one of the world’s wealthiest royals. Azzam is the longest yacht in the world (180 meters in length), with a capacity of reaching a speed of around 30 knots.