Mega Luxury Yachts
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:17 PM
Dubai is the name given to the yacht that is owned by the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
This vessel is 524 feet, 10 inches (160 m) long and is one of the largest yachts in the world. Built by Blohm & Voss, Lurssen, this vessel is at times excluded from the list of longest yachts of the world. Previously owned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei, it was sold to the the ruler for an undisclosed amount through luxury goods consultants Jonathan Tragler and Sampat Rabani.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:20 PM
Prince Abdulaziz is one of the Royal Yachts of the the Saudi Royal family and is one of the largest motor yachts in the World.
Designed by Maierform and built in 1984 by Helsingør Værft in Denmark it's dimensions are:
Length: 147 meters (482'3")
Beam: 18.30 meters (60')
Draught: 4.90 meters (16')
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:22 PM
Rising Sun is a huge yacht designed by the late Jon Bannenberg, and built by Germany's Lürssen, is currently co-owned by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, and David Geffen. The yacht is the 5th largest in the world with a length of almost 138 meters (453 ft). It reportedly cost over US$200 million to build.
In August, 2008, the yacht has been seen around Venice,Greek island Zante, Greek island corfu and paxos, the Adriatic and Rovinj (Croatia).
It is equipped with:
Four MTU 20V 8000 M90 diesel engines giving an output of 36,000 kW (50,000 hp)
Four propellers that enable it to reach a cruising speed of 28 knots (52 km/h)
82 rooms on five stories with a total living area said to be in excess of 8,000 square meters
A gymnasium/spa and sauna
An extensive wine cellar
A private cinema with a giant plasma screen
3,300 m² of teak-layered deck space
A basketball court on the main deck (can be used as a helicopter pad if necessary)
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:25 PM
Octopus, currently the world's eighth largest superyacht, is owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of micr*soft, to whom it was delivered in 2003. Octopus is the second largest superyacht that is not owned by a head of state, measuring 414 feet (126.18 meters).
Octopus sports two helicopters on the top deck (one in front and one on the back), and a sixty-three foot (19 m) tender docked in the transom (one of seven aboard). The yacht also has a pool on board, located aft on one of her upper decks, and two submarines: one operated by remote control for studying the bottom of the ocean. Side hatches at the water line form a dock for jet skis.
The exterior was designed by Espen Øino Naval Architects and built by the German shipbuilders Lürssen in Bremen and HDW in Kiel. Her hull is made of steel. The interior was designed by American designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle. Paul Allen also owns two other yachts, Tatoosh and Méduse.
Guests include EU commissioner for Trade, Peter Mandelson, who enjoyed New Years 2004/05 on the yacht.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:28 PM
Pelorus is the world's fourteenth largest private yacht at 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres) in length, with a price tag of US-$300 million (254 Million Euros). It was built at the Lürssen yard in Bremen, Germany to the design of Tim Heywood and was launched in 2003.
It was briefly owned by a Miles businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich the following year. Abramovich had it refitted to his own requirements by Blohm & Voss. This included the addition of a second helicopter pad forward, four new zero-speed stabilisers and modifications to the exhaust, mast and stern. Abramovich also owns Ecstasea, and gave away Le Grand Bleu to friend Eugene Shvidler.
Pelorus is powered by two 5,500-hp Wärtsilä 12v 26 engines which will do a maximum 19 knots but often cruises between 12 and 14 knots. Details about the interiors are scant, as Abramovich is protective of his family's privacy and highly security conscious. The interiors are reportedly well appointed but simple. They were designed by Terence Disdale and some interior detail is shown in a presentation on their website.
The yacht has a number of tenders on board and a garage full of 'toys' including jet skis and wave runners. A full time crew of up to 46 people lives aboard all year long and a large security contingent comes and leaves with the family.
Pelorus will often be found cruising around the Western Mediterranean during the summers and commonly ventures down through the Suez for the winters.
In 2005 Abramovich lent Pelorus to Frank Lampard and John Terry for two weeks as a bonus for being the two best players at his English football club Chelsea F.C. the previous season. After John Terry married his fiancee Toni Poole at Blenheim Palace on 15 June 2007, they had a two week honeymoon on Pelorus in the Mediterranean
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:30 PM
Le Grand Bleu is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 370 feet (114 metres) in length. It was built at the Vulkan yard in Germany and was launched in 2000. Design and Construction by Kusch Yachts . It was previously owned by John McCaw Jr., an American businessman who sold her to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2002. Abramovich had it refitted to his own requirements by HDW in Kiel. This included an internal refit and the addition of a 16ft swim platform.
Le Grand Bleu is powered by two 3,600-hp Wärtsilä engines. Details about the interiors are scanty as Abramovich is protective of his family's privacy and highly security conscious, but they were designed by Terence Disdale.
After departing the yard, Le Grand Bleu headed for the Mediterranean and caused quite a stir wherever it went. It was in Monaco in May 2004, serving as a base for Abramovich during Chelsea F.C.'s (unsuccessful) attempts to beat AS Monaco in the UEFA Champions League. In June 2006, Abramovich gave Le Grand Bleu to friend Eugene Shvidler.
It latest drydock and refit was in Jacksonville, FL in 2008. This refit included a new "green" wastewater treatment system in addition to the current Lloyd's certified system allowing its ability to reuse the wastewater after treatment rather than discharging the wastewater overboard into the sea.
Mr. Shvidler maintains ownership of Le Grande Bleu.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:33 PM
Lady Moura is a private superyacht. It was pronounced the 11th largest private yacht in the year 2006 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It is owned by Nasser Al-Rashid, a multi-millionaire businessman in Saudi Arabia.
Both the hull and the superstructure are made of steel. The propulsion plant consists of two KHD-MWM diesel engines, each with a power of 5050 kW (over 6700 bhp), and controllable pitch propellers producing a speed of over 20 knots. A crafty hydraulically-operated system of shell ports, doors, flaps, roofs, bath platforms, gangways and cranes provide the most possible ease of operation and comfort. Even the boats, anchors, liferafts and navigation lanterns are hidden behind covers and do not disturb the aesthetics of the yacht.
Length overall: 105.8 m (344 ft)
Breadth: 18.5 m
Draught: 5.5 m
Speed: 20 kn
Yacht name: Lady Moura
Owner: Nasser Al-Rashid (ex-wife owns Phocea (Yacht))
Builder: Blohm + Voss, Germany
Naval architect: Luigi Sturchio - Diana Yacht Design
Engines: 2 x 6,868 hp Deutz-MWM
Tender: On board helicopter
10th largest "private yacht" in 2005
Photo date: June 15, 2005 19:11:07
Locations: Monaco, Palma de Mallorca,Porto Cervo
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:35 PM
Limitless is one of the world's largest private superyachts.
She was built in 1997 by German shipmaker Lürssen, designed under the direction of Jon Bannenberg. The overall length is 96,25 m (315 ft 8 in), the width 12,50m (41 ft). She is powered by two engines of 5420 kW each, reaching a speed of 25 knots, and was the first yacht to feature a combination of diesel and diesel-electric propulsion.
Limitless is owned by Les Wexner, an American businessman who is currently chairman and CEO of the Limited Brands corporation (best known for its brand Victoria's Secret).
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:40 PM
Indian Empress is one of the largest private yachts in the world at 311 feet 8 inches (95 metres) in length. Launched in 2000 as Al Mirqab, she was finished at the Oceanco yard in Holland to the design of the A Group after having had her hull assembled in Durban, South Africa. The yacht was owned by a Qatari Royal Family member who sold her to Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya in 2006.
Indian Empress is powered by three 10,000-hp MTU 20-cylinder engines, and has three propellers enabling her to reach speeds of up to 24 knots. Her cruising grounds include the Mediterranean sea and the Indian Ocean.
Mallya also owns Indian Princess, a 181 foot (55 meter) motor yacht built by Sterling Yacht & Shipbuilders in Japan in 1986.
Moored next to the Monaco street circuit on the 2007 Formula 1 race weekend guests included Bernie Ecclestone, Jay-Z, Gideon Marshall, Tadashi Yamashina, Flavio Briatore, Rob Muntz and Vijay Mallya.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:42 PM
Ice was one of the largest private yachts in the world at 295 feet (90 metres) in length. Launched in 2005 as Air, she was completed at the Lürssen yard in Bremen, Germany to the design of Tim Heywood. The yacht was owned by Ernesto Bertarelli a Swiss/Italian businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov in the same year she was built. Created as one of the most environmentally friendly yachts of her time, she incorporates the latest in noise- and vibration-reduction technology as well as exhaust emission control systems.
Ice is diesel-electric powered, using eight 842kW Deutz 16-cylinder generators to provide electric power to two ABB type 5 azipod propellers. She can reach a speed of 18 knots.
Ice has a large swimming pool on the main deck (Stern) in addition to the jacuzzi on the sun deck. It carries a Eurocopter EC 135.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:45 PM
Kingdom 5KR is a 281 foot/85.65 metre superyacht owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal.
It was built in 1980 by the yacht builder Benetti at a cost $100 million and designed by Jon Bannenberg. Its initial interior was designed by Luigi Sturchio.
It was originally built as the Nabila for Saudi billionaire, Adnan Khashoggi (named for his daughter). At the time of its construction it was one of the largest yachts in the world.
During its days as the Nabilia it was featured in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again in which it was the Disco Volante (translated into "Flying Saucer") which was the villain's yacht.
After Khashoggi ran into problems he sold it in 1988 to the Sultan of Brunei who in turn sold it to Donald Trump for $29 million who renamed it the Trump Princess after retrofitting it.
When Trump ran into financial problems he sold it to Prince Al-Walid bin Talal for $40 million in 1991.
The yacht's name stems from his investment company ("Kingdom Holding Company"), his lucky number ("5"), and his children's initials ("K" and "R").
It has a beam of 43.5 feet, a draught of 15.5 ft and fuel capacity of 136,000 gallons.
When it was delivered it had five decks, a disco, a cinema with seats for 12 and 2 double beds, 11 opulent suites, a heliport on top (its smoke stacks are sloped outward to avoid interference with the helicopters), a pool with a water jet on top in front of the heliport, 2 Riva tenders, a crew of 48, a topspeed of 20 knots, and cruising speed of 17.5 knots
Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:35 PM
tapi kebanyakan yg punya klo ngak keluarga krajaan ato pengusaha minyak..
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Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:05 PM
Gw sebagai naval architect emang ngakuin bahwa dari segi desain yacht tu emang sulit, dibanding kapal lain. Di tempat gw pernah desain yacht untuk Platinum Yacht FZC Dubai yakni MV TRITON" 87,30m Motor Yacht, wuih rumit banget, terutama dari segi desain interior, ditambah lagi tampilan eksterior yg wah, sehingga desain konstruksi yang lebih rumit.