100 Largest Yachts 2009 #12: Dilbar
DEBUT: Dilbar -- 360'9" ( tie )
Known as project Opal during her construction, Dilbar launched in 2008. Since then she’s often been mistaken for other yachts by amateur yachtspotters, most often the same-named number 94 on our list, which was launched by Oceanco in 2005. Interestingly, both vessels had the same interior designer, Alberto Pinto, but that’s about the extent of the similarities. At 360'9", this vessel from Tim Heywood Design is not only 144'6" longer but also lacks the rounded stern and shark-fin bulwarks of the shorter vessel.
The larger Dilbar has also been confused with Pelorus (number ten on our list). Perhaps that’s because Tim Heywood also designed that yacht, which launched in 2003 and displays nearly identical lines. Besides the fact that Dilbar is 16'6" shorter than Pelorus, which makes her look a bit stockier, there’s another way you can tell the two apart: Dilbar’s satellite domes are on her top deck and radar mast, while Pelorus’ are confined to her radar mast.
Y: 2008; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Tim Heywood Design; H: steel; E: unknown
This article originally appeared in the July 2009 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.