World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2007 (State-Owned) #2: Prince Abdulaziz
#2: PRINCE ABDULAZIZ—482'3"
Until Dubai was launched, this queen ruled the seas as the largest yacht on the face of the earth. She belonged to King Fahd of Saudi Arabia for decades but passed to Prince Abdullah (now King Abdullah), his brother, upon his death. Prince Abdulaziz has been in the Med for the past year, cruising France and Greece and, of course, spending time at the royal compound in Spain, where a handful of other royal yachts are often seen.
Y: 1984; B: Helsingor Vaerft, Denmark; N: Maierform; H: steel; E: 2/7,800-hp Pielsticks
This article originally appeared in the August 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.