World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 (State-Owned) #3: Prince Abdulaziz
#3: PRINCE ABDULAZIZ—482'3"
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia conducts official business aboard but also uses the yacht for relaxation, notably when Prince Abdulaziz is anchored at the royal compound in Marbella, Spain. It took 15 months just to complete the interior of this massive vessel, which reigns as the largest yacht built in the 20th century.
Y: 1984; B: Helsingor Vaerft, Denmark; N: Maierform; H: steel; E: 2/7,800-hp Pielsticks
This article originally appeared in the August 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.