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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #23: Dubawi

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009


Dubawi | 297'2"

A lot of effort goes into any refit, but converting a 20-year-old passenger ship that’s six decks tall and just one yard short of a football field into a private yacht is one serious undertaking. That’s exactly what Platinum Yachts pulled off with Dubawi earlier this year. Besides myriad other upgrades, the interior got a variety of marble and mosaic inlays.

The six decks are divided up into so many areas that we’d be at a loss to name them all. Suffice to say, the main entrance is on the third deck along with a lounge and cabins for the captain and chief engineer. Take the central passenger elevator down one deck and you’ll be in a dining room that can hold up to 60 guests. If you take the elevator to the top, you’ll arrive on the owner’s private deck, complete with stateroom, office, and a forward-facing tanning deck. Deck Four contains 12 guest cabins and the wheelhouse, while Deck Five holds six VIP suites and a barbeque area. And the first deck? It holds the accommodations for at least 69 crew.


Y: 1989/2009; B: Cantiere Navale Ferrari, Italy; N: Platinum Yachts (conversion); H: steel; E: 2/3,430-hp MANs

This article originally appeared in the July 2009 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.