The World's Largest Yachts 2016

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Power & Motoryacht is proud to present the world’s 100 biggest yachts, Larger and more lavish than ever.

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1

Azzam

591

2013

Lürssen

2

Eclipse

533

2010

Blohm + Voss

3

Dubai

532

2006

Platinum Yachts

4

Dilbar

512

2016

Lürssen

5

Al Said

509

2008

Lürssen

(T)6

Topaz

482

2012

Lürssen

(T)6

Prince Abdulaziz

482

1984

Helsingor Vaerft

8

El Horriya

478

1865

Samuda Bros

9

Yas

463

2014

ADM Shipyard

10

Ocean Victory

459

2014

Fincantieri Yachts

11

Al Salamah

456

1999

Lürssen

12

Rising Sun

454

2004

Lürssen

13

Serene

439

2011

Fincantieri Yachts

14

Al Mirqab

436

2008

Kusch Yachts

15

Octopus

414

2003

Lürssen

16

Maryah

410

2015

Elefsis

17

Katara

408

2010

Lürssen

18

Savarona

408

1931

Blohm + Voss

19

Tatiana

404

2015

Lürssen

20

Alexander

400

1965

Lubecker Flender Werke

21

A.

390

2008

Blohm + Voss

22

Turama

381

1990

Rauma Shipyard

23

Kleven 370

381

2016

Kleven

24

Atlantis II

380

1981

Hellenic shipyard

25

Issham Al Baher

380

1973

Hellenic Shipyard

26

Pelorus

377

2003

Lürssen

27

Luna

375

2010

Lloyd Werft

28

Le Grand Bleu

370

2000

Bremer Vulkan

(T)29

Radiant

361

2010

Lürssen

(T)29

Dilbar

361

2008

Lürssen

31

Ulysses

351

2014

Kleven

32

Poseidonos

348

1997

Halic Tersaneleri

33

Mistral

348

2016

Lürssen

(T)34

Lady Moura

344

1990

Blohm + Voss

(T)34

Quantum Blue

344

2014

Lürssen

36

Loaloat Al Behar

341

1982

Picchiotti

37

Symphony

333

2015

Feadship

38

V853

331

2014

Kusch Yachts

39

Attessa IV

328

1999

Evergreen Shipyard

40

Christina O

325

1943

Canadian Vickers

41

Madame GU

325

2013

Feadship

42

Carinthia VII

319

2002

Lürssen

43

Limitless

316

1997

Lürssen

(T)44

Vava II

315

2011

Devonport

(T)44

Palladium

315

2010

Blohm + Voss

46

Kismet

312

2014

Lürssen

47

Indian Empress

312

2000

Oceanco

48

Royal Romance

303

2015

Feadship

49

Tatoosh

303

2001

Nobiskrug

50

Mayan Queen IV

302

2008

Blohm + Voss

51

Equanimity

300

2014

Oceanco

52

Nahlin

300

1930

John Brown & Company

53

Orchid

299

2015

Lürssen

(T)54

Dubawi

296

1989

Cantiere Navale Ferrari

(T)54

Nero

296

2008

Corsair yachts

(T)54

Ice

296

2005

Lürssen

57

Lionheart

295

2016

Benetti

58

Lauren L

295

2002

Cassens-Werft

59

Infinity

292

2014

Oceanco

60

Nirvana

290

2012

Oceanco

61

Asean Lady

289

2004

Yantai Raffles

62

Quattroelle

289

2012

Lürssen

(T)63

Fountainhead

288

2011

Feadship

(T)63

Musashi

288

2011

Feadship

65

Artic P

287

1969

Schichau Uterwesser

66

Phoenix 2

286

2010

Lürssen

67

Ace

285

2012

Lürssen

(T)68

Ecstasea

282

2004

Feadship

(T)68

Kingdom 5KR

282

1980

Benetti

70

Seven Seas

282

2010

Oceanco

(T)71

St Princess Olga

281

2013

Oceanco

(T)71

Cakewalk

281

2010

Derecktor New York

73

Sunrays

281

2010

Oceanco

74

Vibrant Curiosity

280

2009

Oceanco

(T)75

Moonlight II

280

2005

Neorion Shipyards Syros

(T)75

Delma

280

2004

Neorion Shipyards Syros

77

Pacific

280

2010

Lürssen

78

Solandge

279

2013

Lürssen

79

Valerie

276

2011

Lürssen

80

Savannah

274

2015

Feadship

81

Amels 272

272

2016

Amels

82

O’Mega

271

1987

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

83

Secret

270

2013

Abeking & Rasmussen

(T)84

Kibo

269

2014

Abeking & Rasmussen

(T)84

Graceful

269

2013

Blohm + Voss

(T)84

Sarafsa

269

2008

Devonport yachts

(T)84

Alfa Nero

269

2007

Oceanco

(T)84

Ocean Breeze

269

1981

Helsingor Vaerft

89

Romea

268

2015

Abeking & Rasmussen

90

Air

266

2011

Feadship

91

Bart Roberts

265

1963

Canadian Vickers

92

Norge

263

1937

Camper & Nicholsons

93

Golden Odyssey

263

1990

Blohm + Voss

(T)94

Chopi Chopi

263

2013

CRN

(T)94

Amevi

263

2007

Oceanco

(T)94

Stargate

263

2001

Oceanco

(T)94

Constellation

263

1999

Oceanco

98

Talitha G

262

1927

Krupp Germaniaerft

99

Dubai Shadow

259

1973

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

100

Al Diriyah

258

1960

National Bulk Carriers

The Newcomers

4

Dilbar is the largest launch of the past year. Built by Lürssen under the project name Omar, she measures 511 feet, 9 inches.

Little is known about her. As with most superyachts of her magnitude, builders are bound by confidentiality agreements. We do know her interior is by Winch Design. 

Dilbar

23

Kleven 370, built at the commercial Kleven Werft shipyard in Norway, measures 380 feet, 6 inches, and is the a luxury expedition vessel with connections to 351-foot Ulysses (No. 31), launched last year at the same shipyard for New Zealander Graeme Hart. 

The rugged yacht is by Norwegian design and engineering firm Marin Teknikk, in cooperation with naval architect Kyle Dick. She is designed for lengthy trips in rough waters, while still maintaining comfort. 

Kleven 370

33

Mistral, the 347-foot, 10-inch Lürssen with naval architecture by Lürssen and exterior styling by Espen Øino, has been delivered to her owner.

Mistral

57

Lionheart, at 295 feet, 3 inches, is the largest yacht ever built at Benetti. Both Benetti and Stefano Natucci are responsible for her exterior styling. Her interior design is by Green & Mingarelli Design. 

81

Amels 272, at 272 feet, is the largest yacht in the builder’s Limited Editions series, which starts at 180 feet. All of the Limited Editions have exterior styling by Tim Heywood. The 272 model, nicknamed Grande Dame, will have accommodations for 16 guests and 27 crew. 

She has five decks, with pools on the aft main deck and forward on the sundeck. Her master suite occupies 3,229 square feet. She has a touch-and-go helipad on her foredeck, and is capable of a 17-knot top speed. —Jill Bobrow

Where They Were Built

Pie chart of where megayachts are built

Just Breathe

Feadship Savannah

Feadship, one of the oldest and most innovative of Holland’s shipbuilders, is behind the wild propulsion machinery pictured here. Feadship calls it the Breathe Propulsion System, and teams it up with a diesel-electric power plant and an exceptionally slippery, plumb-bowed hull. Essentially, it consists of an extra-large (and therefore extra-efficient), slow-moving, inboard-shaft-driven, controllable-pitch propeller with a contrarotating pod-mounted propeller directly abaft and in the main prop’s slipstream. Under a variety of conditions (Savannah, No. 80 on the list, is the first yacht to host BPS, and will run in five separate modalities, depending on the level of efficiency demanded), the in-line propeller configuration allows the after, pod-type prop to exploit some of the energy spun into the water by the main, inboard-type prop. According to testing performed by Feadship, this arrangement improves operating efficiency by approximately 33 percent at a 12-knot cruise, and 17 percent at a top speed of 17.5 knots. Moreover, the after prop, which is fully azimuthing, can also be individually employed as a propulsor (should the main prop cease to function) or as a stern thruster while docking, a virtue that imparts great maneuverability. In spite of the seeming complexity, Feadship maintains that BPS is actually simpler than a more conventional twin-inboard setup, consisting as it does of just one large, slow-revving main engine (a 9L20 Wärtsilä diesel), one main propeller, and a giant inverter that turns it. —Capt. Bill Pike

94

Chopi Chopi is an impressive yacht in her own right, but when she’s cruising with her full fleet of tenders, she’s downright imposing.

Chopi Chopi with her tenders

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This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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