There are luxury yachts, then their are super luxury yachts. That super luxury yacht is called ‘Azzam’ and it’s being launched in 2013.
Costing the staggering amount of $622 million, Project Azzam is set to cast its shadow on Eclipse, another luxury yacht owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.
Project Azzam, after its official 2013 launch will be the world’s largest private yacht with its size at 590ft (180 metres). It will be longer by 57 ft than the super yacht Eclipse.
Lürssen Yachts handle the super yacht project in their facility in Germany. The client is yet to be disclosed but there are sources saying that the royal family of Saudi Arabia has commissioned the Bremen-Vegesack based shipbuilder to construct the Azzam.
The super yacht has already graced the 22nd International Monaco Yacht Show where it was displayed along with hundreds of other super and mega yachts.
Regarded as a floating palace, it is a beauty that is set to sail calm and turbulent waters alike.
Its presence at the said yacht show is an affirmation that size is a trend that hungers shipbuilders to build one super yacht after another in an attempt to out do their rivals, and Azzam has done it quite victoriously.
Details of the super yacht project are very hard to obtain but occasional leaks of information makes yacht fans more and more excited. A news item which appeared on Boat International stated that the aesthetics of the super yacht will be incredible as it’s been designed by Italian design house Nauta Yachts.
Despite its completion and official launch for the last quarter of 2013, Azzam has already created a big buzz in the yachting and boating world. The shroud of mystery about its ownership as well as the speculations of what it will offer with regards to its interior design and facilities add to the excitement it generates.
Azzam will definitely be one piece of a jewel in the sea when it begins cruising and this super yacht will surely fulfill its ambitions – whatever those may be!
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