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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Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.
The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.
A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.
Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.
Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.
Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.
The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.
Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.
The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.
“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.
“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.
“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”
The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.
A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.
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