With the number of 80-meter+ yachts constantly increasing, leading some to believe we’re in the golden age of megayachts, 2016 has seen some of the world’s largest yachts being delivered to their owners and Yacht Harbour told us all about them.
Fulk Al Salamah
Length: 159m (522ft)
Builder: Mariotti Yachts
Owner: Royal family of Oman
Built by the Italian luxury cruise ship yard, Mariotti, Fulk Al Salamah was delivered earlier this year to take the place of the 139-meter Al Salamah as the shadow vessel for the 155-meter Al Said.
Length: 156m (511ft)
Owner: Alisher Usmanov
Delivered in time for the 2016 summer season, Dilbar became the world’s largest yacht by gross tonnage at 15,917 tons, topping Al Said’s 15,850 tons and Azzam’s 13,136 tons. Boasting 3,800sqm of living space and an indoor pool with over 6,350 cubic feet of water, Dilbar was built in just 52 months as a replacement for Usmanov’s previous flagship, Ona.
Length: 107m (351ft)
Owner: Graeme Hart
Built by Norwegian commercial shipyard, Kleven as their first yacht, Ulysses has been referred to in the industry as the ultimate explorer. At 5,937 gross tons, half of Dilbar’s interior volume, Ulysses has been listed for sale asking $195,000,000 ahead of the delivery of Kleven’s 116-meter yacht destined for the same owner.
Length: 92m (302ft)
Owner: Steve Wynn
Launched in September 2016, Aquarius was reportedly built for casino mogul, Steve Wynn who had sold his previous 67-meter Aquarius in November 2015. With an interior by Sinot Yacht Design, she can reportedly accommodate 14 guests in 7 cabins.
Length: 90m (295ft)
Owner: Sir Philip Green
The largest yacht ever built by Italian shipyard, Benetti, Lionheart was delivered to UK retail mogul, Sir Philip Green in time for the 2016 summer season as a replacement for his previous flagship, the 63 m Benetti Lioness V.
Length: 85.9m (281ft)
Created in a collaboration between Dutch shipyards, Oceanco and Vitters, the former project P85 became the world’s largest ketch. Amongst Aquijo’s key features are a large beach club with a jacuzzi.