Azzam (2013 yacht)
Azzam at Lürssen shipyard, 6 April 2013
|Owner:||Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan|
|Class and type:||Super yacht|
|Length:||180 m (590 ft)|
|Beam:||20.8 m (68 ft)|
|Draft:||4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)|
|Speed:||32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
Azzam (English: Resolute) is a private super yacht built by German shipyard Lürssen Yachts. Azzam was launched on 5 April 2013. At 180 metres (590 ft) in length, it is the largest private motor yacht in the world. It has a beam of 20.8 metres (68 ft) and an unusually shallow draft of 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in). The yacht was delivered on 9 September 2013.
Engineer Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi directed the construction of Azzam, with technical engineering by Lürssen Yachts including design by Nauta Yachts and interior design by Christophe Leoni. Following a year of engineering, the yacht was built in three years, which is a record building time according to Superyacht Times. Azzam possesses the ability to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters.
Among many other features, the yacht has a main salon with a length of 29 m (95 ft) and a beam of 18 m (59 ft) with an open plan and no pillars. Carrying a submarine and her own missile defense system, it can travel in excess of 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph) powered by a combination of two gas turbines and two diesel engines with a total power output of 35,048 kW (47,000 hp) through four pump-jets. Two of the pump-jets are non-movable round water outlets in the middle of the stern, and two with thrust vectoring capabilities using moveable duct water outlets positioned on either side of the non-movable ones.
Ownership and use
Azzam was commissioned by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates. The yacht is listed for charter without a price, however according to Motor Boat & Yacht magazine, the yacht is in actuality not available for charter, and the charter listing, similar to Roman Abramovich's Eclipse, is aimed to avoid European taxation, as charter yachts are exempt from property tax.
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