A+ Yacht – Sheikh Mansour’s $450 Million Superyacht

Sheikh Mansour A yacht

A+ yacht measures a length of 147.25m(483.1ft) and is one of the longest yachts in the world today. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the owner. Terence Disdale Design masterminded the interior of the A+ Yacht, with Tim Heywood Designs designing the exterior. Lürssen built her in their shipyard based in Germany.

Name:A+ (Formerly Topaz)
Length:147 metres (483ft)
Guests:52
Crew:79
Builder:Lurssen
Designer:Tim Heywood
Interior Designer:Terence Disdale
Year:2012
Speed:22.9 knots
Engines:Pielstick diesel
Volume:12,532 ton
Price:US $450 million
Annual Running Cost:US$ 50 million
Owner:Mansour Al Nahyan

A+ yacht interior

The A+ was designed by U.K.-based design company Terence Disdale Design. She can accommodate 52 guests in 26 luxurious staterooms, with 79 crew members in 40 cabins.

She has a fully equipped gym with the latest in sports technology, two Jacuzzi, a movie theatre, and a conference room. There are several dining areas inside and out.

She has an oversized tender garage that offers a wide choice of water toys such as jet skis, a catamaran, inflatable boats, and a mini-submarine. The tender can be accessed from both sides of the yacht.

There is not much known about the decor style, likely because a member of the Royal Family owns her, but Terence Disdale Design did release that they were briefed with an informal “beach house” decor style.

Exterior

Tim Heywood Designs designed the impressive A+ Yacht. The A+ Yacht was built with a teak deck, a steel hull, and an aluminium superstructure. She was built by German shipyard Lürssen in 2012.

Her exterior is bedecked in an impressive light display that magnificently illuminates the A+ Yacht at night. Two elevators connect all eight decks, giving access to the two helipads and the swimming platforms.

Specification

She has a length of 147.25m(483.1ft) and is the 8th longest yacht globally. She is one of 58 motor yachts longer than 100m(328.1ft), with a cruising speed 3kn above the average of other boats her size. She reaches a top speed of 25,5kn, and a cruising speed of 22.9kn with her specially designed twin Peilstick diesel engines.

She has a tonnage of 12500GT, which sets her apart as one of the largest yachts in the world. The A+ has a 21.6m(70.9ft) beam and a draft of 5.6m(18.4ft). At the end of 2018, she underwent a refit at Lürssen yard. She took four years to build and has a running cost of $50 million per year.

Owner

Available records state that the owner of the A+ is Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has a net worth of $4.8 billion. He is a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family and the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

He also is the owner of the ADUG investment company who are the owners of the Manchester City F.C. The yacht was previously named the Topaz and has no recorded ownership change since her renaming to A+ Yacht.

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