DAR Yacht – Ziyad al Manaseer’s $175M Superyacht

dar yacht back front view
Name:Dar
Length:90 m (295 ft)
Guests:12 in 6 cabins
Crew:28 in 14 cabins
Builder:Oceanco
Designer:Luiz DeBasto
Interior Designer:Nuvolari Lenard
Year:2018
Speed:20 knots
Engines:MTU
Volume:2,926 ton
Price:US$ 175 million
Annual Running Cost:US$ 10 – 20 million
Owner:Ziyad al Manaseer

Dar Yacht

Launched in 2018, the Dar yacht is everything a luxury yacht needs to be. With an aggressive looking exterior and a modern, spacious interior, she brings her guests close to nature with her many windows and glass features.

Interior

With floor to ceiling windows, the Dar yacht can give its guests a great view of the outside world at any time. Designed by Nuvolari Lenard, the interior has some interesting features throughout. There are underwater lights placed inside, and the owner specifically requested that no dark wood would be used in the interior design. Instead a blend of sycamore fiddleback and maple bleached grey was used, and to bring everything together, the details were made using Brazilian caballo wood. There are even more details throughout the yacht, with 3D-cut leather and 3D-lacquer in the living spaces.

The idea was to bring in nature as the main source of inspiration. Light colours, and timber help bring the look together. Guests can find motifs of leaves, fish and other things from nature, featured throughout the yacht.

Dar Owner

The Dar yacht is owned by Russian billionaire, Ziyad Al Manaseer. Originally born in Jordan, with an estimated net worth of 10 billion US dollars. He founded the Manaseer Group and the construction company Stroygazconsulting, the last of which was sold and those profits now make up most of his wealth.

The company works in constructions, building roads, bridges, and railroads. They are also active in the oil and gas industry. Ziyad Al Manaseer was also the owner of the Heesen yacht Celestial Hope, but she was sold in 2018.

Specifications

The Dar yacht is 90 metres (295,3 ft) long and was built by OceanCo. Her beam is 14,6 metres (47,10 ft) and the draft reaches 3,95 metres (12,11 ft) in length.

Her top speed is 20 knots, her cruising speed is 8 knots, and she’s powered by twin diesel MTU (20V 4000 M73L) 20-cylinder 4,828hp engines. She has the capacity to keep up to 14 guests in the seven suits available, and a crew of 31.

Exterior

The Dar yacht has an exterior that’s almost futuristic in its design. Behind it all is Luiz de Basto Designs, and the thought behind the exterior design was to make her look a bit like a shark. A hammerhead shark, to be exact. This can be seen in the shape of the wing stations, for example.

The glass features on the Dar yacht are extensive. The exterior glass alone weighs about 22 tonnes, and there is a total of 390 square feet of glass on board. The black parts of the exterior are mostly made up of glass as well. The owner’s private deck has been designed to be just that – private. He can look out at the world, but the world can’t look back in through the windows.

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