PRINCE ABDULAZIZ Yacht – Stunning $100M Superyacht

Prince Abdulaziz superyacht e1629351016110
Name:Prince Abdulaziz
Length:147 metres
Guests:64
Crew:65
Builder:Helsingor Vaerft
Designer:Maierform Maritime Technology GmbH
Interior Designer:David Hicks
Year:1984
Speed:22 knots
Engines:Pielstick
Volume:4,620 ton
IMO:1003308
Price:US $100 million
Annual Running Cost:US $5 – 10 million
Owner:Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd

Prince Abdulaziz Yacht

One of the largest yachts built in the twentieth first century, the Prince Abdulaziz yacht is, and has been, an impressive build ever since it was first brought into the world in 1984. In fact, this yacht was considered the world’s largest yacht until 2006.

Interior

The original interior of the Prince Abdulaziz yacht  took fifteen months to complete, but she has since been refitted for a new interior in 2007. The late English designer David Hicks is featured as a designer for the interior, who’s style contained bold colours and lightning. He also mixed traditional design with modern design. Her interior has lavish fabrics and regal looking furniture and interior design details. Mixing old fashioned styles with the modern, her interior gives off a luxurious feeling.

Prince Abdulaziz Owner

The Prince Abdulaziz yacht was named after the owner Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd. He is the son of the late king of Saudi Arabia, and he and his family own many other yachts as well. He is an investor, along with his uncle, in the Middle eastern Broadcasting Company. He also owns many real estate investments, and is worth more than 5 billion US dollars.

Specifications

The Prince Abdulaziz yacht is 147 metres long (482 ft), and has a beam of 18,3 metres (60 ft). The draft is 4,88 metres (16 ft), and the yacht can reach a maximum speed of 22 knots. The cruising speed is 18 knots. She is powered by two Semt Pielstick diesel engines, and is propelled by two 5,816 kW Pielstick diesel generator sets.

She has a capacity to keep up to 64 guests and a crew of 65, and was built in Denmark by the Helsingør Værft.

Exterior

With a steel hull and teak deck, designer Maieform Maritime has created a luxurious exterior. There was also a refitting in 2005. With her white and blue exterior, she gives off a regal look to say the least. Her hull and superstructure are both made from steel, and the decks are teak.

She is rumoured to have surface to air missiles and an underwater surveillance system, but it is not something that has been confirmed.

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