The largest motor yacht in the world is a staggering 590 feet long and cost $600 million to build.
At its launch in 2013, the Azzam beat out Eclipse, the superyacht that previously held the title of world’s largest, by a full 57 feet.
Azzam still holds its record more than five years later — but that might be about to change.
At 590 feet long, the Azzam is known to be the largest superyacht in the world.
Although there is no strict definition, a superyacht is generally understood to be a yacht that is at least 78 feet long, according to Warsash Superyacht Academy.
When it was launched in 2013, the yacht broke the record previously held by the Eclipse, a 533-foot yacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
“[The Azzam] truly represents another milestone in not only our history, but yachting history as well,” Lürssen Yachts managing partner, Peter Lürssen, said in a press release when the Azzam was launched.
Here’s a look at the massive yacht.
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The 590-foot yacht was finished in April 2013 and belongs to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates.
It dethroned Eclipse, the 533-foot superyacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, which previously held the record for largest yacht in the world.
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The Azzam cost an estimated $600 million to build and was constructed over the course of four years.
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