Azzam: The World's Largest Superyacht

On April 5, 2013, Lürssen launched the 590-foot Azzam, which overtakes the 536-foot Blohm + Voss Eclipse as the world's largest superyacht.

Lürssen said the project has taken over 28 months since the initial steel was cut.Courtesy Lurssen
Multiple news reports indicate that the cost to build Azzam is $620 million.Courtesy Lurssen
The Azzam would span the length of more than two city blocks in most parts of Manhattan.Courtesy Lurssen
The Azzam is the length of about 11 railroad shipping containers laid end-to-end along a straight track.Courtesy Lurssen
“She truly represents another milestone in not only our history but yachting history as well,” Lürssen Managing Partner Peter Lürssen stated in a press release.Courtesy Lurssen
The beam of Azzam is 68 feet, and her draft is 15 feet, 8 inches.Courtesy Lurssen
The main salon alone is 95 feet long by 59 feet wide—with an open layout and no pillars.Courtesy Lurssen
The exterior of Azzam is by Nauta Yacht Design, which is based in Milan, Italy.Courtesy Lurssen
Azzam has been spotted by Giovanni Romero in Gibraltar.Courtesy Lurssen
Nautica Yacht Design's brief was to create a yacht with strength of character and a sense of purpose, as well as with timeless elegance and incorporating all elements of contemporary and modern design.Courtesy Lurssen
Azzam successfully completed her sea trials.Courtesy Lurssen (Facebook)
The diesel engines and gas turbines on Azzam will generate 94,000 horsepower and a speed of more than 30 knots.Courtesy Klaus Jordan
On April 5, 2013, Lürssen Yachts launched the 590-foot Azzam.Courtesy Klaus Jordan
On April 5, 2013, Lürssen Yachts launched the 590-foot superyacht Azzam.Courtesy Klaus Jordan
Azzam on her first day of sea trial.Carl Groll Courtesy of Lurssen (Facebook)
Yachtspotter Carl Groll caught Azzam during her sea trial on 18th June 2013.Carl Groll Courtesy of Lurssen (Facebook)
Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi is the overseeing engineer who assembled the team that created the yacht, from concept through construction.Carl Groll Courtesy of Lurssen (Facebook)
The technical project management for Azzam is by Burgess Yachts.Courtesy Lurssen
The technical project management for Azzam is by Burgess Yachts.Courtesy Lurssen

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