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The Top Teched-up Yachts

Yas

  • Owner – Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Occupation – Emirati politician and royalty
  • Cost – Unknown (Estimated $350M)
  • Length – 141.00m (462’7″ft)
  • Top Speed – 26 knots
  • # of crew members – 56

Technology

  • Elements have been borrowed from a UAE navy frigate for increased security
  • Doors constructed from  carbon fibre, allowing weight efficiency
  • An eco-friendly and low carbon fuel-based engine drives  the yacht
  • SATCOM (satellite communication system), long-range underwater SONAR, and a night navigator.l

Project Azzam

  • Owner – Khalifa Al Nahyan
  • Occupation – president of the United Arab Emirates
  • Cost – $600M
  • Length – 180.00m (590’6″ft)
  • Top Speed – 30 knots
  • # of crew members – 50

Technology

  • Proprietary and exclusive Optimex tech
  • Environmentally friendly with reduced carbon dioxide, noise and soot emissions, and optimised fuel efficiency.
  • Utilises waste heat from the engine to power the yacht’s desalination system for drinking water.

The Rising Sun

  • Owner – David Geffen
  • Occupation – American business magnate
  • Cost – $200M
  • Length – 138.40m (454’0″ft)
  • Top Speed – 28 Knots
  • # of crew members – 45

Technology

  • Steel hull and aluminium superstructure
  • The engine is comprised of 4 MTU 20V 8000 M90 engines  driving the yacht to  28 knots of speed

The Maltese Falcon

  • Owner – Elena Ambrosiadou
  • Occupation – founder of IKOS Ltd.
  • Cost – $120M
  • Length – 88.12m (289’1″ft)
  • Top Speed – 19.5 Knots
  • # of crew members – 18

Technology

  • 21,800 horsepower DEUTZ diesel engines up to  19.6 knots with power
  • Her engine room also hosts three gensets convert heat capacity into mechanical energy and then into electrical energy
  • The carbon fibre yardarms are all securely fastened on the rotating mast,
  • A  sail furling mechanisms run by an electric motor

Venus

  • Owner – Steve Jobs’ Family
  • Occupation – Apple
  • Cost – $129M
  • Length – 79.25 m (260.0 ft)
  • Top Speed – 22 Knots
  • # of crew members – 22

Technology

  • This ship is run using iMac’s
  • A large pane of special glass envelopes the side and bow of the ship in the style of  an Apple store

Dilbar

  • Owner – Alisher Usmanov
  • Occupation – Russian oligarch
  • Cost – $263M
  • Length – 110.00m (360’10″ft)
  • Top Speed – 21 Knots
  • # of crew members – 47

Technology

  • Pioneer in particle filters on the main engine exhausts
  • Twin MTU diesel-electric main engines
  • The combination of diesel-electric propulsion (by the gensets and the thrusters) and conventional propulsion with CPP (Controllable Pitch Propellers)ensures fuel efficiency long range

Seven Seas

  • Owner – Steven Spielberg
  • Occupation – Film Director
  • Cost – $200M
  • Length – 85.95m (281’11″ft)
  • Top Speed – 20 Knots
  • # of crew members – 23

Technology

  • At anchor stabilisers’ increase onboard comfort at anchor and on rough waters.
  • A projector casts an image onto the glass wall of an infinity pool for a unique cinematic experience.
  • Powered by 2 MTU (16V 595 TE70) 4,680hp diesel engines

Eclipse

  • Owner – Roman Abramovich
  • Occupation – Russian businessman
  • Cost – $500M
  • Length – 162.50m (533’1″ft)
  • Top Speed – 25 Knots
  • # of crew members – 70

Technology

  • Bullet and bomb proofed
  • A missile defence system
  • 3 man ‘leisure’ submarine
  • An ‘anti-paparazzi shield’ that is activated by camera flashlights

“A”

  • Owner – Andrey Melnichenko
  • Occupation – Russian Businessman
  • Cost – $323M
  • Length – 119.00m (390’5″ft)
  • Top Speed – 23 Knots
  • # of crew members – 42

Technology

  • Stern designed to cut through icebergs
  • Reverse bow and ‘tumblehome’ design making it extremely efficient through the water
  • Bomb proof windows, 40 CCTV cameras, motion sensors, biometric fingerprint entry for some areas and an escape pod in case of emergencies

Al Said

  • Owner – Sultan Qaboos
  • Occupation – Sultan of Oman
  • Cost – $300M
  • Length – 155.00m (508’6″ft)
  • Top Speed – 25 Knots
  • # of crew members – 154

Technology

  • At anchor stabilisers increase onboard comfort at anchor and on rough waters.
  • Features 2 MTU 10,988hp diesel engines
  • Spacex Zero Gravity stablizers, with Quantum generational capacitators

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