Largest Yachts Launched in 2013

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The megayacht's sector is the only sector not influenced by the world recession. The race of building bigger yachts continues. Take a look at the largest yachts launched in 2013.

Azzam

Azzam Largest Yacht

The largest yacht in the world was launched in 2013. It is Azzam – 180 m long motor yacht. She overtook the leading position for biggest yacht in the world from Eclipse.

The largest yacht was launched by the leading luxury yacht shipyard Lurssen. Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi developed and led each area of the project. The largest yacht in the world is a luxurious vessel with timeless design and high speed (more than 30 knots).

Lurssen were responsible for the techical engineering of Azzam. Nauta Yachts designed the exterior of the largest yacht in the world, the interior is Christophe Leoni's.

Exterior Designers: Nauta Design Name: Azzam
Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts Type: Motor Yacht
Interior Designer: Christophe Leoni Builder: Lurssen Yachts
MCA: No Length Overall: 180 m, 590' 7"
Beam: 20.80 m, 68' 3" Draft (max): 4.30 m, 14' 1"
Hull Material: Steel Max Speed: 30.0 Knots

Engines

Quantity: 2 Fuel Type Engine 1: Diesel
Power Engine 1: 23500hp Fuel Type Engine 2: Gas Turbine
Power Engine 2: 23500hp Total Power: 94000hp
Madame GU Madame GU largest yacht

The second largest yacht for 2013 is Madame GU.

She is a luxury motor yacht built in Makkum, the Netherlands, by Feadship. De Voogt Naval Architects designed the exterior and the engineering. Andrew Winch Designs designed the interior.

The second largest yacht for 2013 has a maximum speed of 22 knots, her hull is made of steel with an aluminium superstructure.

Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects Name: Madame GU
Exterior Designers: De Voogt Naval Architects Type: Motor Yacht
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs Builder: Feadship
Flag: Cayman Islands Length Overall: 99 m, 324' 10"
Beam: 16.50 m, 54' 2" Gross Tonnage: 2920 tonnes
MCA: No Max Speed: 22.0 knots
Hull Material: Steel Supestructure: Aluminium

Engines

Quantity: 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Manufacturer: MTU Model: 16V 4000 M73
Power: 4828hp / 3600kW Total Power: 9656hp / 7200kW

 Y709

Y709 largest yachtThe third largest yacht for 2013 is Y709.

She is a motor yacht built in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands, by Oceanco. The third largest yacht for 2013 can accommodate guests up to eighteen in her suites which are nine.

Oceanco designed the exterior, Andrew Winch Designs- the interior. Y709 maximum speed is 19.5 knots.

Naval Architect: Azure Naval Architects Name: Y709
Exterior Designers: Oceanco Type: Motor Yacht
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs Builder: Oceanco
Beam: 14.60 m, 47' 11" Length Overall: 91.50 m, 300' 2"
Cabins: 9 Max Speed:19.5 knots
Guests: 18 Hull: Steel
Hull Configuration: Displacement Supestructure: Aluminium

Engines

Quantity:2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Manufacturer: MTU Model:20V 4000M73L
Power: 4282hp / 3600kW Total Power: 8564hp / 7200kW

St Princess Olga

St Princess Olga largest yachtThe fourth largest yacht launched in 2013 is St Princess Olga. She was built in Alblasserdam the Netherlands, by Oceanco. Alberto Pinto is the interior designer and Lobanov Design designed the exterior.

The fourth largest yacht maximum speed is 18.5 knots. She has 7 cabins – one for the owner, two VIP, one twin and three double. The guest can be up to 14.

St Princess Olga complies the MCA standards with her design.

Naval Architect: Azure Naval Architects Name: St Princess Olga
Exterior Designers: Lobanov Design Type: Motor Yacht
Interior Designer: Alberto Pinto Builder: Oceanco
Flag: Netherlands Length Overall: 85.60 m, 280' 10"
Beam: 14.20 m, 46' 7" Gross Tonnage: 2700 tonnes
Draft: 4 m, 13' 1" MCA: Yes
Cabins: 7 Max Speed:18.5 kts
Guests: 14 Hull: Steel
Hull Configuration: Displacement Superstructure: Aluminium

Engines

Quantity:2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Manufacturer: MTU Model: 20V 4000M73L
Power: 4830hp / 3600kW Total Power: 9660hp / 7200kW
Propulsion: Twin Screw Fuel Capacity: 280,000 L / 61,591.36 USG

Solandge

The fifth largest yacht launched in 2013 is Solandge. She was built in Rendsburg, Germany, by Lurssen. Rodriguez Interiors designed the interior, Espen Oeino designed the exterior.

She is flagged in the Cayman Islands and her gross tonnage is 2,600 tonnes.

Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts Name: Solandge
Exterior Designers: Espen Oeino Type :Motor Yacht
Interior Designer: Rodriguez Interiors Builder: Lurssen Yachts
Flag: Cayman Islands Length Overall: 85.10 m, 279' 2"
Beam:13.80 m, 45' 3" Class: Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage: 2,600 tonnes MCA: No
Hull: Steel Max Speed:-
Hull Configuration: Displacement Superstructure: Aluminium

Secret

The sixth largest yacht launched in 2013 is Secret. She is a motor yacht built in Lemwerder, Germany, by Abeking & Rasmussen. Jim Harris designed the interior, Sam Sorgiovanni Designs designed the exterior.

Naval Architect: Abeking & Rasmussen Name: Secret
Exterior Designers: Sam Sorgiovanni Type: Motor Yacht
Interior Designer: Jim Harris Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Flag: Cayman Islands Length Overall: 82.30 m, 270'
Propulsion: Twin Screw MCA: No
Hull: Steel Hull NB: 6493
Hull Configuration: Displacement Superstructure: Aluminium