Prince Abdulaziz yacht is a 147-meter yacht built in 1984, making it the largest yacht built in the 20th Century. Indeed, Prince Abdulaziz held the crown the for world’s largest yacht until it was outstripped by Dubai (also listed) in 2006.

The 5,200-tonne Prince Abdulaziz yacht was delivered by Danish shipyard Helsingor Vaerft in 1984 to her first owner, King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Since then, she has continued to serve the Saudi royal family and is berthed beside the king’s palace in Jeddah. She has been refitted three times; in 1987, 1996, and in 2005.

Prince Abdulaziz’s yacht was built at a reported cost of $184m to a design by Maierform. Her interior, designed by the late David Hicks, blends ancient and modern. One notable feature is the large lobby, said to be designed to mimic that of the Titanic.

She includes a hospital, a mosque, and a cinema, and there are also rumors of surface-to-air missiles and an underwater surveillance system on board. The mega yacht can accommodate as many as 64 guests and is manned by a crew of 65.

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Prince Abdulaziz yacht

Prince Abdulaziz yacht

Prince Abdulaziz yacht interior

Prince Abdulaziz yacht interior

Prince Abdulaziz yacht interior

Full Specifications

Structural

Yard : Helsingor Vaerft
Type : Motor yacht
Guests : 64
Crew : 65
Cabins : 32
Length : 147 m / 482′4″
Beam : 18.3 m / 60′1″
Draft : 4.88 m / 16′1″
Year of build : 1984
Classification : Lloyds
Displacement : Full displacement

Mechanical

Type of engine : Diesel
Model : 12PC2-5-V400
Engine power : 7800 hp
Total power : 15600 hp
Maximum speed : 22 knots
Cruising speed : 18 knots

Design

Gross tonage : 4620
Hull : Steel
Superstructure : Steel
Decking : Teak
Decks : 5
Interior designer : David Hicks
Exterior designer : Maieform Maritime

Equipment

Propulsion : Twin screw
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