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Yas Yacht was delivered in 1978 by De Schelde as a navy frigate, Yas Yacht was rebuilt in 2013 by Abu Dhabi MAR. Previously known under the project name Swift 141, she was completely modified with new machinery and electronic systems and outfitted with a luxurious interior. It has been suggested that her owner is a member of the Emirati royal family.

The  Yas Yacht is one of the largest superyachts in the world. Yas has a length of 141 m (463 ft). The unique superstructure of Yas is built-in advanced composites and glass and was supposedly inspired by the profile shape of a dolphin. She is reportedly able to accommodate 60 guests and 56 crew, and on-board features include a helipad and al fresco dining spaces aft, and a jacuzzi on her top deck.

Her beach club jacuzzi is complemented by a waterfall feature and a spiral staircase connects her to the multiple decks. Powered by twin MTU diesel, Yas has a top speed of 26 knots.


interior Yas Yacht

yacht YAS interior

interior Yas Yacht

YAS Yacht • Koninklijke Schelde • 1981 • Owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan

Full Specifications

Name HNLMS Piet Hein
Namesake Piet Pieterszoon Hein
Operator  Royal Netherlands Navy
Builder Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde
Laid down 28 April 1977
Launched 3 June 1978
Commissioned 14 April 1981
Decommissioned 1998
Fate sold to United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Name Al Emirat
Owner United Arab Emirates Navy
Acquired 1998
Commissioned 1998
Decommissioned 2005
Fate Rebuild as yacht
United Arab Emirates
Name Yas
Owner Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Acquired 2005
Commissioned 2015
Status in active service
General characteristics before being rebuild as yacht
  • 3,500 long tons (3,600 t) standard
  • 3,800 long tons (3,900 t) full load
Length 135 m (442 ft 11 in)
Beam 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)
Draft 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) cruise
  • 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) maximum
Endurance 4,700 nautical miles @ 16 knots (8,700 km @ 30 km/h)
Complement 176–196
Aircraft carried 2 × Sea Lynx helicopters (1 in peace-time)

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