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10 Luxury Superyachts Owned by Famous People

April 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Have you ever wondered who owned the most impressive superyachts in the world? Very popular in the world of celebrities and famous people, superyachts are seen as a “must-do” and “must-have”. Here are the 10 impressive luxury mega and super yachts owned by well-known people around the globe.

Musashi – Larry Ellison

The list starts with mega yacht MUSASHI and her owner Larry Ellison. Ellison is the owner of American software company Oracle and is one of the richest people in the world, as well as a real yacht enthusiast. His yacht Musashi is a breathtaking megayacht launched in 2011 by Feadship. This 88m opulent vessel was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects. Sinot Yacht design took care of the stunning interior decor of Musashi. Her name was taken from a famous Japanese Samurai, which stands for “warrior”.

Musashi. Photo credit @christo303

Musashi. Photo credit @christo303

Lary Ellison is the previous owner of another military style mega yacht – the 138m mega yacht RISING SUN, which was built in 2004 by Lurssen.

Symphony – Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is the lucky owner of the 101m mega yacht SYMPHONY. A well-known person in the world of luxury goods, Arnault has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH and the Chairman of Christian Dior S.A. for a long time. With an excellent pedigree, Symphony is a breathtaking vessel built by Feadship in 2015. Her striking exterior is by renowned Tim Heywood, while naval architecture is by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.

Superyacht Symphony. Photo credit Feadship

Superyacht Symphony. Photo credit Feadship

He previously owned 70m superyacht AMADEUS, which was commissioned in 2016 but her asking price has not been disclosed until now.

Octopus – Paul Allen

Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft and is another bespoke yacht owner. His motor yachts OCTOPUS, TATOOSH and MEDUSE are some of the largest and most recognisable luxury yachts in the world. Famous for taking parts in many rescue operations, Octopus is equipped with two helipads, a submarine and tenders. This huge Lurssen explorer superyacht also provides a wide range of lavish facilities and amenities, including a basketball court, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a movie theatre. Octopus accommodates 26 guests, assisted by a crew of 57.

Octopus. Photo credit Mark O'Connell

Octopus. Photo credit Mark O’Connell

Venus – Steve Jobs’s Family

Motor yacht VENUS was built by Feadship for Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs played a very important role in designing this stylish 78m vessel in collaboration with bespoke yacht designer Philippe Starck. This all-aluminium custom yacht was named after the Roman goddess. Venus now belongs to Steve Job’s family.

Superyacht Venus. photo via @rocabella_yachts

Superyacht Venus. photo via @rocabella_yachts

Seven Seas – Steve Spielberg

Superyacht SEVEN SEAS represents a showpiece of Oceanco excellence. She is owned by legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. Bespoke Italian designers Nuvolari Lenard worked on the design of the yacht. At 86m Seven Seas features large interior living spaces. Her outstanding feature is the infinity swimming pool on the aft deck, which can be transformed into a helipad or an entertaining area – amazing! Who wouldn’t want to go on a luxury holiday aboard Steven Spielberg’s luxury yacht?

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Eclipse – Roman Abramovich

The second largest superyacht in the world is owned by Roman Abramovich, Russian billionaire businessman, investor and the owner of Chelsea Football Club. The 162.5m ECLIPSE was launched in 2009 as the world’s largest superyachts. However, in 2013 AZZAM had taken the title of the largest yacht in the world with her imposing 180m LOA. Eclipse’s exterior design is a work of Terence Disdale. Eclipse is believed to have a value of $400 million. Apart from her incredible luxury features onboard, such as two helipads, two large swimming pools and a cinema, Eclipse also has an “anti-paparazzi” photo-protection system.

M:Y Eclipse anchored in the waters of the Caribbean, Photo credit Chip Methvin

M/Y Eclipse anchored in the waters of the Caribbean, Photo credit Chip Methvin

A list of Abramovich’formerrs yachts includes 115m PELORUS, 112m LE GRAND BLEU, 85m ECSTASEA and 115m LUNA.

Amphitrite – JK Rowling

In 2016, Harry Potter author JK Rowling bought the breathtaking 47.6-metre superyacht AMPHITRITE (ex. Vajoliroja). The legendary luxury vessel was previously owned by another famous person, Johny Depp. Amphitrite was designed by Taka Yachts and built by Turquoise Yachts (formerly Proteksan Turquoise) in Anatolia, Turkey. Amphitrite boasts stunning interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. It has been reported that JK Rowling put the yacht for sale again at an asking price of €17,800,000.

Amphitrite Vajoliroja. Photo credit @stamp2k1

Amphitrite (ex. Vajoliroja). Photo credit @stamp2k1

Main – Giorgio Armani

Imposing motor yacht MAIN is owned by the fashion guru Giorgio Armani. His magnificent 65m luxury vessel was designed by Codecasa, who took into account all the requirements of Giorgio Armani. Main features a notable dark green painted hull made os steel and aluminium superstructure. Armani trusted Ortelli Architetti on designing the interior styling. At 65m, Main boasts large interior spaces and can accommodate 14 guests.

Main. Photo credit @mueckenpeter

Main. Photo credit @mueckenpeter

Dubai – Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Mega yacht DUBAI is currently the third largest superyacht in the world. Her owner is not a celebrity, nor an actor: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. The magnificent 163-metre Dubai can carry a party of 115, including her crew of 88. Dubai was designed by Andrew Winch and built by the Emirati shipbuilder Platinum Yachts. This mega yacht features a huge amount of luxury amenities, including a swimming pool, a helicopter pad, cinema and a large gymnasium.

Mega Yacht Dubai. Photo credit Ade Owens

Mega Yacht Dubai. Photo credit Ade Owens

Privacy – Tiger Woods

The golf elite and thousands of fans of Tiger Woods surely know the meaning behind his superyacht’s name. If you were one of the most popular men in the universe, stalked by paparazzi and fans, you would love privacy too. Motor yacht PRIVACY was commissioned to Tiger Woods in 2004 for $20 million. She was designed and built by Christensen Shipyards, while his bride at that time, Elin Nordegren, arrange the interior styling. Privacy can cruise at a speed of 12 knots with a range of 4,000 nm. At 47.24m, this yacht boasts living spaces with a total of 6,500 square metres.

Motor yacht Privacy

Motor yacht Privacy

The Top 10 Finest German Superyachts

November 25, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

1. Mega Yacht AZZAM – this 180m luxury mega yacht was constructed by Lurssen Shipyard in Germany and in 2013 was then the largest luxury yacht in the world. Launched by Lurssen in April 2013 this magnificent vessel featured beautiful, elegant exterior lines, styling by Nauta Yachts and interiors by Christophe Leoni. A world class team was behind this important project to ensure timeless design as well as luxurious and sophisticated accommodation. Azzam has an impressive top speed of 30 knots, what an adventure for those on board!

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

2. Motor Yacht SOLANDGE – this magnificent 2013 five deck Lurssen motor yacht has a timeless EspenOeino exterior superyacht design and interior designed by Aileen Rodriguez. Her length is 85m, a steel hull and aluminium super structure which is usual for most boats of this size and type. The Solandge motor yacht also has superb interior entertainment spaces along with expansive exterior areas making her well suited as a luxury charter motor yacht. She is available for luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean during the winter and in the Mediterranean during the summer months.

Superyacht Solandge after sunset - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Solandge after sunset - Photo by Klaus Jordan

3. Luxury Superyacht TITANIA – the Titania is a 72m, 236.2 feet mega yacht built by the world famous German shipyard Lurssen in 2006. This spectacular luxury superyacht features exterior styling by EspenOino and equally impressive interior design by Zuretti. It’s one of the largest and most distinctive mega charter yachts in the world offering amazing accommodation for up to twelve guests seeking the highest level of comfort and excitement. The Titania spans six decks with outstanding dining features, sun deck with 360 degree views, a massive spa pool, sports bar, theater, gym and all round Wi-Fi.

Superyacht APOISE -  Main

Superyacht APOISE - Main

4. Luxury Superyacht EXCELLENCE V – this superyacht was designed by Raymond Langton Designs and launched by the German company Abeking & Rasmussen in 2012. It boasts a stunning dark blue hull with elegant lines measuring 60m (196,9 ft). She can accommodate up to twelve charter guests in seven deluxe cabins and is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The master suite is forward on the upper deck via a private lobby. It comes complete with a king size center line bed along with his and hers marble en suite facilities – wow!

EXCELLENCE V -  From Above


5. LEANDER G – designed by Kusch Yachts of Germany and built at Peenewerft, the Leander G, 74,98 metres (246 ft), is still one of the most gracious and largest superyachts in the world. She has a traditional, luxury yacht interior and comfortable accommodation for up to twelve charter guests. The Leander G can also carry 22 crew onboard, to ensure everyone enjoys ultimate relaxation. The interior designed by Pauline Nunns, after the style of an English country house, offers a duplex owner suite with a panoramic lounge and seven guest cabins. There’s air conditioning, Wi-Fi connection, Jacuzzis, a gym and lots of water sport toys, everything needed for a great yacht charter vacation.

LEANDER - Caribbean

LEANDER - Caribbean

6. Luxury motor yacht DREAM – this fabulous motor yacht cruises both the Mediterranean and Caribbean waterways depending on the season. Dream was built by the well respected German ship builders, Abeking & Rasmussen. This luxury motor yacht accommodates up to twelve guests in her four king-size cabins and two additional cabins. There are plenty of spectacular onboard features from an internal entertainment area to a state-of-the-art gymnasium, there’s also a sky lounge which converts to a movie theater with excellent surround sound.

MY DREAM -  Main


7. Yacht OASIS – the luxury superyacht Oasis was launched by the pioneering German shipyard Lurssen in 2006. Guests can expect innovative design features and luxurious details throughout. This fine vessel is available for charter in the Mediterranean Sea in the summer season and the Caribbean during the European winter. Offering accommodation for twelve in a full width master suite and five generous guest bedrooms, there’s no shortage of luxurious and spacious living space.

Oasis - Underway

Oasis - Underway

8. Yacht POLAR STAR – Polar Star is a Lurssen German built superyacht which was launched in 2005. It was designed by EspenOeino with an imposing six levels of interior and exterior deck space. The creative interior designer Pauline Nunn has provided tranquil ambience and sumptuous decadence throughout. The Polar Star also has an ice glass hull that allows access to all of the world’s oceans including some areas in the Arctic and Antarctic. This magnificent vessel is ideal for private yacht charter.

Polar Star aft view - Photo by Stuart Pearce

Polar Star aft view - Photo by Stuart Pearce

9. TOPAZTopaz, another luxury superyacht vessel built by the renowned German shipbuilding company Lurssen, has a length of 147m. She was designed by Tim Heywood and ranks as the fifth largest yacht in the world. There’s luxurious accommodation onboard for up to 64 guests as well as a wide range of awesome features. These include a helicopter landing pad, tender garage, an elevator, swimming platform, Jacuzzis, underwater lights, air conditioning and much more.

Mega yacht Topaz

Mega yacht Topaz

10. ECLIPSE – this 162.5m superyacht was built by German shipbuilders Blohm & Voss. The Eclipse can accommodate up to 36 guests and a crew of 100. Some of her features include a swimming pool on the main deck aft covered by a glass ceiling and a log burning fire table on the upper aft deck. She has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, 2 swimming pools, several hot tubs and even a disco hall. The Eclipse is also equipped with three launch boats and a mini-submarine which is capable of submerging to 50 metres.

Superyacht Eclipse

Superyacht Eclipse


Exclusive Video and Photos: Highly Secretive 130m+ Lurssen Mega Yacht Unveiled

November 01, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Another highly-secretive luxury mega yacht project by Lurssen has been unveiled yesterday: The 130m+ superyacht was seen being moved into the yard’s facility close to Bremen. This news follows the equally exciting launch of 123-metre project JUPITER which was seen floating out from the same shed last week. The name of the 130m+ project is unknown at this stage and she is believed to spend the upcoming year being outfitted and completed. Lurssen is also known for such important mega yachts as the 156m DILBAR or the largest yacht in the world – 180m AZZAM. Video and photos copyright of DrDuu. 

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

Motor Yacht GLEAM a 165m Utopian Masterpiece

August 28, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

Nauta Yacht Design has developed a magnificent 165 metre mega yacht design following on from the success of their massive yacht Azzam. GLEAM is similarly based on the company’s core design theme which they have coined ‘light’. Essentially ‘light’ encompasses contemporary design’s pursuit of the seamless connection between inside and outside. To blur the boundaries of exterior and interior via clever design approaches to space and via the priority of a great view.

In this vein, Gleam reveals its priorities strikingly. The design enhances outdoor living with open aft decks, side decks and the use of glass, much of which can open up generously, directly into the ocean lifestyle. After all the ocean and its utopian lifestyle is what boats are all about.

After all, the ocean and its utopian lifestyle is what boats are all about.

Motor Yacht GLEAM - Aft Profile

Motor Yacht GLEAM – Aft Profile

“After the tremendous impact on the market of the leviathan mega yacht Azzam, 180m, 94,000 hp, 30 knots max speed, firmly placed atop the 100 top yachts ranking, Nauta Yachts, who designed the exterior architecture of this floating palace, collected uncountable recognition from all over the world, made by interviews, articles, emails and requests.

Motor Yacht GLEAM From Above

Motor Yacht GLEAM From Above

Among the others, they received one for a slightly shorter yacht, but still on the first places of the 100 top yachts ranking. The Milan-based office led by Mario Pedol, elaborated this 165m, partly inspired by the “Light” conception that the Nauta designers conceived six years ago, and became their signature on all the superyachts they design. This concept is based on what has become a trend in the civil architecture: seamless inside/outside connection and harmony, breath-taking views from both inside and out, balance and cleanliness of lines, extraordinary outdoor spaces. The blending of these key elements makes for elegance and visual lightness of the whole yacht.

A Video of the yacht design:

The superstructure of 165m is spanned on half of the total length of the hull and the 4 decks over the main deck (on a total of 7 decks) are harmoniously shortening step by step, as in an ancient ziggurat, to form a perfect balanced volume that ascends in a pyramidal shape to bear at the summit the mast, which stands exactly on the central vertical line of the hull. Each deck has a tremendous windowed area to emphasize the in/out view and contact. Each deck is devoted to some specific functions.

The main deck half front area is dedicated to 2 VIP suites and 7 VIP cabins, each enriched with private fixed balcony obtained inside the line of the hull. Amidships is the spectacular main lobby, 150 sq. m., to welcome guests in the best way. The aft area of the main deck is dedicated to the pool, 10 x 4 m, which is linked with the underneath wellness and entertainment area, lying on the lower deck, fitted with gym, sauna, Hammam, massage, beauty parlour, cinema, casino.

Motor Yacht GLEAM - Aft Deck at Night

Motor Yacht GLEAM – Aft Deck at Night

Further aft on the lower deck, owners and guests can enjoy 150 sqm of open teak deck then go into the impressive 240 sqm enclosed Sea Lounge for a drink or snack. The Sea Lounge can actually be used as a true dancing hall with DJ console and cocktail bar.

The opening transom has folding stairs for easy access to the water, and two side opening terraces further enhance the contact with the sea and the environment. Two convenient boarding lobbies are positioned amidships to port and starboard where guests and crew can board tenders without disturbing the swimming guests aft. On the lower deck two garages berth a submarine and a fast Rib. The front area of this deck is all dedicated to crews, with 30 cabins, mostly double, crew mess and galley.

Motor Yacht GLEAM - Underway from Bow

Motor Yacht GLEAM – Underway from Bow

On the forward area of the upper deck, 6 guest cabins are connected, further in front, with an amazing guest observation deck, facing the bow, surrounded by 180° large windows (and linked by a spiral staircase to the Vip cabins and suites area underneath). This feature offers to the numerous guests – up to 32 – a 400 sq. m. area, half covered and half open, where to sunbath and relax either under navigation or at anchor. Further in front the helipad is actually hiding the receptacle for the chopper.

The aft indoor area of the upper deck has a nice entertainment and relaxing area with the live music of a piano and under the stars locates the open dining room, with appropriate sitting corners.

Motor Yacht GLEAM - Profile

Motor Yacht GLEAM – Profile

The deck 5 is dedicated to the owner, who could choose to keep all the deck for him, with an approximately 700 sq. m. suite containing beside the sleeping room, a gym, a studio, a 36 sq. m. conference room for 16 invitees, a very private owner dining room, a deck salon directly connected to a 300 sq. m. open relaxing area fully equipped with sofas and chaise lounges. Or, in case, he could cut this large surface into two areas, reserving the forward part for his own use and the aft section for other guest’s uses.

On top, the sun deck crowns this 165m. The open front area is naturally devoted to sunbathing and completed by a pool. The 150 sq. m. of the indoor volume contains a panoramic lounge and bar.

Motor Yacht GLEAM - Opens Itself to the Ocean Lifesyle

Motor Yacht GLEAM – Opens Itself to the Ocean Lifestyle

All the yacht is vertically linked by a total of 5 lifts, 3 reserved to the guests and 2 for the crew to service the different decks. The total surface for owner and guests is approximately 2,040 sq. m. and for the crew there are still 1,140 sq. m. to work and live.

8 generators provide 14,000 kW to the diesel-electric propulsion motors that assure a quiet, silent and vibration-free navigation up to 20 knots max speed, and 18 knots continuous operating sped. At 15 knots the range is 6,000 miles.”

Motor Yacht GLEAM - Opens Itself to the Ocean Lifestyle - Stern View

Motor Yacht GLEAM – Opens Itself to the Ocean Lifestyle – Stern View

Gleam’s Detailed Specifications:

Construction Material: AH36 steel and aluminium alloy
Class: LRS + PYC
L.O.A.: 165m
Beam Max: 21m
Design Draft: approx. 5.5m
Gross Tonnage: approx. 13,000 GRT
Number of Decks: 7
Accommodation for Owner, VIP & Guests: 32 in 16 cabins
Accommodation for Captain, Crew and Staff: 64 in 33 cabins
Suites and Cabins for Owner & Guests: 16
Interior Luxury spaces: approx. 2,040 sq.m.
Crew Accommodation: approx. 1,140 sq.m.
Catering and service spaces: approx. 850 sq.m.
External furnished spaces: approx. 3,170 sq.m.
Propulsion Engines: 2 PEM x abt. 7,000 kW
Diesel Generators Engines Max Power: 4 x abt. 2,900 kW + 4 x 2,100 kW
Propellers: 2 FPP
Cruising Speed: approx. 18 kn.
Maximum Speed: approx. 20 kn.
Nautical Range (@ economic speed of 15 kn.) approx. 6,000 NM
Thrusters: 2 x abt. 900 kW (bow) + 2 x abt. 450 kW (stern)
Stabilizers: 2 pairs fixed – at anchor stabilization

Contact the specialist CharterWorld team today to discover your oceanic utopian holiday.

Motor Yacht GLEAM

Motor Yacht GLEAM

Top 10 biggest yachts of the world

June 22, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

There’s been a huge development in the building of yachts during 2015-2016. This is a list of the top 10 largest between 2015-2016.

Private yachts are getting bigger, more fuel efficient and even more luxurious. Large yachts are a symbol of wealth and sheer luxury, usually owned by millionaires or billionaires. They are specifically created, designed and built for leisure and entertainment. Depending on how large the yacht is, cinemas, ballrooms, beauty salons, spas and on deck sports facilities can all be included, now that’s the ultimate in luxury. Check out the following list of the top 10 biggest yachts in the world for 2015-2016:

The Eclipse

The Eclipse

1. The Eclipse – this is the world’s second largest and most expensive private yacht, valued at 860m Euros. Owned by Roman Abramovic, the famous Russian oligarch, the Eclipse was launched in 2010 and measures 536 feet long. 36 guests can comfortably stay on board along with 73 crew members. This impressive luxurious yacht has three helipads, two swimming pools, an armor plated master suite, a conference hall, dance floor, cinema and one mini submarine. Wow!!

The Dubai

The Dubai

2. Dubai – the beautiful 524 ft long vessel was built in 2006. It’s owned by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the Prince of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai is a fantastically well-equipped yacht with a swimming pool, many luxurious rest areas, a restaurant and a helicopter pad. With plenty of splendid accommodation, she can comfortably take 70 guests as well as 40 crew.

Prince Abdul Aziz

Prince Abdul Aziz

3. Prince Abdul Aziz – another big yacht of the world for 2015-2016. Measuring 482 ft it was built in 1984. Designed to be fit for a king, the Prince Abdul Azia can accommodate 65 guests. This fine superyacht is decorated with every luxury imaginable and has a mosque, fully equipped hospital, cinema, a helipad, lavish swimming pool and a Jacuzzi on board. The on board restaurants are operated by experienced chefs while the interior has traditional and modern décor.



4. Azzam – this amazing 599 ft. yacht is owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Navay. He is the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the President of the UAE. Worth 480 m Euros the Azzam is absolutely fantastic. With its Imperial French styled interior and 94,000 horsepower, this very large vessel can reach 30 knots or 56 kph. No luxury has been spared either in the many stately cabins or on the sumptuous decks.

Ocean Victory

Ocean Victory

5. Ocean Victory – a stunning seven deck superyacht which has six large swimming pools. Ocean Victory was built in Italy in 2014 and measures 459 feet in length. Veiled in secrecy, not much is known about the Ocean Victory, however you can be sure it is one most beautiful vessels ever to sail on the high seas.

Al Said

Al Said

6. Al Said – owned by Sultan Zaboos who is the Prince of Oman, the Al Said can speed along the waves at 25 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 22 knots. This magnificent yacht can accommodate more than 70 guests and carry a crew of 154. The Al Said, 155.00 m (508.53 ft), has a large concert hall with a fifty piece orchestra, a cinema, helipad and many other luxurious facilities.



7. Topaz – the 147 metres (482 ft) Topaz is a German built superyacht and one of the most expensive yachts valued at 470 m Euros. Taking more than four years to complete, the interior which is sumptuous and luxurious, was decorated by Terence Disdale while the exterior was designed by Tim Heywood Design. The Topaz oozes charm and elegance, smartness as well as being simply beautiful.



8. Yas – one of the top 10 biggest yachts in the world for 2015-2016, the Yas was built in 1978. In 2011 it was re-launched as a much bigger yacht and now measures up to 462 ft. 60 guests can be accommodated comfortably. The Yas has all the modern amenities you could imagine onboard with a cinema, conference hall, spa salon, gym and a helipad. Now that is luxury.



9. El-Horriya – the seventh largest yacht in the world, this beauty is the world’s oldest yacht. She was built in 1865. El-Horriya is 478 ft in length and was originally made for an Egyptian King. Still in operation, the El-Horriya is now in the hands of the Egyptian Navy and used by the President of Egypt.

Al Salamah

Al Salamah

10. The Al Salamah – being the tenth biggest yacht in the world, the Al Salamah doesn’t stint on luxury. It has a beautiful swimming pool, helipad, cinema, spa, library, work out center and fully equipped hospital on board! Owned by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the Defense Minister and Prince of Saudi Arab.

Mighty 180m Giga Yacht AZZAM Gross Tonnage

April 16, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The actual gross tonnage of the mighty 180m giga yacht AZZAM has been unveiled, indicating that the world’s largest superyacht – in terms of length – is not the largest superyacht in the world in terms of tonnage. Mega yacht AZZAM’s actual gross tonnage is 13,136 tons, meaning she places second, following the 155m superyacht AL SAID, with 15,850 tons.

Azzam superyacht - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Azzam superyacht – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Both superyachts were built by the leading German shipyard, Lurssen. The 2013 AZZAM yacht boasts stylish and elegant exteriors by Nauta Yachts and interiors by Christophe Leoni, while the 2008 AL SAID yacht has been superbly penned by Espen Oeino, with interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

Al Said Yacht - Photo Credit Qatarperegrine

Al Said Yacht – Photo Credit Qatarperegrine

This month saw another giant vessel emerge from Lurssen’s facility in Lemwerder, Germany, the 156m mega yacht OMAR (project name), expected to be delivered within the next year. No details have been ever released about this striking vessel, so it is difficult to say if OMAR beats either AZZAM or AL SAID in terms of tonnage. If you have any additional information about OMAR, do not hesitate to contact us here.

A choice of the superb Lurssen charter yachts can be viewed here below.

Video of new 150m+ Lurssen motor yacht OMAR

April 13, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Following a great video of the 125m mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY (Project TATIANA), DrDuu has kindly provided us with his video of the all-new Lurssen motor yacht OMAR (project name), expected to be delivered within the next year. Luxury mega yacht OMAR emerged from Lurssen’s facility in Lemwerder, Germany, on Friday, April 10, 2015. The video below shows the high volume OMAR, while being placed into the floating dock. 

Luxury superyacht OMAR is believed to be over 150 metres long. If the new yacht’s length is correct, then she should rank among the five largest private yachts in the world, once completed. The world’s 5th largest superyacht is currently another Lurssen, the 147m (483’) mega yacht TOPAZ.

Super yacht OMAR is shorter than the current largest yacht in the world – the 180m giga yacht AZZAM, but OMAR boasts the most usable area on board. The vessel is believed to have two decks below the water line and amazing 18.000 registered tonnages.

No details have been ever released about the 150m+ luxury yacht OMAR. If you have any additional information about this striking vessel, do not hesitate to contact us here.

Below is a selection of the breath-taking charter yachts built by Lurssen.


April 11, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

New photos of the 125m mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY by Lurssen have been sent to us by DrDuu, a passionate yacht, ship and aircraft photographer and enthusiasts. He has captured the recently launched GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht, known as Project Tatiana in Bremen, Germany, while she was attracting plenty of attention for quite obvious reasons. Although the vessel’s name has not been confirmed, it is believed she will indeed be named GOLDEN ODYSSEY once christened.

125m Luerssen yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY - Photo credit DrDuu

125m Luerssen yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY – Photo credit DrDuu

125m GOLDEN ODYSSEY superyacht - Image credit DrDuu

125m GOLDEN ODYSSEY superyacht – Image credit DrDuu

GOLDEN ODYSSEY (Project Tatiana yacht) is currently under build in Germany and without doubt will feature impressive interior design and styling, which is believed to have been designed by Alberto Pinto. Her exterior lines are said to have been penned by Martin Francis. Despite her large size, GOLDEN ODYSSEY super yacht features well-balanced exterior, pleasing to the eye. She seems to have been designed with vast interior spaces, and less-then-usual exterior areas, suggesting an owner who prefers to keep his profile and life aboard private.

Lurssen super yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY - Photo by DrDuu

Lurssen super yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY – Photo by DrDuu

125m GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht by Lurssen - Photo credit DrDuu

125m GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht by Lurssen – Photo credit DrDuu

Mega yacht Golden Odyssey - Project Tatiana yacht - Image credit DrDuu

Mega yacht Golden Odyssey – Project Tatiana yacht – Image credit DrDuu

125m Luxury Mega Yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY - Photo credit to DrDuu

125m Luxury Mega Yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY – Photo credit to DrDuu

GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht by Lurssen - Photo credit DrDuu

GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht by Lurssen – Photo credit DrDuu

Due to be delivered later in 2015, GOLDEN ODYSSEY mega yacht will most likely be placed on the 15th place amongst the largest yachts in the world, with ultra-luxurious mega yacht AZZAM, also by Lurssen, on the first place. She is the largest vessel to have been launched this year, with 102m motor yacht SYMPHONY right behind her. If you have any additional information about the striking Project Tatiana yacht, don’t hesitate to contact us here. In the meantime, we will keep an eye out on more details.

More articles related to GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht – Project Tatiana can be found here.

Video of 162m Blohm + Voss motor yacht ECLIPSE

March 30, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The second largest superyacht in the world, following the 180m (590’7’’) Nobiskrug giga yacht AZZAM, motor yacht ECLIPSE (533’2’’) is a voluminous and breath-taking vessel, delivered by the respected German shipyard Blohm + Voss of Hamburg in 2010. Designed by the French architect Hermidas Atabeyki, luxury mega yacht ECLIPSE boasts elegant and stylish interiors by Terence Disdale Design and Greenline Yacht Interiors. Below is a video showing this jewel of the sea, made by ‘Christos PLS’.

Blohm & Voss super yacht ECLIPSE can sleep an impressive number of 34 guests in maximum luxury, providing them with 18 beautifully furnished cabins. These include a generous owner’s suite as well as 17 VIP suites.

Among the special features of the outstanding 162-metre superyacht ECLIPSE belongs a spacious open loggia, balconies for the guest suites, a futuristic inside submarine hangar, as well as a helicopter hangar, a three-man leisure submarine, a 16-metre swimming pool with an adjustable depth feature that permits it to be converted into a dance floor, an exterior fireplace, six yacht tenders, and many others.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Blohm + Voss.

125m GOLDEN ODYSSEY Yacht by Lurssen

March 26, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Returning back to the newly-launched 125m Project Tatiana, supposedly to be named GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht, we have decided to compare her to other important mega yachts currently in build or cruising the worldwide waters. The 125m GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht by Lurssen left her shed at Lurssen’s facility in Germany’s Lemwerder last week. Believed to be designed by Martin Francis, with interior design by the late Alberto Pinto, mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY (Project Tatiana, hull no. 13689) is due to be delivered later this year and, once her length has been confirmed, will be placed as the 15th largest yacht in the world. She is the largest vessel to have been launch to date in 2015, followed by the 102m (333’) Feadship superyacht SYMPHONY (hull 808); although we have seen the 110m JUBILEE yacht by Oceanco slip out of her shed, but she has still quite a few months of work ahead, with delivery date in 2017.  Lurssen is also the builder of the current largest yacht in the world – mega yacht AZZAM, measuring amazing 180 metres in length and achieving an astonishing speed of 30 knots. 

The world's largest 180m mega yacht Azzam at Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

The world’s largest 180m mega yacht Azzam at Lurssen – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Following the launch of AZZAM we had the Blohm+Voss launched mega yacht ECLIPSE slipping down to a second place. Details about the accommodation aboard Project Tatiana or Golden Odyssey have not been revealed as yet, however as an example, ECLIPSE sleeps up to 34 guests in 18 staterooms. The 134m mega yacht SERENE by Fincantieri (#12 in the world), offers accommodation to 24 guests in 12 staterooms and the 126m OCTOPUS yacht (also by Lurssen and the 14th largest yacht in the world), can sleep up to 22 guests. Whatever the number of staterooms that Golden Odyssey will have they will surely feature state-of-the-art audio visual entertainment systems, the finest in furnishings as well as super-luxurious amenities.

Luxury mega yacht Eclipse built by Blohm + Voss

Luxury mega yacht Eclipse built by Blohm + Voss

It is not known yet whether luxury yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY will join the global superyacht charter fleet or rather mega yacht charter, however her expected ultra-luxurious facilities, numerous decks for socialising and de-luxe staterooms make her undoubtedy very well suited as a luxury charter yacht. Other expected features may include one or more Jacuzzi spas, a large beach club, an elevator providing easy access to all decks, numerous entertainment areas providing space for gatherings and socialising, as well as areas for sunbathing and relaxing outside. Guests will surely have plenty of options for dining, be it inside or al fresco. Whether her Owner decides to keep her private or share her as a charter yacht, GOLDEN ODYSSEY is surely going to be a spectacular mega yacht once delivered.

85m luxury charter yacht Solandge built by Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m luxury charter yacht Solandge built by Lurssen – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lurssen Yacht Charter

Currently there is a wide range of Lurssen superyachts available for luxury yacht charter across the globe and one of the most outstanding belonging to this fleet is undoubtedly the striking 85m charter yacht SOLANDGE (Project NIKI), available for rent in the Caribbean during the winter and in the Mediterranean during the summer months. Boasting a timeless Espen Oeino exterior design and a stylish interior design by Aileen Rodriguez, she can accommodate up to 12 charter guests in 8 magnificent cabins.

Yacht TV - Underway in the Caribbean

Yacht TV – Underway in the Caribbean

Other yachts include the impressive 78m Yacht TV, 60m ARKLEY, or the 60m SOLEMATES II.

Follow this link for more information and a selection of Lurssen charter yachts, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.