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Largest Yachts Built - The List

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  1. YachtForums

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    The largest privately owned sailing yacht under construction is -
    Athena, 90m (295’)
    This three-masted schooner is now under construction at Royal Huisman. Launch date is September of 2004.

    The largest aluminum private sailing yacht in the world -
    Felicita West, 64m (210')
    Built by Perini Navi, to be delivered this spring.

    The largest private aluminum motoryacht in the world -
    Aussie Rules, 70m (228')
    Built by Oceanfast and launched for golf-pro Greg Norman.

    The largest all-aluminum yacht ever built for a private owner -
    La Baronessa, 59.4m (195’)
    Built by Palmer Johnson and launched in November of 1998.

    The largest yacht built in the United States since 1930 -
    La Baronessa, 59.4m (195’)
    Built by Palmer Johnson and launched in November of 1998.

    The largest private yacht in the world -
    Octopus (413')
    Built by HDW for Paul Allen from Microsoft.

    Update on the largest private yacht in the world - July 2004
    Le120 "Rising Sun", 138m.
    Built for Larry Ellison (Oracle)

    The largest yacht in the world -
    Prince Abdul Aziz, 147m (482’)
    Owned by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

    The largest American-owned megayacht in the world -
    Limitless, 96m (315')
    Built by Lurssen in 1997. Owned by Leslie Wexner, founder of
    The Limited and Victoria's Secret retail clothing stores.

    The largest sloop in the world -
    Mirabella V, 75.2m (246’)
    Built by VT Group plc (formerly Vosper Thorneycroft)

    The largest custom composite yacht to be built in the U.S. -
    Osprey, 49.6m (163’)
    Currently under construction at Delta.

    The largest composite yacht in the world -
    Southern Cross III, 181'00"
    built by Sterling Yacht .

    The largest production composite yacht -
    Westport's new 164'
    Currently under construction at Westport.

    The largest sailboat currently under construction in the U.S. -
    Scheherazade, 47.8m (157')
    Under construction at Hodgdon Yachts in Maine.
    Launch date: August 2003.
  2. thomed

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    My son the 13 year old expert read your message and tells me that Octopus is larger than Savaronna.

    Yes or No? :rolleyes:
  3. YachtForums

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    You are correct. The list was outdated and has been corrected to reflect the same.

    Thanks!
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    Me correct?

    Nah' the 13 year old with great aspirations was correct.....

    I often ask him if I can be captain, cabin boy, dishwasher, etc. when he buys his first boat,

    "Don't worry Dad, there'll always be a place for you on my boats."

    What a kind lad......(you have to be kind to your children you know, they pick the nursing home you go into....)

    Tom D.
  5. archnav.de

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    Biggest Yacht

    The biggest Yacht in the world is without no doubt

    HDW Al Salamah 122.7m built 1999
    Delivery 1999

    Measuring 12.400 BRT

    Power 14.000 kW

    Length 122,70 m

    Width 23,50 m

    Height 13,58 m

    Picture HDW side:


    http://195.30.251.186/images/schiffe_big_real/big_341_2.jpg

    Look at the measuring and the width.

    When you talk about the length of a ship you must take care, if you talk about Lpp or Loa. If shipbuilders are talking about the length of a ship they mostly mention the Lpp not Loa (length over all). If you want to measure how big a ship is, you should take the BRT.

    Bernd
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  6. Mirabella V

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    Correction on Mirabella V

    Mirabella V was built by VT Group plc (formerly Vosper Thorneycroft) of Southampton, England, not Royal Huisman (unfortunately).

    On an FYI basis here are a few other mentions for your list, Mirabella V has:

    The heaviest lifting keel (150 t)
    The tallest mast (88.5m or 290ft)
    The largest mainsail 1557m2 (16,760ft2)
    The largest sail 1833m2 (19,730ft2)
    The longest boom (28m 82 ft)
    Her hull is the largest piece of composite material in the world.
    She cannot pass under any bridge, and as such is the highest vessel on the sea (only beaten by oil platforms, which are not really vessels).
  7. archnav.de

    archnav.de Senior Member

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    Mirabella V devilery 2004

    Picture and information was taken from:
    http://www.ronhollanddesign.com



    Principal Dimensions

    LOA 75.2 m (247 Ft)
    Beam 14.80 m (48.5 Ft)
    Max. Draft Centreboard Down 10.0 m (33 Ft)
    Max. Draft Centreboard Up 4.0 m (13 Ft)
    Full Load Displacement 765 tonnes
    Mast Height 88.5 M (290 Ft)
    Builder Vosper Thornycroft
    Naval Architect/Interior Designer Ron Holland Design
    Composite Engineering High Modulus
    Mainsail - Segmented Battened Panels 1557 m2 (16,760 sq ft)
    UPS (Genoa) 1833 m2 (19,730 sq ft)
    Working Jib 828 m2 (8,915 sq ft)
    Staysail 320 m2 (3,445 sq ft)
    Built to DNV, Germanischer Lloyd and MCA compliant




    This revolutionary composite superyacht is already presenting unique challenges to the leading designers and engineers involved in her creation.
    Performance is a key demand of this pioneering vessel, with special emphasis on windward ability, and her brief has called for a capability of exceeding 20 kts. under sail.
    The vast experience gained from the earlier Mirabellas will ensure that this ground breaking yacht will incorporate every facility for the luxury corporate and private charter market

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    Mirabella V Sets Sail Press April 15, 2004

    Information and picture was taken from:

    http://www.mirabellayachts.com/mirabella5

    The 245 foot (75 metre) Mirabella V, the world's largest sloop, set her sails at sea for the first time this week as part of her sea trials before handing over to her owner. On board were owner Joseph Vittoria, designer Ron Holland, composite engineer Julian Smith, sail maker Robbie Doyle, project manager Paul Johnson and many representatives of VT Shipbuilding and their contractors.

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    mirabella

    Wow! Never been a big fan of sails, but WOW! She is absolutely beautiful!

    Fish
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  11. C & N Yacht

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    Actually I would like to make a suggestion on the largest yacht. The Octopus should be classified as the world's largest yacht with luxury paint. This is quite a feat to put Awlgrip on. Paul Allen specifically asked for this option.

    It is very difficult to apply paint to look acceptable with this size of vessel. It is also Lurssen's claim to fame on this Octopus paint project.

    The other two larger yachts never were professionally painted. They were rolled on paint just like the ocean liner.

    Wait until the next Lurssen project turn out the boat for Larry E. which will displace Paul Allen's boat. :D
  12. archnav.de

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    Optopus is of course up to now the most expensive yacht in the world. With a lot of special figures (submarine, heli-hanger and so on). But the largest, biggest (not the longest) yacht is the Al Salamah.

    Both were built at HDW. Lürssen made the acquisition and the owner decks at HDW. The whole rest was done by the Kieler shipyard, also the painting.

    For details go to http://www.yachtforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=85
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    Optopus Paintwork

    Florakis (Greece) did the paintwork and the smoothing with filler on the outside above waterline. All surface preparation and the other paintwork ( inside and below waterline) was done by Geuer, Peiniger two local companies. But all was done as subcontracts for HDW (not Lürssen). Octopus is a HDW ship!
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    Octopus

    I totally agree with you, archnav! HDW is sad that there is the Lürssen logo on her supersturcture and not that of HDW! Now its time that HDW build his own yachts after the enormous deliveries of Al Salamah, Octopus and not to forget the conversion of Christina!
    There are already rumours that HDW could build a 150m yacht very soon! Does anyone has more informations about that?
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    Yachtforums,
    I would like to point out that Octopus is not the largest private yacht in the world anymore, its Le120/Rising Sun is. And Le120/Rising Sun is the largest yacht that an American owns. Le120/Rising Sun is 138m long. Her owner is Larry Ellison.
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    We had the pleasure of visiting LE120 during its fairing stages. That thing is a monster. We got dizzy looking down from the scaffolding levels. I can't believe one company painting it...Other german boat builder usually 2 paint company to do it since it's too big of a project for one. When is Rising Sun due? I might have to make a trip to Lemwerder again. I had the previledge to visit Octopus last summer at Kiel prior to delivery. :D
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    Mirabella V's building challenges

    You just have to get a laugh out of this one.

    What was Joe Vittoria's most challenging task in getting this new $50M superyacht built??


    The toughest task during this three-year project was,"convincing the wife," Joe Vittoria said emphatically.

    I think a lot folks can relate to that reguardless of the size vessel!
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    A few new launches since this list was compiled. Let's keep it going...
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