Azzam To Dock in Kefalonia



    2D4150EAC1918759F6413F47BB8F6865The biggest yacht in the world, the new floating palace of the Emir of the United Arab Emirates, which exceeds the size of the yacht of the Russian tycoon, Roman Abramovich, is expected to dock in the coming days at Fiskardo, a village and a community on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece.

    This new private yacht, which goes under the name Azzam, was built by Lürssen Yachts and launched on 5 April, 2013. At 180 m (590 ft) in length she is the largest private yacht in the world. She has a beam of 20.8 m (68’4″) and an unusually shallow draught of 4.3 m (14’1″).

    Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emir of Abu Dhabi, is the owner of Azzam, which means “determination” in Arabic. Azzam’s cost reached 592 million dollars, while four years were needed until the completion of its construction.

    The yacht has a movie hall, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, two helipads and two swimming pools, a mini submarine for guests to explore the sea bottom. The suite where the Emir will reside has been shielded with bulletproof glass, while the yacht has also a missile defense system.

    According to protothema.gr, Azzam contains fifty suites, each one with a special decoration, and can host up to 120 crew members.


    9 COMMENTS

    1. People want to see what real inequality looks like should look at this yacht. I hope it crash on some lowly rocks………

    2. well I suppose its a waist of money when there is so many ppl starving in the world …..

    3. I’ve come to re-live the Ottomon era & find me five Greek wives to produce 100% Greeks. No need to worry, we can name some of them Kostas, Stavros & Yorgos.

    4. Dude, check your history. Your ottoman heroes could never hack it in this proud corner of Greece. They weren’t welcomed then and certainly aren’t now. Park your toy elsewhere and take your tainted aspirations with you.

    5. Its not their duty to feed the poor. Trust me the Emirates take full care of their arab citizens

    6. They spent in excess of 500 million to built the ship–and it can have a crew of up 120 people thus employing people and its estimated to cost some 60 million a year to run— I would say that above and beyond the excess that the yacht surely is— it will create jobs for people