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Do you like Dubai yacht - the most expensive yacht on world

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531 feet make the mega yacht Dubai the largest private yacht in the world. Originally named Platinum 525, this yacht was commissioned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei in 1996, but a lack of funds caused the project to be abandoned a couple of years later. Then, in 2001, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, then Crown Prince and now ruler of Dubai, took over the yacht project, renaming it Golden Star. The mega yacht was finally completed in 2006, and at 300 million dollars (US) it was the most expensive yacht ever built. It was then renamed Dubai after its country of residence, where the yacht is currently kept by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

The interior of this 162 meter long mega yacht is a sight. In addition to three elevators serving all the decks, the Dubai has a huge open glass staircase which connects a large number of guest and VIP suites, as well as an owner's deck. If you're dining on the mega yacht there is a choice of a large formal dining area, or a variety of formal and informal saloons both inside and out. On Dubai's deck you also find a variety of pools, hot tubs, sunbathing areas, and a big swimming platform for water sports activities. Most of this space on the yacht's deck is actually enclosed, so the guests can make use of the air-conditioning to combat the hot Dubai weather.

As you would expect from a modern mega yacht, in addition to the two large tenders, the Dubai also holds a wide variety of water sports equipment and toys, including a small submarine. In fact, the mega yacht Dubai has so many water toys, there are two rooms on the boat just for stowage, like giant toyboxes! But wait, there's more! The yacht also has a squash room, spa, and is fitted out with the obligatory mega yacht helicopter pad.

Powering this huge mega yacht is as you would imagine, as long as you imagine that it's complicated. The Dubai has a fully redundant engine room installation, which employs air conditioning for the hot climate. The designers say this ensures trouble free operation anywhere in the world. The propulsion installation consists of two shaft lines with controllable pitch propellers, each driven through a gearbox by two MTU diesel engines; fully flex-mounted to guarantee the lowest possible noise and vibration levels onboard, and powerful enough to push the floating villa to speeds of up to 26 knots.


Mega Yacht Name: Dubai
Mega Yacht AKA: Panhandle; Golden Star; Platinum
Mega Yacht Completed: 2006
Dubai's Shipyard: Platinum Yachts FZCO. Dubai hull and superstructure built by Blohm & Voss with Platinum Yachts.
Port: Dubai
Country: UAE
Mega Yacht Type: Motor Yacht
Designer: Andrew Winch
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs Ltd.
Dubai Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure: Steel/Aluminium
Mega Yacht Length Overall: 531.50 feet (162 meters)
Beam: 72.18 feet (22 meters)
Draught Max: 16.40 feet (5 meters)
Gross Tonnage: 13470
Displacement: 9150

Dubai's Max Guests: 72
Mega Yacht Crew: Cabins available for 88 crew, including Captain, Chief Engineer & Doctor. A total of 115 persons including crew and guest staff.
Mega Yacht Engine Manufacturer: MTU
Dubai Engine Type: Diesel
Number of Engines: 4
Engine HP: 8,450 Total HP: 33,800
Model: 20V 1163 TB93
KW: 6,301 Total KW: 25,205
Propulsion: Dual-shaft propulsion system each consisting of 2 MTU 20V1163TB93 (6323 kW each) via reduction gears MAAG (twin input single output configuration) connected to a controllable pitch propeller.
Dubai's Max Speed: 26
Yacht Cruise Speed: 25
Yacht Range: 8,500 at 25
Mega Yacht Dubai Fuel Capacity: 277,410 Gallons (1,050,000 Liters)
Mega Yacht Dubai Water Capacity: 105,680 Gallons (400,000 Liters)
Fresh Watermakers: Reverse Osmosis plant with 2x 50m3/24hrs capacity.

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