Sunday 21 April 2013 The World’s largest super yacht launched: The biggest privately owned yacht ever built has been launched from a shipyard in Germany.
The Azzam was launched in Germany last week (Photo: Klaus Jordan) Story By Jolyon Attwooll3:19PM BST 08 Apr 2013
The 180-metre long vessel, named the Azzam, was launched in Bremen last Friday. It is thought to outstrip the length of the previous largest yacht, the 163.5-metre long M/Y Eclipse, by more than 15 metres. The Eclipse, which is owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, had held the title of the world’s largest private yacht since its launch in 2009. It remains to be seen whether the Azzam, which is estimated to have cost more than “