Dubai Yacht Interior
is one of the longest yachts in the world. Just a bit shorter than
Megayacht Eclipse, Dubai
measures 530 feet (160 meters) and
displaces over 9,000 tons. Powering Dubai yacht
are four MTU 20V 1163 TB93 engines,
which generate a combined thrust of 33,000 horse power).
What is now Dubai yacht
was first commissioned in the
1990s by Jeffrey Bolkiah, the troubled
prince of Brunei, but the
construction by Germany's Lurssen and Blohm & Voss shipyards stopped even
before the hull and the superstructure were finished.
In 2001, the unfinished hull and superstructure of Dubai yacht
were bought by Mohammed bin al Maktoum,
the Emir of Dub
ai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates,
when he was still the crown prince. Mohammed bin al Maktoum commissioned Platinum Yachts to complete the hull
and the superstructure into today's megayacht. That work took 5 years.
Moored next to the summer palace of Mohammed bin al Maktoum, the
ai can carry over a million liters of fuel, has a range of 8,500 nautical
miles, and can reach speeds of up to 26 knots.
The defining interior architecture showpiece of this megayacht,
of course, is the famed spiral staircase above. The color-changing glass steps of the staircase turn the natural light flooding from
the top deck into a kaleidoscopic seven-story stairway to heaven.
This megayacht's amenities include a swimming pool, jacuzzis, a helicopter, several tenders
and are aimed more at relaxation in a cool environment protected from the oppressive heat of the Middle East than
adrenaline pumping ocean-going adventures.
So back to our original question: how much do yac
hts like the Dub
ai cost and how
much should you spend on a pleasure boat of your own?
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