Zeus Yacht

Megayacht Zeus


Zeus Yacht

Zeus Yacht

Motoryacht Zeus

The 1,150 ton, 244-foot (74 meter)-long Zeus is the fastest megayacht in the world. Two 5,000 horse power diesel engines and a 18,500 horse power gas turbine engine power Zeus to reach a top speed of 36 knots, which is 3 knots faster than Azzam, the world's largest megayacht.

Zeus' speed is by design. Every detail of the yacht was intended to make it fast, right down to its aerodynamic convex windows (above) that minimize wind resistance. And to handle its power and speed, the yacht is equipped with a state-of-the-art stabilization system that minimizes side-to-side roll motion, as well as bow thrusters.

Zeus can carry 230,000 liters of fuel and has a maximum range of 4,030 nautical miles at 18 knots. The yacht accommodates twelve guests in six cabins, including a master suite, a VIP stateroom, and four double cabins, as well as a crew of twenty in ten cabins. Zeus was designed by Francis Design of London, UK and built in Hamburg, Germany by Blohm & Voss Shipyards, which also built Dubai and Eclipse.

Who commissioned and owns Zeus?
Emilio Azcarraga, the Mexican media magnate who founded Televisa, Mexico's dominant media company, commissioned the yacht, received delivery in 1991, named it "Eco," and died on board of it in 1997.

Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, bought Eco later that year, renamed it "Katana," which means "sword" in Japanese, removed the Maule turboprop floatplane facilities on the rear deck and replaced it with a basketball court. In 2004, Ellison took delivery of the 453 foot-long Rising Sun, which he had commissioned, and then sold Katana.

Its buyer was Aidan Barclay, the son of David Rowat Barclay, one of the twin brothers who control a UK publishing empire that includes The Telegraph. Aidan Barclay renamed the yacht, "Enigma," refitted it in 2009 and 2014, and then sold it in 2017 for $57 million (48.5 million euros) to John Christodoulou, a Cyprus-born, Monaco-based, UK property developer who renamed the yacht, "Zeus" after the god of Greek mythology.

What is wrong with Zeus?
Zeus is a counterfeit of this.