The largest yacht in the world is currently the Azzam, the luxury yacht is 590.6 feet long, longer than 12 double-decker buses parked end to end and longer than the next largest yacht, the Eclipse which is owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich by 54 feet.
This yacht, owned by Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan who is the current President of the United Arab Emirates and the Emir of Abu Dhabi, reportedly cost $605 million dollars according to CNN. The glorious boat was built by Lürssen Yachts over the period of four years, the exterior was designed by Nauta Yachts and the interior was done by famous designer Christophe Leoni.
The ship is powered by four engines, two 23,500 horsepower diesel and two 23,500 horsepower gas engines totaling 94,000 horsepower.
This power helps propel the ship to speeds of over 30 knots, or more than 35 miles an hour, which is incredibly fast for a ship, especially one this size. Compare this to the Eclipse, the second largest yacht which is known to top out at around 25 knots, or just under 29 miles per hour.
The ship is 590.6 feet long, and 68.2 feet wide at its widest point, Azzam in Arabic, means determined.
On top of the price tag of $605 million, the yacht requires a staff of 50 to take care of it.