The fight has just got bigger between Superyacht Owners. On April 5th 2013, Lürssen launched the 180 metre 546-foot yacht Azzam which is now the largest yacht in the world.
It is larger than Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse.
It is still not sure who owns this new superyacht, But rumors are that it could be Saudi Prince Al-Waleed.
The New Largest Yacht in the World, cost an estimate of $500 Million to build.
Its propulsion system is Large water jets, that will give the Yacht speeds of 25 to 30 knots at sea.
Rumors say that Azzam will be able to reach speeds beyond 30 knots which is powered by 2 gas turbines and 2 large diesel engines which total 90,000 plus HP!
Blohm & Voss are very experienced with Water Jet propelled ships, As they build Water jet Naval ships.
Superyacht Project Azzam Stern
Superyacht Project Azzam
Feadship have launched project dream 5 weeks ago, in Makkum, Netherlands.
The 99 Meter Feadship is the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands. Its a andrew winch exterior design, very sleek and fast look.
All details are currently confidential so no one knows much more about this new Superyacht Launched by Feadship. There is rumor it can reach 24 knots.
Cakewalk is a Luxury Charter Motor Yacht at 281 Feet or 85.6 meters it offers multiple aft decks, Spas, Jaccuzi and a lot of toys!
Its certainly not the largest Superyacht in the world but it is the largest Superyacht built in the United States of America. Built by Derecktor New York Shipyard it was launched in 2010.
The Superyacht Cakewalk has 2, MTU 16V 4000 M71 engines of 3306hp each. Cakewalk also has 4 generators which are all MTU’s, 2x 660kw and 2x 350kw.
Cakewalk certainly is a state of the art Maritime vessel, it has a range of 5000NM 15 knots. With a fuel capacity of 370,000 L / 81,000 USG.
Other features include:
A Vikal Custom Limousine Yacht Tender with a maximum speed of 50knots!
Jacuzzi (on deck)
Helicopter Landing Pad
At anchor Stabilizers
Sargam is bulk carrier, built in 2012 in the shipyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd. The vessel was constructed according to the latest and most modern technologies and best practices of the Asian Shipbuilding. The bulk carrier has overall length of 234.98 m, while the length between the perpendiculars is 227.00 m. Sargam bulk carrier has beam of 38.00 m, depth of 19.90 m and maximum summer draft of 14.45 m. Such measurements are not so exciting in comparison with other vessels, which we already mentioned in our journal, but definitely the well optimized cargo spaces and the modern technology are making this ship really attractive and profitable for the ship-owner Marugame Headquarters. The deadweight of the bulk carrier is 95,671 DWT, while the gross tonnage is 50,624 GT. The ship was requested to be able to carry heavy cargoes, such as ore and coal, but also suitable for light bulk cargoes like grain and bales. The hatch covers of the bulk carrier Sargam are from the side rolling type, driven by automated electric motors and chain drive systems. The hatches are quite large in case to facilitate large cargoes handling. The total loading capacity of the cargo ship Sargam is 109,477 cubic meters. the large cargo capacity for such length and beam is really important for the ship-owner, as it decreases the expenses per ton.
The bulk carrier FPMC B Justice is owned and operated by the Taiwanese company FPMC Justice Marine Corp. The ship was built by the Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in their Tsu Shipyard. The bulk carrier was delivered to the ship owners on 29th March 2012, built according to the latest IMO standards and following the newest marine engineering developments. FPMC B Justice has improved cargo capacity, designed to carry iron ore and coal. The vessel is planned to operate and carry cargo between Asia and Australia, built with special design to provide flexibility for port restrictions, classified as Newcastlemax bulker. FPMC B Justice is designed to have shallow draft, which is mandatory for operation in the route Asia-Australia. In spite of this, the vessel has large cargo capacity, which is provided by the wider beam. The overall length of the bulk carrier FPMC B Justice is 299.70 m, while the length between perpendiculars is 290.20 m. The moulded beam of the cargo vessel is 50.00 m, the depth is 25.00 m and the maximum draft is 18.20 m. Such dimensions of the ship are impressive and the tonnage and cargo capacity are really large, as the loading capacity is 218,684 cubic meters. The deadweight of the bulker FPMC B Justice is 206,649 DWT and the gross tonnage is 106,385 GRT. Definitely the vessel is quite flexible and profitable for operations, covering a necessary road of the maritime transport.
The cargo ship Al Samriya is LNG carrier part from the fleet of the Qatar company Nakilat Shipping, which is one of the leading ship owners in maritime transport. The ship is chartered and operated by the Dutch company Shell, engaged with transportation of liquified natural gas from the Middle East to Europe on regular routes. The vessel was built in 2009 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in their shipyard in Goeje, South Korea. The LNG carrier Al Samriya has overall length of 345.00 m, beam of 55.00 m and depth of 27.00 m. The ship is really large and has improved cargo capacity and safety of operations. The shipbuilders introduced their most modern technologies in prevention and monitoring of the cargo quality and temperature. This highly increases the safety of the vessel and also develop the capacity of gas carrying. The cargo ship Al Samriya has summer deadweight of 154,900 DWT with maximum summer draft of 13.10 m. The vessel has gross tonnage of 168,189 GRT and maximum cargo capacity for 263,000 cubic meters.
The oil tanker Tempera is the first Double Acting Tanker of the world, which has flexible operation purposes and really interesting construction. The cargo ship has Ice Class 1A Super classification, which usually is given to the ice-breakers or ships with extremely strong hulls. The oil tanker Tempera has operate in deep ice, as during such sailings the vessel if going with stern ahead. The ship is designed with special stern construction, which has sharp design and protected propeller. The Tempera is equipped with a podded azimuthing propulsion unit that can rotate 360 degree at the stern. This ensures safety operations even in the ice with stern ahead. When operating in open sea without ice, the ship is sailing with bow ahead, so this is absolutely normal vessel. The ship can run into ice with thickness of 1.00 m and can keep speed of 5-6 knots, while the operational speed in open sea is 15.0 knots. Such improvements are really increasing the number of ports of call and the routes, which this oil tanker can serve. Tempera is really impressive ship and implements the most modern marine engineering improvements. And it will not be a surprise if we remind, that Tempera was announced for ship of the year of 2002.
The bulk carrier Jubilant Treasure is one of the newest large bulk carrier and one of the most modern ones. The vessel is owned by the company Ever Bright Shipping and operated by the Japanese company Keishin Kaiun Ehime. The ship was completed in 2012 in Sanoyas Mizushima Shipyard and definitely is one of the most modern and environmental bulk carriers built ever. The vessel Jubilant Treasure is from Handy Cape bulk carrier series and has deadweight of 119,454 DWT. The ship has overall length of 245.00 m, while the length between the perpendiculars is 238.00 m. The beam of the bulk carrier i 43.00 m, the depth is 21.65 m and the summer draft is 15.40 m. The gross tonnage of the ship Jubilant Treasure is 64,647 GRT and the total cargo hold capacity for grain is 135,717 cubic meters. Definitely the optimization in the cargo space of the ship and the large deadweight with shallow draft, which allows the bulk carrier to operate in the ports with restricted draft. This definitely wider the ports of operations and calls of the bulk carrier and the flexibility of operations.
The container ship Helsinki Bridge is one of the largest vessel, owned by the Japanese company K Line. The ship was built in 2012 in Imabaru Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Kure, Japan. The ship was created according to the latest standards of IMO for safety and stability, but also introducing a lot of modern technologies for fuel efficiency. Helsinki Bridge ship is large class container carrier, which has capacity for 8,600 TEU. The length of the container ship is 334.55 m, while the moulded beam is 45.60 m and the summer draft is 24.40 m. The maximum summer draft of the ship, when fully loaded is 14,00 m. The dimensions of the vessel are impressive, but the tonnage is really larger. The summer deadweight of the ship is 106,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 96,801 GRT. The container vessel has improved cargo space, which should provide better efficiency and higher profitability. On course according to the latest trends in maritime transport, the ship is equipped with 800 plugs for reefer containers. This is quite important for every cargo ship, operating on trans-ocean voyages. The demands of transporting reefer containers made highly profitable the installation of such equipment of board
The car carrier Tonsberg is one of the largest and most impressive vessels of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines. The ship is really interesting carrying the award for Ro/Ro ship of the year 2011. The great achievement of the marine engineers to create powerful and extremely strong vessel, which has optimized cargo space and low fuel consumption is really amazing and absolutely deserves admirations. The car carrier Tonsberg is the largest RO/RO cargo ship for large and heavy cargoes, such as plant modules, construction machinery, railcars, heavy trucks and etc. Definitely such vessel is in need of strong construction and powerful engineering. The car carrier Tonsberg has overall length of 250.00 m and beam of 32.26 m. The depth of the ship is 33.22 m and the summer draft, when fully loaded is 11.00 m. The RO/RO ship has deadweight of 41,820 DWT and gross tonnage of 74,622 GRT. The cargo space of the car carrier is consisted of nine cargo decks, with total area of 50,335 square meters with 31,250 square meters capable for heavy cargoes.