Prince Abdul Aziz (ex-Abdul Aziz)
LENGTH: 482ft. 4in. (147m)
SHIPYARD: Helsingor Vaerft, Denmark
The Royal Saudi yacht held on as the world’s largest private yacht for more than 20 years, until she was unseated in 2006. Regular maintenance and several refits have preserved this elegant yacht, which features naval architecture and design by Maierform. Twin 15,382-hp, 12-cylinder Pielstick engines power Prince Abdulaziz to a top speed said to exceed 22 knots and a 2007 refit in Montenegro where the classic looks of this small cruise ship, equipped with a forward helicopter pad, left quite an impression. Easily recognizable, this yacht regularly cruises the Mediterranean with a complement of crew that matches the number of guests.
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