LENGTH: 240ft. 6in. (73.3m)
SHIPYARD: Hanseatic Marine, Australia
Espen Øino designed this slender and swift semi-displacement yacht, which claimed the title as the world’s longest aluminum motoryacht until the arrival of sistership Silver Zwei, now Dragonfly. The vessel has an aircraft-style interior and displaces just 540 tons, which means that—powered by twin MTU 4000 16V diesels—Rabdan can cross the Atlantic at a swift 18+ knots. Built to comply with SOLAS standards, the shallow draft also allows access to ports of call off limits to other vessels in her class. Lightweight, minimal and modern interiors go hand-in-hand with fuel-efficient systems and an overall contemporary design. After her sale in 2010, she became the centerpiece of Abu Dhabi’s brand new and stunning Yas Marina, as the Royal Yacht Rabdan.
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