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World's Largest Yacht 222-meters LOA 'Triple Deuce'

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Yacht News, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Yacht News

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    I have read just now about a new superyacht that is to be in the works that if built is to take the title from the 590-foot "Azzam", the current largest yacht in the world. In another six months or so they are expected to decide which European yard will build this yacht. Of course that could only be one of 2 or 3 yards.

    In addition to being the longest private yacht in the world at 222 meters (728.4'), the yacht will have a beam of 24.9 meters (81.69'), and a draft of 4.8 meters (15.78'). This yacht will be no slouch in the speed department either, as its top speed will be in excess of 30 knots (35 MPH). To get to that speed, she will be powered by triple gas turbine engines making over 100,000 horsepower. The yacht also has no rudders, as electric podded propulsion units (think The Queen Mary 2) will handle maneuvering.

    Owner And Guests Live Like Royalty - The owner's suite, at 275 square meters (2960 square feet) over two stories, will encompass nearly one full deck of space in the seven-deck yacht, and offer unparalleled views. It will feature two staterooms, and will include private access to a helipad and an elevator from an exclusive drive in dock, as well as all the luxury amenities you would come to expect. The owner's suite also offers a private gym, office and study, private dining area, butler's stateroom and more.

    Onboard guests will be similarly pampered in four VIP suites of 90 square meters (968 square feet) apiece, and 12 guest suites, each at over 60 square meters (645 square feet). All guests will have access to the yacht's two pools, one indoor, one outdoor, multiple Jacuzzis, spa facilities, full time masseuse, hair stylist and barber, as well as all the water toys the yacht can carry.

    Who Would Buy A Yacht Of This Size? - "It takes a person of vision, someone with a dream to own the worlds largest yacht and to bring it to reality," claims Timm. "We work almost exclusively with UHNWI (ultra high net worth individuals) clients and specialize in mega yachts and super yachts. For several years, we have advertised the sale of a 200 meter yacht on our luxury website, 4 yacht . com and have worked with several UHNWI as well as several Middle Eastern clients toward the goal of building a yacht of this size. We had many discussions with our buyer that a yacht of 200 meters was of sufficient length, however with the launching of Azzam recently at 180 Meters, that all changed.
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    Reminds of UHN (Ultra High Nonsense) to me..?
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    Well you all can tear it apart, I read it and decided to share it here. :)
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    I've never heard of that broker before. It's interesting to here but I still doubt that it will happen. I'm a fan of large yachts but 700' is pretty absurd.
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    It does sound rather suspicious but hey we all thought the 525-foot Dubai was pretty absurd at one point! Lurssen, Fincantieri and or Meyer Werft (cruiseship yard) would be probable candidates to build but until now I have not known anything of such a project. Creating hype perhaps.
  6. Milow232

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    At least there were rumors about someone looking for a shipyard to implement a 200m project before..
    We should be cautious and wait and see as for the future.
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    Meyer Werft in Papenburg ,I have heard, is trying to enter the Yacht building business.A vast experience in Cruiseship building can make them the first candidate to build such a big veseel- if it gets ever built..
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    Don't be tempted to hold your breath waiting for any official anouncement.
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    I very, very, very much doubt any UHNWI would go through 4 yachts . com with any seriously large project. It´s not the way this market works. They are not even central selling agents for any of the large yachts they list.
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    If you don't have one specific UHNWI that you are in talks with the ship isn't getting built. No one is going to drop close to a billion dollars on spec.
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    I do not believe it. The keel has not been laid, they would have a billion photos of that process if it had. 4yacht is a low rent website, the kind of thing a very local yacht broker in any non-specific port in the US might have. There is no way that someone with so few resources is making such a big project happen. He also has mental problems if he thinks a billion dollar machine is going the be kept running for $30 million a year. This looks like it's nothing but more hypotheticals to hype himself and drive business to his website.
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    Thought so, but thank you for confirmation.
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    I did a bit more looking, and I'm going to downgrade them in my estimation and suggest that they are not even a local broker. Everything I find about them can be traced back to their press releases. They talk (again in their press releases) about being based in Fort Lauderdale and having offices elsewhere, but the mailing address that they use is a fort lauderdale strip mall, possibly they using the UPS store, but I suspect that they are being run out of the outdoor experience outfit, which arranges things like kayaking trips and sport boat rentals. I couldn't find any record of anyone dealing with them other than what 4yacht dot com put up themselves. I could find no record of any 4 yacht agents anywhere else in the world.

    In 2006 they put a Mulder designed 405' yacht up on ebay, and claimed to have sold it. Mulder never said anything about any collaboration. They released a press release saying that it had sold but nothing ever turned up from any other source and the yacht was never built. I'll be going to the Miami Boat Show on Sunday and figured I'd stop by their booth to do some more sleuthing, no booth in the directory. I tried to find a record of them at FLIBS but the only record I could find was their site. They post no photographs that are not available off the internet. They list sold yachts on their page but there is no record of them being involved in any of the sales. I did find a record of them advertising that buying a yacht with them would be instantly thousands of dollars less which makes me think that their plan is to poach sales from other brokers and just refund a portion of their brokers fees to the buyer.

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    They have the same street address that I do, at least where I get my mail ... UPS store :eek:
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    I guess it can be officially called vaporware. - Not impossible, but certainly not something that is going to happen with the letterbox companies involved.

    Maybe I should monetize my yacht ideas too.
    Or maybe not, can't have AMG and the other real designers die of laughter. ;)
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    Came across this article from "yacht harbor" today.

    The 222-meter publicity stunt.

    I also came across the 4yacht "listing" for a Donald Starkey design that he couldn't even get the length right on. Listing it both at 600 feet and as 200 meters.

    The sales pitch after the publicity stunt was enough to make my blood boil.
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    Since writing my comment a few posts above in October 2014 I have heard nothing until earlier this week when a very well placed little bird told me that a number of individuals some of whom I know in passing are working on a proposal for a 200m plus project for an existing Owner. It might not be 222m but if it goes ahead it will be a monster.

    One should also be aware that commercial ships with cruise ship interiors are much quicker and cheaper to build that a yacht in the traditional sense of the word. They do not suit everyone just as the full luxury versions to do suit all comers.
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    I'm going to engage in some wild speculation and assume that Craig Timms/4yacht is somehow not involved in this monster of a project. Am I too far off base here?

    To my knowledge major cruise ship staterooms are all prefab fiberglass units built offsite (and mostly to identical specs) and then slid into place and bolted in complete with furniture, fixtures, and finishes. Much faster than fitting out a yacht where you are building the thing onboard and each room is its own thing.
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    That is not one of the names I was told of as being involved in the preps for it.