World’s Largest Superyacht at 222 Metres will Cost Over a Billion Dollars to Build


The days when Azzam, at 180m (590’) was the largest yacht in the world could be numbered if a press release issued by Craig Timm a yacht broker at 4Yacht is to be believed

Project “Triple Deuce” at 222 metres (728.4’), is set to be the world’s largest and at a cost of over $1 billion USD the most expensive private yacht ever built.

Designed to carry 36 guests with a crew complement of 90-100 the yacht is said to have a top speed in excess of 30 knots.

Powered by triple gas turbine engines producing over 100,000 horsepower the yacht will feature electric podded propulsion units.

Elsewhere in the press release we learn “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.”

Timm suggests that he has already sold the yacht declaring, “What our client was concerned about is that if we built the yacht to 200 meters, then someone would come along like Roman Abramovich when he built Eclipse at 163.5 meters, to barely ‘eclipse’ Sheikh Maktoum’s yacht, the 162-meter Dubai, by only 1.5 metres.”

He added, ”By building the yacht to 222 metres, he wants to make it difficult, if not impossible, to be ‘eclipsed’ himself.”

According to Timm, construction of Project Triple Deuce will begin at a European shipyard, which has still yet to be decided, in the next 6-12 months, with a target delivery date of spring 2018.

He goes on to say that the yacht will be built under the 100 A1 Passenger Ship Classification and be fully PYC (Passenger Yacht Code) Compliant.