The luxury yacht owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the third largest yacht in the world and is 162m long. The yacht is valued at US$4 Million and was designed by award winning designer Andrew Winch in 2006.
The hull is built with round bilge steel and aluminium and consists of 7 accommodation decks made with teak wood. It is a huge structure and can host up to 116 people at a time. A great portion on the expansive deck is enclosed and air-conditioned, suitable for those who do not want to spend too much time in the sun. With no dearth of amenities on this expansive yacht, the list includes a helipad, sunbathing areas, spas and two custom built rooms housing a variety of water sports equipment. Distinct areas are marked for accommodation, dinning and swimming. The outdoor area boasts of a swimming pool, Jacuzzi’s, barbeque area and much more. There are multiple dining areas for guests to choose from and the yacht also has space set aside for elegant and spacious saloons, well decorated suites for guests and also features two notable, ultra fabulous master suites on the top decks.
The interiors have been designed keeping in mind the lifestyle of the royal family. The upholstery is fine fabric and bold colours, plush leather sofas and handcrafted mosaics. The glass staircase that changes colour is the showpiece and it is designed to ensure that ample natural light fills the yacht from top to bottom.
What’s more? Elevators! To seamlessly transport guests between extravagantly decorated floors, despite glass staircases, the yacht also boasts of 3 elevators. This royal yacht of Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum definitely screams audacity and extravagance, to say the least.