Launched in 2012, TOPAZ (147.25m, 483ft) is a custom-built luxury motor yacht constructed by Lürssen in Bremen, Germany, estimated to have cost £400 million to build – around US$527 million.
TOPAZ is among the largest private luxury yachts in the world and is owned by billionaire Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family. He is also owner of the Manchester City football club.
TOPAZ has been designed to accommodate up to 62 guests in 26 cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 79 crew.
The Tim Heywood-designed vessel features a steel displacement hull, an aluminium superstructure and consists of eight decks. The eight decks are connected by a lift that provides access to the helicopter and swimming platforms, and to a fully equipped gym with the latest in sports technology. It is equipped a swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a conference room, movie theatre and two helipads.
TOPAZ boasts tender boats that can be reached from both sides of the ship, or through the stern, where there is a terrace and a large deck with stairs to provide access to the water as well as a variety of water toys stored in the hold: jet skis, inflatable boats, catamaran and a mini-submarine.
TOPAZ'S cruising speed is 22.9 knots and the maximum speed is estimated to be around 25.5 knots. The megayacht also has stabilizers to ensure comfort on board when the yacht at anchor, particularly in rough water.
Its manufacturers and designers have not disclosed details of its interior, given it's owned by a member of the Royal Family, however, it is known that Disdale was briefed to create an informal "beach house" style of décor.
For further details of this beautiful mega yacht, and other stunning superyachts please contact the specialists at the Luxury Charter Group.
Posted August 18, 2017 Mega Yacht News
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