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Azzam is a private yacht built by Lürssen Yachts and launched on 5 April 2013. At 180 m (590 ft) in length she is the largest private yacht in the world. She has a beam of 20.8 m (68'4") and an unusually shallow draught of 4.3 m (14'1").
Engineer Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi directed the construction of Azzam, with technical engineering by Lürssen, exterior design by Nauta Yachts and interior design by Christophe Leoni. Following a year of engineering, the yacht was built in three years, which is a record building time according to Superyacht Times. Among the original specifications was the ability to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters, while providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodation. the yacht is longer than a British Type 45 destroyer. She managed a top speed in sea trials of 31.5 knots.
Amongst many other features, the yacht has a main saloon with a length of 29 m and a beam of 18 m with an open plan and no pillars. She will travel in excess of 30 knots, powered by a combination of two gas turbines and two diesel engines with a total power output of 70 MW (94,000 hp)  through four pump-jets, 2 with non moveable round water outlets in the middle of the stern and 2 with thrust vectoring capabilities using moveable duct water outlets positioned on either side of the non moveable ones.
Azzam was built for Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi.
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