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List and description of 6 the biggest yachts in the world. Golden Star (former Platinum), 160 meters This yacht is the unique sample of the ship of the third millennium. Golden Star is the biggest private yacht ever built and its history constantly gives food for ears...
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Golden Star (former Platinum), 160 meters
This yacht is the unique sample of the ship of the third millennium. Golden Star is the biggest private yacht ever built and its history constantly gives food for ears. This ship is on moorage in commercial port in Dubai presently. Lurssen and Blohm & Voss shipyards built Platinum yacht for Brunei Jeffry prince, who sold it to an emir of Dubai after the bankruptcy. The new owner put a ship in a floating dock in the district of the Persian bay. The yacht, renamed in Golden Star, was taken under intense guard. The work is underway on replanning of its interior after that, which are in progress till now. That's why it's possible to see the model only 1:100 meanwhile.

Prince Abdul Aziz, 147 meters
Prince Abdul Aziz yacht, which belongs Saudi royal family, was considered the greatest private yacht in the world more than twenty years before launching of Golden Star (Platinum). It was built in 1984 at the Danish shipyard called Helsingor Vaerf and, to all appearance, it wasn't remade after launching. Its appearance reminds a small sailboat, which is classic for the eightieth years. The yacht is equipped with two 12-cylinder Pielstick engines, 15382 HP each. Considerable area of the bow allowed to build a helipad on it, what is  widespread presently at megayachts of more than 100 m length.

Al Salamah (former Mipos), 138 meters
This giant yacht was built at the German shipyard called Kiel HDW jointly with Lurssen. Al Salamah was launched in 1999 under the name Mipos. It is equipped with a powerful propulsion system, consisting of two 20-cylinder Mtu engines, 8046 HP each. It allows a ship to speed up to 21 knot. Overhead part of its six decks superstructures reminds an apartment by the form, where champignons are cultivated, however Terence Disdale designer succeeded to obtain elegant classic lines at the same time.

El Horriya (former Mahroussa), 128.47 meters
This yacht is the oldest one out of others, sailing in nowadays. It found the place on moorage, located not far away from Cairo. El Horriya was built in 1865 in London at the Samuda Bros shipyard and is intended for the king of Egypt. It is equipped with two steam turbines. The yacht was extended in 1872 and blade screws were set on it in 1905. The last works on El Horriya were conducted in 1950. The latest information about the state of president of Egypt yacht compels to suppose that it is unsuitable for exploitation.

Octopus, 128 meters
Octopus yacht was the second in the list of the greatest modern private yachts in the world before Golden Star appearance. A rivalry between the Microsoft and Oracle companies proceeds at the sea also. The Lurssen shipyard in a concord with HDW obtained draw in this competition by building the Octopus for the Microsoft. The ship has a steel hull, it is able to resist ices and Mtu engines, power of which is not reported. The yacht is surrounded with the veil of mistery. It is possible to suppose, on the basis of rare information losses, that there is cinema hall on the ship and also professional recording studio. It is also known that an internal design is developed by Jonathan Quinn Benett from Seattle. There is 18-meter boat and small submarine on the Octopus except for ordinary set.

Savarona, 124 meters
This yacht is the first ship built on the Blohm & Voss shipyard in 1931 for a lady called Emily Roebling Cadwalader. Its length is unusual for that time. In few years the owner sold the Savarona yacht to the president of Turkey Kemal Ataturk. Turkish government owned the yacht until 1980, whereupon the ship in bad state was passed to Kharaman Sadikoglufor for 49-year lease. The yacht was fully recovered in Istambul in 1992. It furrows spaces of Mediterranean Sea with celebrities on board during few years already. Its crew consists of 55 persons. 34 passengers can simultaneously accommodate on the yacht with a luxurious d?cor. There are 17 chambers, enormous Turkish bath-house, theater and several bars. It is a steel ship, equipped with two 8-cylinder Caterpillar engines of 3600 HP each, which surely is the most representative and prestige motor yacht built in a period between two world wars.

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