Built by Lürssen Yachts, the custom build super yacht Dilbar is the world’s largest yacht in terms of sheer gross tonnage. The 514.8 ft vessel features a steel hull, an aluminium superstructure and a teak deck, and has seven decks. One of the longest superyachts, Dilbar is currently fourth behind Azzam by Lurssen and Blohm + Voss built Eclipse and Dubai yachts.
Dilbar can presumably accommodate at least 40 guests and a crew of 80 in cabins with an interior design by Andrew Winch and an exterior design by Espen Oeino. With a gross tonnage of 15,917t and beam of 23 metres, the luxury yacht provides an unprecedented space throughout her interior and gains its grandeur through both dimension and complexity. She boasts the largest pool to have been built on a yacht, holding 180 cubic metres of water and a faired and painted surface area of 10,000 square meters.
Dilbar has been a big part of my life. She is truly special, culturally unique and incredibly detailed in so many ways. We are sure that her owners will enjoy every space on board. – Andrew Winch
Moreover, Dilbar’s diesel electric power plant of 30.000 kW is also the largest installed on any yacht and allows her to operate at a continuous speed of 22,5 knots. The yacht belongs to Alisher Usmanov. According to January 2015 Forbes website data, Usmanov is Russia’s richest man, with a fortune estimated at $14.7 billion, and the world’s 58th richest person.