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Abramovich's Eclipse Comes Up Short to Emirati Royal Family's Aazam

Posted: Aug. 16th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

Photo: Superyachts.com

Billionaire Roman Abramovich owned the largest yacht in the world for the past three years.

However, that reign is over and the new leader of the “longest yacht of the lot” designation goes to the Emirati royal family with its mega-yacht, the Azzam.

 The Azzam is 54 feet longer than Abramovich’s Eclipse, which measures 536 feet in length.  While the Azzam has received its fair share of media coverage, the identity of its owner was unknown … till now.

Azzam's owner was previously unknown, but Yachts France, which creates the annual megayacht league table, revealed it belongs to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi.

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