USA Nearly Nudged Out of Top 10 in New Ranking of World's Largest Yachts

Boat International, the luxury yachting magazine that has been an industry authority for over 30 years, has just published its new ranking of the world’s largest yachts, showing that American moguls are rapidly losing their status among top global owners. So many of the world’s most sizable vessels are now owned by royals and billionaires from the UAE that they dominate the list completely, leaving only two U.S. owners among the world’s top 20.

Of course the crown jewel is the 590.7-foot Azzam, built by Germany’s Lürssen Yachts in 2013 for a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family, and the world’s largest yacht. It bumped Roman Abramovich’s 533.2-foot Eclipse down to second place. In third is the 531.6-foot Dubai, owned by the country’s ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, while fourth is the 508.6-foot Al Saïd owned by the Sultan Qaboos bin Sa‘id Al Saïd of Oman. In fifth place is the 483.2-foot Topaz, which launched in 2012 for another oil rich sheikh.

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern, JustLuxe's Editor-at-Large, is the Executive Editor of Maxim magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Man of the World, and Bergdorf Goodman magazine among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has al...(Read More)

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