Roman Abramovich's 533 foot superyacht Eclipse has held the title of world's biggest for a little too long now, and shipyard Lürssen took up the challenge of beating it.
This is Azzam, a monstrous 590 foot yacht that was built in only three years under the guidance of Engineer Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, and styled by Christophe Leoni. Given the size, the vessel's 30 knot top speed is quite impressive as well. The interior is reportedly decorated in the manner of an early 20th century Empire style, although no photos have been released.
Also not released is the name of the new owner, although sinze "Azzam" is a relatively common Middle-Eastern surname, we can at least hazard a guess as to the region it's headed to.
The Daily Mail claims it cost £400 Million ($658 Million), but we haven't been able to corroborate that.
[via Robb Report]