Topaz (yacht)

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Topaz
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Topaz (May, 2012)
History
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Owner: Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan [1]
Port of registry: Hamilton, Bermuda
Builder: Lürssen
Cost: 400 million (approx. $527 million.)
Launched: May 2012 [2]
Status: In use
Notes:
General characteristics
Type: Motor yacht
Tonnage: 12,532  GT
Displacement: 900 tonnes
Length: 147 m (482 ft)
Beam: 21.50 m (70.5 ft)
Draft: 5.50 m (18.0 ft)

M/Y A+, formerly known as Topaz, [3] is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Lürssen in Bremen, Germany. [4] The yacht's interior was designed by Terence Disdale Design and the exterior designed by Tim Heywood. The boat was launched in May 2012. [5]

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Background

The 147 metres (482 ft) long ship has a beam of 21.50 m (70.5 ft) and has a gross tonnage of 11,589. [5] A+ was built in the same German shipyard as the Azzam , the world's second largest private yacht. [6]

The vessel features a steel displacement hull, an aluminium superstructure and consists of eight decks. [5] This yacht was originally being built in a 169 m (554 ft) dry dock but to complete the project, the yacht had to be taken to a 220 m (720 ft) dock to be built alongside. [7] A+ is also the world’s ninth largest luxury yacht, launched in 2012. [8]

Engineering

The main engines are twin Pielstick diesel engines, each with power of 7990 hp. This is enough power for the yacht to reach a service speed of 22.9 knots, while the maximum speed is over 25.5 knots. The yacht is also equipped with two diesel generators and an emergency diesel generator. These aggregates provide power to the stabilisers, navigation equipment and all the facilities on board.

Interior

A+ is equipped with zero-speed stabilisers, jacuzzi (on deck), double helicopter landing pads, swimming pool, tender garage, swimming platform, air conditioning, underwater lights. There is also a fitness hall, cinema and a large conference room.

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