But it trails in the size stakes behind the 180-meter (590-foot) mega-yacht Azzam, which launched in 2013, reportedly for United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at a cost of about $600 million.
Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse (162.5 meters/533 feet) is the second biggest ahead of Sheikh Maktoum’s Dubai (162 meters/531 feet) in Boat International’s annual list of the biggest superyachts on the planet, ranked by length.
Built by German manufacturer Lurssen, the boat can maintain a constant speed of 22.5 knots from a 30,000 kW diesel electric power plant. It houses two helipads and can accommodate a seven-ton Airbus H175 helicopter.
Dilbar is the largest of four new entries in the list, alongside Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn’s 92-meter Aquarius (at No. 50), 90-meter Lionheart (No. 59) — built for controversial British retail magnate Philip Green — and 83-meter Here Comes the Sun (No. 82).
“Dilbar is a mammoth project,” Boat International editor Steward Campbell said. “She’s often in Antibes and dwarfs everything in the harbor.
“She joins some incredible new yachts in the Top 101 this year, but it’s 2017 that has us most excited, with up to 12 new superyachts joining the ranks of the world’s biggest boats.”