156m Dilbar has now officially become the world’s largest yacht by volume. This follows Lurssen confirming the yacht’s gross tonnage of 15,917 tons. The yacht therefore tops Al Said‘s 15,850 tons and Azzam’s 13,136 tons.
With a beam of 23 meters and a deep draft of 6 meters, the yacht’s exterior was designed by Espen Oeino. Dilbar can cruise at a speed of 22.5 knots thanks to a diesel electric power plant installed onboard. Cabling used on board stretches over 1,100km.
The displacement yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, its interior was done by Andrew Winch Designs. Guest and owner’s spaces total a combined 3,800 square meters of living space.
The 156m Dilbar was built for Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, as a replacement for his previous 115m yacht which has now been renamed to Ona. Amongst the yacht’s most alluring features are its two helipads, one on the bow, and one on the sundeck. According to Lurssen, the entire contract for the construction of Dilbar stretched over only 52 months.