A new look at the world’s largest yacht: Dilbar

Written by Charl van Rooy

A rare insight into the build of the world’s largest yacht in terms of volume has been presented by Lürssen today. The 156 metre Dilbar has been seen cruising Mediterranean waters over the past month, making headline news as she was captured in various hot spots around the French Riviera and Italian coastal waters.Here is an overview of just some of her basic technical specifications which up till now has been a complete mystery.

Dilbarcovers an immense 15,917 GT as part of her interior volume with dimensions measuring 156 metres in length, 23 metres across and drawing an incredible 6 metres below the waterline.Her diesel-electric power plant, the largest ever to be installed on a yacht, enables Dilbar to cruise at 22.5 knots.The sheer scale of the project is perfectly summed up in the figures of 10,000 square metres of faired surfaces and onboard cabling stretching over 1,100 km.

"Building Dilbar was a great challenge and we are proud of this achievement, especially considering the contract time of only 52 months,” had shipyard Managing Partner Peter Lürssen to say about the project. “She truly represents another exceptional milestone in not only our history but in yachting history as well."

Dilbar’s 3,800 square metres of guest and owner’s spaces were designed by Winch Design, with Andrew Winch commenting: "Dilbar has been a big part of my life. She is truly special, culturally unique and incredibly detailed in so many ways. We are sure that her owners will enjoy every space on board.”

Dilbar’s exterior, dressed in a similar light ivory and bronze accents as her owner’s other yacht, Ona, was designed by Espen Oeino International who worked closely with the owner on achieving the ideal deck layouts wrapped in a timeless and elegant appearance.Espen Oeino stated: "We here at Espen Oeino International, feel honoured and privileged to have been part of this incredible voyage. The close cooperation with all parties involved was the catalyst for making the yacht as magnificent as she is."

Photo by Kyle Conlin



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