We take a look at the 10 largest converted superyachts in the world. Some of these yachts started out as a cruiseliner, and some are in fact converted ice breakers. The largest yacht currently being converted, is the 141 metre Swift project Yas in Abu Dhabi. However, she has not been delivered yet.
1 - Fulk Al Salamah- 136.33 metre - Bremer Vulkan - 1987
Technically speaking, this isn't really a yacht, but rather a support vessel to another, even larger yacht.Fulk Al Salamah belongs to the ruler of Oman, and is the support vessel to the 155 metre superyacht Al Said.
2- Alexander - 121.95 metre - Lubecker Flender Werke - 1965
Alexander was converted from a cruise liner (Regina Maris) into a private yacht, in 1985-1987.
3- Turama - 116.41 metre - Rauma Shipyard - 1990
Built as a passenger ship in Finland, Turama nowadays accommodates up to 70 guestsas a charter yacht. You can charter the yacht at around € 630,000 per week.
4- Christina O - 99.15 metre - Canadian Vickers - 1943
Originally built for the Royal Canadian Navy as a River-class anti-submarine frigate, as part of North-Atlantic convoys during the Second World War, Christina O was first launched as the HMCS Stormont in 1943. It wasn’t until illustrious Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis bought the vessel for her scrap value, to convert her into a legendary luxury private yacht.
5 - Dubawi - 90.60 metre - Cantiere Navale Ferrari S.p.a. - 1989
The 90 metre Dubawi was originally built as a small cruise ship in 1989. In 2007 the Dubai based shipyard Platinum Yachts started to convert Dubawi into a private luxury yacht.
6 - Lauren L - 90.00 metre - Cassens-Werft - 2002
Built by Cassens Werft in 2002, she was bought by Liveras Yachts and refitted in 2008 as a thoroughly modern charter yacht, bridging the gap between a large superyacht and a small cruise ship.
7 - Arctic P - 87.58 metre - Schichau Unterweser AG - 1969
Among the world's largest privately owned yachts, the Arctic P (photo) was originally an icebreaker and has been refitted to provide the ultimate luxury cruising experience.
8 - O'Mega - 82.50 metre - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. - 1987
The 82.5 metre O'Mega was built in 1987 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd in Japan as a small cruise ship. In 2002-2003 she was coverted into a superyacht to a design of Greek designers Studio Vafiadis, in China at the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company.
9 - Bart Roberts - 80.77 metre - Canadian Vickers - 1963
The red-hulled expedition superyacht was built by Canadian Vickers in 1963 as an ice-breaker/support vessel and converted to a private yacht in 2001 and 2002.
10 -Lone Ranger - 77.40 metre - Schichau Unterweser AG - 1973
This spectacular explorer yacht started her life in 1973 as an ocean going tug. For her first twenty years she worked towing oil platforms, floating docks and other ships around the world as well as salvaging casualties, including tankers, freighters and bulk carriers.
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