Friday, January 15, 2010

World’s largest yacht matches the grandeur of kings

It’s the majestic size that matches the grandeur of kings and this is the reason why the world’s largest yacht belongs to Dubai. The 531-foot mega yacht is the largest private yacht in the world that belongs to the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Originally named Platinum 525, when the project was commissioned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei in 1996 but got stuck due to lack of funds. It was only after $300 million funding that the project was carried out again in 2001 and named Gold Star by the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and the Prime Minister of the UAE to jointly own the mega yacht. Equipped with three elevators serving all the decks, a large formal dining area, a variety of pools, hot tubs, sunbathing areas and a big swimming platform, the Gold Star also offers a variety of water sports activities along with air conditioning facility to combat the hot Dubai weather. But wait, there’s more! The yacht also has a squash room, spa, and is fitted with the obligatory mega yacht helicopter pad.

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