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Superyachts.com and Y.CO launch the Top 100 Forecast 2013
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Superyachts.com and luxury yacht company Y.CO hosted an evening with gold-flecked champagne and steak tartare canapés at London’s futuristic Audi City to launch this year’s Top 100 Forecast.

The forecast showcases the largest superyachts in the world to date, including some of those due to launch later this year. With nine new entries to the list, only one of which has officially launched, the Top 100 proves that all is well in the luxury yacht building industry.

Project Azzam

Project Azzam
Image courtesy of Claus Schaefe – TheYachtPhoto.com

1. Sailing straight into the top spot is the 180m motor yacht Project Azzam currently under construction with Lurssen Yachts, and pushing Roman Abramovich’s 164m yacht Eclipse – built by Blohm + Voss Shipyards – down to second place.

Eclipse

Eclipse
Image courtesy of Peter Seyfferth – TheYachtPhoto.com

2. Eclipse, which was completed in 2010, is said to accommodate 36 guests in 18 cabins, have a three man leisure submarine, two swimming pools and room for three helicopters on board.

Dubai

Dubai
Image courtesy of Ralf Grabbert – TheYachtPhoto.com

3. Sitting at number three is Dubai, a 162m superyacht owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the UAE. After 10 years under construction with various changes in ownership and builder, Dubai finally launched in 2006 with seven decks, sunbathing areas, a swimming pool and several Jacuzzis, among many other luxuries.

Al Said

Al Said
Image courtesy of Claus Schaefe – TheYachtPhoto.com

4. In fourth place is Al Said, custom built in 2008 at 155m, which is believed to sleep up to 70 guests and accommodate 154 crew members.

Topaz

Topaz
Image courtesy of Peter Seyfferth – TheYachtPhoto.com

5. Number five is Topaz, another Lurssen Yachts creation at 147m, which entered as a newcomer in the 2012 forecast.

To see the full Top 100 Forecast 2013 visit superyachts.com and the forecast’s sponsor, Y.CO.

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