The seventh largest yacht in the world at the moment of writing, the 147-metre Topaz was built by German shipyard Lürssen in 2012. She has been now renamed A+. There is no indication as to whether or not she has been sold or ever listed as a yacht for sale.
A+ belongs on the list of the largest vessels owned by sports teams owners. According to media, this giga vessel has belonged to Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with an estimated personal net worth of $4.9 billion. Sheikh Mansour also owns ADUG investment company that is the owner of Manchester City F.C.
With her grow tonnage of 12,532 GT, A+ is also one of the world’s largest superyachts in terms of volume. Topaz features sleek exteriors by Tim Heywood and the interiors conceived by UK-based studio Terence Disdale Design.
The eight-deck vessel has been built to steel displacement hull and aluminium superstructure. All the decks are connected with a lift, giving access provides access to two helipads and swimming platforms.
A+ is also highlighted with a fully equipped gym, two Jacuzzi, movie theatre and a conference room. Her large tender garage offers space for a wide choice of water toys, including jet skis, inflatable boats, catamaran and a mini-submarine. The yacht can accommodate up to 62 guests within 26 cabins on-board, along with 79 crew members.
Powered by specially designed Pielstick diesel engines of 7,990 HP each, A+ achieves her maximum speed at 25.5 knots and cruises at 22.9 knots. At anchor, particularly in rough water, her stabilisers ensure passengers’ comfort on-board.
The motor yacht A+ was at the Lürssen shipyard at the end of last year for a refit or maintenance work and she was last seen in Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, Lürssen has been recently active in the news with the yachts of similar with A+ specifications. Thus, 136M superyacht Flying Fox has recently entered charter market, while 142M Lürssen superyacht Redwood has been spotted at the yard ahead of her delivery date.