'Topaz', the largest yacht registered in Palma

The dimensions of megayacht 'Topaz' (25 times the 'Fortuna') stand in the dock of the Club de Mar, where has broken the record in tonnage. | G. Alomar

The new megayacht Topaz belonging to Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, visit the Club de Mar for the first time. It is the largest yacht ever recorded in Palma. Built in 2012 by the prestigious German shipyard LürssenAt Bremen, Is now the fifth largest in the world. With 12,532 tonnes (25 times the Fortune) it can be compared in size to a cruise ship, with its length of 147 meters by 21.5 wide. Its spectacular line, designed by Tim Heywood, Author of Pelorus or Al Mirqab, among other giants of the ultra-luxury has a heliport in the bow area and a decent interior of a science-fiction work of Terence Disdale.

Its construction cost amounted to 400 million euros and has broken the historical record tonnage of a private yacht in the bay. Although equal in length to Prinz Abdulaziz, it exceeds by volume. The fact that he gives unique megayachts exceeding the Topaz, the Azzam, Eclipse, Dubai and Al Said all have been built since 2006 and the largest, with 180 meters, it has just been delivered. It is also covered with the eight highest recorded at bay. From Eivissa, Docked yesterday at the Club de Mar.

With regard to the cruise ships activity coincided yesterday Costa Favolosa, Legend of the SeasMSC Sinfonia and Silver Wind, for the latter to elite tourism, providing a total of over seven thousand international tourists.

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