Al Salamah is measured at 456’10″ feet and belongs to the Saudi Arabian Defense Minister, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. With no mast, no sails, and no rope, she is completely motorized. Currently one of the largest yachts on the water, she looks and handles more like an ocean liner than a yacht. It takes 96 to crew her. She was launched in 1999.
Al Salamah was built by the famous German shipyards HDW and Luerssen under the code name “Mipos,” short for “Mission Possible.” Al Salamah is powered by two 8770 hp MTU diesel engines. She reaches top speeds of 21.5 knots (39.8 kms/hour).
Al Salamah is most secretive. According to rumor, she has 80+ rooms, 8,000 square meters of living space, 3,300 square meters of teak decking, a helipad, Jacuzzis, a cinema, and her special feature: an indoor swimming pool with a glass roof. Her interior design was the project of Britain’s famous stylist Terence Disdale.
Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz is the Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia and the son of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
Article in CNN about Al Salamah: The Ultimate Yacht
View the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation.
Al Salamah takes first place in Power and Motor Yacht’s press release on the World’s Largest and Most Luxurious Private Yachts.