180m Lürssen superyacht Azzam starts sea trials

2013-06-17By Raphael Montigneaux

When the largest superyacht in the world – the 180m Azzamwas launched in April, it was speculated she'd begin sea trials in June. And right on schedule, the impressive giant left Lürssen early this morning.

At the moment, she is still doing rounds in the North Sea, approximately 50 nautical miles off Bremerhaven, Germany.

Azzam is designed by Nauta Yacht Design with an interior by Christophe Leoni. She's powered by four engines (two diesels and two gas turbines), linked to water-jets, producing 94,000hp and giving her an expected top speed of 30 knots. But for the moment only slower speeds were recorded. Of course, it's just a beginning....