Dilbar, which flies the flag of the Caymen Islands, is said to be the world’s largest yacht by gross tonnage. The vessel has set a record for gross tonnage of 15,917 tons and is the world’s fourth longest super yacht to boot, and the super yacht spotted in the seas off the coast of Portsmouth in the UK.
It is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov who is worth nearly $16 billion and who was one of Arsenal FC’s largest shareholders.
Dilbar entered service in 2016, it was designed by Andrew Winch.
Owned by Alisher Usmanov, Dilbar measures 156 metres (511.8ft) and is the largest yacht in the world in terms of internal volume, with a gross tonnage of 15,917 tons.
The Super Yacht was custom built for the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, whose reported net worth of £9bn makes him one of the richest citizens of Russia. Uzbek-born, Alisher Usmanov made his fortune through investments in metals, media, telecommunications and also sport including investments in Arsenal FC
Dilbar has two helipads – one on the sundeck and one on the bow – and a small seating area and a swimming platform at the back. Dilbar was built by Lurssen Yachts at its shipyard near Bremen, Germany and took over 52 months to build before it went on trial runs.
Usmanov ordered his new yacht called “Dilbar”, which has room for a large number of guests and crew, to replace his other superyacht, a 377ft vessel which was previously called Dilbar and is now known as Ona.
The build cost for the new Dilbar has never been disclosed, but it is estimated to be around the £350 million mark. Loose change for Usmanov.