Friday, July 23, 2010

Prince Abdulaziz

Prince Abdulaziz, Saudi Royal family yacht, port of LivornoThe “Prince Abdulaziz” is one of the Royal Yachts of the Saudi Royal family and the fourth largest motor yacht in the world.Prince Abdulaziz, Saudi Royal family yacht, port of LivornoBuilt in 1984 by Helsingør Vaerft in Denmark at a reported cost of $184 millions, the boat has a length of 147 meters (482 feet) and was refitted various times since, most recently in 2005.Prince Abdulaziz, Saudi Royal family yacht, port of LivornoIn Jedda, her home port, the “Prince Abdulaziz” is usually berthed beside the King’s palace. Manned by a crew of 65, the boat features a mosque, a cinema and a fully equipped hospital.
It has been said that the boat is defended by surface-to-air missiles and by an underwater surveillance system.

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16 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Always two hands full of water beneath their keel.
Surely a huge ship, nearly big enough to become surreal to me. Impressive the "on the walls" entry as well. Please have a wonderful Friday.
p.s.: Hope you carry only happy memories of the Athens visit of yours.

daily athens

Gunn said...

One thing I know, if I ever come to Livorno I will walk along the harbor...... ;-)

Jacob said...

Good God, that's beautiful but obscene! It would be nice if the "prince" put as much money and effort into bringing his country into the 21st century!

Re your comment on Golden Ocala: It's a huge residential community consisting of hundreds of gorgeous homes spread over hundreds of acres of rolling hills studded with beautiful oak trees.

brattcat said...

Some boat!

joo said...

Wow, she is pretty!

Birdman said...

Now I'm a bit depressed... I still have to iron my clothes. With 65 pairs of hands, I bet he doesn't. Ha!

JM said...

It's fantastic but why do (some) people feel the need to spend so much money in this kind of thing?! OK, I know... I'm not a Saudi Prince and I think no one should starve to death... Great shots, VP!

Luis Gomez said...

How amazing! Great shots.

Small City Scenes said...

My Oh MY!!!
A floating palace and armed warship too. I think I agree what Jacob and JM said. MB

ann said...

Wow, something no one should be without, especially in these economic times! JM, I don't understand either why some people feel the need for such a thing, and then have to install an elaborate defense "system" to protect all the nonsense. The whole concept is outrageous to me. Talk about complicating your life!

Halcyon said...

Looks like a small cruise ship. Must be nice.

Kaori said...

It has a mosque!? Wow, I'd love to see that. Everything about it screams royal! :D

Lois said...

I agree with Jacob and JM! That is just unbelievable.

tapirgal said...

So many millions spent that could do good work in the world. But that's true of so many government and high level expenditures. I hardly want to think about it. The boat itself is almost overwhelming.

Dina said...

A floating palace.

Rob and Mandy said...

With a cinema as well? Well, I suppose it pays to be a prince as, as far as I know, there are no cinemas in Saudi