The seventh largest yacht in the world at the moment of writing, the 147-metre Topaz was built by German shipyard Lürssen in 2012. She has been now renamed A , with no record of changing owners or being earlier listed for sale.
Note Andrey Melnichenko owns Sailing yacht A and M/Y A
Why would Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan rename his yacht M/Y A maybe to get up in the alphabet?
A belongs to Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with an estimated personal net worth of $4.9 miljard. Sheikh Mansour also owns ADUG investment company that is the owner of Manchester City F.C.
Leonardo DiCaprio and more than 20 friends have chartered the 482-foot M/Y A (ex. TOPAZ), worth £400million, while staying in Brazil for the 2014 World cup football tournament.
The yacht is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emitates and owner of Manchester City FC.
Topaz is a 147.25m /483ft custom motor yacht motor yacht built in 2012 door Lurssen. The yacht’s interior was designed by Terence Disdale and has exterior styling is by Tim Heywood Design.
This extremely distinctive luxury yacht has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 21.5m, a draft of 5.7m and 7 spacious decks.
M/Y A (ex. TOPAZ) Accommodation
M/Y A (ex. TOPAZ) offers luxury accommodation for up to 56 guests in 26 cabins. She accommodates 70 – 80 crew depending on guest requirements.
Performance + Capabilities
M/Y A (ex. TOPAZ) is capable of 22.9 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 19.5 knopen.
At anchor Stabilizers, Jacuzzi (on deck), Lift (Lift), Helicopter Landing Pad, Swimming Pool, Tender Garage,Swimming Platform, Air Conditioning, Underwater Lights and a plethora of toys.