For speed, the boat is powered by jets rather than propellers. It's got 94,000 horsepower under the hood. And it hit a top speed of 30 knots, which is about 30 percent faster than most mega-yachts. "It's like a 590-foot jet ski," said one executive involved in the project.
There are no immediate descriptions available of the interior, though we know it's in the hands of French interior designer Christophe Leoni, who's using a "turn of the century Empire style." Nor do we have critical details on the number of Jacuzzis, rotating beds, or helicopter pads. But the main salon, at 95 feet long by 60 feet wide has no pillars dividing the space.
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So think Napoleon, if he had a mega-yacht and $600 million to spend.
Azzam will go through sea trials later this summer and will officially launch sometime in the fall.