In a £440million mega-yacht with THREE helipads owned by the mysterious Sheikh, it is set to become the UAE’s official flagship
THESE are the stunning designs for an official flagship “megayacht” of the United Arab Emirates.
The £440million ship was built by Milan-based Enzo Manca, who says he was instructed by a sheikh whose identity he keeps anonymous.
The 140-meter battleship-influenced UAE ONE could house several important people with three helicopter launch pads on deck.
Enzo explains: “The idea of UAE ONE was born in 2020 during a very special meeting between me and a Prime Minister and Sultan of the United Arab Emirates while on holiday in Italy.
“The proposal that was made to me was to design a megayacht concept of over 100 meters, very different from the usual megayachts, but something never before designed, with the idea that it would be the official flagship of the megayacht of the State should become United Arab Emirates”.
The superyacht will offer 35 cabins for 65 crew members, as well as 14 mini-apartments, an owner’s apartment, eight master cabins and a sick room.
It will also have two helipads, a hangar for storing the Presidential Helicopter and an underwater swimming pool, gym, wellness center and spa.
“Like many nations that have official ships, like the United States with the Nimitz or the Ford, or the British flagship Queen Elizabeth, or the Italian Cavour,” Enzo added.
“During the meeting, HE Sheikh Sultan was very clear and categorical, he wanted something really special and unique: a defense ship inspired mega yacht with a very modern, luxurious line and a forward-looking design.
“The Sultan’s demands were very demanding and difficult. He asked me if there were several dedicated areas within UAE ONE for international meetings and gatherings, private receptions, and at least ten apartments and suites.
“Obviously, UAE ONE needed to be equipped with two different-sized helicopter runways to more conveniently accommodate foreign delegations at international meetings, and a mini river port to receive the offers in total privacy.”
According to Enzo, the study of the general exterior lines of UAE ONE is almost complete, while the interior design part is still under development.
He adds: “This is a yacht that can top 500 million euros, then it really depends on the luxury features you ask for.”
According to Enzo, the first official renderings of the interiors should be ready by the end of 2023.
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https://www.the-sun.com/tech/7766558/inside-440million-megayacht-mystery-sheikh-flagship-uae/ In a £440million mega-yacht with THREE helipads owned by the mysterious Sheikh, it is set to become the UAE’s official flagship