There is about to be a new world’s largest superyacht

After 10 years of wearing the crown, Azzam will soon lose the title of the world's largest superyacht to the 183.6m (602ft) goliath REV Ocean.

by | Published on 28th Jul 2023

Time to move over Azzam, there’s a new world’s largest superyacht on its way.

That’s right, Azzam’s 10-year reign will soon be over, with the 183.6m (602ft) goliath REV due to take its crown.

REV (short for Research Expedition Vessel) is currently under construction in Norway, with an estimated delivery date of 2024.

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As the name suggests, the superyacht isn’t being built for a celebrity owner.

The man behind REV is in fact Kjell Inge Røkke – the majority owner of Norwegian holding company, Aker ASA.

REV will carry up to 54 scientists and 36 crewmembes to some of the most remote areas on earth when she launches next year.

This superyacht is wild – as is the price.

So, how much is the company having to stump up for REV?

Finding out the exact price superyachts cost is nay on impossible – but Forbes estimates she’s costing around $350 million.

While that seems a lot – and it is a lot – it pales in comparison to the estimated $600 million Azzam cost to build.

But it’ll be worth every cent, as the idea behind REV is as simple as it is ambitious: “To make the ocean healthy again”.

REV plans to achieve this by researching, campaigning and developing solutions for three key areas: plastic pollution, ocean acidifcation, and overfishing.

That’s why REV will be fully kitted out to research the ocean’s biggest problems, with two helicopters, five gantry cranes, and an array of manned and unmanned subs.

Said subs are capable of diving to a maximum depth of 7,500 ft via REV’s moonpool – a 7.7m x 5m opening in the center of her hull.

As well as carrying all those gadgets, REV will also house six laboratories, a 36-seat lecture auditorium, a media editing suite, a conference center, and an exhibition room.

That’s in addition to enough deck space for carrying up to 12 shipping containers.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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