World's biggest superyacht with two helipads and worth £515MILLION arrives in Southampton

THE world's biggest super-yacht has arrived in Southampton after a week-long voyage from Barcelona.

The 156-metre Dilbar, said to be worth an eye-watering £515m, proved to be a spectacular sight as she made her way up Southampton Water.

Looking like something out of a James Bond film, she drew plenty of admiring glances as she cruised past Hythe and other waterfront communities.

Luxury facilities on board the huge vessel include almost 60 cabins and two helipads on the bow and aft of the upper deck.

Dilbar is the fourth largest yacht in the world by length but the biggest in terms of gross tonnage (15,917) and interior volume.

Her 30,000kw diesel electric power plant, thought to be a record for a super-yacht, gives her an impressive cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

She is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov and took more than four years to build.

Two years ago Usmanov was estimated to be Russia's fifth richest man, with a net worth of £14.3 billion.

He is best known in business circles as the main shareholder of USM Holdings.

The vessel is equipped with an Airbus H175 helicopter, she is 512ft long with a beam of 79ft and a draft of 20ft.

She has a displacement of 1,230 tons – the equivalent of around 186 elephants.

Described as one of the most complex and challenging yachts ever built, her recreation facilities include a 25-metre pool which holds 180 cubic metres of water.

She can accommodate 36 guests and 84 crew.

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