Huge seven-cabin superyacht Lusine worth £50MILLION owned by Dubai billionaire Sheikh pictured sailing up River Thames

A HUGE seven-cabin superyacht worth £50milllion has sailed up the River Thames.

The magnificent Lusine measures 60metres, weighs 1,060 gross tonnage and has a top speed of 17.5 knots – 0.56 knots above average.

It moored in Tilbury, Essex, this week after a 12-hour trip from the Netherlands.

Lusine is owned by Dubai billionaire Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, 63, who is also CEO of the Emirates Group.

The luxury yacht has eight bedrooms to accommodate up to 16 guests and has quarters for 14 crew members, experts Boat International claim.

It is thought to be within the five per cent globally by overall length, being among 183 motor yachts between 60-70metres.

Designers at Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design created the interior while Heesen developed the naval architecture last year.

Her exterior has been described as "clean and chiselled" and was styled to resemble a bird's wing.

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She is built with a Teak deck, a Steel hull, and Aluminium superstructure.

Heesen has architected at least 73 other super yachts while Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design has at least 24 other interiors under its belt.

Captain Varun, who recently completed tests with it in the North Sea, said: "I am extremely proud to take delivery of my second Heesen yacht. 

"Lusine is sturdy and gives me great confidence. We tested her in sea state five with winds up to 30 knots, and she behaved very well."

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