TAMPA, Fla. — Port Tampa Bay was again honored to have in its presence the prestigious super yacht, The World—the largest private residential yacht in the world—which sailed into port this week, where it docked at Cruise Terminal 6, for a three-day visit. The World last visited the Port of Tampa during November 2012.
Built in Norway and launched in 2002, the 43,188-ton super yacht has a length overall of 644 feet, width of 96 feet and a draft of 22 feet. In addition, the ship features 12 decks, 165 residential units and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots. The resident-owned ship operates somewhat like a water-borne city, with management team, staff and an elected board of directors to carry out operations of the luxury community. The vessel has continuously circumnavigated the globe since its launch, visiting the world’s most exotic ports.
On board amenities include a library, full-sized tennis court, grocery store, casino and a variety of restaurants, from haute cuisine to international. Full-scale services such as concierge and dry cleaning maximize convenience to residents. Crew size on board the Bahamas-flagged ship is about 250. For more information about The World, visit www.aboardtheworld.com.
Vessel agent services for The World were provided by A.R. Savage and Sons for the ship’s three-day visit. In addition, Visit Tampa Bay offered residents information on local attractions to enjoy while in Tampa.
“We are very pleased residents and crew of The World return to Tampa to spend a few days enjoying our beautiful weather and local amenities, and of course we certainly look forward to their return in the future,” Paul Anderson, port president and CEO, said.
The Port of Tampa is the largest economic engine in west central Florida, supporting nearly 80,000 jobs and generating almost $15 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. The Port of Tampa was recently voted “Simply the Best” for world-class customer service in a Logistics Management Magazine reader poll. For more information, visit www.portTB.com.