Largest privately owned residential yacht on earth

The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. 

The residents, from about 19 countries, live on board as the ship travels the earth—staying in most ports several days. 

A few residents live on board full time while most visit periodically throughout the year.

It is operated by ROW Management, Ltd., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

It has 165 residences (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship's residents. Average occupancy is 150 - 200 residents and guests.

The World (IMO ship identification number: 9219331) flies the flag of The Bahamas and has a gross tonnage of 43,524 tons. 

It is 644 feet (196 m) long, 98 feet (30 m) wide, and has a 22-foot (6.7 m) draft, 12 decks, and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h). The crew numbers approximately 280.

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