PHOTOS have emerged showcasing the world's largest super-yacht which has arrived on Southampton Water.

After a week-long voyage from Barcelona, the 156-metre Dilbar, said to be worth an eye-watering $650m, glistened in quite the spectacular way as she made her way up the river.

People stared in awe as she cruised past Hythe and other communities with homes along the waterfront.

It is believed her current destination remains at Dock 105, along Southampton Docks.

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

Newly-released pictures show the super yacht taking centre stage, clearly hard to miss as it floats gracefully on the water.

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 an impressive cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

She is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who is not believed to be on board.

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Usmanov was estimated to be Russia's fifth richest man, with a net worth of $16 billion, and is best known in business circles as the main shareholder of USM Holdings.

After the luxury mega yacht took over four years to build, it was launched on November 14 2015 at the Lurssen shipyard in Bremen, Germany, and delivered the following year.

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, which is the equivalent of around 186 elephants.

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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.

Three years ago Dilbar was named the winner of the 2017 World SuperYacht Award for Motor Yacht of the Year.

VesselsValue says the magnificent craft is worth $650m.

It is not known why the yacht came to Southampton or how long she is staying for.