The yachting life is one filled with luxury, relaxation and class. Today’s yachts are filled with more technology, gadgets, and amenities than most five-star hotels.
So, here is the list of the 10 most expensive yachts in the world.
10. The Rising Sun – $200 Million
The Rising Sun is 453 ft long and is owned by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle and David Geffen movie producer. This ship has 82 rooms, a basketball court,a huge wine cellar, a private cinema and the mandatory helipad and four propellers that increase the speed of the yacht to reach 52km/h.
9. Seven Seas – $200 million
The cruise ship is owned by Steven Spielberg, who often rents it out at $ 1.3 million per week. The amenities that can be found on the yacht include a helipad, private deck for the owner of the yacht, gymnasium and an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass that is used as a movie screen for entertainment. The yacht is large enough to accommodate a crew of 26 and 12 guests.
8. Lady Moura – $210 million
This yacht is so expensive that the lettering and embellishments in its name are made from 24 karat gold. This vessel is owned by Nassar Al-Rashid, a Saudi billionaire.On board the 344-foot Lady Moura is a pool with retractable roof, a helicopter and a 75-foot Viscount Linley dining room table
7. Al Mirqab – $250 million
The Al Mirqab was built by Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth of Germany for Quatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. On board this luxury liner are ten suites, which can accommodate up to 24 guests, each with an accompanying bathroom, living room and double bedroom. The fortunate owner has two VIP rooms for himself and there are 55 rooms to house the members of crew. Highlights of the Al Mirqab superyacht include the on-board cinema, sun deck, pool and helipad, as well as outside bars, swimming pool, jacuzzi and a range of watersports equipment.
6. Dilbar – $263 million
Alisher Usmanov is the owner of this yacht. He named it Dilbar in honor of his late mother. The Dilbar is over 360 feet long and 50 feet high – making it one of the largest yachts in the world.The yacht is run by a crew of 47 and contains all the amenities one would expect when spending over a quarter of a billion dollars. There’s the apparently requisite helipad and living spaces that can accommodate up to twenty guests.
5. Al Said – $300 Million
Lürssen Yachts is behind this luxury private yacht belonging to, and named after, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Orman. It has a guest capacity of 70 with crew strength of 154.
4. Superyacht A – $323 million
Reminiscent of a stealth warship or submarine, it was designed by Blohm + Voss of Hamburg for Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko, the Russian billionaire and his wife. In addition, mirrored surfaces feature extensively throughout the interior whilst the furniture, glassware and tableware are made of French crystal. Above deck, the Motor Yacht A houses a helicopter hangar, as well as a 30 foot speed boat kept in the hull and three swimming pools, one of which is glass.-bottomed and situated directly above the aforementioned disco. Finally, it has been designed to accommodate up to 14 guests and boasts enough space for 42 crew members.
3. Dubai – $350 million
Originally a joint project between Blohm + Voss and Lürssen shipyards, the Dubai was commissioned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei more than 10 years prior to the ship’s launch in 2006. It was acquired by Platinum Yachts for His Highness Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum (ruler of Dubai) who designed the decadent interior. Guests traveling aboard will find a swimming pool, a spa, a glass staircase and (of course) a helipad. This luxury floating city can host a whopping 115 people on board.
2. Eclipse – $450 Million – $1.2 Billion
This yacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abromavich.The vessel has two swimming pools, three launch boats, a submarine that can go up to 50 metres deep, two helipads, paparazzi proof shield, bullet proof glass and a German missile defence system. And above all that the yacht has a high quality stabilization system that keeps the yacht calm and prevents motion sickness.
1. History Supreme – $4.5 Billion
This pricey 100-foot vessel was designed by world-renowned UK luxury designer Stuart Hughes, took over 3 years to complete and was purchased by an anonymous Malaysian businessman.One of the most outstanding features of this magnificent superyacht is the master bedroom. It boasts a wall feature made from meteorite rock and a statue made from genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex bones! In addition, a 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium graces the master suite and on board is a liquor bottle featuring an extremely rare 18.5 carat diamond worth $45 million alone