Owning a yacht is a symbol of wealth and status, as they can only be afforded by billionaires. These expensive luxury superyachts are an embodiment of beauty with state-of-the-art facilities. They also offer extravagant features like missile detection systems, helipads, and swimming pools among others.
In addition, it costs millions annually to maintain a yacht a reason why it is exclusive to wealthy individuals. We have put together the list of the 20 most expensive yachts in the world and their owners.
20. Seven Seas – $161 Million
Seven Seas is one of the most expensive luxury yachts in the world. The yacht was built by Oceano. The exterior was designed by Sino Yacht Architecture & Design while the interior was done by Sino Yacht Architecture & Design alongside Lateral Naval Architects.
Seven Seas measures 282 feet and weigh 2750 tonnes. The yacht has 7 cabins and can accommodate 14 guests and 23 crew members. It also has a top speed of 15 knots.
19. Solandge – $180 Million
Owned by Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Solandge is one of the largest and most luxurious charter yachts in the world.
The yacht was built by Lurssen in 2013. Solandge’s exterior was designed by Espen Oeino and the interior was done by Rodriguez Interiors and Dolker&Voges. Measuring 279 feet in length, the luxury yacht has 8 VIP suites, a grand piano and a glass art installation. Interestingly, this yacht is available for rent for about $1.1 million a week.
18. Ecstasea – $200 Million
Owned by Belgian entrepreneur and investor Alshair Fiyaz, the luxury yacht was originally built by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It was at a time, the biggest Feadship ever built.
Ecstasea measures 282 feet in length and can accommodate 14 passengers and is divided into 6 separate rooms. The exterior of the luxury yacht was designed by Terence Disdale and De Voogt Naval Architects while Disdale was also responsible for the interior.
17. The Rising Sun – $200 Million
Designed by Jon Bannenberg and built in 2004 by Lürssen for the CEO of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison. The ownership of the megayacht has changed hands since then and is currently owned by David Geffen.
With a total length measuring 452 feet, The Rising Sun is the 12th largest superyacht in the world. It features 82 rooms over five floors, a basketball court , a wine cellar and a movie theatre.
16. Octopus – $200 Million
The 414 feet long superyacht was designed and built in 2003 for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The yacht consists of eight decks, including a private owners’ deck. Octopus can accommodate up to 26 guests and 56 crew members.
It also features several bars, a spa, library, cinema, gym, basketball court and multiple lounges including a forward-facing observation area, and two helipads.
15. Lady Moura – $210 Million
Owned by Mexican billionaire, Chairman of Grupo BAL, Lady Morua is one of the most expensive yachts in the world. Lady Moura was built in Germany by Blohm and Voss. The yacht which measures 344 feet can accommodate up to 30 guests and 60 crew members.
It also features a swimming pool with a retractable roof, a helicopter and a Viscount Linley dining table of 75 feet. It has a maximum speed of 20 knots.
14. Al Mirqab – $250 Million
Owned by Qatar’s former Prime Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Al Mirqab is one of the most expensive yachts in the world. The yacht was built in 2008 by Peters Schiffban Wewelsfleth and the interior design was done by Andrew Winch.
The yacht which measures 436 feet has a maximum speed of 20.3 knots. It also features 10 large suites for guests, a cinema, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor bars, jacuzzis, space to have a sunbath, a helipad along with a wide option of watersports equipment. Al Mirqab can accommodate 25 guests and 55 crew members.
13. Dilbar – $256 Million
Dilbar is one of the most expensive yachts in the world with a price tag of $256 million. The yacht is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Named after Alisher’s mother, the yacht was built in 2008 by Lürssen Yachts.
Dilbar can accommodate 40 guests and more than 80 crew members. The 360 feet long superyacht features two helipads, and several swimming pools and its living space spans across 3,800 square metres.
12. Pelorus – $300 Million
Owned by Hong Kong-based billionaire Samuel Tak Lee, Pelorus is one of the most expensive yachts in the world. The yacht which is 377-feet long was built in 2003 and weighs about 5517 tonnes.
The yacht has a full-time crew of 46 members all year round. It is also equipped with two helipads, landing boats and jet skis.
11. Al Said – $300 Million
Owned by the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the 508 feet long superyacht is the tenth most expensive yacht in the world.
Al Said can accommodate up to 70 guests in addition to 154 crew members. It also features a concert hall that can accommodate a 50-piece orchestra. The yacht has a maximum speed of 22 knots.
10. Radiant – $320 Million
Built in 2009, the $320 million yacht is owned by Emirate Billionaire Abdulla Al Futtaim. Radian is about 377 feet long and weighs approximately 5027 gross tons and can accommodate up to 20 guests and 44 crew members.
It also features multiple swimming pools, a helipad, a massage room, a swimming platform, a movie theatre, a gym and a jacuzzi.
9. Serene – $400 Million
The Serene yacht was built for Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Shefle. The 439 feet long yacht was built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri with interior design by Reymond Langton Design. In 2015, the yacht was purchased by Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Serene can accommodate 24 guests and 52 crew members. It also features multiple swimming pools, two helipads, a submarine, and an amazing underwater viewing room.
8. Dubai – $400 Million
Built in 2008, Dubai is owned by the Sheik of Dubai, Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum. The 532 feet long yacht is one of the most expensive in the world. Dubai was built by Blohm and Voss. The interior was designed by Platinum Yachts while the exterior was designed by Andrew Winch.
Dubai also features a mosaic swimming pool, circular staircase, helipad, sunbathing areas and a number of jacuzzis, the superyacht can accommodate 155 guests, including the crew members.
7. Motor Yacht A – $440 Million
Launched in 2008, the Motor Yacht A is reported to be owned by Russian billionaire businessman Andrey Melnichenko. The Motor Yacht has a semblance of a stealth warship or submarine and was constructed by Architect Martin Francis and designed by Philippe Stark.
The yacht can accommodate 14 guests and 42 crew members. It also has a total length of 400 feet which extends over 24,000 sqft and features a 2,500 sqft master bedroom disco, along with six guest suites, that have moving walls in order to convert them into four large staterooms.
6. Y721 – $500 Million
Built in the Netherlands by Oceano, the Y721 is owned by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. The yacht measuring 417 feet is the second largest sailing yacht in the world after the Sailing Yacht A. When commissioned, it will accommodate 18 guests in addition to about 40 crew members.
5. Topaz (A+) – $527 Million
Built in 2012, the superyacht, Topaz is one of the most expensive yachts in the world with a price tag of $527 million. The yacht is owned by Abu Dhabi tycoon, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and was built in Germany.
The exterior was designed by Tim Heywood with the yacht measuring 482 feet and a maximum speed of around 23 knots. Topaz is also powered by two diesel engines. It also features a large jacuzzi on the main deck, a swimming pool, double helicopter landing pads and a state-of-the-art gym, cinema and conference room.
4. Azzam – $600 Million
With a total length of 590 feet long, Azzam is the longest yacht in the world. It also features one of the most expensive yachts in the world.
Owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Azzam has been described as the most complex ad challenging yacht to have ever been made. Built by Lürssen Yachts and designed by French interior decorator Christophe Leoni, Azzam has its own missile defence system, a bullet-proof master suite and can reach speeds of more than 30 knots, or 35mph, making it one of the fastest yachts on the planet.
3. Streets of Monaco – $1.1 Billion
Third, on our list of the world’s most expensive yachts is the Street of Monaco. The yacht which is modelled after the city of Monaco is a beauty to behold. However, it comes with a price tag of $1.1 billion. The yacht which is 509 feet long can be said to be a floating city.
Designed by Opulent Yacht and Filthy Rich Boaters, the yacht offers luxurious suites that are spread over three floors and feature a private elevator, an office, a living room, balconies and a sundeck with jacuzzis. In addition, the yacht has seven guest suites with reception rooms bathrooms, dressing rooms, and balconies attached to them.
The Street of Monaco also features a barbecue facility, a mini waterfall, a gorgeous cafe-bar that provides an underwater view, helicopters and submarines.
2. Eclipse – $1.5 Billion
With a price tag of $1.5 billion, the Eclipse is the second most expensive yacht in the world. Owned by Russian billionaire and former Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, the yacht which is 533 feet long is the second largest in the world.
In addition to having an intruder detection system and missile detection system, the Eclipse features 2 helipads, 24 guest cabins, a disco hall, two swimming pools and hot tubs. The Eclipse was built by Blohm and Voss of Germany and designed by Terence Disdale.
1. History Supreme – $4.8 Billion
Covered by 22,000 pounds of solid gold and platinum, the History Supreme is the most expensive yacht in the world. Owned by Malaysia’s richest man, Robert Kuok, the yacht was designed by Stuart Huges, a world-renowned luxury designer. Interestingly, it took three years to build the History Supreme.
The $4.8 billion yacht has state-of-the-art features including a meteorite rock wall, a statue made of Tyrannosaurus Rex bones, a 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium, and a liquor bottle adorned with a rare 18.5-carat diamond.
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