Apart from being a mode of transportation, a luxury yacht is a symbol of supreme power and enormous wealth. The most expensive yachts in the world are luxurious and made with advanced technologies. They offer many luxury features, such as glass-bottom swimming pools, missile defense systems, bomb-proof glass, sports courts, helicopter decks, spas, and much more. Let’s take a look at some of the costliest yachts in the world.
1. History Supreme – $4.8 billion
The History Supreme, the most expensive yacht in the world, is 100-foot long. The amazing thing about this vessel is that it is built from 10,000 kg of platinum and gold. The boat is designed by a UK designer Stuart Hughes and it is owned by a Malaysian businessman Robert Knok.
The master bedroom of this vessel includes a wall that is made of meteorite rocks and a statue that is built from Tyrannosaurus Rex bones. Additionally, the room has a liquor bottle containing an 18.5-carat diamond and a panoramic wall aquarium made with 24-carat gold.
2. Eclipse – $1.5 billion
The Eclipse is the second-most costliest yacht in the world. It is owned by a Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, who also happens to own a League football club, Chelsea. This beautiful vessel is 22.00 m wide and 162.5 m long. It has been designed by Terence Disdale and made by a German shipbuilder Blohm and Voss.
The luxury liner features hot tubs, two swimming pools, a disco hall, 24 guest cabins, and two helipads. In addition to this, it boasts a mini-submarine, two helicopter pads, and three launch boats. What’s more, the mini-submarine can descend to a depth of 50 meters. The yacht comes with advanced safety features, including a missile defense system, bulletproof glass, and motion sensors.
And each cabin in the boat features advanced security systems, a spa, and a home cinema screen. Furthermore, the Eclipse is equipped with an anti-paparazzi system that prevents intruders from clicking pictures.
3. Streets of Monaco – $1.1 billion
Derbyshire-based Yacht Island Design has designed this beauty. Filthy Rich Boaters has done the interiors of the boat, while Opulent Yacht has created the exteriors. What’s so interesting about the Streets of Monaco is that it features miniatures of well-known landmarks of the city of Monaco, such as Monte Carlo Casino, La Rascasse, Hotel de Paris, and Cafe de Paris. The expensive liner also has tennis courts and swimming pools.
And the most impressive feature of the vessel is the Atrium that links the lower and upper living areas and features seven guest suites. These guest suites come with their own reception rooms, balconies, dressing rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
There is also a luxury penthouse that is divided over three floors and boasts balconies, sundecks, a living room, an office, and a private elevator. Other features onboard the boat include submarines, helicopters, a mini waterfall, a cafe bar, and BBQ facilities.
4. AZZAM – $600 million
The Azzam, the fourth most expensive yacht in the world, is made by a German shipbuilding company, Lurssen Yachts. The UAE President Sheikh Khalifa owns this beautiful and luxury liner. According to its builders, the Azzam is the most challenging boat that has ever been made. The yacht has a speed of 35 km/h and is 590 feet in length. Christophe Leoni, a French interior designer, has designed the interiors of the yacht and Nauta Yacht has designed the exteriors of the yacht.
What’s so impressive about this beauty is that it can travel at high speed in shallow water and warm water as well. This luxurious pleasure vessel boasts two diesel engines and two gas turbines with a combined power of 35,048 kW.
5. Motor Yacht A – $440 million
The Motor Yacht A, which is owned by a Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, is made by Blohm and Voss shipyard and designed by a designer named Philippe Stark. The luxury yacht is 400 feet in length and can accommodate 42 crew members and 14 guests. As a matter of fact, the vessel is reminiscent of a submarine or stealth warship. The luxury yacht has six guest suites, a disco, and a master bedroom of 2,500 sqft. Besides, the boat features three swimming pools, a speedboat, and a helicopter hanger.
6. Dubai – $400 million
Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum, the Sheik of Dubai, owns this beautiful boat. The shipbuilding company Blohm and Voss has built this 531 feet long yacht. Platinum Yachts has designed the interior of this luxury yacht and Andrew Winch has designed the exterior of the vessel. The Dubai can carry up to 155 guests, including the members of the crew. Plus, the yacht features jacuzzis, sunbathing areas, a helipad, a mosaic swimming pool, and a circular staircase.
7. Radiant – $320 million
This luxury yacht was made by Lurssen back in 2009. And it is owned by the UAE car dealer Abdulla Al Futtaim. The Radiant can accommodate 44 crew members and 20 guests. It is 110 meters long and weighs 5027 gross tons. This luxury vessel comes equipped with a jacuzzi, a gym, swimming pools, a movie theater, and a helipad.
In addition to this, the boat is equipped with a military water cannon that can sink an approaching vessel at over 100 yards, and a set of sonic guns that can damage the eardrums of attackers with their low-frequency sound waves.
8. Serene – $300 million
Currently, the Serene is owned by Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. The outstanding and elegant exterior was designed and engineered by a renowned yacht designer Espen Oeino. And the interiors of the yacht were designed by Reymond Langton Design. The vessel features a submarine, two helipads, multiple swimming pools, jet stream pools, playing areas, and steam rooms.
Apart from this, the luxury yacht comes with an underwater viewing room to see the delightful marine life. This gorgeous boat boasts a dance floor, a beach club, Hammam beauty center, a sauna, a bar, a piano room, and a cinema hall. It is 439-foot long and can accommodate 52 crew members and 24 guests.
9. Dilbar – $256 million
This 360.89 feet long yacht was made by Lurssen Yachts back in 2008. It belongs to a Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov and is named after his mother. Thanks to a diesel-electric power plant and the latest technological innovations, the gorgeous vessel is able to cruise at a speed of 22.5 knots. The interior of the Dilbar is designed by Winch Design, while the exterior of the vessel is created by the designer Espen Oeino. The boat features a helipad and swimming pools and can sleep up to 48 crew members and 20 guests.
10. Al Mirqab – $250 million
The Al Mirqab is built by Peters Schiffban Wewelsfleth, and she is designed by Andrew Winch. What’s more, in 2009, this beauty won the Motor Yacht of the Year award. It is 436.35-foot long and is built of steel. This gorgeous vessel features 10 big suites that are equipped with a double bedroom, a living room, and a bathroom. In addition to this, the Al Mirqab has a helipad, jacuzzis, outdoor bars, a swimming pool, and a cinema. The luxury boat can host 55 crew members and 25 guests.
11. Octopus – $200 million
The Octopus was made in 2003 by Lurssen shipyard for Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen. Espen Oeino Naval Architects designed and engineered her exterior, while decorator Jonathan Quinn Barnett created her interior. The Octopus comes with a glass-bottom pool, a whirlpool, an outside bar, a recording studio, and a basketball court. The enchanting yacht can accommodate 56 crew members and 26 guests at any one time. Interestingly, it is a private boat leased for exploration projects, rescue missions, and scientific discoveries.
The boat runs on eight diesel engines. And each diesel engine produces a power of 2,400 horsepower. The vessel also features two helipads and two submarines (Pagoo and Octo ROV). The Pagoo can easily accommodate 10 individuals and can dive for 8 hours.
The Octo ROV, on the other hand, can dive up to a depth of 8,843 feet and can be remotely controlled. The ROV has been loaned out for a documentary on the Discovery Channel and Google Earth’s project.
12. Lady Moura – $210 million
Nasser Al-Rashid, a Saudi Arabian businessman, owns the Lady Moura. The boat was made by Blohm and Voss back in 1990. Onboard this luxury yacht is a dining table of 75 feet, a helicopter, and a swimming pool that has a retractable roof. The most impressive feature of this vessel is a hydraulic platform that is covered with sand and comes equipped with sand, chairs, and palm trees. Other than that, the beautiful yacht boasts an S76B helicopter, Sant Juan boat, and Mangusta 80 boat. It sleeps up to 60 crew members and 30 guests.