Yachts have been a symbol of luxury, wealth and pleasure for sea travelers and water adventurers. The crazy rich people not only like to spend their vacations on yachts but some also have the affordability to own one with all that you can barely imagine. Let’s take a look at some of the most expensive yachts ever built that only filthy rich people can afford!
Price: $650 million
The owner of this luxury yacht is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi. This is the fourth most expensive yacht and one of the fastest yachts in the world with a speed of more than 35mph. Azzam is measured 590 feet long and is designed by French interior decorator Christophe Leoni.
Price: estimated cost – $450million to $1.2billion
Eclipse is owned by Roman Abramovich of Chelsea. The yacht being so expensive has its own private defence system, intruder detection systems, two helipads and a private submarine. The yacht is made up of armour plating and bulletproof windows. It measures 536 feet long, titling as the second largest yacht in the world. What makes this yacht more interesting is the anti-paparazzi shield with laser sweeping that can detect the light of the camera, keeping photographers away from this luxury while guests enjoy their time.
Price: $527 Million
Topaz, built by Lurssen Yachts, Germany is 482 feet long and features a distinct and vibrant interior. Topaz is owned by Shaikh Mansour, the Deputy Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates and includes 8 decks, a large jacuzzi and a swimming deck with a built-in swimming pool.
Price: $350 Million
Dubai was a joint project of Blohm + Voss and Lürssen shipyards but its interior was designed by Platinum Yachts for His Highness Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum. Apart from the swimming pool and many Jacuzzis, it also has a sunbathing area for its guests. The mesmerizing feature of the yacht is the staircase with color changing glass steps.
Price: $256 Million
Dilbar was built in 2008 by lürssen yachts for Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The yacht is named after his mother and is one of the largest boats of the world measuring 360.89 feet long in total. It can lavishly welcome 20 guests and 48 crew members, giving them a whole world of luxury features and space.
Price: $250 million
Al Mirqab was constructed for Qatar’s prime minister and foreign minister Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani by peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth who is a German. It holds the title of being not only one of the largest but also one of the most beautiful yachts in the world. Inside Al Mirqab, you will find ten suites, two VIP rooms for the owner, 55 rooms for the crew and of course an onboard cinema, sun deck, bars, jacuzzi, pool and helipad.
Price: $210 Million
Lady Moura is the 10th most expensive yacht in the world and perhaps a gold mine in itself with 25 karat gold lettering and embellishments. The yacht is owned by Nassar Al-Rashid who is a billionaire. Although the yacht accommodates only 30 guests and 60 crew members, the luxury they are offered is beyond imagination.
Price: $200 Million
The Ecstasea was built in 2004. It has amenities like a disco, a Turkish bath and a sauna. It even has a retractable helipad. The yacht was once belonged to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich before selling it to an unknown owner (probably an American).
Price: $ 200 million
Obviously, you need more than just a mediocre yacht when you’re running a global software company. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen owns this 414-foot megayacht which is regularly loaned for a number of reasons from scientific explorations to rescue missions. It even owns two submarines!
Price: $200 million
The seven seas is apparently owned by Steven Spielberg. So this won’t be surprising if this yacht is furnished with a movie theater, gymnasium, a helipad and an infinity pool, as well as a private owner’s deck for a much-needed moment of solitude. As the name indicates, it also has seven suites which can be doubled and used as cabins to accommodate 12 people for a lifetime on the cruise.
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The rising sun is owned by David Geffen and his yacht consists of 82 rooms, 5 floors, a wine cellar, a private movie theatre and a basketball court.
Price: $200 million
Once belonged to the late Saudi Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, this behemoth is equipped with a glass-roofed indoor pool, among all other luxury comforts. It even has a couple of full-time beauticians!
Price: $150 million
This three-masted schooner is one of the biggest yachts in the world. It was once owned by the renowned fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, although other sources say that it was her media mogul husband Barry Diller who owned it.
This yacht once belonged to Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov. Ice is run by eight generators and even has its own waste management system, making it one of the most efficient and greenest yachts around. It has a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi and also has its own helipad.
Price: $120 million
This 289-foot (88 meters) sailing luxury yacht is also one of the world’s biggest. It was once owned by American businessman Tom Perkins, who later sold it to Ikos ltd founder Elena Ambrosiadou. This smooth-sailing yachts feature five staterooms and even a submarine.
Price: $100 million
It was once owned by Paul Allen, and then was rented by the son of an equatorial Guinean president for a holiday cruise. Now it’s currently on sale, so good news if you have a couple of million dollars to spare.
Price: $116 million
Greek tycoon Andreas Liveras owns this luxury charter, which was once one of the most expensive yachts ever built. It has an expansive Jacuzzi, two outdoor bars, a restaurant and a conference room.
Price: $103 million
Built in 2004, this luxury mega yacht has 18 cabins and can accommodate 50 persons, and that number does not include the crew.
Price: $90 million
Also one of the world’s biggest private yachts, it was also owned by Roman Abramovich. In 2006 he sold it to Eugene Shvidler, a Russian-American entrepreneur and Abramovich’s business partner and friend.
We know you are totally awed by these luxurious yachts and must have a desire to know more about their interior, construction and design. If we have guessed it right, here we are with a very interesting read:
This book will give you view to some of the most magnificent yachts in the world from those that are fast, to those that are resort-like owned by billionaires for private tours and parties. Written by Vripack who is the winner of the 46th international design and innovation awards, this book very informatively discusses the spacing, creativity, comfort, efficiency and safety of yachts.
For the crazy, rich billionaires, there is no end to spending money and these yachts are evidence to their wealth. For sea lovers, the knowledge and thirst for sea is what matters and we hope you found all the information that we have provided interesting and valuable.