The 10 Most Expensive Yachts In The World

YACHT

YACHT (Photo credit: Guus Krol)

English: Christina O Lounge

English: Christina O Lounge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luxury yacht in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, 2006

Luxury yacht in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Luxury yacht in Herzliya Marina עברית...

English: Luxury yacht in Herzliya Marina עברית: יאכטה מפוארת במעגן המרינה בהרצליה, Original Image Name:חורף ישראלי על הים, Location:מרינה, הרצליה (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The luxury yacht Rena is pictured her...

English: The luxury yacht Rena is pictured here moored at the West Dover Government Wharf on July 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

YACHT

YACHT (Photo credit: Guus Krol)

The "A" and the Le Grand Bleu yacht

The “A” and the Le Grand Bleu yacht (Photo credit: Thomas.B.P.)

English: Luxury yacht Northern Light in Helsin...

English: Luxury yacht Northern Light in Helsinki South Harbour. Suomi: Luksusjahti Northern Light Helsingin Eteläsatamassa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roman Abramovich's yacht Pelorus at the quaysi...

Roman Abramovich’s yacht Pelorus at the quayside in Copenhagen harbour on May 20, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luxury yacht Alfa Nero in Pula port

Luxury yacht Alfa Nero in Pula port (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: luxury yacht Christina O

English: luxury yacht Christina O (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Yacht docked in the Dubai Creek withi...

English: Yacht docked in the Dubai Creek within Dubai, United Arab Emirates. {| cellspacing=”0″ style=”min-width:40em; color:#000; background:#ddd; border:1px solid #bbb; margin:.1em;” class=”layouttemplate” | style=”width:1.2em;height:1.2em;padding:.2em” | 20px |link=|center | style=”font-size:.85em; padding:.2em; vertical-align:middle” |This file was uploaded with Commonist. |} Category:Uploaded with Commonist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UAE - Dubai Marina #2

UAE – Dubai Marina #2 (Photo credit: Beauty Eye)

City of Life .... Dubai

City of Life …. Dubai (Photo credit: :: Suwaif ::)

English: 18th cent watch-tower, Hatta, UAE

English: 18th cent watch-tower, Hatta, UAE (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mega yacht Lady Moura in Monaco harbor

Mega yacht Lady Moura in Monaco harbor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Français : Le Dilbar mesure 110 mètres de long...

Français : Le Dilbar mesure 110 mètres de long et a été construit en 2008. Il appartient au millionnaire russe Alisher Usmanov. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lenora Luxury Yacht

Lenora Luxury Yacht (Photo credit: yachtfan)

Luxury yacht Octopus

Luxury yacht Octopus (Photo credit: Helgi Halldórsson/Freddi)

This is a photo of Dubai, a yacht owned by She...

This is a photo of Dubai, a yacht owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, moored in Port Rashid in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 8 May 2008. It is the world’s second longest yacht. This photo was taken from a helicopter ride courtesy of Nakheel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

1. History Supreme

The identity of the owner of History Supreme isn’t exactly clear.

The word is out, however, that a Malaysian businessman owns it.

Some

say that it might be Robert Kuok, while others aren’t certain. One

thing’s for sure, though. This $4.8 billion-yacht is the world’s most

expensive yacht.

Also called the Baia 100 Supreme, this lavishly

designed vessel makes use of just under 100,000 kilograms of platinum

and gold as well as tiny meteorites and dinosaur bones as

embellishments.

Clearly, no expense has been spared to ensure

that the History Supreme surpasses all other yachts, not only in

function, but also in form. What an experience it must be to be aboard

this magnificent craft.

2. Eclipse

Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse, costing approximately $1.2 billion, is the second most expensive boat in the world.

Apart

from its sleek 560-foot body, this luxury yacht also features a defense

technology that would make any other vessel’s system blush in shame.

There’s

a missile detection device, an anti-intruder alert, an anti-bugging

system, and on top of it all, an anti-paparazzi system that thwarts any

stranger’s effort to take pictures.

Of course, this last one is understandably a necessity for the famous Chelsea football club owner and Russian billionaire.

3. Dubai

Dubai is the current name of a yacht currently owned by Sheikh

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and

the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

This

vessel is 524 feet, 10 inches (162 m) long, is the second largest yacht

in the world after Eclipse. Formerly known under the project names

“Panhandle” and “Platinum”, the yacht was built by Blohm + Voss and

Lürssen. It was bought by Platinum Yachts FZCO of Dubai, UAE, and

shipped to Dubai in a floating dock.

The partly finished steel

hull and superstructure were completed by Platinum Yachts, who also

managed the interior design to match the requirements of the new owner,

completed the interior and exterior outfitting of the yacht and

delivered the vessel in 2006 complete with full Lloyds Register

certification.

4. Streets of Monaco

Designed by England’s Yacht Island Design, the Streets of Monaco

super-yacht is expected to give all the other vessels on this list a run

for their money when it comes to sheer audacity.

This

ship features scaled-down reproductions of all the things you’ll enjoy

about the city. There’s a go-kart track on the ship’s deck that looks

and feels almost exactly like the Monaco Grand Prix.

5. Superyacht A

Built by Philippe Starck, the Superyacht A has a jaw-dropping

price tag of $323 million. It is capable of housing 14 guests and is

manned and maintained by a crew of 42 people.

It made its maiden voyage in the year 2008 and underwent repairs and further work thereafter.

It

was finally completed to satisfaction in the year 2009 and was

delivered to its owner – Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko.

6. Al Said

At the time of its construction, Al Said was called project

Sunflower. With an eye-popping value of $300 million, this vessel truly

belongs in this list of the most expensive boats in the world. It has an

aluminum superstructure, can welcome and comfortably house 70 guests,

and is run by a crew of 154 people.

7. Dilbar

Russian businessmen seem to have a penchant (and the wealth) for luxury yachts, and Alisher Usmanov is definitely one of them.

Owned by Usmanov and named after his mom, Dilbar has all the trappings expected of a vessel that costs $263 million.

There’s a crew of 47, a helipad, lavish accommodations for 20 guests, and more.

8. Al Mirqab

Owned by Qatar Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the Al Mirqab is valued at $250 million.

Apart

from the 10 suites ready to welcome 24 guests, there are also lots of

other amenities that make this yacht the vessel of your dreams.

For

starters, there is a cinema on board, a sunbathing space, swimming

pool, helipad, two VIP rooms, and loads of other amazing features.

9. Lady Moura

Lady Moura is a private superyacht. It was pronounced the 11th

largest private yacht in the year 2006 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It is

owned by Nasser Al-Rashid, a Saudi Arabian businessman.

Both

the hull and the superstructure are made of steel. The propulsion plant

consists of two KHD-MWM diesel engines, each with a power of 5050 kW

(over 6700 bhp), and controllable pitch propellers producing a speed of

over 20 knots.

A crafty hydraulically-operated system of shell

ports, doors, flaps, roofs, bath platforms, gangways and cranes provide

the most possible ease of operation and comfort.

0. Rising Sun

Rising Sun is a motor yacht designed by the late Jon Bannenberg,

and built by Germany’s Lürssen, is currently co-owned by Larry Ellison,

CEO of Oracle Corporation, and David Geffen. The yacht is the 6th

largest in the world with a length of almost 138 meters (453 ft). It

reportedly cost over US$290 million to build.

 

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