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