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...

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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.

 

Top 10 World’s Largest Yachts

Luxury motor yacht ‘Reverie’ is one of the lar...

Luxury motor yacht ‘Reverie’ is one of the largest yachts built in Italy. Built by Benetti, she is 70m long with a 12,5m beam, has main seven decks and offers almost every conceivable luxury. Reverie is a very impressive, exclusive and unique charter yacht which cruises both the Mediterranean and Caribbean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luxury motor yacht ‘Reverie’ is one of the lar...

Luxury motor yacht ‘Reverie’ is one of the largest yachts built in Italy. Built by Benetti, she is 70m long with a 12,5m beam, has main seven decks and offers almost every conceivable luxury. Reverie is a very impressive, exclusive and unique charter yacht which cruises both the Mediterranean and Caribbean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Sunseeker boatyard on Poole Quay,...

English: The Sunseeker boatyard on Poole Quay, England. Sunseeker are a luxury motor yacht manufacturer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Painting of HMY Victoria and Albert II

Painting of HMY Victoria and Albert II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mega yacht Lady Moura in Monaco harbor

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

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.Eclipse (538 feet or 164 meters)

Eclipse (538 feet or 164 meters)

With a reported price tag of nearly $1.2 billion, the Eclipse is not only the largest yacht, but also the most expensive. Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich’s yacht Eclipse has received a huge amount of industry attetion, not just for its size but for the celebrity of its owner. Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior are designed by Terence Disdale Design and its naval architect is Francis design. The vessel is also equipped with intruder detection systems and a German-built missile defense system, while bullet-proof glass and armor plating in the master suite and bridge. Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs and a disco hall, according to the Sunday Times. It also comes equipped with three launch boats, and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 metres. About 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht.

2.Dubai (531 feet or 162 meters)

Dubai (531 feet or 162 meters)

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. Although currently owned by the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, the yacht was originally commissioned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. This vessel is 531 feet, 10 inches (162 meters) 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. The vessel includes luxurious interior designs, including fine fabrics and handmade mosaics, a dramatic spiral staircase with color-changing glass steps, numerous VIP and guest suites and 7 decks. She also has a mosaic swimming pool, several Jacuzzis and the helicopter pad can service a helicopter in excess of 10 tons. The Dubai has room for 115 people including crew and guest staff and boasts a range of 8,500 miles. Sheik Mohammed has also been reportedly considering an extension to the Dubai yacht, adding up to 8 feet in order to reclaim the title of world’s largest. For now, however, it remains at the number 2 spot.

3.Al Said (508 feet or 155 meters)

Al Said (508 feet or 155 meters)

It is a luxury yacht owned by the Sultan Qaboos of Oman. The yacht was ordered to be made in 2006, by Lürssen. The ship was code named Project Sunflower during its construction. It is currently the world’s third largest super-yacht. Al Said was launched by the Lürssen shipyard in September 2007 and at the time of her launch she was the world’s second largest yacht. The yacht was completed in the following months and delivered to her owners in 2008. The vessel features 6 decks and a concert room capable of accommodating a 50 piece orchestra. At its widest point, the ship measures nearly 79 feet across. The yacht can accommodate as many as 70 guests and up to 154 professional crew members.

4.Prince Abdulaziz (482 feet or 147 meters)

Prince Abdulaziz (482 feet or 147 meters)

It is one of the Royal Yachts of the Saudi Royal family and is one of the largest motor yachts in the world. The yacht was built in the 20th century, first setting sail in 1984. At its widest point, the Prince Abdulaziz measures 60 feet and has a superstructure and hull composed of steel. She can accommodate up to 64 guests and 65 crew members, carrying a gross tonnage of 5092 tons.

5.El Horriya (478 feet or 145.72 meters)

El Horriya (478 feet or 145.72 meters)

It was a a Royal Yacht built for Isma’il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt in 1865. It was built by the Samuda Brothers on the River Thames and designed along the same lines as HMY Victoria and Albert II, and remained in service with the Egyptian royal family until 1951. Presently, the ship is cared for by the Egyptian Navy, and is occasionally used as a Presidential Yacht. The ship goes to sea about three times a year, usually for just a day. The yacht is berthed out of Alexandria and is listed as a training ship by the Egyptian Navy, but it still has the capacity for carrying up to 160 crewmembers.

6.Al Salamah (456 feet or 139 meters)

Al Salamah (456 feet or 139 meters)

The motor yacht is the property of the Saudi Arabian defense minister, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. At the time of its construction, it was the second largest motor yacht in the world, according to CNN. In 2009 it was 5th largest in the world but has moved to number 7 in 2011. Al Salamah is a private vessel, and is not available for public hire. It is estimated to be worth upwards of $200 million. Among the ship’s amenities are a cinema, a library, a business center, a fully-equipped on-board hospital, two full-time beauticians, a gymnasium, and a spa, according to CNN. During its construction it was code named “Mipos,” standing for “Mission Impossible” because it was built after only 2 years and cost in excess of $200 million. She can accommodate up to 40 guests and 96 crewmembers and was last refitted in 2009, a decade after her first launch.

7.Rising Sun (453 Feet or 138 meters)

Rising Sun (453 Feet or 138 meters)

A motor yacht designed by the late Jon Bannenberg, and built by Germany’s Lürssen. It was originally purchased by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, and is currently co-owned by Ellison and David Geffen. It reportedly cost over $200 million to build. It is equipped with 82 rooms on five stories with a total living area said to be in excess of 8,000 square meters, Jacuzzi bathrooms, a gymnasium/spa and sauna, an extensive wine cellar, a private cinema with a giant plasma screen and a basketball court on the main deck (can be used as a helicopter pad if necessary).

8.Savarona (446 Feet or 135.95 meters)

Savarona (446 Feet or 135.95 meters)

Savarona is a luxury motor yacht, which is available for charter. It is owned by the Republic of Turkey and is currently leased by Turkish businessman Kahraman Sadikoglu from the Turkish State. The ship was built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, Germany. In 1938, the Turkish government bought the yacht for ailing leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who spent only six weeks aboard before dying a few months later. Savarona features a swimming pool, a turkish bath, a 282-foot (86 meters) gold-trimmed grand staircase that survived from her original construction, a movie theater, and a library suite dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, which is furnished with many of his personal artifacts. Under its charter operator the yacht was available for charter for $200,000 to $400,000 per week, which included the crew but not provisions.

9.Serene (440 Feet or 134 meters)

Serene (440 Feet or 134 meters)

Built by Fincantieri Yachts and designed by Monaco’s Espen Oeino designers, the Serene is the largest yacht ever to be built in Italy. The yacht began construction in 2007 and is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced super yachts currently being built. It features seven decks, two helicopter landing platforms, storage for a large submarine and a large internal seawater pool.

10.Al Mirqab (437 Feet or 133 meters)

Al Mirqab (437 Feet or 133 meters)

At approximately 437 feet in length, the Al Miqab, is the 10th largest yacht in the world. This diesel-electric powered yacht was constructed as a successor to the owner’s 95 metre Oceanco yacht. The yacht belongs to Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister — Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The yacht was built at Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth yard in Germany. The yacht was launched in 2008 and is estimated to value between $250 and $300 million. Launched in 2008, Al Mirqab was once known as Project May, and while little technical information is known, the yacht has the incredible combined power output of 140,000kw. The yacht offers great comfort for all guests, which can accommodate 10 guests in 5 guest apartments with one VIP suite for the yacht owner. The apartments are large; each with their own bathroom, living room and double bedroom. The yacht has a crew of 60, who have their own small rooms. Some of the amenities on board include: a cinema, outside bars, inside and outside jacuzzi, sunbathing places and a helicopter pad. The yacht also has all the usual equipment for watersport entertainment.