Owning a yacht is synonymous with luxury. However, some of these boats are true floating palaces that only the world’s most wealthy can afford. Why do they cost so much? Who can afford them? Here are the most expensive yachts in the world.
The cheapest among the most expensive – the list of the 10 most luxurious private yachts in the world is open to vessels that are worth at least $200 million. The differences between the top seven or even eight luxury boats are smaller than the huge price difference between the third and second units. Here are the most luxurious yachts:
The vessel is owned by David Geffen, well-known in the American film market. The name is inspired by Japan, of which the first owner, Larry Ellison of Oracle, was a fan. Built in a German shipyard, the vessel is 138m long, 19m wide and has a draft of 4.9m. Four diesel engines allow it to develop a speed of 29 knots. The vessel was launched in 2004. On board there is 8 thousand m2 of usable space. This is enough to accommodate a helipad, 82 cabins, an owner’s suite, gym, cinema, wine cellar and basketball court
The yacht is owned by the famous director Steven Spielberg. It was built thanks to the Dutch company Oceano. Inside there is, of course, a place for a cinema room. Apart from it, there is also a swimming pool and a gym on the yacht
She belongs to the Saudi millionaire Nasser Al-Rashid. She is one of the oldest ships in the fleet, having been launched in 1990. Among other things, there is a sandy beach with a floating roof. Even the name of the yacht on the side is made of 24-carat gold.
Launched in 2008, this hybrid-powered yacht is powered by five generators in addition to a diesel engine. Built in a German shipyard, the vessel is 133 meters long, 20 meters wide and has a deadweight of 1,400 tons. The yacht belongs to Hamad Al-Thani, a politician from Qatar. It accommodates 36 guests and 45 staff. In addition to cabins with bathrooms there is a helipad, cinema, swimming pool, bars, Jacuzzi and artificial beaches.
Owned by Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov. She was launched in 2008. With a length of 110 meters she is able to develop a speed of 21 knots. The yacht’s interior was designed by Alberto Pinto
The yacht, built especially for the Sultan of Oman, is one of the most powerful – 16,500 kW of power. Built in 2008 in Germany, it is 155 m long and 24 m wide. It will accommodate 145 crew members and 65 guests served in a luxurious manner. In addition to cabins and VIP suites, there is a cinema and concert hall, which can accommodate an orchestra of 50 people. Besides, there is also a playground and a helipad.
A small but futuristic looking and very modern yacht owned by Russian industrial tycoon Andrey Melnichenko. The boat was designed by Philippe Starck
The discrepancy in value between Melnichenko’s boat and the third in the ranking ‘Dubai’ is relatively small. The second yacht in the list, Eclipse, is in a completely different price class.
The $350 million Dubai is an example of how even the most wealthy can run out of money to finish a luxury yacht. This was experienced by the prince of Brunei, who started the construction in 1966. Fortunately, it was taken over by the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates in 2001
The visually impressive yacht “Eclipse” is owned by the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who also owns Chelsea London. It is speculated to be worth between 800,000 and 1 billion USD. The boat was launched in Hamburg.
The estimated value of the most expensive motor yacht in the world is shocking. The price is shaped not only by the vessel itself, but also by its extravagant equipment.
It is owned by a Malaysian rich man who could afford to spend an astronomical amount on a yacht. It is designed in a modern way and equipped in the same way. The extravagant furnishings attract attention. Among them is reportedly a sculpture made of Tyrannosaurus bones and a wall made of real meteorites. Even a ton of precious metals were used to build the vessel, with gold and platinum leading the way.