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12 Most Expensive Yachts In The World




Owning a luxury yacht is a status symbol and akin to unparalleled wealth that only the world’s super-rich can afford.

The costliest yachts are customized to build as per the personal requirements of the owners like one might need a helipad facility on a yacht while the other would like to have a huge pool on the upper deck. At times the interior of the yacht is designed in an exclusive way so as to match the persona of the owner.

In our article today we will bring forward the most expensive yachts in the world. These yachts are floating extravagance which is built with the latest cutting-edge technology and astonishingly luxurious.

Most Expensive Yachts in the World with their Prices and Owners

The owners of these yachts are ultra super-rich people like Royal family members, American business tycoons, Russian billionaire businessmen, etc.

We have compiled a list of the 12 Most Expensive Yachts in the World along with their beautiful pictures to give you a glimpse of how they look.

Let us take a virtual tour of these amazing yachts right away!

1. History Supreme

Price – $4.8 Billion

History Supreme is the most expensive yacht in the world which is worth approximately $4.8 Billion. This yacht which was designed by Stuart Hughes, a world-famous UK-based luxury designer took almost 3 years to complete.

This pricey 100-foot vessel was bought by a Malaysian Businessman for a whopping 4.8 billion dollars. The extremely high price tag of this yacht is because of the usage of around 100,000 kg of precious metals like solid gold and platinum for assembling this luxury liner.

The precious metals are used to make almost the entire boat right from the base of the vessel to the dining area, staircases, etc. The Master bedroom of this yacht is the center of attraction which is made up of meteorite rock.

2. Eclipse

Price – $1.5 Billion

Eclipse yacht is the world’s second most expensive yacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The yacht which measures 536 feet long comes with extraordinary security features like intruder detection systems, bulletproof windows as well a missile defense system.

The huge size of his boat is bundled with many lavish facilities like 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, two helicopter pads, three launch boats among others which require a 70 member crew for maintenance.

One interesting fact about this Yacht is that if it detects some hidden photographer trying to click pictures as light is emitted on the camera that will prevent him from taking a photograph.

3. Azzam

Price – $650 Billion

Azzam is made by German Shipyard company Lürssen Yachts and delivered to the president of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan. Azzam is the third expensive yacht in the world costing $650 million.

Azzam was in the limelight not for its price but instead for its huge size measuring 590 feet long. Azzam is also one of the fastest yachts with a speed of more than 30 knots or 35mph.

The super luxury interiors of this yacht are designed by French interior decorator Christophe Leoni.

4. Topaz

Price – $527 Million

Another expensive yacht from the house of Lürssen Yachts is Topaz which was built in the year 2012 costing $527 million. This superyacht is 482 feet long with a gross tonnage of 11,589.

Topaz is powered by a 7990 HP engine which can accelerate to a maximum speed of over 25.5 knots. There are two diesel generators to ensure an uninterrupted power supply to all the equipment that is onboard along with the navigation systems.

Topaz has a built-in swimming pool and is fully air-conditioned with fancy underwater lights. There are other luxury features like helicopter landing pads, a gymnasium, and a cinema hall. Topaz is owned by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Shaikh Mansour.

5. Dubai

Price – $350 Million

Dubai is the world’s fifth most expensive yacht owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai costing $350 million. Prior to its launch, it was commissioned 10 years early by the Prince of Brunei, Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei.

The most prominent features of this floating extravagance yacht are the helipad, sunbathing areas, Jacuzzis, and the swimming pool which can accommodate up to 115 people.

This Yacht has a mega dining room that can accommodate 90 guests and is maintained by 88 crew members. Dubai is powered by four MTU-20V diesel engines which deliver 6,301 kW each helping the yacht to accelerate up to 26 knots.

6. Serene

Price – $330 Million

The Serene yacht is owned by the Crown prince of Saudi Arabia, billionaire Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Serene is among the world’s largest superyachts.

The construction of this luxurious Italian superyacht was started in August 2011. It was earlier owned by Russian Vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler. Mohammed bin Salman saw this luxury yacht when he was vacationing in France and later decided to purchase it.

The Serene is 439.4 feet long with a facility to accommodate 24 guests and 52 crew members. The design of exquisite interiors was done by Reymond Langton. Serene comes loaded with luxurious facilities like a seawater pool, 2 helipads, spa pools, steam room alongside play areas for billionaire tots.

An underwater viewing room is built in Serene yacht where one can watch the marine life. There is an outdoor cinema hall, piano room, dance floor, conference room, and many other facilities which give an unmatched viewing experience. No wonder if one can call this ‘Floating Palace’ of the Royal prince of Saudi.

7. SuperYacht A

Price – $323 Million

SuperYacht A ranks seventh in our list of the world’s expensive yachts which is 400 feet long costing $323 million.

This yacht refreshes the memory of a stealth warship or submarine. Superyacht A has the capacity to accommodate up to 14 guests and needs 42 crew members for its maintenance.

8. Radiant

Price – $320 Million

The Radiant yacht is owned by Abdulla Al Futtaim, United Arba Emirates billionaire, the owner of Al-Futtaim Group costing $320 million. This is another yacht on our list built by Shipyard company Lürssen Yachts in 2009.

The radiant engine is powered by 8715 horsepower MTU which can accelerate up to a speed of max 21 knots. The Radiant has the capacity to accommodate 20 guests as well as 44 crew members.

The Radiant yacht has luxury facilities like swimming pools, helicopter landing pad, movie theatre, air conditioning, gym, and jacuzzi. There is a water cannon facility to tackle possible pirate attacks.

9. Al Said

Price – $300 Million

The name of this luxury yacht which costs a whopping $300 million is inspired by Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Orman.

There is very little information available about Al Said in the public domain except that there is a concert hall that can accommodate a 50-piece orchestra. This super luxury yacht can accommodate up to 70 guests and 154 crew members.

10. Pelorus

Price – $300 Million

Pelorus is the tenth most expensive yacht in the world owned by Hongkong-based real estate billionaire, Samuel Tak Lee for a whopping 300 million dollars. The Greek meaning of the word ‘Pelorus’ means vast and indeed it is. This yacht is 115 meters long and bears a gross tonnage of 5517.

Pelorus was owned by a Saudi businessman, Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh for a brief period who sold it after some time to Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire.

Pelorus boasts of having two helipads, landing boats as well as jet skis. World-renowned yacht designer Tim Heywood has designed the Pelorus yacht.

11. Dilbar

Price – $256 Million

The Dilbar Superyacht is another yacht from the house of Lürssen Yachts which was built in the year 2008 and delivered in 2016. Dilbar ranks eleventh in our list of the world’s most expensive yachts costing $256 million which is owned by Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov.

Dilbar is the sixth-longest yacht in the world with a gross tonnage of 15,917. The yacht was named after Alisher Usmanov’s mother and it is among the world’s largest boats. It is 360.89 feet long. Alisher Usmanov uses this yacht very frequently to visit his private islands.

The Dilbar has the capacity to host 20 guests as well as a cabin crew of 48 members which are required for its maintenance. Dilbar has super luxury features like swimming pools, helipad, among others.

12. Al Mirqab

Price – $250 Million

This expensive yacht has been exclusively built for Qatar’s former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani by Germany’s Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth. One can watch this yacht floating around the Faliro coastal area of Athens, Greece.

Al Mirqab was delivered in 2008 which came to be known as the second most beautiful yacht in the world. The yacht has a length of 133 meters with the capacity to accommodate 24 guests in ten suites with an exclusive bathroom, living room, and double bedroom facility.

There are two VIP rooms dedicated to the owners of this yacht and 55 rooms for crew members. The amenities on board of Al Mirqab superyacht include an onboard cinema, outside bars, swimming pool, sun deck, helipad, and a different range of watersports equipment.

Hope you enjoyed reading our article – 12 Most Expensive Yachts in the World!

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Technology and Entertainment. She is also an ardent music lover.
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