Nothing compares to the dream of owning a private yacht. Originally, people constructed yachts to embrace the life in the ocean. The rich people buy it to experience the priceless joy of sailing and spending several days in the ocean with the comfort of their own home. A yacht, like one of these, is symbolic because it represents power and wealth.
Every yacht is designed in a unique way. The most expensive yachts are constructed for the extremely rich and famous. The price of the yacht owned by a person defines how wealthy they are. Billionaires have their own uniquely designed vessels; some of them don’t even wantto be named. Here is a list of the 10 most expensive yachts that will surely amaze you.
10. The Rising Sun – $200 Million
This yacht was once owned by Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle. Its currently owned by American business magnate, David Geffen, who is one three founders of DreamWorks SKG. This yacht is often referred to as the floating mansion. It is, of course, fully furnished with more amenities than you and I can ever dream of. It has a basketball court that doubles as a helicopter pad for those middle of the ocean peanut M&M runs. It also has five floors, 82 rooms, ad four propellers that allow it to cruise the seven seas at the speed of 33 MPH.
It is equipped with:
•A basketball court on the main deck (can be used as a helicopter pad if necessary)
•A master bath/bedroom
•A private cinema with a giant plasma screen
•An extensive wine cellar
•3,300 square metres (36,000 sq ft) of teak-layered deck space
•82 rooms on five levels with a total living area said to be[by whom?] in excess of 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft)
•A gymnasium/spa and sauna
9. Seven Seas – $200 Million
Steven Spielberg’s luxury yacht was built by the Dutch shipyard company Oceano. It was specially built to the famous Hollywood director’s specifications and tastes. It boasts an infinity pool with a 15-ft. glass wall that could also be used as a movie screen, so that Spielberg and his guests can enjoy a movie while taking a dip. Offering luxurious accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of 26, the Seven Seas yacht has a private owner’s deck on a large master stateroom with a study and private deck area with a Jacuzzi.
Spielberg is a world famous director, screenwriter and producer whose net worth totals $3.1 billion and annual salary is $150 million. His name is synonymous with academy award winning films and a career that spans over 4 decades. He had humble beginnings, being a boy with a huge imagination and a dream. As a teenager, a young Spielberg would create 8mm short films. Even back then, he had the gall to charge 25 cents for the local kids to come and watch his many epic films.
8. Lady Moura – $210 Million
Nasser Al-Rashid, a Saudi multi-billionaire, is the lucky owner of this luxury yacht. The name of the yacht is applied to the ship in 24-karat gold. Very few know about this yacht and its details; however, it was the eighth largest private yacht upon launch in 1990.
If your wondering who Al-Rashid is – he is an influential advisor to the Saudi royal family. However, he is not on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people. Like many other Saudi insiders, his personal wealth cannot be assessed with much accuracy from publicly available information.
7. Al Mirqab – $250 Million
The Prime Minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani is the lucky owner of this luxury yacht. It was built by Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth and designed by Tim Heywood. The yacht sports 10 suites, which can hold a maximum of 24 guests. There are two VIP rooms that are mostly used by the PM himself. Al Mirqab also has its own movie theatre, sun deck, pool, and helipad.
Qatar happens to be the most improving and most resourceful country in the world. They are looking to build more beautiful and huge buildings and hotels to compete with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Maybe the next 2018 Fifa World Cup will be hosted by Qatar . Mostly people are employed at the Qatar and they have a good per capita income gross rate . The PM has done well for himself and his people.
6. Dilbar – $263 million
Alisher Usmanov, a wealthy and well-known Russian entrepreneur is the lucky owner of this luxury yacht, built in 2008 and designed by Tim Heywood. Usmanov named it after his mother. The Dilbar can host 20 guests and a crew of 47.
Usmanov is a Russian oligarch with a fortune estimated at USD 18 billion, making him one of Russia’s richest men and the world’s 34th richest person. Usmanov is married and is a graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations. His wealth comes from mining and investments. He is the majority shareholder of Metalloinvest, a leading global iron ore and HBI producer and supplier. He is also a co-owner of UTH Russia, one of the Russia’s fastest growing commercial television broadcasters. His channels include the Disney Channel, U channel and MUZ-TV channel.
5. Al Said – $300 million
This yacht has an aluminum superstructure and was named after its owner, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman. While it was being constructed in 2007 and 2008, it was regarded as the world’s second largest yacht. The luxury yacht can accommodate up to 70 guests. She is also capable of carrying up to 154 crew on board to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
4. Superyacht A – $323 million
Andrei Melnichenko, is a Russian billionaire who happens to be the owner of this stunning, luxury yacht. This yacht was built by Philppe Starck and garnered quite a bit of discussion while it was being constructed. It is relatively small by the standards of this list with a 14 guest, 43 crew/staff limit. A lot of flooring in the master suite and the bathrooms are known to be done up in marble, apart from featuring designer fittings all over the living space, which includes the private staircase and lift. The unique shape of the boat is also known to cut through ice bergs if the need arises but is perfectly well suited for cruises in the Mediterranean waters.
3. Dubai – $350 million
This yacht has quite a story attached to it. Originally commissioned by the Prince of Brunei, Jefri Bolkiah in 1996, its construction was stopped due to the Prince’s lack of funds. Five years later in 2001, Shiek Mohammd bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE, took over. The 525 yacht has the mega yacht prerequisites of a helipad, swimming pool, and spa. It has been called a floating city because it contains nearly anything a person could want or need.
2. Eclipse – $800 million
It is quite a jump from the 3rd most expensive yacht to the 2nd – money wise. Originally named Platinum 525, while under construction for a Brunei Prince, the boat was changed to Golden Star after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE, bought the luxury yacht. It was eventually named after the Emirate he rules. At 525 feet, the yacht used to be the largest in the world before Eclipse took home the bacon. Currently, ‘Dubai’ can be seen floating just offshore from the emirate.
1. History Supreme – $4.8 billion
The value of this yacht is $4.8 billion. Just let this value sink in for a second. A Malaysian businessman, who wishes to stay anonymous owns this luxuriously designed yacht. History Supreme, also known as Baia 100 SUPREME, is uniquely decorated with bones of dinosaurs and tiny meteorites. The person who owns this has so much money to spend that he even decided to include almost 100,000 kg of gold and platinum to make it more elegant. The designer of this yacht has worked with such passion that he never settled for anything cheap. Indeed, it deserves to be in the no. 1 post for the most expensive yacht in the world.