These aren’t your average yachts (obviously). These are the most expensive yachts in the world:
You may wonder, what’s the difference? And the answer is, these yachts have discos, swimming decks, helipads, submarines, and air defense systems… Yes, really.
With price tags from $323-million to $4.5-billion, it is time to sit back, mouth open in shock, at the toys billionaires treat themselves to.
7. Superyacht A, $323-Million
The 400 feet long Motor Yacht A, or as it is better known, Superyacht A, has a market value of $323 million:
The yacht is the epitome of luxury and features six guest suites, a disco, a 2,500 square feet master bedroom, a helicopter hangar, and a 30-foot speed boat…
However the biggest features are that is includes three swimming pools, one of which has a glass-bottom.
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6. Serene, $330-Million
Owned by billionaire Mohammed bin Salman, the Serene is one of the biggest yachts in the world, and is valued at $330 million:
The yacht was built in 2011 and was leased by Bill Gates for $5 million a week. The Serene measures 439.4 feet and has a tonnage of 8,321.
The yacht has twin-screw propulsion and hosts around 52 crew members and 24 guests. The yacht is also famous for its stylishly designed body and features like a seawater pool, two helipads that can convert into a pool or a dance pool, and wide in-built multiple pools.
It even comes with a submarine, spa, steam room, and an underwater viewing room to watch the marine life passing by.
5. Dubai, $350-Million
The Dubai was custom built under the orders of Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. It was then acquired for Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai:
Valued at $350 million, this yacht comprises an abundance of sunbathing areas, many Jacuzzis, and a swimming pool with elaborate handmade tiling.
The interior also features intricately designed handmade mosaics and a magnificent circular staircase with glass steps that change color with the light that comes in from the top deck.
It also has a split-level owner’s deck, numerous VIP and guest suites, and a helipad.
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4. Eclipse, $500-Million
Once known as the most expensive yacht in the world, the Eclipse is worth $500-million and is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich:
The yacht was built and designed by Blohm and Voss of Hamburg and measures 536 feet, making it the second biggest yacht in the world.
The Eclipse’s massive size helps accommodate the luxurious features like 24 guest cabins, several hot tubs, two swimming pools, and two helicopter pads:
There is also a mini-submarine onboard the yacht, which is capable of submerging nearly 50 meters underwater.
The Eclipse is also fitted with a missile defense system. The master bedroom and bridge are further equipped with bulletproof windows and armor plating.
5. Topaz, $527-Million
The Topaz comes with a mind-boggling price tag of $527 million. Built by Lurssen Yachts in 2012 in Germany, this superyacht is owned by Shaikh Mansour, the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates:
Designed by Tim Heywood, the yacht is a twin Pielstick diesel engineering marvel. It has a power-packed 7,990 horsepower engine that gives a speed of 22.96 knots and a maximum speed of over 25.5 knots.
This aluminum megastructure has eight stunning decks and a large Jacuzzi on the deck:
One of the decks is the swimming deck, and the yacht includes underwater lights, two helicopter pads, a cinema hall, and a large conference room.
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2. Azzam, $650-Million
The Azzam luxury yacht is another famous superluxury yacht owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, the President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi:
Bought for $650 million, the Azzam is a whopping 590 feet long, and it is today the biggest private yacht in the world.
This yacht is also believed to be one of the fastest, able to reach speeds of over 30 knots or 35 miles per hour.
1. History Supreme, $4.5-Billion
The most expensive yacht in the world, History Supreme was purchased by an anonymous Malaysian businessman for $4.5 billion:
It was designed by UK-based Stuart Hughes and took over three years to complete. Amazingly, it is only 100-foot long (short compared to the other yachts on this list).
The whopping price tag of the yacht is due to the solid platinum and gold used to assemble this luxury yacht. There are said to be no less than 100,000 kg of precious metals used in its construction.
The entirety of the boat, right from the yacht base, is coated in a thin layer of solid gold. Even the dining area, rails, deck, staircases, and the anchor are also covered in gold.
Perhaps the most outstanding feature of this superyacht is the master bedroom, which boasts of a wall made from meteorite rock and a statue made from the genuine bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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