Yachts are something that has never failed to impress anyone. While the initial phase of yachts saw them being a fairly simple vessel with basic accommodation, the yachts have changed a lot over the changing times. It surely won’t be wrong to say that yachts are now regarded as a symbol of luxury too. The reasons for this fact can be anything from the yachts in movies to the increasing interest of people in yachts.
As the ownership of yachts started becoming more of a style statement, the world saw a more luxurious touch coming in. It all started at the beginning of the 20th century when wealthy individuals started commissioning the construction of large private yachts. These yachts are not only built with the latest technology but have everything that an individual can’t even think of. Be it exclusive material for interior decoration, extra utilities or anything, you name it and you get it. Read on to know about the surprising 10 most expensive yachts in the world
The $1.5 billion is amongst the most expensive yachts in the world. It was owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Eclipse has space which supports 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, hot tubs, disco halls. To add to these, it has two helicopter pads, three launch boats, and even a mini-submarine.
This luxury yacht was recently delivered to fortunate Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan for a whopping $650 million. The interior designing has been done by French interior decorator Christophe Leoni which has been described as “sophisticated and luxurious in a turn of the century Empire style”. Azzam has been in news for not only its price but also due to its large size.
This Superyacht comes with a price tag of a whopping $527 million. The yacht comes with an emergency diesel generator for redundancy. It has a large jacuzzi, with a swimming deck with a built-in swimming pool. The yacht is owned by the Deputy Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, Sheik Mansour.
The yacht has been acquired by Platinum Yachts for His Highness Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum who also designed the decadent interior. It houses a split-level owner’s deck, a large social area, and lounge along with VIP and guests suits too. It even has a helipad that can accommodate a helicopter of up to 9,5 tons.
The beautiful Serene is currently owned by Mohammed bin Salman. It was built in August 2011. Saudi Arabia billionaire bought the luxurious yacht for approximately 500 million Euros. The impeccable charm of Serene has undoubtedly earned her the epithet of ‘Floating Palace’s.
This luxurious yacht has a 2,500 square feet master bedroom, disco along with six guests suits that can be converted into four larger staterooms. The unique point is that the yacht has three swimming pools, one of which is glass-bottomed and is directly above a disco. It has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests and can even accommodate around 42 crew members.
This luxurious yacht is owned by the Emirates millionaire Abdulla Al Futtaim. Talking in figures, it is the 32nd largest luxury yacht in the world. The spacious yacht can accommodate up to 24 guests along with 44 crew members on any given day. It is even equipped with water cannons to defend it from attacks. The price tag is beautiful too, which is 240 million Euros.
This beautiful yacht belongs to and named after the Sultan of Orman, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said. This Superyacht houses a concert hall big enough to accommodate a 50-piece orchestra. It can comfortably host up to 74 guests along with a crew of 154.
This luxurious yacht belongs to the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The yacht named after his mother is also amongst the largest boats in the world. The yacht hosts a swimming pool along with a helipad. It has enough space to accommodate 20 guests along with a crew of 48.
This yacht undoubtedly features amongst the top 10 most expensive yachts in the world. The luxurious beauty features a Mangusta 80 boat along with an S76B helicopter. Talking about the space, it can accommodate up to 30 guests along with the capacity to carry 60 crew members.
The list surely doesn’t end here with many yachts remaining and many luxurious superyachts in the making.