The world’s richest have always been competing against each other trying to set themselves apart, whether through the biggest homes, most expensive jewelry, fastest cars and other luxury items.
But there’s something about owning an yacht that is so refined, so connected to freedom that it is no longer just an expensive buy, it’s a quick getaway!
You get on board and cruise away from all the stress of the city, surrounded just by an elite few that you wish to share the moment with. Owning a yacht is the closest thing to owning an island only it has a few extra advantages due to the mobility factor!
Here’s the list of the 10 World’s Most Expensive Yachts:
1. History Supreme, $4.5 Billion
The most expensive yacht in the world is History Supreme, a 98-foot superyacht that is gold plated. Yes, that is correct; more than half of the yacht is covered in 220,462 pounds of gold and platinum. To make it even more extravagant, the base of the yacht, as well as the deck, dining areas, rails, and anchor are wrapped in solid gold as well.
|History Supreme, $4.5 Billion (via:news.com.au)|
2. Streets of Monaco, $996.9 Million
Streets of Monaco is a floating replica of the principality of Monaco. The “hyper yacht” features scaled-down versions of famous landmarks including the Monte Carlo racetrack. At 500 feet, it also has miniatures of the infamous Monte Carlo Casino, Hotel de Paris and Cafe de Paris, as well as numerous swimming pools and tennis courts.
3. Azzam, $605 Million
Azzam is the world’s largest privately-owned yacht at 590 feet, and its owner is Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates. This superyacht carries a submarine on board, and her own missile defense system for possible threats.
4. Dubai, $400 Million
Dubai is the third largest yacht in the world at 531 feet, and is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
5. Eclipse, $370.6 Million
At 533 feet long, Eclipse is the world’s second largest yacht, next to the Azzam. This superyacht is owned by Roman Abramovich, a Russian businessman, investor and politician. Eclipse has 2 helicopter pads, 2 swimming pools, 24 guest cabins, 3 launch boats and a mini-submarine.
6. Sailing Yacht A, $370 Million
Sailing Yacht A is owned by Russian mogul Andrey Melnichenko, and is said to have been named ‘A’ to ensure it is listed first in shipping registers. It is the world’s largest sailing superyacht.
7. Al Said, $300 Million
8. Dilbar, $263 Million
This yacht is owned by Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, and was built in 2008, and Usmanov named his yacht after his mother.
9. Octopus, $260 Million
10. Al Mirqab, $250 Million
Al Mirqab is owned by Qatar’s former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.