Top 10 most expensive yachts in the world

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In the world of the richest, owning a yacht is considered middle league so the only challenge left is to see who owns the most expensive yacht out of the bunch!

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)
The boat’s owner is an unknown Malaysian businessman who commissioned the yacht to be built in 2011. The strangest and most luxurious items on board the History Supreme? A wall feature which is made from meteor stone and a statue made from a Tyrannosaurus Rex bone.


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.
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This superyacht requires a crew of 70, to maintain the numerous landmarks, the gymnasium, a spa, and”The Oasis,” which is modeled after gardens just outside the Monte Carlo Casino.

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.
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It is estimated that it costs 10% of the yacht’s total price to keep it running throughout the year, which means keeping Azzam on the water could cost as much as $60 million annually.

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.
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Dubai has a 7 separate decks, a mosaic swimming pool, Jacuzzis, and a helicopter pad that can hold nearly 10 tons.

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.
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Additionally, the boat has an anti-missile defense system, as well as a paparazzi zapping laser that scans the horizon for cameras and fires beams of light into their lenses, which destroys them.

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.
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A unique feature on board is a glass hull so guests can view the ocean below!

7. Al Said, $300 Million
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Al Said is currently the world’s highest displacement superyacht at 15,850 tons, as well as the most powerful. It is owned by Sultan Qaboos of Oman, and has a concert hall big enough to hold a 50 piece orchestra.

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.
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Dilbar can accommodate up to 20 guests and 47 crew members, and even has its very own helicopter pad. It is also known as the first yacht to have particle filters on its main engine exhausts.

9. Octopus, $260 Million
via:www.telegraph.co.uk
Octopus is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and is one of the most recognizable yachts in the world due to its unique look. It has so many bells and whistles which lends to its large price tag. These amenities include: an owner-exclusive deck (includes walk-in closet, study, outside bar with whirlpool), a glass bottom swimming pool, a movie theater, a music studio, 2 helicopter pads, and a 10-person submarine.

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.
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The yacht has 10 guest suites with 2 VIP suites for the yacht owner and a crew of 55 who each have their own room. Additionally, Al Mirqab has a movie theater, numerous outdoor bars, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and a helicopter pad.