Today, the powerful and rich of this world can buy anything they want to show how rich and eccentric they are. Every filthy rich oligarchy has gadgets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, shoes studded with diamonds, cars worth millions, private islands, villas, houses, palaces and the biggest – a very expensive yacht (or even a pair). But how much can a person spend on a luxury yacht?
Here are the top ten most luxurious yachts in the world!
1. Peace – $330 million
This 134 meter long beast of a ship was built in Italy in 2011. Serene has a full-fledged gym, several swimming pools, a cinema, a sauna, two helipads and more, but the most unusual is the synthetic room. Snow. Why? Because why not!
2. Dubai – $400 million
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 162-meter long yacht has a luxurious interior designed in an oriental style. The ship has a helipad, a giant spiral staircase, and a ton of culturally significant artifacts and expensive knick-knacks sprinkled around the boat.
3. REV Ocean – $450 million
REV Ocean is the world’s largest private yacht. At least for now. The ship is the project of billionaire Kjell Inge Rekke, Norway’s second richest businessman. This boat is very different from the other boats on this list because it is not built to satisfy one’s fragile ego. No, the REV Ocean is loaded with technical and scientific equipment. Scientists working on the ship study the impact of carbon emissions, plastic and unregulated fishing in the ocean.
4. Sailing “A” – $ 500 million
“A” was built in Germany in 2015 for a Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The boat has eight decks and its masts are taller than the famous Big Ben (over 100 meters). Whenever the millionaire boat decides to sail, more than 50 people have to service the boat.
5. Topaz – $527 million
The 147 meter long yacht can be called “luxurious”. It has a beautifully streamlined hull that took four years of painstaking work to properly design and build. The name of the owner was kept secret for a long time, but soon it became known to the public – Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the ruling royal family of the United Emirates.
6. Crescent – $600 million
Crescent Yachting has become one of the major sensations of 2018. The elegant dark hull distinguishes her from other boats and fully justifies the project name – Thunder. The main design feature of this giant is the large three-story windows that cut through the entire superstructure.
7. Assam – $620 million
Built in 2013, the mega yacht Assam is the world’s longest yacht at 180 meters. That’s the size of two American football fields or 12 train cars. The interiors of this yacht are covered in 19th century neoclassical decoration worth millions. The ship is owned by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi.
8. Dilbar – $800 million
Here is another luxury yacht owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who named the vessel after his mother. In 2016, Dilbar was recognized as the world’s most spacious yacht. The total area of the indoor complex is approximately 3,800 sq m. The ship is equipped with two helipads, a cinema, an elevator and a jacuzzi.
9. Eclipse —$1.2 billion
This truly legendary yacht behemoth belongs to, surprise, surprise, another Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich. The 163-metre superyacht has nine decks, two helipads, a hangar with two helices, each worth £1 million, twenty jetskis and a twelve-seater submarine worth £2 million. The boat has bulletproof glass, motion sensors, an anti-missile defense system, laser coating against paparazzi and, of course, private security.
10. History Peak – $4.8 billion
Here is the world’s most expensive yacht – the History Supreme. When you take into account the 100 tons of gold, platinum, silver, gems and all the good stuff embedded inside and out, the ship’s cosmic price tag is completely justified. Even the anchors are covered in gold! Apart from these luxurious benefits, you can find a gold aquarium full of exotic fish, a piece of a meteorite and the bones of a T-Rex. Ironically, the History Supreme is only 30 meters long, proving that size does not matter.