The world of the riches has its own definition of luxury. Unimaginable by most, there benchmarks for the ultimate opulence is directly proportional to their unrivaled wealth. Having a personal luxury yacht is one of those benchmarks. But simply having a yacht doesn’t make it the most lavish. Unfathomed amenities and luxuries included with the help of atrocious amount of money is what make a yacht truly luxurious.
Here’s a list of 10 most Luxurious Yachts in the World.
Designed by the top luxury Yachts designer Stuart Huges, History Supreme has no competition in the world till date. Solid gold and platinum metals are used in creating this masterpiece and the weight of these precious metals is over 100000kg. Everything on the yacht from the gold dining area to the wall feature made with Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils in the master bedroom displays what the rich loves the most- exclusivity. It also has a 68kg aquarium made of solid 24 carat gold and a liquor bottle with 18.5 cut diamond so rare that the bottle alone costs $45 million.
Price- 4.5 billion
Owner- An anonymous businessman from Malaysia
Measuring a total of 536 feet, this ‘Eclipse’ is not only the second most expensive yacht in the world; it is also the second longest luxury private yacht across the globe. It is due to its size that the Yachts can afford the luxury of some of the most magnificent features like 24 uber spacious guest rooms, 2 helipads, several hot tubs, and 2 spacious swimming pools. A creation of Blohm and Voss from Hamburg, it also boasts of a disco hall, 3 launch boats and not to forget, its own mini submarine that can submerge for up till 50 meters deep inside the water. Made to own by the VIP, Eclipse is created with an exclusive missile defense system and intruder defense system too.
Price- $1.5 billion approx
Owner- Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich
Streets of Monaco
Made as a replica of the streets of Monace, this one of a kind yacht is modeled by taking inspiration from a section of the magnificent Monte Carlo. Designed by England’s Yacht Island Design of Derbyshire County, the yacht boasts of the famous Monte Carlo race track and Casino along with the Hotel de Paris, La Rascasse, Café de Paris and the Lowes Hotel. The living section is inspired by the designs of the finest in Monte Carlo with 7 guest suites with every possible amenity one can think of. But the highlight is the main abode of the owner- a sprawling penthouse spread across 3 floors with an area of over r4800 sq feet. While the yacht in it is a wonder, guests can enjoy the mini waterfall, the café bar boasting the splendid under water views, exceptionally equipped submarines and helipads. It’s a shame that such a dreamy creation is still looking for a passionate owner.
Price- $1billion approx
Crowned with the title of “world’s most complex and challenging yacht ever built by man”, Azzam is the creative masterpiece by Lurssen Yachts. The liner is not only the 4th largest in the world it is also very long with 590ft that can accommodate unimaginable luxuries. Expected to reach the fastest speed of more than 35mph or 35 Knots, the extravagant interiors of the yacht is designed by the celebrated interior designer Christophe Leoni. At the moment not much is known about this super yacht but what is a surety is that it is here to stay in the list for a long time.
Price- $650 million approx
Owner- Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the UAE and Emir of Abu Dhabi
As luxurious as its name, Dubai yacht has the striking feature of abundant sun bathing decks, illustrious Jacuzzis, and giant swimming pool fitted with handmade tiles. The Yacht enjoys circular staircase with designer glass steps that change colors as per the changing light, a lounge and a gathering area, many VIP suites, a helipad and a spacious section for a crew of up to 115 people. While Dubai was previously the largest yacht in the world, it still has the charm of defining unparallel luxury for its guests. Its interiors were designed by Platinum Yachts.
Price- $350 million
Owner-The ruler of Dubai- His Highness Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum
Named after the initials of its owners, the Superyacht A is a reminiscent of the early time warships with a modern elegance. This exceptional design is one of its key features differentiating it from the rest along with 2500 feet of master bedroom area alone. It also has a magnificent disco, 6 guest rooms with moving rooms that can convert the rooms into staterooms. Everything from glassware, tableware and furniture exudes richness thanks to the extensive use of French crystal. The yacht has 3 swimming pools, helicopter hangar, and a 30 foot long speed boat too. While it can accommodate the 14 rich guests of the owners, it has a crew section for 42 members.
Price-$323 million approx
Owner- Russian billionaire couple Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko
Named after its owner, the Sultan of Orman- Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the luxury yacht boasts of a large concert hall to entertain guests with a 50 piece orchestra. While it can host up to 70 guests, the luxury yacht can accommodate up to 154 member crew to cater to its distinguished guests. The competition of owning and making the best yachts had made it lose its position of the world’s 2nd largest yacht while it was being made in the year 2008.
Price- $300 million
Owner- Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Orman
Frequently used by its Russian owner to visit his private islands, Dilbar is one of those few luxury yachts that are loved by its owner. Although, after being named as one of the longest yachts with 360ft in 2008, it has been overpowered by many in the past years. The yacht is name ‘Dilbar’ after the name of its owner’s mother and includes various swimming pools, luxury rooms, helipad and extravagance that can mesmerize all its 20 guests. The yacht can accommodate a crew of 40 members.
Price- $256 million
Owner- Russian Tycoon Alisher Usmanov
After it was finished in the year 2008, Al Miqrab was of a long time known as the world’s most beautiful yacht. Even today it is one of the most beautiful yachts which is why it is in this list. With10 suites accommodating 24 distinguished guests, the yachts boasts of many distinguished features such as on board cinema theatre, swimming pool, sun deck, Jacuzzi, bars, and water sport equipments to enjoy the waters to its best. It was built by the famous German designer Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth.
Price- $250 million
Owner- Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Quatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
Exclusively designed by Blohm + Voss shipyards way back in 1990, Lady Moura boasts of elegance and extravagance known to a few at that time. Built with a whopping cost of over 200 million at that time, Lady Moura is 344 foot long having a retractable roof pool, a 74 foot dining table and a unique sand platform hydraulic in nature that can slide out of the one end of the yacht to allow the guests to sit right at the side of the sea water. To add to the authenticity of the experience, you have palm trees for the décor too. It’s amazing to see that a ship built in the year 1990 can exhibit sheer brilliance even after more than a decade.
Price- $210 million
Owner- Nasser Al-Rashid, a Saudi Arabian businessman
Redefining the heights of personal pleasurable experiences, yachts are now one of the formidable signs of being the chosen few for the best of the luxuries of the world. Mostly ignored for a long time, having expensive and uber personal yachts suddenly became a fashion starting the early 2000s. What originally was a basic vessel to transport the rich is now a mark of their opulence.