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The 10 Most Expensive Superyachts in the World

The 10 Most Expensive Superyachts in the World. Credit: Moshi Anahory /wikimedia commons CC BY-SA 2.0

Superyachts are arguably the ultimate symbols of wealth. Complete with luxurious amenities such as comfortable rooms, multiple pools, dance floors, cinemas, bars, and lounges, the world’s wealthiest individuals pay millions for these maritime emblems of wealth.

Each one of these yachts is powered by some of the world’s best engines and constructed from materials of the finest quality. Every superyacht is a blend of engineering excellence and artistic endeavor.

The biggest yachts in the world are famously dubbed superyachts because of their size, luxurious amenities, and, of course, their heavy price tag.

According to RankRed, below are the most expensive yachts in the world. In order to purchase these, however, you’d need to have a net worth of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars.

10. Dubai – $400 million

The Dubai is reportedly owned by the Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The yacht was constructed by Blohm+Voss in 2006.

It measures 161.8 meters and is one of the most extravagant superyachts in the world, equipped with a mosaic swimming pool, several sunbathing areas, and jacuzzis, a split-level owner’s deck, a helipad, and a circular glass staircase, which changes color when lit from above.

9. Eclipse – $438 million

Eclipse was built in Hamburg by Blohm + Voss, and it is characterized as the second-largest superyacht in the world. It’s owned by former Chelsea boss and billionaire Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

It includes twenty-four guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, a disco room, three launch boats, two helicopter pads, and a mini-submarine that can dive up to fifty meters.

In addition, Eclipse has a missile detection system and bulletproof windows to protect the occupant in its master suite.

8. Flying Fox – $455 million

The Lürssen shipyard in Germany constructed The Flying Fox in 2019; it is believed to be the most costly and one of the largest yachts accessible for hire. A seven-day trip on this extravagant superyacht would cost approximately $4 million.

The impressive design of the vessel is a collaborative effort between the esteemed superyacht architect Espen Oeino and interior designer Mark Berryman.

The Flying Fox, like many contemporary superyachts, focuses on wellness and water sports. It boasts an impressive garage equipped with a wide range of water sports gear, including hoverboards, sea bobs, windsurfs, and flying boards. Additionally, it features a personal submarine that can be deployed using a crane.

7. Solaris – $474 million

Roman Abramovich possesses the colossal superyacht, Solaris, which is possibly his most valuable vessel. Despite being shorter than Eclipse, Solaris, measuring 138 meters, is a more opulent and pricier yacht.

The superyacht is equipped with various facilities such as a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, entertainment center, office, and bespoke lounges. In addition, it carries multiple high-speed jet skis, and a submersible for daring guests who wish to explore the ocean.

The ultra-rich can rest assured that they will be safe on this particular superyacht, which includes bulletproof windows and a radar-controlled missile detection system.

6. A+ (formerly known as Topaz) – $527 million

Lürssen Yachts, a German company, constructed A+ for roughly $527 million. It was previously called “Topaz.”

Presently, A+ is owned by Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who serves as the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

The exterior of the vessel was crafted by the famed yacht designer Tim Heywood. Lürssen entrusted the interior design and decor to the UK-based specialist firm, Terence Disdale, renowned for their work on various superyachts.

5. Serene – $550 million

The engineering and design of this stunning yacht is the work of Espen Oeino, a world-renowned yacht designer.

The state-of-the-art vessel was built in Italy in August 2011. Yuri Scheffler, a Russian vodka tycoon, commissioned Fincantieri, an Italian shipyard, to build it to his specifications. One of the largest superyachts in the world, Serene can carry up to about 64 passengers.

It is currently owed by Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and one of the world’s most powerful men.

The vessel, which is famously dubbed the “Floating Palace,” has a snow room, a steam room, an outdoor cinema, a pool with seawater, a Hammam beauty center, a piano room, an observation room, a beach club and a dance floor among the many luxurious facilities. There is also an underwater viewing room inside the boat to observe marine life.

4. Sailing Yacht A – $578 million

Sailing Yacht A is perhaps the most unique superyacht on the list. It is a hybrid-powered sail-assisted motor yacht with a three-mast sailing rig and holds the title of the world’s biggest sailing yacht.

Sailing Yacht A was created by the celebrated French industrial architect Philippe Starck, who has worked for Adidas, Hilton International, and various private entities. Andrey Melnichenko is the current owner of the yacht.

3. Dillbar $588

Lürssen Yachts constructed Dilbar for Alisher Usmanov, a Russian billionaire. The yacht is dedicated to Usmanov’s mother and named after her.

Dilbar is not an ordinary large yacht, as it holds the title of being the world’s third-largest (in terms of gross tonnage) and the sixth-longest motor yacht (third longest built by Lürssen). In addition to other extravagant features, it boasts two helipads and a massive indoor pool.

2. Azzam – $605 million

The 179-meter-long vessel has held the title of the world’s largest private yacht since 2013. Built by German shipbuilder Lürssen Yachts, the boat combines luxury with technology.

It has its own missile defense system and bulletproof master suite, and it is one of the fastest yachts on Earth.

1. History Supreme – $4.8 billion

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The History Supreme. Credit: Luxury Vision/ YouTube screenshot

History Supreme tops the list as the world’s most expensive yacht. It was designed by Stuart Hughes for an anonymous Malaysian businessman. Reports speculate that the businessman is Robert Kuok, the founder of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts chain with an estimated net worth of twelve billion dollars.

For the construction of the thirty-meter yacht, around one hundred thousand kilograms of solid gold and platinum were used. A real dinosaur bone from a T-Rex mounted on a wall made of meteoric stone is one of the luxurious furnishings of the yacht.

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