Top 10 Most Expensive Yachts And Who Owns Them

By Nora Mathe

Yachts are a luxury most of us have never known because of their immense price tag. Some of us have only ever seen such a luxurious boat on television, or maybe we’ve been on a cruise ship around the Caribbean.

But that is the closest we can get to a luxury yacht, which is just another item of self-indulgence for a billionaire.

The wealthier among us may rent one, and the extremely wealthy own one! Billionaire families spend their summers sailing the ocean in these magnificent beasts, and we are taking a look at just how much they cost! Let's explore the top 10 most expensive yachts and who owns them!

10. Lady Moura

 

Price: $210m

The extravagant yacht can fit 30 people and 60 crew members. It is also plated with gold and the lettering of its name on the sides is also made of 24-carat gold. The magnificent ship has a swimming pool with a retractable roof and a sand-covered hydraulic platform. It also comes with its own helicopter!

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The yacht is rumored to be owned by Nassar Al Rashid, a Saudi businessman who keeps a low profile, so not much is known about his life. He is relatively quiet among the Saudi elite, as his most publicly known extravagant purchase is the Lady Moura, one of the largest personal yachts ever made.

9. Al Mirqab

 

Price: $250m

According to Lux Habitat, Al Mirqab is rumored to be owned by Qatar’s former Prime Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. At this price tag, the yacht is magnificent indeed! It was made in Germany, and it is massive, having a length of 43,635 feet. 

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The yacht is made of steel and has 10 large suites for guests. These are all equipped with their own bathroom and living room. On top of this, Al Mirqab also has a helipad, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor bars, a cinema, among many other luxuries. It hosts up to 25 guests and 55 crew members.

8. Dilbar

 

Price: $256m

The Dilbar was built by German experts for Uzbek-born Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, whose wealth is estimated at $13b. He built his empire through investments and metal mining operations. His yacht is as impressive as his wealth, being 360 feet long and 50 feet high.

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It hosts 40 guests and 80 crew members, and it is known to have the largest swimming pool on a superyacht. Its living space stretches out across 3,800 square meters. 

7. Al Said

 

Price: $300m

The impressive superyacht reaches 22 knots, has a crew of 154, and accommodates 70 people. It enjoys a speed of 47 mph, and it has a concert hall that can host a 50-piece orchestra. According to Lux Habitat, it is reportedly the world’s highest displacement superyacht with a displacement of 15,850 tons and a length of 508.53 feet.

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The yacht is owned by Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Omani prince whose net worth is estimated at $700m. He is the 14th-generation descendant of the Al Said House and has been ruling over Oman since 1970, when he overthrew his father.

6. Dubai

 

Price: $400m

It is uncertain who owns the Dubai, but it is rumored to be in the possession of a member of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates. The yacht, whose length is 531 feet, is incredibly luxurious and can hold up to 155 people, crew members included.

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The beautiful yacht has a circular glass staircase, a helipad, a mosaic swimming pool, and Jacuzzis. The exterior of the ship features a large social area, an owner’s deck, a lounge, and large VIP rooms for guests. While its outer part is simple and classic, the interior is dominated by bold colors and vivid style.

5. Motor Yacht A

 

Price: $440m

Motor Yacht A looks like something you’d expect a Bond villain to own; it is reminiscent of a warship or a submarine, and it is reportedly owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, whose net worth is estimated at $14.3b. The yacht’s length is 400 feet and its living space spans over 24,000 square feet, of which 2,500 are dedicated to a disco and the master bedroom. 

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Next to the master bedroom, there are 6 other suites for guests. These rooms have moving walls, so they can be converted into 4 large staterooms. The yacht’s luxurious design is enhanced by mirrored walls, glass, and silverware made of French crystals. It also features a helipad and a helicopter hanger.

4. Azzam

 

Price: $600m

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The Azzam is reportedly owned by a member of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates. According to its makers, it is one of the most challenging yachts they have ever built. The yacht has a main salon with a length of 95 feet and a beam of 59 feet with an open plan and no pillars. 

The Azzam was commissioned by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates, but it is unclear if he is still in its possession. The yacht is reportedly listed for charter, but it is not actually available for rent; it only appears this way so the owner can avoid taxation, as charter yachts are exempt from property taxation.

3. Streets of Monaco

 

Price: $1.1b

This over $1b yacht is a replica of Monaco, often referred to as the floating city. It features miniature replicas of iconic buildings in Monaco, such as Monte Carlo Casino, Ca Rascasse, and Hotel de Paris. It also has a swimming pool that resembles the beaches of Monaco.

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Streets of Monaco doesn’t have an owner yet; it is unclear whether it is even completed at this point, but it is meant to be one of the most luxurious and extravagant yachts ever made. It features a spa, a library, multiple swimming pools, and an oasis that resembles a park. It can accommodate 16 people and 70 crew members.

2. Eclipse

 

Price: $1.5b

The second-largest yacht in the world, Eclipse has an incredibly high price tag. It is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, whose net worth is $12.2b. The yacht has 24 guest cabins, a helipad, two swimming pools, a disco hall, and it has a mini-submarine that can go 50 meters underwater.

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Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the boat and serve its guests. Interestingly, the Eclipse is equipped with a missile detection system for safety. It travels to St. Martin in the Caribbean each winter to pick up guests who fly into St. Martin’s airport. The yacht then travels to Abramovich’s home on nearby St. Barths.

1. History Supreme

 

Price: $4.8b

The most expensive yacht in the world is made of solid gold and is reportedly owned by Robert Knok, Malaysia’s richest person. Knok’s net worth is $11.8b. The 100-ft. yacht is much smaller than others featured on the list, but 10,000 kg of solid gold and platinum was needed to construct it.

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The outrageously expensive yacht is adorned with other insane luxuries, such as a statue made of genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex bones and a wall feature made of meteorite rock in the master bedroom. The gold and platinum are everywhere; they adorn the entire yacht, even its anchor!

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