5. Al Said – approx. $300 million, size 155m (508,53ft)
This luxurious yacht is owned by the Sultan Qaboos (net worth $700 Million) of Oman . This 155m (508,53ft) long motor yacht was custom designed and build back in 2008 by Lurssen Yachts.
It can accommodate up to 70 guests with a crew of 154. For easy access it has a helipad in the back.
4. Superyacht “A” – approx. $320 million, size 119m (390 ft).
This 119m (390 ft) long yacht is named after the first initial of its owners Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko, Belarusian billionaires. It was manufactured by Blohm + Voss and designed by Philippe Starck and Martin Francis. It is relatively small by the standards of this list with a 14 guest, 43 crew/staff limit, 7 cabins, 3 swimming pools, a helipad on the forward deck and has clamshell doors at the rear that open to reveal two 10-metre speed boats. The roofs are made up of glass looking up at the swimming pool.
3. Dubai-approx. $350 million
Dubai is currently world’s third largest yacht and is currently owned by the prime minister of UAE and ruler of Emirates of Dubai sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Makhtoum. Its current value is $ 350 million, the construction was originally initiated for Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei before 1996 by the partnership of two German ship making companies Blohm + Voss and Lurssen, then stopped until 2001 when the yacht moved to Dubai where it was completed by Platinum Yachts.
Its structure was designed by Andrew Winch and has Steel hull and Aluminum. The 162 m (524 feet, 10 inches) long yacht-world’s third largest- has numerous VIP and guest suits, 7 decks, swimming pool, spa and a helipad. Including crew it can hold more than 115 Guests on it. It has been called a floating city because it contains nearly anything a person could want or need.
2. Eclipse-approx. $500 million, size 162,5 metres (533ft).
Eclipse, the 162,5 metres (533ft) long yacht, is known as ‘the USD 1.5 billion yacht’, although her real cost price was considerably less, about $500 million. Eclipse was the world’s largest yacht when it was launched in 2009. It has a crew of 70, 24 guestcabins, 2 swimming pools, disco, cinemas, salon, restaurants, two helipads, 3 landing boats which have a complete supply of medical necessities and hand held radios and a mini submarine. Yes, a submarine.
The most distinctive feature of this most expensive private yacht is its well-designed defense technology. It has its own intruder detecting system. It can detect cameras and has an anti-paparazzi laser shield that scans and blocks nearby prying camera lenses. Also the master bedroom of the yacht’s owner has bullet proof glass and armor plate.The maintenance cost alone is estimated to be somewhere around $75 million per year, this including fuel, crew, docking and everything else demanded by this outstanding project.
It belongs to Russian billionaire Roman Abromovich and was manufactured by Blohm + Voss of Hamburg, Germany.
Abramovich was orphaned as a child and dropped out of college, then made his fortune in a series of controversial oil export deals in the early 1990s and today he is worth an estimated $12.1 billion and leads a fabulous life, from his gorgeous girlfriend and palatial home to his massive security staff and celebrity-studded parties.
1. History Supreme ~ Price: $4.84 billion, size 30 meters.
History Supreme is the world’s most expensive yacht ever built with a price tag of 4.84 billion $ (yes, that’s billion with a “b”), it is designed by world’s most famous and renowned designer Stuart Hughes (the man behind the $15 million iPhone), it took 3 years to complete this yacht.
The 30 meters long yacht is so expensive because it is coated with world’s most precious metal gold along with platinum.
History supreme is coated with 100,000 kg of gold and platinum, the deck, the anchor, dining area, even the railings are of gold, the sleeping areas however are of platinum.
There are rumors it’s owned by billionaire Malaysian entrepreneur Robert Kuok.
So, what makes this yacht the costliest ever made? History Supreme is made of 100 tons of solid gold and also features a deck, dining area and interiors decorated in platinum. Apart from the precious metals used in the bedroom, the wall feature is specially crafted from meteoric stone along with a genuine dinosaur bone shaved in from the raptor T-REX. For those who prefer a nightcap before turning in, there is a very special treat: a luxury liquor boasting the rarest of the rare18.5-carat diamond.
When I first read that parts of the most expensive yacht are made from tyrannosaurus bones and meteorite my first reaction was…. what? meteorite? dinosaur? WOW!….. then some questions came up..
How could that be possible? Is it possible to buy meteorite? Shouldn’t dinosaur’s bones be in museums?
So I started a research and it seems like History Supreme is an internet prank. Meteorite… dinosaur.. ….. well, I should have known this is a fake.
Actually the most expensive yacht ever built is Azzam
- Azzam-approx. $600 million, size 180 metres (590ft).
On 5 April 2013 the Eclipse eclipsed when Azzam launched at 180 metres (590ft) in length as the largest private yacht in the world. Azzam, which cost a rumoured $658 million, was built in only 3 years in Bremen by the 139-year-old family-owned Lürssen shipyard and its teak decks are big enough to cover half a football pitch.
The yacht has a crew of 60, a main salon with a length of 29 m and a beam of 18 m with an open plan and no pillars, a decent-sized main cabin, nine guests cabins, a dining room.
Given the size, the vessel’s 30 knot top speed is quite impressive as well. The interior is reportedly decorated in the manner of an early 20th century Empire style, although no photos have been released.
But…maybe soon Azzam will no longer be the 1st most expensive yacht.
Streets Of Monaco would likely become the world’s most expensive personal yacht if it becomes reality as it is estimated to cost more than $1B to construct.
This floating mini-city is the brainchild of the Yacht Island Design. At 500ft, The Streets of Monaco is 25ft shorter than the Chelsea owner’s super-yacht but Abramovich would undoubtedly be envious of the Monaco’s fully functional kart circuit.
Now that the design has been completed, the only question remaining for Yacht Island Design is whether they can find a billionaire with enough spare change to turn it into a reality
Ι wonder why I suddenly feel like I work for pennies.