Yachts embody luxury living at its best. They are expensive, they are exclusive, they are unique. There are only a few luxury yachts sailing our oceans today. Owned by magnates or just simply by mysterious billionaires, they are movable homes which allow one to explore exclusive beaches, incredible marinas and enjoy the peace the seas bring. From bulletproof windows to gold paneling and helipads, yachts are an ode to luxury living. Billion-dollar worthy creations to escape the fuss of a busy life and sail in style, these are the most expensive yachts in the world.
1. History Supreme
- Owner: Robert Knok
- Price: $4.8 Billion
This is the world’s most expensive yacht. At $4.8 billion, the History Supreme, is owned by Robert Knok and was designed by Stuart Hughes (Liverpool, U.K). This luxury yacht is also the largest superyacht in the whole world with 100 feet in length. History Supreme took three years to build, using 10,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum, to adorn the dining area, deck, rails, staircases, and anchor. The most expensive yacht in the world also has a couple of very eccentric features: a meteorite rock wall, a statue made of Tyrannosaurus Rex bones, a 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium, and a liquor bottle adorned with a rare 18.5-carat diamond. The true epitome of luxury living…
- Owner: Roman Abramovich
- Price: $1.5 Billion
Owned by Roman Abramovich, Russian billionaire, the Eclipse has 533 feet ans is one of the largest luxury yachts in the world. Featuring an intruder detection missile system, two helipads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, a dance hall, hot tubs, a mini-submarine, armor plating, bulletproof windows, and an anti-paparazzi shield with sweeping laser beams, the Eclipse has all luxury living requires. The luxury yacht was built by Blohm and Voss, designed by Terence Disdale.
3. Streets of Monaco
- Owner: N/A
- Price: $1.1 Billion
Streets of Monaco is more than just a luxury yacht, it is a “floating city”. At an impressive 500 feet in length, this amazing creation is filled with replicas of some of Monaco’s most well-known landmarks. Streets of Monaco is the epitome of luxury living. Just in case you are not sure maybe the three-floor bedroom with a private elevator, the sundecks, the balconies, a café-bar, the mini waterfall, the barbecue pit, the underwater viewing deck, the helicopters, the submarines, the guest suits, the dressing rooms, the reception rooms, will convince you.
- Owner: A member of the royal family of the UAE
- Price: $600 Million
The UAE is in the vanguard of luxury yachts display. This $600 million 590 feet behemoth is another perfect example. The Azzam is the largest yacht in the world and it is owned by a member of the royal family in Dubai and is currently one fastest luxury yachts out-there. The yacht’s interiors are French-inspired, and the design project was led by Christophe Leonie. A true design inspiration and a great homage to luxury living.
- Owner: Shaikh Mansour
- Price: $527 Million
Coming at a very well-deserved 5th place in our selection, the Topaz features an astonishing eight decks and two helipads. The luxury yacht is owned by Shaikh Mansour and its interiors include a large jacuzzi, full air conditioning, underwater lighting, a modern gymnasium, cinema, and a conference room for business purposes. A great example of what luxury living is all about.