The yachting life is one filled with luxury, relaxation, and class. Today’s luxury yachts are filled with more technology, gadgets, and amenities than most five-star hotels. In them, you can find bars, swimming pools, hot tubs, 1000 thread count linens, and oh so much more. All this comes at a rather steep price. Luxury yachts have always been a frivolous purchase, but there’s a significant difference between purchasing a yacht and purchasing one of the yachts on this list. If you want the best money can buy you’ve come to the right place.
$4.8 BILLION: The History Supreme
This mega-yacht was made of solid gold and is the most expensive yacht in the world. It was reportedly sold to an anonymous Malaysian businessman in 2011. It comes with a glass-covered atrium for dining.
$1.9 BILLION: The Eclipse
Is the second-largest yacht in the world and is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. This luxury yacht comes with two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, a disco hall, two swimming pools, and several hot tubs.
$600 MILLION: The Azzam
The world’s biggest private superyacht. No one knows the owner, but many speculate it is owned by the royal family of Abu Dhabi. It reportedly has its own submarine with a missile defence system.
$590 MILLION: Rising Sun
David Geffen, a billionaire entertainment mogul, owns the Rising Sun. but he originally shared it with Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle. The 454-foot superyacht comes with a basketball court and can fit 18 guests. In April, Geffen hosted the Obamas on the megayacht.
$560 MILLION: The Serene Yacht
The luxury boat was purchased for 500 million euros in 2015 by Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The Serene is the largest yacht to have ever launched into Italian waters.
$440 MILLION: Motor Yacht A
Russian tycoon Andrey Melnichenko owns Motor Yacht A, which has seven luxurious cabins that fit 14 guests. It also has three swimming pools, one of which has a glass floor, the perfect match with the luxury lifestyle.
$300 MILLION: The Al Said
The expensive yacht is owned by the Sultan of Oman. It is 509-feet long, making it one of the biggest superyachts on this list. There’s not much information about Al Said’s different amenities. It does, however, have a concert hall that can fit a 50-piece orchestra.
$256 MILLION: The Dilbar
The world’s largest yacht by gross tonnage at 15,917 tons. It was built for Alisher Usmanov, a Russian billionaire. The Dilbar has two helipads, an indoor swimming pool, and 3,800 square meters of living space.
$250 MILLION: Al Mirqab
Qatar’s former Prime Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, owns the Al Mirqab — a luxury yacht that can accommodate 24 people. The yacht won the Motor Yacht of the Year award in 2009. It has two VIP suites that each come with a bathroom, living room, and double bedroom, the luxury on the ocean.
$200 MILLION: Octopus
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen owns a 414-foot yacht dubbed the Octopus. It has 41 suites and cost a whopping $200 million to build. The Octopus comes with a pool, two helicopters, and a movie theatre. If that’s not enough, there’s also a basketball court and recording studio.