Today, the powerful and rich of this world can buy anything they want to show just how wealthy and eccentric they are. Every filthy-rich oligarch has mountains of gadgets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, shoes encrusted with diamonds, cars worth tens of millions, private islands, villas, houses, castles, and of course, the biggest one — a hugely expensive yacht (or even a couple). But just how much can a person spend on a glorified boat?
Here are the top ten most luxurious yachts in the world!
1. Serene — $330 million
This 134-meter-long beast of a vessel was produced in Italy in 2011. Serene has a fully equipped gym, several swimming pools, a cinema, a sauna, two helipads, and much more, but the most extraordinary is the room with artificial snow. Why? Because why not!
2. Dubai — $400 million
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 162-meter-long yacht has a luxurious interior designed in an oriental style. There is a helipad on board, a giant spiral staircase, and a ton of culturally significant artifacts and expensive knick-knacks sprinkled around the boat.
3. REV Ocean — $450 million
REV Ocean is the largest private yacht in the world. At least for the time being. This ship is the project of billionaire Kjell Inge Rekke, the second richest businessman in Norway. The yacht is very different from the other vessels on this list as it was not created to satiate someone’s fragile ego. No, the REV Ocean is full of technical and scientific equipment. Scientists working on the ship study the impact of carbon dioxide emissions, plastic, and unregulated fishing on the ocean, among other research projects.
4. Sailing Yacht “A” — $500 million
“A” was built in Germany in 2015 for a Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko. The boat has eight decks, and its masts are higher than the legendary Big Ben (over 100 m). More than 50 people are required to service the yacht whenever the billionaire decides to whip it out for a swim.
5. Topaz — $527 million
The 147-meter-long yacht can rightfully be called “luxurious.” It has a beautifully streamlined hull that took four years of painstaking work to be properly designed and built. The name of the owner was kept secret for a long time but was soon revealed to the public — Mansour ibn Zayed al Nahyan, a member of the ruling royal family of the United Emirates.
6. Crescent — $600 million
The Crescent yacht has become one of the main sensations of 2018. The exquisite dark hull sets her apart from other yachts and fully justifies the project name — Thunder. The main design feature of this giant is the huge three-deck windows that cut through the entire superstructure.
7. Azzam — $620 million
The mega yacht Azzam, built in 2013, is still the longest in the world, measuring 180 meters. That’s about the size of two American football fields or 12 train cars. The insides of this yacht are covered in 19th century neoclassic decor worth literal millions. The ship is owned by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi.
8. Dilbar — $800 million
Here’s another fancy yacht owned by a Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, who named the ship in honor of his mother. In 2016, Dilbar was recognized as the most spacious yacht in the world. The total area of the interior premises is approximately 3,800 sq. m. The vessel is equipped with two helipads, a cinema, an elevator, and a jacuzzi.
9. Eclipse —$1.2 billion
This truly legendary behemoth of a yacht belongs to, surprise surprise, yet another Russian billionaire — Roman Abramovich. The 163-meter-long superyacht has nine decks, two helipads, a hangar with a couple of helis, each costing £1 million, twenty jetskis, and a small submarine with twelve seats worth £2 million. The yacht also has bulletproof glass, motion sensors, an anti-missile defense system, laser coating against paparazzi, and, of course, private security.
10. History Supreme — $4.8 billion
And here’s the most expensive yacht in the world — History Supreme. The cosmic price tag of this vessel is completely justifiable when you take into account that it’s loaded with 100 tons of gold, platinum, silver, gems, and all that good stuff embedded in the interior as well as the exterior. Even the anchors are covered in gold! Aside from all this lavish goodness, you’ll find a golden aquarium full of exotic fish, a fragment of a meteorite, and the bones of a T-Rex. What’s funny is that the History Supreme is only 30 meters long, which proves that size doesn’t matter.