Today, spending millions or even billions of dollars on a luxury super yacht has become a normal gesture for the wealthiest people in the world. In order to spend a comfortable and lavish vacation on board their ship, oil magnates and billionaire oligarchs do not hesitate to incorporate huge swimming pools, grounds, and even theatres into their boats at inordinate prices. In this article, we introduce you to the most expensive yacht models in the world.
Luxury Ships under $300 million
Among the most expensive yachts in the world, L’Aquila owned by Ann Kroenke, the Walmart heiress, is at the bottom of the list with an investment of $150 million. With a value of 200 million USD, the Octopus was once owned by Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft). In third place is the Al Mirqab, a luxury yacht costing USD 250 million built for the PM of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. To finish with these boats worth less than three hundred thousand dollars, we should mention the Dilbar belonging to the Russian billionaire Usmanov. With a net value of 256 million USD, it has the largest transport capacity in the world.
More than 300 million dollars worth of sumptuous vessels
To continue with the most expensive yacht models in the world, we cannot omit to mention the Al Said which is worth 300 million USD. Built for the Sultan of Oman, it is one of the largest mega-yachts on the list, measuring 155 m in length. Considered to be one of the gigantic models of luxury boats listed, the yacht built for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (ruler of Dubai) is worth 400 million USD and is over 160 m long. Sold at the same price, the Motor Yacht A owned by the Russian Andrey Melnichenko can accommodate up to 14 passengers.
Dream yachts at more than half a billion dollars
In this last category, the models presented are all super yachts with almost excessive comfort. To begin with, the Serene Yacht, worth 560 million USD, which belongs to Mohammed bin Salman (or MBS), Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Then there is the Rising Sun, worth 590 million USD, which is owned by entertainment magnate David Geffen. Even if we don’t know the exact identity of the owner of the Azzam yacht, we can still mention that the boat costs 600 million USD. It has long held the title of “the world’s largest super yacht”, is 176 m long and has a missile defence system. The yacht that wins the title of the most expensive ship is certainly the Eclipse which is worth 1.9 billion USD. It belonged to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.