The yachting life is one filled with luxury, relaxation and class. Today’s 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 luxury 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. Here are the ten most expensive yachts in the world presented by Torrens Luxury Collection,
4. Al Said – Was $300 Million
Al Said was named after its owner Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman. At the time of its construction Al Said was the world’s second largest yacht. It cost a staggering $300 million and was built from an aluminum super structure. It can reach 22 knots and accommodate up to 70 people – and that doesn’t count the 154 crew members who work on board. Inside there’s a concert hall that can apparently accommodate a rather large orchestra – should the need ever suddenly arise. It’s believed that there are no photos of the interior of this yacht so we’ll just have to take the Sultan’s word that this place is pretty damn stylish.
3. Superyacht A – Was $323 Million
Owned by Russian Billionaire Andrei Melchenko, Superyacht A is rather small for the vast amount of cash that was needed to build it. It’s crewed by 42 people and can house a total of 14 guests. It’s not the exterior or the size that makes this yacht so impressive – it’s the interior which is designed with every modern comfort you can imagine. On board you’ll find three swimming pools, all of which are built with an opposing current to swim against, should you desire one. There are two additional boats you can use to travel back to land or for recreation. The master suite can accommodate six guests by itself. Needless to say when you’re spending $323 million your yacht is equipped with the latest technology and entertainment systems. The exterior is also rather unique and reminiscent of a ship a Bond villain might call home.
2. Dubai – Was $350 Million
This Superyacht has been known by several names in the past. It was commissioned as the Golden Star by a wealthy Prince of Brunei, but later finished for Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum when he provided the financial means to complete the project. It’s also been known as the Platinum 525. Currently the ship is owned by the Sheikh of Dubai and it’s called, appropriately enough, the Dubai. Guests traveling aboard will find a swimming pool, a spa, a glass staircase and (of course) a helipad. This luxury floating city can host a whopping 115 people on board. It’s currently the world’s second largest yacht and we imagine it’s rather nice inside.
1. Eclipse – Was $450 Million – $1.5 Billion?
Here’s a yacht that cost a billion dollars – maybe. We don’t know the exact cost of building such a masterpiece, but various sources have listed the price of construction as high as even $1.5 billion. What we do know for sure is that it’s manned by 70 crew members and owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abromavich. It contains its own private defense system designed to detect intruders and camera-wielding spectators. In fact, if you try to take pictures it uses modern light technology to block them. There’s room for 24 guests, two helipads, and its own private submarine.
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