Ten Biggest Yachts In The World: Most Luxurious & Expensive

Owning a yacht is everyone’s wildest dream. For the rich and the famous owning mega yachts are a way to show their status in the community. Yacht signifies luxury, relaxation, and class. Modern yachts are not just fancy huge boats sailing around the world. In today’s world, modern ships are filled with more technology, gadgets, and amenities than a world class hotel or a fancy modern apartment. They can be defined as a luxury refuge on the sea.

Yachts these days have swimming pools, hot tubs, nightclubs; along with luxury rooms with the softest linen covered beds. People think that all yards have similar designs, but the top ten yards in the world has nothing in common between themselves. Let’s look at the finest yachts in the world:

10. The Rising Sun:

The Rising Sun Top Famous Biggest Yachts in The World 2018

At our list of the top ten biggest luxury yards in the world “The Rising Sun” comes at number ten. The yard is owned by Larry Ellison and David Geffen. The yard is worth around a large skyscrapers and older sports stadiums at $200million.The cost of “The Rising Sun” is more than the GDP of a small third world country. The story of this boat started with a rivalry. The yard was introduced in the year 2004 to the world. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison brought this yard to compete with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen when he ordered the 416-foot superyacht Octopus. He extended the hull of the boat from 387 feet during the construction to make it bigger than Octopus. There are around 82 rooms in this five floor yard. It has a basketball court, a helicopter landing pad, a wine cellar, and a movie theatre. The rooms are opulent and have the finest interior on earth.

Length: 453 Feet (138m)
Cost: $200 million
Launched: 2004 (refit 2007)
Builder: Lürssen, Germany
Designer: Seccombe Design
Type: Motor Yacht
Material: Steel
Owner: Larry Ellison and David Geffen
Propulsion: Diesel 12230hp
Cruise Speed: 26 knots
Maximum Speed: 28 knots
Approx. Weight: 7,600 tons

9. Al Salamah:

Al Salamah was owned by the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. It is a motor yacht. Saudi Arabian princes are known to own the most luxurious boats and automobiles on earth. This ship has made to our list for its size, and cost. It was the third largest motor yacht in the world when it was made. Al Salamah was delivered in the year 1999. German shipbuilding company HDW, in Kiel started building the yard in the year 1998, but the ship was finished in the Lürssen ship-yard in Bremen. It is a private vessel that is not available to the public for hiring purpose. The yard is equipped with a gymnasium, a spa, a cinema, a library, a business canter, and can accommodate around 36 guests.

Cost: $200 million
Length: 457 Feet (139m)
Launched: 1999
Builder: Lürssen and HDW from Germany
Designer: Terence Disdale
Type: Motor Yacht
Material: Steel
Owner: Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz
Propulsion: Diesel 17540hp
Cruise Speed: 17 knots
Maximum Speed: 22 knots
Approx. Weight: 12,234 tons

8. Lady Moura:

Lady Moura is so luxuries that it has its name lettered and embellished in 24 karat gold. The yard is owned by Saudi billionaire Nassar Al-Rashid. It was the ninth largest personal yacht in the world at the time of its construction in the year 1990. The boat can accommodate around 30 years. Lady Moura has hosted many important people like George H. W. Bush and his wife. In the year 2007 the yard ran around the weekend of the Cannes Film Festival. The boat has swimming pools, bars, cinemas, and other modern amenities.

Cost: $210 million
Length: 344 ft (105 m)
Launched: 1990
Builder: Blohm + Voss from Germany
Designer: Luigi Sturchio – Diana
Type: Motor Yacht
Material: Steel
Owner: Nassar Al-Rashid
Propulsion: Diesel 7000hp
Cruise Speed: 20 km (37 km/h; 23 mph)

7. El Horriya:

El Horriya is one of the oldest yachts in this list. El Horreya which means “Freedom” in Arabic was launched in the year 1865. It was renamed El Mahrousa which means The Protected” by the Egyptian dictator. This yacht is the Egypt’s presidential yacht before it used to be the royal yacht of Egypt. In her many years, El Horriya was extended twice. The Egyptian Navy currently cares for the vessel. The Samuda Brothers built this beautiful yacht on the River Thames.

Length: 478 Feet (145m)
Launched: 1865 (refit multiple times)
Builder: Samuda Brothers, UK
Designer: Oliver Lang
Type: Motor Yacht
Owner: Egyptian Presidential yacht
Propulsion: Steam turbine, 3 screws, 6,500 hp
Cruise Speed: 13 knots
Maximum Speed: 16 knots
Approx. Weight: 4,561 gross

6. Al Mirqab:

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Al Mirqab is owned by Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabar Al Thani of Qatar. The ship was launched in the year 2008. The yacht can accommodate around 24 guests at one time. It has around ten guest suites with two VIP suites. Al Mirqab has a cinema, outside jacuzzi, sunbathing places, outside bars, inside swimming pool, and a helicopter pad. It is seen sailing the Meditarrian and mostly seen around Athens.

Cost: $250 million
Length: 436 Feet (133m)
Launched: 2008
Builder: Peters Schiffbau, Germany
Designer: Tim Heywood
Type: Motor Yacht
Material: Steel
Owner: Emir of Qatar
Propulsion: Diesel 13400hp
Cruise Speed: 21 knots
Maximum Speed: 23 knots
Approx. Weight: 5000 tons

5. Al Said:

The yacht was named Al Said after Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman. The Sultan owns the yacht. The yarct can accommodate around seventy people at once. It has a concert hall that can accommodate a large orchestra. The sultan has never allowed the inner interior of the yacht to be photographed. The structure of the vessel is made up of aluminium.

Cost- $300 million
Length: 508 Feet (155m)
Launched: 2007
Builder: Lürssen Yachts, from Germany
Designer: Espen Oeino International
Type: Motor Yacht
Material: Steel
Owner: Qaboos bin Said al Said
Propulsion: Diesel 21992hp
Cruise Speed: 14.5 knots
Maximum Speed: 25 knots
Approx. Weight: 15,850 tons

4. Super yacht A:

Super yacht A is owned by the Russian billionaire Andrei Melchenko. The ship costs around $323 million. The vessel can hold around 42 people and can house around 14 guests. The yacht is made for a wealthy Bond villain. It is equipped with the latest technology and entertainment systems.

Cost: $323
Length: 119.00 m
Builder: Blohm + Voss
Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
Propulsion: 2 × MAN RK280 diesel engines
Launched: January 2008

3. Dubai:

Dubai is the yacht owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The boat was originally commissioned by the wealthy Prince of Brunei. But, the Sheikh bought it for himself. The luxury yacht can accommodate around 115 guests. It can be defined as a floating luxury city. It is currently the world’s second largest yacht. The yacht has a glass staircase, swimming pool, spa, and a helipad.

Cost: $350million
Length: 532 Feet (162m)
Launched: 2006
Builder: Platinum Yachts FZCO Designer: Andrew Winch
Type: Motor Yacht
Material: Steel
Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Dubai Propulsion: Dubai
Cruise Speed: 25 knots
Maximum Speed: 26 knots

2. Eclipse:

This ship is one of the world’s most expensive and largest ships. The ship is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abromavich. The yacht has its own private defence system which can detect intruders and camera-wielding spectators. The yacht has around seventy crew members. It is estimated that around $1.5 billion was spent on this ship. It is a private vessel for the billion ar and his wife.

Cost- around $1.2 billion
Length: 557 Feet (170m)
Launched: 2010
Builder: Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from Germany
Designer: Terence Disdale
Type: Motor Yacht
Material: Steel
Owner: Roman Abramovich
Propulsion: Diesel
Cruise Speed: 22 knots
Maximum Speed: 25 knots
Approx. Weight: 13,000 gross tons

1. Streets of Monaco:

Streets of Monaco Top 10 Biggest Yachts in The World 2017

“Streets of Monaco” is often described as the Mansions on the High Seas. The ship was modeled after the glamorous Mediterranean city-state of Monaco. This yacht is not yet released to the world. The ship is going to have many tennis courts, swimming pools, cafés, and a magnificent underwater ocean view. The ship is estimated to be extended around 550-foot length. The yacht would include reproductions of casinos and a replication a Monaco Grand Prix track on it. It would be a floating city on the sea.

Cost – $1 billion

The list of the top yachts in the world is always changing. It is because millionaires and billionaires are in constant competition with each other to build the largest and the biggest ship on earth. Owning an expensive floating city brings a new respect and prestige to any rich man.


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