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Top 20 Fanciest Yachts Money Can Buy

Sailing enthusiasts all over the world are curious about boarding the most opulent yacht that they can ever find.

Yachts are already expensive on its own. But there are very few units that can be considered as the most opulent in the market. If you want to own one, you must at least have hundreds of millions or billions under your name.

Here is the list of the 20 luxurious yachts the world has ever known.

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The 20 High-End Yachts In The Market

The yachts and prices included in the list are gathered from different online sources, including Unilad, List25, and Luxhabitat.

#20: The Lionheart – valued at $150 million

The yacht owned by a British billionaire is the first entry in the list of the most upscale yacht the world has ever known.

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The fashion retail magnate tasked the Italian shipbuilder Benetti to create the 207-foot Lionheart in 2016.

The luxury boat reportedly has a total of six VIP rooms and plenty of private balconies. It hosted some of the biggest celebrities worldwide, including Simon Cowell, Kate Moss, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

#19: The Aviva – valued at $150 million

Tottenham Hotspur owner and British investor Joe Lewis have a superyacht that also made the list of the costliest yacht you can ever find.

The massive boat is known for having a full-size tennis court. It is also believed to contain some of the billionaire’s priceless art pieces, including some from Pablo Picasso.

Lewis reportedly spends a few months onboard the Aviva several months annually.

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#18: The Solandge – valued at $180 million

German chipmaker Lurssen created one of the finest yachts ever built in recent years. The Solandge, built and designed with Rodriguez Interiors and Dolker & Voges, used approximately 50 marble and granite surfaces.

The fortunate guests who will have the chance to go on board this superyacht will marvel at its elegant and expansive hall decked with a couple of amethyst walls. It also comes with several upscale features like private decks, elegant cabins, a beach club site with its own Jacuzzi, and a fully-furnished health spa.

You may enjoy a great week in this yacht if you have approximately $1.1 million to pay for the rental charges.

#17: The Ecstasea – valued at $200 million

In 2004, Israeli-Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich commissioned Feadship to build a 279-foot luxury yacht. It is considered the largest ship built by the Dutch shipyard.

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De Voogt Naval Architects and Terence Disdale collaborated to create the boat’s design. The 14-seater watch was able to tine several interior design commendations.

#16: Lurssen’s Rising Sun – valued at $200 million

Lurssen’s US business tycoon Larry Ellison reportedly commissioned Lurssen’s second entry in the list. He later sold it to Asylum Records owner David Gaffen.

British-Australian Jon Bannenberg helped design the massive five-story ship with 82 rooms, a full-sized basketball court, a movie theatre, and a wine cellar.

#15: The Octopus – valued at $200 million

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen asked Lurssen to create a 414-foot megayacht called Octopus for exploration, rescue missions, and scientific research projects.

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This massive boat comes with two helipads located at the main deck, a single twin pad and several hangars located at the boat’s stern, and an aircraft pad built on the bow. It also comes with a swimming pool and two submarines.

The yacht can reportedly sleep a total of 26 guests at a time. The guests can use the basketball court for recreation, the outside bar equipped with a whirlpool, as a dedicated recording studio.

#14: Lady Moura – valued at $210 million

Launched in 1990, the private yacht Lady Moura is currently considered one of the most extravagant boats the world has ever seen.

Owned by Saudi Arabian businessman Nasser Al-Rashid, it hosted some of the most popular people globally, including former US President George H.W.Bush together with his wife, Barbara.

Those who were invited to go on board this ship will notice the impressive 24-karat gold embellishments, a swimming pool with a retractable roof, and a one-of-a-kind hydraulic platform covered with sand that aims to mimic the feeling of strolling at the beach.

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#13: Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth’s Al Mirqab – valued at $250 million

The Al Mirqab is considered one of the biggest yachts built worldwide. It is owned by former Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

This yacht can accommodate a total of 24 guests at once. It has ten guest suites plus two VIP suites intended for the yacht’s owner. Each suite has massive sizes and features an ensuite bathroom.

The yacht also comes with a cinema, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a helipad.

#12: The Dilbar – valued at $256 million

Dilbar, recognized as the sixth-longest yacht built, was built by Lurssen using the design made by popular watch designer Andrew Winch and Espen Oeino.

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This massive yacht is the property of Russian billionaire Alister Usmanov. He is regularly seen on board this yacht to roam around his privately owned islands.

Aside from its elegant design, it also comes with several swimming pools for relaxation.

#11: The Pelorus – valued at $300 million

Roman Abramovich had his hands on another insanely expensive yacht in this list. In 2003, the Russian billionaire bought it from Saudi Arabian business tycoon Sheikh Abdul Mohsin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh.

Blohm + Voss modified the Lurssen-built ship to add a second helipad. Aside from the usual luxury features, this superyacht also comes with several landing boats and different jet skis units.

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#10: The Serene – valued at $300 million

The 439-foot Serene landed on the 10th spot of the most expensive boats ever built.

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Fincantieri built this yacht in 2011 for Russian vodka magnate Yuro Shefler. According to reports, it has the reputation of being one of the most popular yacht rentals for the wealthiest people the world has ever known. Bill Gates had to spent as much as $1 million to rent it for one week.

This yacht comes with several swimming pools, a submarine, a couple of helipads, and an impressive viewing room.

#9: Al Said – valued at $300 million

The Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said Al Said is the proud owner of the ninth most expensive mega yacht.

Lurssen launched this yacht in September 2007. While little is known about this boat, reports claimed that it comes with a massive concert hall that can accommodate a 50-piece orchestra.

#8: The Radiant – valued at $320 million

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Emirati billionaire Abdullah Al Futtaim asked Lurssen to create a 100-meter luxury yacht in 2009.

This one-of-a-kind boat features some swimming pools, a dedicated helipad, a movie theatre, a well-equipped gym, a jacuzzi, and a massage room.

This boat has a super-powerful water cannon to protect itself from unwanted pirate attacks on top of these features.

#7: The Dubai – valued at $400 million

The Sheik of Dubai Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum bought the superyacht created by popular German ship makers Lurssen and Blohm + Voss in 2001.

The ultra-luxurious yacht comes with several jacuzzis, a swimming pool designed with handcrafted tiles, a massive helipad, and an impressive circular glass staircase that changes colors when hit by the sunlight.

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Aside from several VIP areas, this ship also comes with an extravagant split-level deck for the owner.

#6: Motor Yacht A – valued at $440 million

Bloom + Voss brought the Philippe Stark-designed superyacht to life and made one of the world’s biggest ships ever knew.

According to reports, the 390-foot superyacht belongs to Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. It has a massive master bedroom covering 2,500 square feet, a disco hall, a helicopter hangar, and a glass-bottomed swimming pool.

#5: The Topaz – valued at $527 million

The fifth fanciest yacht globally belongs to Abu Dhabi politician Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Built by Lurssen using the exterior design made by Tim Heywood and interior design by Terence Disdale Design.

The luxury yacht comes with a large jacuzzi placed on the main deck, a couple of helipads, a big swimming pool, a cinema, a conference room, and a modern gym.

#4: The Azzam – valued at $600 million

Lurssen made the 590-foot private yacht for United Arab Emirates president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Aside from its exquisite features, this yacht comes with a dedicated missile defense system and a highly secured bullet-proof master suite. It is also considered one of the fastest yachts in the world due to its 32-knot speed.

#3: The Streets of Monaco – valued at $1 billion

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The first among the billion-dollar yacht club is the massive 509-foot mega yacht. It is made and designed to showcase some of the miniature versions of the most popular landmarks in Monte Carlos and Monaco.

This luxurious yacht comes with a go-kart circuit, three different-sized swimming pools, a helipad, a mini-submarine, a mini waterfall, and seven opulent guest suites.

#2: The Eclipse – valued at $1.5 billion

Roman Abramovich’s current yacht possession landed in the second spot of the ultra-expensive yachts the world has ever known.

Designed by Terence Disdale, Eclipse comes with two helipads, two swimming pools, plenty of hot tubs, a disco hall, and 24 guest cabins.

It also comes with a missile detection system to protect those on board from external attacks.

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#1: The History Supreme – valued at $4.8 billion

If you have all the money globally, you can afford the world’s most expensive yacht, designed by British designer Stuart Hughes.

According to reports, this luxury yacht is covered in 100,000 kilograms of gold and platinum and encrusted with precious jewels. Its master bedroom is also designed with a statue made from genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex bones shipped from Arizona, USA.

This super-expensive yacht belongs to Robert Kuok, the richest man in Malaysia.

Summary

This is the list of the fanciest and extremely expensive yacht that you will find in the market. You may dream of cruising in one of these at least once in your life.

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Written By Riley Brown

Riley is a finance, lifestyle, and entertainment writer living in San Diego. He received his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Multimedia from the University of Oregon. His work has been featured in many finance and lifestyle publications throughout the US. When he is not writing, Riley enjoys reading and hanging out at the beach with his dog.

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