Yacht is a recreational boat, ship or vessel used to convey important people. These large motorboats are also used for some private pleasure purposes. Yachts are made with wood or steel and some of them even wear a special flag, indicating the nationality of the ship.
In the recent past, the yachts have evolved a lot, from simple ships into the luxurious vessels or boats with large accommodation. These luxurious yachts provide every housing facility inside the boat only. They consist of spacious bedrooms and suites, attached bathrooms, air conditioners, television and even an inside pool. Here is the list of top 10 most expensive luxury yachts in the world in 2018.
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10. Lady Moura
Lady Moura is an amazing gold plated private yacht built by Blohm and Voss in Germany. It is owned by the billionaire businessman of Saudi Arabia, Naseer Al- Rashid. The hull and superstructure of the yacht is made of steel and consists of two KHD-MWM diesel engines with 5050 kW power each. The yacht is 334 feet long and has a speed of 37km/h (20 knots). It is one of the largest yachts having a crew of 60 people and capable of accommodating 30 passengers. The name on the yacht is carved in 24 carat gold. The cost of Lady Moura is $210 Millions.
9. Al Mirqab
This is one of the largest motor yachts ever built. Former Qatar’s Prime Minister and foreign minister Hamad Bin Jassin Bin Jaber Al Thani is the owner of this yacht. It was build in Germany by Peters Schiffban Wewelsfleth. Tim Heywood was the architect of Al Miraq and Andrew Winch was the designer. The yacht is built of steel and is 436.35 feet long. It has a speed of 37.6 km/h (20.3 knots). The yacht consists of 10 large guests’ suites with own attached bathrooms, living room and double bedroom, a cinema, an inside swimming pool, outside bars and Jacuzzi, sunbathing places and a helicopter pad. It is capable of holding 25 guests and 55 crew members. The cost of this large motor yacht is $250 Millions.
8. Al Said
Al Said is a luxury yacht made by Lurssen and owned by the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said. It is the world’s highest displacement superyacht, with the displacement of 15850 tons, and the fifth longest yacht, with the length of 508.53 feet. With the power of 16500 kW, Al Said is the most powerful yacht. It has a speed of 47 km/h (25.2 knots). Named as Sunflower before construction, this yacht has 30 cabins to accommodate 65 guests and 70 cabins to accommodate 140 crew members. Al Said has a cost of $300 Millions.
7. Motor Yacht A
A is a luxury motor yacht built by Blohm and Voss shipyard in Kiel. It was constructed by Architect Martin Francis and designed by Philippe Stark. The yacht has two MAN RK280 diesel engines with 9000 kW power and the speed of 43 km/h ( 23 knots). Inside the yacht, there is one owner’s room and six guest suites with moving walls to convert them into four larger rooms. These can hold up to 14 passengers and 37 crew members. Andrey Melnichenko is the owner of this yacht costing $300 Millions.
6. Dubai Yacht
Dubai is the luxury yacht owned by the United Arab Emirates Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is the third longest yacht in the world with the length of 531 feet. It was built by Blohm and Voss and has a speed of 48 km/h (26 knots). The exteriors of the yacht are designed by Andrew Winch and the interiors are designed by Platinum Yachts. It can accommodate 155 guests including the crew members. The cost of Dubai Yacht is $400 millions.
Dilbar is an amazing yacht built at the German Lurssen Shipyard. It is the world’s biggest yacht by volume with the length of 511.81 feet and 42 km/h (22.5 knots) of speed. It has a displacement steel hull with an aluminium superstructure. It can accommodate 40 passengers and more than 80 crew members. The yacht consists a swimming pool which is the largest superyacht pool in existence till now. The cost pf Dilbar is $600 Millions.
Azzam is a private motor yacht built by Lurssen Yachts and owned by the President of United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The exteriors of the yacht is designed by Nauta Yacht while the interior design is the work of Christophe Leoni. It has two gas turbines and two diesel engines with total power of 35048 kW. Azzam is 590 feet long and has the speed of 56 km/h. It is known to have the capability of travelling high speed in warm and shallow waters. The cost of Azzam Yacht is $620 Millions.
3. Streets of Monaco
Streets of Monaco is a mega yacht featuring miniatures of landmarks of Monaco like Monte Carlo Casino, Hotel de Paris, Ca Rascasse and a beach like swimming pool. This 500 feet long yacht is like a floating mini city. The exteriors of the yacht is designed by Opulent Yacht and the interiors by Filthy Rich Boaters. It consists of seven guest suites and an owner’s suite over three floors. The luxurious suite of owner has a private elevator, an office, an extra heighted living room, various balconies and sundecks with Jacuzzi. Streets of Monaco Yacht costs $1.1 Billions making it the third most expensive yacht in the world.
Eclipse is a luxury motor super yacht owned by Roman Abramorich. It was build by Blohm and Voss of Germany and the interiors and exteriors of the yacht are designed by Terence Disdale. It is a 533 feet long yacht fitted with a missile detection system. It consists of 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, two helicopter pads and a disco hall. The yacht is operated by 70 crew members. It is the second largest and second most expensive yacht priced at $1.5 Billions.
1. History Supreme
History Supreme is a luxury yacht owned by Malaysia’s richest man, Robert Knok. The yacht is 100 feet long and is created by 10,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum. Everything on yacht is made from precious materials and the base of the yacht is wrapped in thin layer of gold. History supreme is the most expensive luxury yacht which costs $4.5 Billions and is worth every penny.
These are the top most expensive luxury yachts of the world. These are privately owned and professionally crewed motor yachts. These are too expensive and are generally owned by the wealthiest businessmen, celebrities or politicians. A large crew is required to operate these yachts. Top class facilities are provided inside these yachts for housing guests and crew members. Many months or sometimes even years are required to built them. The design of these luxury yachts are truly a work of art and is worth the cost paid for them.