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It has become normal for the world’s wealthiest individuals to drop millions, even billions, on lavish super yachts. 

A luxury yacht is not just a mode of transportation, but a symbol of wealth and status symbol, that can only be afforded by the wealthy billionaires of the world. The most luxurious yachts worldwide offer extravagant features like movie helipads, theatres, concert halls, multiple swimming pools, saunas and hot tubs. 

10: LADY MOURA – $210 million

When it comes to superyachts with authentic pedigree, few have as much blue blood as the 344-foot Lady Moura. When she was delivered to her owners in 1990 by German shipyard Blohm and Voss, the levels of design innovation and onboard engineering were unprecedented. Built to be a private residence, the yacht has been cloaked in mystery to the outside world for three decades. 

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Lady Moura is rumoured to be owned by Nasser Al Rashid, a billionaire businessman from Saudi Arabia. The yacht is plated with gold and can accommodate up to 30 guests and 60 crew members. The name of the yacht on its exterior is also made of 24-carat gold lettering, making it unique in its own way. 

Well ahead of her time, Lady Moura has one of the first beach clubs on a superyacht, and an entire owner’s deck. The owners also wanted a clean exterior look, so all doors, flaps, roofs, gangways and cranes are hydraulically operated so they can be sealed tight against bulkheads or into floors. Most equipment is hidden behind integrated hydraulic doors, including the yacht’s tenders, anchors, and even a set of navigation lights.

9: AL MIRQAB – $250 MILLION

Custom motor yacht ‘Al Mirqab’ was built by Kusch Yachts in Germany and was delivered to her owner in 2008 and last refitted in 2014.  

Rumoured to be owned by Qatar’s former Prime Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Al Mirqab was the winner of the Motor Yacht of the Year award in 2009.  The yacht is made of steel and has a length of 436.35 feet. Enjoying a speed of 37.6 kmph, the yacht features 10 large suites for guests that come with a bathroom, a living room and a double bedroom. Besides this, Al Mirqab also offers a cinema, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor bars, jacuzzis, space to have a sunbath, a helipad along with a wide option of watersports equipment. It can host up to 25 guests and 55 crew members.  

This luxury yacht proves that she was built for Qatar’s former Prime Minister.

8: DILBAR – $256 million

Delivered in 2016, Dilbar is the largest motor yacht in the world by gross tonnage. She is one of the most complex and challenging yachts ever built, in terms of both dimensions and technology.  Dilbar was built for Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov for $256 million. The yacht weighs 15,917 tons which is over 31 million pounds! The Dilbar has two helipads and 3,800 square meters of living space. 

It is built at the German Lurssen Shipyard and enjoys a speed of 42 kmph. Having a displacement steel hull with an aluminum superstructure, the yacht can host 40 guests and more than 80 crew members. One of most exclusive aspect about Dilbar is the swimming pool that it has on offer, as is known to be the largest superyacht pool.

7: AL SAID – $300 million

Al Said is a 155m motor yacht which was custom built in 2008 by Lurssen Yachts in Bremen. Al Said is a giant mega yacht formerly codenamed “Project Sunflower”. She was delivered to the Sultan of Oman in 2008 as a replacement for a smaller mega yacht of the same name. 

With a displacement of 15850 tons and a length of 508.53 feet, this yacht can host upto 70 guests along with 154 crew members and features a concert hall that can accommodate a 50-piece orchestra. It enjoys a speed of 47 kmph.  

There’s not much information about the Al Said’s different amenities. However, this yacht is surely a game for billionaires only. 

6: DUBAI – $400 million

Another extravagant yacht is a 531 feet super-yacht, when it comes to its size. It has also been built by Blohm and Voss. It can accommodate 155 guests, including the crew members. The interiors of the yacht are dominated by bold colours, while its deck features a split-level owner’s deck, a large social area and lounge, a number of VIP areas and guests suites.  

The gigantic $400 million Dubai yacht is currently owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Emir, or ruler, of Dubai. The superyacht features a mosaic swimming pool, circular staircase, and also a helipad. Amazing right?

5: Motor Yatch A – $400 million

Reportedly owned by Russian tycoon Andrey Melnichenko, the luxury Motor Yacht A, with a worth of $400 million, is reminiscent of a stealth warship or submarine and has been designed by Philippe Stark. In 2008, this 119m, 5500 ton beauty was completed and launched into the waters to change the way world looked at yachts forever. It can accommodate 14 guests and 42 crew members. Motor yacht A is luxury redefined with her exceptional design that is an engineering wonder. But there are also other features that make it truly remarkable. 

The interiors of the 400 feet long yacht extend over 24,000 sqft and feature a 2,500 sqft master bedroom and disco,  along with six guest suites, that have moving walls in order to convert them into four large staterooms. These are the features that you don’t see anywhere in your surroundings. Moving beyond the aesthetic appeal and luxury of ‘A’, the yacht also has excellent design in terms of space utilization to its credit. The interior of the ship has been intelligently designed as a peaceful ambience with wooden furnishings and comfortable furniture.  

Mirrored surfaces adorning the interiors and furniture, glassware and tableware made of French crystal, add to the luxury aspect of the yacht. It also features a helicopter hanger, a 30 feet speedboat as well as 3 swimming pools, one of them being glass bottomed and situated directly above the disco which the yacht has on offer.  There could be no better description for the uniquely shaped Motor Yacht ‘A’. This luxury yacht has been given an identity of its own in its one-of-a-kind design featuring an upside down hull. While its structure would make heads turn, it would also make its counterparts shy away.

4: AZZAM – $600 million

Here’s Azzam, the world’s second largest private yacht that cost $600 million to build and has held the record for more than 5 years. This luxurious yacht has been involved in the building of six out of the top 10 largest yachts in the world. It’s owned by a member of the royal family of the UAE,  Azzam. The 590 feet long yacht is said to be one of the fastest with a speed of 35 kmph. It features two gas turbines and two diesel engines with a total power of 35048 kW and is capable of travelling at high speed in both warm and shallow water. With features like that, billionaires do have a lot to spend for.

3: Epiphany – $667 million

If launched today, Andy Waugh’s 426.5-foot Epiphany superyacht concept would be one of the largest yachts in the world. It is a sleek black-and-white boat with giant glass windows and an eye-catching, curvaceous exterior. Comprising an entire deck, the massive owner’s deck features a stateroom with skylights, a private cinema, an office with space for personal assistants or staff members, and a Jacuzzi. 

The deck also showcases a cinema, lounge, and a fully equipped gym and spa. The double staircase leads to a swimming platform near the water’s edge. There is no official word as to whether anyone has yet commissioned the yacht to be built.

2: Streets of Monaco – $1.1 billion

The world of mega-yachts is hardly known for its subtlety, but this proposed floating city makes even Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s 557-foot Eclipse look downright sensible. Estimated to cost of more than $1B to construct, this floating mini-city is the brainchild of the Yacht. 

The luxurious suite that the yacht has on offer is spread over three floors and features a private elevator, an office, a living room, balconies and sundecks with jacuzzis. Besides this, it also consists of seven guest suites with reception rooms, bathrooms, dressing rooms, and balconies attached to them. The yacht also features barbecue facility, a mini waterfall, a gorgeous cafe-bar that provides an underwater view, helicopters and submarines. 

1: History Supreme – $4.8 BILLION

Made of solid gold, The History Supreme is the most expensive yacht in the world and is reportedly owned by Malaysia’s richest man, Robert Knok. It took 3 years for the 100 feet long yacht to build. The yacht was built using 10,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum and was designed by the renowned luxury designer Stuart Hughes. The gold and platinum adorn the yacht from its base to the dining area, deck, rails, staircase and anchor. The most extravagant aspect of the luxury yacht is its master bedroom with a wall made from meteorite rock and a statue made from genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex bones. The master suite is embellished with 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium and a liquor bottle featuring a rare 18.5 carat diamond. Impressed? 

OUTRO: 

These beautiful vessels are built with the latest technology and of course incredibly luxurious. The most expensive yachts are built according to the personal requirements of the owners which is obvious

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