Luxury yachts can be most expensive and unique and customized as per the demand of the super-rich people. It doesn’t end there; the maintenance of these elegant vessels is not a joke but cost a tidy sum. Only the world’s richest with unrivaled wealth can afford this floating extravagance. These yachts incorporate features comprising the height of sophistication and luxury. Here is the list of best Luxury Yachts for 2018.
- Lady Moura: $210 million
This most expensive yacht was custom built for Saudi Arabian businessman Nasser Al-Rashid in the year 1990 by Blohm + Voss shipyards. You can recognize this yacht from its name carved in 24-carat gold lettering on the exterior part. There is a pool, a helicopter, and a 75-foot dining room table on this 344-foot yacht. The most exciting feature of this yacht is its private extendable beach, i.e., a sand-covered hydraulic platform that slides out from the side of the yacht to sit by the waterline. It has real sand, beach chairs, and even palm trees. Lady Moura can accommodate about 30 guests and can carry 60 crew members.
- Dilbar: $256 million
This 360-feet long and 50-feet high yacht is one of the largest boats of the world and a perfect luxury yacht for Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov to cruise around his many private islands. The Dilbar Super-yacht was built in 2008 by Lürssen. It has a helipad, swimming pools. Its huge multi-layered decks can accommodate 20 people each and 48 crew members.
- Al Said: $300 million
Al Said is the world’s most powerful super-yacht that can move at up to 22 knots. Lürssen built it in the year 2008 for Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman. The remarkable feature is that it houses a massive concert hall that can accommodate even a 50-piece orchestra. Al Said can host up to 70 guests and 154 crew members.
- Motor Yacht A: $323 million
Blohm + Voss of Hamburg designed it for the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and his wife, Aleksandra. This 400-feet long yacht comprises the epitome of luxury. Over 24,000 square feet mirrored surface interior boasts with a 2,500sqft master bedroom, six guest suites – convertible into four large staterooms possible for the yacht’s moving walls, a helicopter pad, a 30-foot speedboat, three pools-one with a glass bottom just above the disco hall, and a silver-plated staircase. The furniture, glassware, and tableware are all made of French crystal. Motor Yacht A can effortlessly accommodate up to 14 guests and 42 crew members.
- Dubai: $350 million
This second largest yacht of the world was originally commissioned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei more than ten years ago and a joint project between Blohm + Voss and Lürssen shipyards. It was acquired for His Highness Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum (ruler of Dubai) by Platinum Yachts since 2006. The handmade mosaics and bold colors make the interior unique. The striking features are a split-level owner’s deck, numerous VIP and guest suites, a large social area and lounge, glass staircase, a swimming pool, a helipad, abundance of sunbathing areas and several Jacuzzis. The Dubai can accommodate up to 115 guests.
- Sailing Yacht A: $400 million
Sailing Yacht A is the world’s largest sailing yacht at present and the greatest upgraded edition to the world of super-yachts. This luxury yacht got launched in Germany recently for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. It is 468-feet long, 300-feet high and sails at a maximum speed of 24 miles per hour. It has eight floors, a teak-finish deck, an underwater observation room, and its hull is made of steel. It can host 20 guests with a crew of 54 to attend them.
- Azzam: $650 million
This luxury liner delivered to President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, fortunate Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan by Lürssen Yachts recently. Azzam is the world’s fourth most expensive luxury yacht and said to be “the most complex and challenging yacht” built so far. This super-yacht is 590 feet long and can move at up to 30 knots, or 35mph. French interior decorator Christophe Leoni designed the luxury interiors as “sophisticated and luxurious in a turn of the century Empire style.”
- Streets of Monaco: $1.1 billion
This $1.1 billion yacht is still waiting for a billionaire owner. Designed by Yacht Island Design of Derbyshire County in England, it is a floating model of the Monaco city. This extraordinary 500-foot luxury liner features Hotel de Paris, La Rascasse and the Loews Hotel, Cafe de Paris, the famous Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack. There are only seven guest suites onboard but all with dressing rooms, private reception rooms, bathrooms, and balconies. The main suite is 4,800 square feet of the size of a luxury penthouse of three floors. It has a helipad, tennis courts, a cafe-bar with underwater views, swimming pools, a mini waterfall, and submarines.
- Eclipse: $1.2 billion
Eclipse which is the second most expensive yacht in the world was built by Blohm and Voss of Hamburg for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It measures 536 feet and is the second largest in the world. Its extravagant features include two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, a disco hall, two swimming pools, three launch boats, a mini-submarine, and several hot tubs. There are maximum security systems like intruder detection systems, a missile defense system, armor plating and bulletproof windows for the master bedroom and bridge of the yacht and anti-paparazzi shield to ensure full privacy. A whopping crew member of 70 is required to maintain this floating extravagance.
- History Supreme: $4.5 billion
History Supreme is the world’s most expensive yacht designed by world-renowned UK luxury designer Stuart Hughes for an anonymous Malaysian businessperson. The staggering sum for this pricey 100-foot vessel is owed to the solid gold, and platinum used not less than 100,000 kg (220,000 Ibs) to assemble this luxury liner and took more than three years to complete. Right from the base of the vessel, the deck, staircases, dining area, rails, and anchor of the boat are coated in a thin layer of solid gold. The most magnificent feature of this super-yacht is the master bedroom which boasts meteorite rock wall and an original Tyrannosaurus Rex bones-made statue. There is a master suite with a 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium and onboard liquor bottle featuring an extremely rare $45 million 18.5 carat diamond. Not only that, but an iPhone wrapped in 500 cut diamonds including a 7.4-carat pink diamond and a rare 8-carat diamond, make History Supreme the world’s most expensive yacht.
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