Want to know if you’ve really, REALLY made it? Well, if you can afford a luxury yacht in the ‘couple of hundred million’ to a casual few billions of dollars, you can safely say, you’re there!
These floating hotels are the epitome of opulence, and over the top luxury! Grab a cup of tea (or a glass of expensive champagne) and hop aboard, let’s check out which one YOU like the best! Anchors awaaaay!
- The Lady Moura $210 million
- This one is full of moving parts! There is the retractable roof of the pool and a hydraulic deck that conveniently slides from the side. Why would you need that? I hear you ask? It’s for fun, complete with palm trees, some deck chairs and beach sand!
- For a fabulous dining style factor, the designer dining table is a mere 75 feet long!
- Gold plating (24 carat gold plating) is the only material that will do for any name plates or logos. Naturally!
- She accommodates 30 guests, in 15 luxury rooms, and 60 crew. Yes, that’s right. Two crew members for each guest. Tough life huh?
- During summer season she can be seen sunning in the South of France, and she cruises the Antibes, Palma de Mallorca and Monaco.
- Lady Moura is owned by Nasser Al-Rashid, a Saudi Arabian billionaire and founder of Rashid Engineering.
- Al Mirqab $250 million
- Don’t you just love her graceful lines? She’s definitely one of the most elegant superyachts around!
- The interior design is not quite my cup of tea, but I wouldn’t say no to an invitation!
- This baby is owned by Quatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.
- There are ten suites that can comfortably house up to 24 guests, with their own bathroom, living room and double bedroom.
- Stuck for something to do? Try out the on-board cinema, sun deck, pool and helipad. Or stop into one of the outdoor bars, swimming pools or jacuzzis.
- Ona (Previously Dilbar) $256 million
- She has a helipad, sitting prettily on the yacht’s bow.
- It is owned by Ralisher Usmanov, who originally named it after his mother. Sweet!
- She has a helipad, sitting prettily on the yacht’s bow.
- Worried you might get seasick? Not here! Ona has a sophisticated stabilization system which minimises any rolling when cruising.
- ‘At anchor stabilisers’ mean that you don’t get queasy when the yacht is anchored. It’s so uncool to look a little green and ill, don’t you think?
7. Al Said $300 million
- The yacht was code named ‘Project Sunflower’ during construction. Cloak and dagger stuff! There is much secrecy around this yacht, and there are no photos of its interior available! Hah! Wonder what is in there?
- She is owned by Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman, who named the boat after himself. Because he can!There is much secrecy around this yacht, and there are no photos of its interior available! Hah! Wonder what is in there?
- Motor Yacht A $323 million
- Check out the unique design on this yacht! Designed to cut through ice! Not your average Caribbean Cruiser eh?
- It is owned by Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko.
- You can redesign the space as you need, with moving walls. How convenient! Whether its suites that you need or large staterooms!
- The yacht has a 2,500 square feet master bedroom and disco, as well as six guest suites which can be converted into four larger staterooms – due to the moving walls, of course!
- Mr and Mrs Melnichenko clearly love a reflective environment – there are mirrored surfaces everywhere, French crystal being the primary material of choice.
- There is a swimming pool made of glass that is conveniently placed just above the disco. Imagine the parties! That is in addition to another two swimming pools.
5. Dubai $350 million
- This one is a design dream on the interior, with handmade tiling on the pools and delicate mosaics. It also boasts a breathtaking spiral staircase that is an experience to walk on, as each step changes colour depending on the light filtering in from the deck!
- Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Dubai has had a few names, but she’s now settled at ‘Dubai’.
- Azzam $650 million
- Now we’re talking the big leagues! It is immense, at 590 feet long, and also one of the fastest superyachts in the world.
- Owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi.
- A beautiful interior has been designed by Christophe Leoni in a classic 1900’s Empire elegance.
- Streets of Monaco $1.1 billion
- Now we’re getting into the cool billions folks!
- This is totally unique – a floating replica of the billionaire’s playground of Monaco! Featuring scaled down replicas of landmarks around Monaco, including the racetrack, casino and hotels.
- Of course, she has swimming pools and tennis courts in addition to luxurious living quarters modelled on Monaco’s finest hotels.
- Eclipse $1.5 billion
- What can you buy with $1.5 billion change clanging in your pocket? You could settle for a massive yacht that features not one, but two helipads, 24 suites, jacuzzis, swimming pools, nightclub, a submarine and launch boats!
- You’ll need to do something interesting first, like own the Chelsea Football Club, like Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich.
- He is not one for the paparazzi, and security is priority on this boat! No photos please, and if you try, you will be stopped by a lazer system. No listening in either, with bugging and intruder systems to keep any spies out. Mwa ha ha. Maybe it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, being so rich?
- History Supreme $4.5 billion
- Hey, I’ll take your measly $Billion Dollars and raise you x4! FOUR AND A HALF BILLION kids! The mind boggles!
- We aren’t even sure who owns it, except he’s a Malaysian billionaire.
- The interior is full of rare extravangances, such as 100,000kg of gold to decorate, dinosaur bones and pieces of meteorite. Gold, gold and more gold! It’s a wonder it doesn’t sink!
- Taking extravagance to the next level, there is a $45 million rare diamond lurking about, on a bottle of booze!
- Want to make a call a bit special? Then called your friends from a diamond encrusted iPhone that lives on board. Ostentatious, much?
Whew, how about that? See ya on the next list!