It is no longer sailing that yachts are built in our modern life. Today, luxury, class and relaxation has become the yachting life among the rich. Most of these yachts are sophisticated with gadgets, technology and amenities that mimic any five star hotels. You can now swim in pools right inside the oceans, relax in hot tubs and drink in bars while sailing. This does not come cheap which is the reason why we are listing some of the most expensive yachts in the world.
Luxury yachts are seen around the world but there some that have exceeded the price the normal yachts. These types of expensive yachts come with a price tag. When you see any of them, the only thing that may come to your mind is magnificent edifice inside the water and the next thing would be the cost of building such a toy.
The owner of Eclipse is the owner of Chelsea FC, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. He had bought this 536-foot-long Eclipse in 2010, and was dubbed the largest yacht in the world. It has a hair salon, two helipads, cinema, restaurant, disco and a rumoured defense system that is used against the press. If there is one thing behind the making of Eclipse, it is luxury and opulence. The press is not given the opportunity of viewing what is inside the yacht because of the heavy defense system that is built in it.
This is 590 feet long yacht. This means that it is longer than most commercial cruise ships. The owner is the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan. It took four years to build this by the German shipbuilders Lürssen Yachts. It has over 50 private suites. It has become a jewel whenever it is sited around the world.
Al Mirqab is built with 12 suites that can accommodate 24 guests, each site has bedroom and bathroom. The owner of this yacht is Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al Thani. He was the former Prime Minister of Qatar. It has swimming pool, movie theater, helicopter pad and 55 crew operates on it.
This yacht was built initially for a businessman from Saudi Arabia. Roman Abramovich bought this luxury yacht in 2004 but his ex-wife was got it after their divorce settlement. Later, David Geffen, a Hollywood movie mogul bought it in 2011. It has space for two helipads, loads of toys are in it including jet skis.
Topaz measures 147 meter and was built by Lurssen Yachts in 2012. It has a fitness center, garage for tenders, Jacuzzi, helicopter landing pad and movie theater. It is owned by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is one of the most beautiful yachts you can see anywhere in the world.
The cost of maintaining these yachts are expensive which means that it can only be bought by the super rich who can easily maintain them.