For many billionaires, the world is just a huge playground. In order to go around, they need to have a yacht. However, they don’t just use an ordinary yacht. Instead, they use their own superyachts. And, these luxurious sea vessels doesn’t only take them to places. These also serve as their ultimate status symbol. So now, we take a look at the biggest and grandest yachts in the world, designed by world-renowned shipbuilders only for the rich and the famous.
Owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the Ecstasea is 282-foot yacht that has four diesel engines and a gar turbine pump, giving it a maximum speed of 33 knots.
14. Al Salamah
In 1999, the Al Salamah was the third largest yacht. It has a built-in gym, library, cinema, and a hospital.
Paul Allen’s Octopus is the fifteenth largest yacht in the world. At the price of $200 million, this vessel has a ten-man submarine, a helicopter, and seven boats.
12. Rising Sun
Built for Oracle’s Larry Ellison, the Rising Sun features a cinema, a helipad, a basketball court, a large wine cellar, and an 8,000-square feet of living area.
11. Al Mirqab
The Al Mirqab is owned by the former Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Jaber Al-Thani. It has plenty of rooms built for the purpose of entertaining guests.
Named after the mother of Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, Dilbar is a 360-foot yacht that costs $256 million.
9. Lady Moura
With features like a helicopter, portable beach slides, and a retractable roof, the Lady Moura is owned by Saudi billionaire Nasser Al-Rashid. Its price is $210 million.
8. Al Said
Launched in 2008, the Al Said was at that time, the second largest yacht. It was said to have a concert hall that could fit a 50-piece orchestra.
Serene is owned by Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Scheffler. He spent about $330 million for this 439-square foot floating palace.
Eclipse is to date, the second largest yacht. Although it has protective features, such as anti-bugging, missile detection systems, laser, and an anti-intruder system, it still needs a crew of 70 to run.
The world’s third largest yacht, Dubai, is owned by the Emirate of Dubai’s leader and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. It costs about $400 million.
4. Superyacht A
Andrey Melnichenko spent $300 million on this distinct yacht that features a disco room, three swimming pools, and 24,000-square feet of interior space.
Launched in 2012, the Topaz is by far the fifth largest yacht on the planet. Deputy Prime Minister of U.A.E., Sheikh Mansour, spent an estimated $527 million for this.
2. Streets of Monaco
Although the original price of Streets of Monaco remains unknown, experts estimate it to be around $400 million to $1.1 billion. It is unknown because this gigantic yacht hasn’t been built yet.
Azzam is the world’s largest yacht at 590 feet. Owned by the President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa Al Nahyan spent a whopping $605 million for this. With four engines, it can put out a total of 94,000 horsepower, thus allowing the Azzam to travel at a maximum speed of 32 knots. Bullet proof glasses, missile defense systems, and armor plating all over the master bedroom are among its useful features.