Owning a yacht is a dream come true for many people around the world. Yachts come in all shapes, sizes and, well, prices! Yachting.mt brings to you some of the most extravagant, luxurious and pricey yachts around the globe. But before, let’s check out the main factor as to why these yachts are so expensive.
Customisation of a yacht definitely tends to add up to the cost. Starting from engaging your own yacht designer and sitting with them to discuss all the features that you would like your yacht to include. From your own helipads, to multiple pools, cabins, lounge areas with exclusive designs, every single element you add on to your design will add on to the cost, and at the end of the day, also the value of the vessel you’re designing for yourself.
Price: $4.8 Billion
Owner: Robert Knok
Labeled the most expensive yacht in the world, the 100ft long History Supreme was designed by Stuart Highes, UK-based and world famous luxury designer. The yacht, now worth approximately $4.8 Billion, took a total of 3 years to design and put together by 2011. But why is it so expensive? Well, these are some of the elements it features or is embellished with:
- Its exterior is silver and gold plated, more than 90,000kg of precious metals.
- Walls built of meteorite rock
- Statue made out of tyrannosaurus rex bones
- Aquavista panoramic wall aquarium
- Deck, Dining Area, Rails and Anchor were made from precious metals
- The base of the vessel was wrapped in gold
- Main sleeping quarter was adorned with platinum accents
Price: $1.5 Billion
Owner: Roman Abramovich
A few billions short from History Supreme, one can find Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse superyacht priced at $1.5 billion and showered in luxury nonetheless. Replicating a naval ship, with a total of 162.5m length, it is confirmed to be the second largest yacht in the world. While this would be the charter dream for many, it’s only those few fortunate millionaires that are able to afford it. In fact, this yacht charters for $2 million for a trip of 1 week. What are some of the coolest features that Eclipse boasts?
- Anti missile defense system that costs a hefty $50 million
- Two helipads
- 24 guest cabins
- Two swimming pools
- Disco Hall
- A mini-submarine
Price: $600 Million
Owner: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan
Designed by the German Shipyard company Lürssen Yachts, Azzam is now owned by none other than the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan. So why is this yacht so expensive? Here’s a snapshot of some of its awesome features:
- Missile defense system
- Bullet-proof master suite
- One of the fastest yachts on Earth reaching 35mph
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