The one that holds the title of the most expensive yacht is Eclipse, which is worth €340 million. It is owned by, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich and she even holds the title of the world’s longest private yacht until the Azzam. It comprises of 2 helipads, 24 guest rooms, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, and a disco hall. For security purposes, it even has a missile detection system fitted in it.
As the name tells us, Dubai, which is worth US$ 350 million, is under the possession of the ruling Sheikh of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This one tales luxury to a whole different level. It has a helipad, two boats, a dining room huge enough to occupy 90 guests, a swimming pool, squash court, submarine, 20 water bikes, lobster tank, a disco, and a huge crew of 88 people.
3. Lady Moura
In third place is Lady Moura is worth US$ 250 million and also ranked as the ninth largest private yacht back in 1990. This beauty is owned, by Saudi Arabian businessman, Nasser Al-Rashid and has brought on board various eminent personalities such as George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara. It is built by a German shipbuilding yard of Blohm and Voss and has a propulsion plant consisting of two KHD-MWM diesel engines, each with a power of 5050 kW.
4. Rising Sun
Up next on the list is the rising sun, a motor yacht which is owned by David Geffen and is worth US$ 200 million. The yacht has had an interesting list of guests onboard, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Springsteen, Gayle King, Julia Roberts, Maria Shriver, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and many more. The yacht has a total of 82 rooms, along with a gym, a basketball court, a wine cellar, and a movie theater.
Octopus is a US$ 200 million worth yacht that is currently owned by the Jody Allen-controlled estate of the late Paul Allen. It is also known to be the world’s largest yacht. Despite it being a private yacht, it is many times lent out for exploration projects, scientific research initiatives, and rescue missions. It has two helipads, pools, and even two remote-controlled submarines.
With the price of US$ 130 million, comes next Pelorus with measures over 337 feet in length. This masterpiece is designed by the well-known Tim Haywood and was launched, in the year 2003. Currently, the yacht is owned, by Sammy Tak Lee. The specialty of this one is its onboard spa and a helipad.
Up next is the US$ 129 million worth Ecstasea, which has a distinctive style of construction than the rest. It was originally owned by Russian honcho Roman Abramovich but was later sold, to Alshair Fiyaz. It is much more like a luxury ship than a yacht, as it was the largest Feadship ever built. She has a capacity of 14 guests and has six separate rooms in her. This beauty was designed, by Terence Disdale and the architectural firm of De Voogt.
On the eighth rank is the US $116 million worth Alysia, which is under the ownership of Greek tycoon Andreas Liveras. She even made it to Forbes magazine’s most expensive yacht in the world for 2006. She can accommodate up to 36 guests along with its crew of 36 people. In 2012, she went under renovation and then was renamed Moonlight II in 2012. She has a large jacuzzi, two outside bars, water jets, and even a small speed boat and a small restaurant and cinema.
Built-in 2004, Annaliese is, without a doubt, an ultimate luxurious mega private yacht. It is built with Sola’s safety specifications by Lalis Poulias and is worth US$ 103 million. She can accommodate up to 36 guests and is said to comprise 18 luxurious staterooms. It has a master, a VIP, a double-bedded, and eight twin-bedded suites. Annaliese has a cruising range of about 7000 nautical miles giving an amazing experience to its guests. She also has a spectacular sun deck providing privacy and breathtaking views.
Tatoosh, a $162 million worth yacht, is owned by the estate of Paul Allen at US$ 100 million in 2001. She is even listed, as the world’s 60th largest superyacht. This yacht was built at Rendsburg in Germany by Nobiskrug by Kusch Yachts. She has five decks in total, with the main features being its theatre, helicopter transportation facilities, master suite, saloon, french limestone fireplace, and ladies’ powder room.