One of the most accurate signs of an accomplished person is a luxurious yacht. Who hasn’t dreamed of moving, slowly sipping rum right at the helm, across the Caribbean towards their next dream?
Nothing can make a person as happy as a couple of hundred feet of custom deck underfoot. Today we decided to find not just unusual yachts: here are ten of the coolest ships owned by celebrities from around the world.
1. Serene. The cost is $330 million
Owner: Mohammed bin Salman, Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Our TOP 10 most expensive yachts in the world are opened by the beautiful Serene, built for the Russian vodka magnate Yuri Shefler at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard.
The yacht, with a length of 134 meters and an area of 4,500 square meters, was produced in Italy in 2011. On board the ship there is a gym, several swimming pools, a cinema, a sauna, two helipads, and much more, but the most extraordinary is the room with artificial snow.
In the summer of 2014, Bill Gates rented a yacht for $5 million a week and made his summer cruise on it. Shefler later sold the yacht to Mohammad bin Salman, second deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
2. Dubai. The cost is $400 million.
Owner: Mohammed ibn Rashid al Maktoum
Manufacturer: Blohm & Voss
The vessel is 162 meters long and has 8,450 horsepower under the hood. The yacht has a luxurious interior in an oriental style, as the owner is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. There is a helipad on board, a giant spiral staircase as a highlight of the yacht, as well as all the attributes associated with oriental palaces from the past.
3. REV Ocean. The cost is $450 million.
Owner: Kjell Inge Rekke
On line 8 is the largest private yacht in the world, at the time of this top compilation. REV Ocean is a project of billionaire Kjell Inge Rekke, the second richest businessman in Norway.
The yacht has a significant difference from all its neighbors in the rating – it is not luxurious and was not created for admiration and entertainment. 182 meters long is not occupied by pools and helipads, but by technical and scientific equipment.
Scientists working on the ship can study the impact on the ocean of carbon dioxide emissions, plastic, and unrestricted fishing. One can only admire the charitable zeal for cleaning the ocean by the owner of this vessel.
4. Sailing Yacht A. Cost – $500 million.
Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
Sailing Yacht A is the largest sailing yacht in the world. It was built in Germany in mid-2015 by order of Andrey Melnichenko, a Russian billionaire.
The boat has eight decks, and its masts are higher than Big Ben (more than 100 m). More than 50 people are required to service the yacht. Sailing Yacht A is capable of speeds in excess of 20 knots per hour (37 km/h).
5. Topaz. The cost is $527 million.
Owner: Mansour ibn Zaid al Nahyan
A yacht with a length of 147 meters can rightfully carry the proud prefix “luxury” . It has beautiful streamlined shapes that attract attention. It took four years of painstaking work to develop this giant.
The name of the owner was kept secret for a long time, but was soon revealed to the public – now he is Mansour ibn Zayed al Nahyan, a member of the ruling royal family of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, deputy prime minister.
6. Crescent. The cost is $600 million.
The middle of our TOP 10 most expensive yachts in the world is rightfully occupied by the Custom Crescent yacht, 135 meters long. She has become one of the main premieres of 2018, and her exquisite dark hull sets her apart from other yachts and fully justifies the design name of the Thunder yacht – Thunder. The main design feature of the ship is the huge three-deck windows of the main hall, visually cutting through the superstructure.
There is no owner yet.
7. Azzam. The cost is $620 million.
Owner: Khalifa ibn Zaid al Nahyan
Mega yacht Azzam, built-in 2013 at the German shipyard Lürssen, is still the longest in the world – its length is 180 meters. This is about the size of two football fields or 12 railway cars.
It has an engine with 108,920 horsepower, which, by the way, is the largest in the world and was originally developed for container ships. It is known that the style in which the interior of Azzam is decorated is close to the neoclassicism of the early 19th century. This vessel is owned by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Emir of Abu Dhabi.