The three most expensive Yachts in the world.
As we all know, the yachting world can be a life of luxury. Most superyachts have better facilities than a five-star hotel nowadays. They can brag about the coolest gadgets, bars and swimming pools in the world, a portable island if you will. The 3 selected below are the most lavish toys on the planet and not surprisingly they are owned by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals. They cost eye-watering amounts, but with that in mind – they also have some unimaginably beautiful features…
- Dubai – $350 million
Between Andrew Winch and Platinum Yachts, they’ve created an absolute masterpiece. The world’s third largest yacht launched in 2006. Measuring 162 metres, Dubai boasts a spa, a glass staircase and (of course) a helipad. The floating city can host a monstrous 115 people on-board, this includes both the crew and guests.
The seven decks also feature sunbathing areas, a striking mosaic swimming pool and large social areas – most of which are dotted with guest suites.
She has an impressive worldwide capability with a range of 8,500 miles at 25 knots – powered by four MTU diesel engines.
More pictures and information found here
- Eclipse – $450 million – $1.2 billion
Owner Roman Abromavich has protected his superyacht with its own private defence system. Nobody can intrude or even take pictures on the yacht because it’s installed with modern light technology to block them out. It’s no surprise he wants to look after his toy as it’s absolutely glorious.
The world’s second largest superyacht was launched in 2010. Designs by renowned London-based team Terence Disdale Design fill the inside. We don’t know what it looks like in there, but we presume it’s rather nice. However, we do know it has a three-man leisure submarine and two swimming pools – one of which can be converted into a dancefloor!
The yacht has been shrouded in secrecy throughout its developed, we can only imagine what luxuries are inside. No real fixed price has been put on the yacht due to the secrecy of its interior – however, it’s believed it could be well over the billion mark.
Exterior shots here
- Streets of Monaco – $1.1 Billion
This yacht is a dead cert to be worth more than a billion. Still looking for an owner, Streets of Monaco will be the most break-taking yacht you’ll have ever seen. The idea is based on the famous Grand-Prix track, which will then be represented onboard in the form of a Go-Kart track. Scattered over its 155-metre length will be tennis courts, casinos, swimming pools, a private beach and even a man-made lake.
The superyacht promises to be a portable city with excessive amounts of facilities. Private offices, VIP suites, cinemas, wine cellars, dancehalls, apartments, gardens, gyms and sight-seeing submarines. Notice how all of those are plural?
We can’t wait to check it all out when it’s finished and sold off to a rather eccentric billionaire. The only question is, who will buy the designs and turn them into a reality?
Photos and Designs here
Whatever floats your boat, you can’t deny your admiration for these beauties.
(Image courtesy of www.extravaganzi.com)
From 2006 to 2007 Tim was lucky enough to spend two years as a deckhand on MY Sai Ram and MY Leander, two excellent charter yachts. Quay Crew was formed in 2013 and is proving to be a great success: Tim covers the deck department predominantly working on Captain and Officer roles.
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