The 10 most luxury yachts in the world – Which is the largest yacht in the world?

If you have money, you want to show it. Status symbols such as villas and cars should not be missing. But the richest people also treat themselves to some luxury yachts. We did the research for you, it’s amazing how much money you need for a luxurious yacht. Exciting fact by the way, most of the luxury yachts listed here were built in Germany! And now we show you the 10 most expensive luxury yachts in the world.

10Al Said Mega Yacht – 240 million euros

The “Al Said” was manufactured on behalf of the Sultan of Oman “Qabus ibn Said”. The owner is officially the Sultanate of Oman, which makes the luxury yacht available to the Sultan of Oman. The yacht was built in Germany and can accommodate up to 65 guests. Around 150 crew members should take care of the appropriate luxury for the guests.

A private cinema and a spacious sauna area should offer guests the necessary entertainment. In addition, the yacht has a concert hall that can accommodate a 50-piece orchestra. A helipad on the deck of the mega ship is now standard, as is the case with almost all of the luxury yachts listed.

  • Owner: Sultan Qaboos ibn Said
  • Builder: Lürssen
  • Year: 2008
  • Length: 155 meters
  • Width: 14 meters
  • Speed: 25 knots

9The Rising Sun – €250 million

The yacht was originally built in 2004 for Oracle founder  Larry Ellison . In 2007 he sold half of his yacht shares to David Geffen before selling them all in 2010. The reason for the sale, according to Ellison, was the impractical size of the yacht. He later had the smaller yacht “Musashi” built.

Like most other luxury yachts, the “Rising Sun” was built in Germany and has a total of 82 rooms on its 5 decks with around 8000 m2. The deck is made entirely of teak wood and has its own basketball court, which can be converted into a helipad at any time. A crew of 45 is responsible for the well-being of up to 16 guests. By the way, Oprah Winfrey already vacationed on this yacht.

  • Owner: David Geffen
  • Builder: Lürssen
  • Year: 2004
  • Length: 138 meters
  • Width: 19 meters
  • Speed: 28 knots

8th“A” motor yacht – 270 million euros

The “A” motor yacht is owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The design was based on a submarine or a US battleship with Radard camouflage function, creating this unique and special shape. At the front of the ship is a helipad and pool. At the rear is another pool and lounge area with Jacuzzi, which has a glass floor to look down into the ship’s disco. Inside there are three elevators to get to the owner’s suite and the six guest suites. The built-in glass should also survive a bomb attack. The motor yacht is said to be for sale in the meantime, since the sailing yacht “A” (4th place) has succeeded the motor yacht.

  • Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
  • Builder: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft
  • Year: 2008
  • Length: 119 meters
  • Width: 18.9 meters
  • Speed: 23 knots

7Dubai Yacht – 325 million euros

This lady ranks 7th among the most expensive luxury yachts. The Dubai, the third longest yacht in the world, was also built in Germany by Blohm + Voss in cooperation with Lürssen. However, in 1997 the construction was stopped by the original client and only taken over by Sheikh “Muhammad bin Raschid Al Maktum” in 2001. The ruler of the Emirate of Dubai had the semi-finished yacht of the same name, including the floating dock, transported to Dubai and completed by the local Platinum Yachts FZCO shipyard. The Dubai was the longest luxury yacht in the world from 2006 – 2009 and can accommodate up to 115 guests on eight decks.

  • Owner: Sheikh “Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum”, Ruler of Dubai
  • Builder: Blohm + Voss
  • Year: 2008
  • Length: 126 meters
  • Width: 22 meters
  • Speed: 26 knots

6“A” – The largest sailing yacht in the world – 400 million euros

The “SY A” is the largest sailing yacht in the world with its three masts and is also owned by the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, who also owns the “A” motor yacht. This is the second time that the Russian has made our list. The masts are almost 90 meters high and the largest of the automatic sails has an area of ​​1,767 m². The A sailing yacht can use its three sails as a drive, but can also be operated with the two built-in diesel units or purely with two electric motors. The deck is made of teak wood. The largest luxury sailing yacht in the world was also built in Germany by the Nobiskrug shipyard in Rendsb

  • Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
  • Builder: Nobiskrug
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 142.8 meters
  • Width: 24.9 meters
  • Speed: 21 knots

5Topaz Yacht – 420 million euros

The customer and owner of the Topaz Superyacht is Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan , a member of the Abu Dhabi ruling family. Incidentally, the sheikh is also the owner of Premier League football club Manchester City. The yacht was built in Germany by Lürrsen in Bremen. There are two helipads and a Jacuzzi on the eight decks. The Topaz can accommodate up to 62 guests in 26 cabins. Unfortunately very little is known about the interior. Star interior designer Terence Disdale is responsible for the interior, who also lent a hand to Arbramowitsch’s mega yacht.

  • Owner: Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Builder: Lürrsen
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 147.25 meters
  • Width: 21.5 meters
  • Speed: 23 knots

4Dilbar – 450 million euros

The Dilbar Superyacht may not be the longest yacht, but it is the “largest” yacht in the world in terms of volume. On 3,800 square meters of living space, up to 24 guests can be accommodated in “only” 12 luxury cabins. However, the mega ship has 53 more cabins for the crew. So the luxury on board is the order of the day for the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov (estimated fortune: 13.74 billion euros) and his guests. The Dilbar has the largest pool ever installed in a yacht. It should be 25 meters long and carry 180 cubic meters of water. There are two helipads on the deck. The yacht was built in the German shipyard Lürssen in just 52 months.

  • Owner: Alisher Usmanov
  • Builder: Lürssen
  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 156 meters
  • Width: 23.5 meters
  • Speed: 22.5 knots

3Serene Yacht – 500 million euros

The Serene yacht was commissioned by the Russian vodka billionaire Yuri Shefler from the Italian shipyard Fincantieri and was launched in 2011. Bill Gates borrowed the yacht for a vacation in 2014. Price: $5 million/week. A total of 24 guests can be accommodated in 12 luxurious cabins. In addition, the Serene includes a climbing hall, two helipads, three swimming pools, a cinema and a complete spa area. An underwater room should be set up below deck and offer enough space for a submarine. The Serene thus ranks third among the most expensive luxury yachts.

In 2015, the Saudi Arabian Prince “Mohammed bin Salman” bought the Serene for 500 million euros and has owned it ever since. Supposedly the most expensive painting in the world “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci is on board the yacht. It was auctioned for $450 million in 2017 and was supposed to be on display at the Abu Dhabi Louvre. However, the prince is said to have liked the painting so much that he had it hung on his yacht. However, this assumption has not yet been confirmed.

  • Owner: Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Builder: Fincantieri
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 133.9 meters
  • Width: 18.5 meters
  • Speed: 25 knots

2Azzam – The largest yacht in the world – 530 million euros

The “Azzam” is the longest yacht in the world and is owned by the President of the United Arab Emirates: Sheikh “Chalifa bin Zayid Al Nahyan”. The engineering marvel was built and completed by the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen in 2013. The yacht is divided into seven decks in total. The centerpiece is the Azzam saloon in the middle part of the ship, which is 29 meters long and 18 meters wide and does not contain any supporting columns, i.e. it is completely open. 94,000 hp drive the Azzam to a speed of up to 30 knots. A helipad is already standard with this size anyway.

  • Owner: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayid Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates
  • Builder: Lürssen
  • Year 2013
  • Length: 180.6 meters
  • Width: 20.8 meters
  • Speed: 34 knots

1Eclipse – The most expensive yacht in the world – 850 million euros

Russian multi-billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner of the world’s most expensive yacht. The “Eclipse” was the longest yacht in the world from 2010 until the “Azzam” was built in 2013 and was built in Hamburg. Although the Eclipse got an extension after the launch, Abramovich quickly had to relinquish the title. However, due to multiple upgrades, the Eclipse is now a lot more expensive than the Sheikh’s yacht. Originally, the estimates of the purchase price were around 350 million euros.

After the conversion in 2015, the most expensive yacht in the world is said to be worth almost one billion euros . It offers space for 36 guests and 70 employees and includes its own disco, a cinema, two pools (one of them 16 meters long), 2 helipads, 4 motor boats and 20 jet skis. In addition, an incredible security system is built in, which is equipped with a missile defense system and a submarine for emergencies. In addition, armored walls and bulletproof glass were installed, and the Russian also wants to use a laser system that blinds the digital cameras against paparazzi.

  • Owner: Roman Abramovich
  • Builder: Blohm + Voss
  • Year: 2010
  • Length: 162.5 meters
  • Width: 22 meters
  • Speed: 25 knots

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