You know you’ve made it into the echelons of the super-rich when you can afford an all-singing, all-dancing yacht. These aren’t just rafts to float you from island to island; these are veritable floating mansions, complete with every mod-con imaginable. Prepare to be blown away by the ten most expensive yachts ever built, that only the richest of the rich can afford.
1. Al Salamah – $200 million | Expensive Yachts
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With a price tag of a cool $200 million, the Al Salamah comes complete with a glass-roofed swimming pool and its own library. It used to belong to Prince Sultan bun Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia before he died in 2011.
2. Rising Sun – $200 million | Expensive Yachts
‘Oracle CEO yacht – Rising Sun’ by Ken Teegardin
It goes without saying that every boat needs 82 rooms, a basketball court and a helipad, right? That’s what DreamWorks founder David Geffen thinks, as he’s the lucky owner of the yacht called Rising Sun. In order to take it off his hands you’ll need no less than $200 million.
3. Seven Seas – $200 million | Expensive Yachts
‘Seven Seas’ by John Lambert
This $200 million super yacht is the property of Steven Spielberg, and comes equipped with – surprise, surprise – a movie theatre. It also has facilities such as a top-of-the-range gym and an infinity pool. It just seems a shame that after spending so much money, this yacht can only accommodate 12 guests!
4. Lady Moura – $210 million | Expensive Yachts
The Lady Moura is a yacht owned by a Saudi Arabian billionaire called Nassar Al-Rashid; it cost $210 million. The features and facilities of this yacht aren’t well known, but what we do know is that the boat’s name decorates the hull in 24 karat gold. If that’s the kind of opulence that comes from just the name, you can only imagine the luxuries that are contained within!
5. Al Mirqab – $250 million | Expensive Yachts
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A quarter of a billion dollars can get you Al Mirqab, a yacht complete with a sun deck, a pool, and room for 24 guests. Unfortunately, it already has an owner – the very lucky Qatari Prime Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.
6. Dilbar – $256 million | Expensive Yachts
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It wouldn’t be a list of expensive possessions without a Russian billionaire owner. Alisher Usmanov is the owner of Dilbar, a yacht which he named after his mother. This yacht, which comes complete with all the extravagant luxuries, is one of the largest yachts in the world; it measures an impressive 360 feet long.
7. Al Said – $300 million | Expensive Yachts
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If you’re going to spend $300 million on a yacht, you may as well name it after yourself! Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman owns this beauty; apparently there are no photographs of its interior, but rumour has it that it’s home to a concert hall big enough to fit a full orchestra!