Ten of the world’s biggest superyachts: Interactive tool reveals the stunning vessels worth nearly £200M with concert halls, a submarine and even botanical gardens


When she slowly made her way down the slipway into the River Lagan in Belfast, RMS Titanic was described as the most luxurious way of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. 

Departing Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York City in April 1912 on board were some of the elites of American and British society. Among them was John Jacob Astor, the richest man to travel on Titanic. 

Today’s super rich would not countenance using a passenger service. Today’s superyachts have some of the luxury features seen onboard Titanic, such as a swimming pool, or a sauna. 

At 269-metres long, Titanic was far larger than any modern superyacht, though these floating luxury palaces designed only to carry a fraction of the passengers and crew. 

At $7.5m, she was one of the most expensive ships of time – a value today of almost $200m. Today’s multi billionaires spend far more to carry themselves and their closest friends and relations. 

For those who have spent more than $500m on their yacht, they have to budget around 10 per cent of the build price to operate their vessel.

However, some of the yachts with greater numbers of crew could see the 10 per cent figure increase dramatically up to more than £100m a year. 

When cruising, the largest super yachts burn at least 500litres of diesel an hour. The average family car’s tank is between 50-80 litres. 

Of the top ten superyachts, eight have been built since 2002 and are at least 146.3metres in length. 

One has been made in the UK, another in the UAE, one is from Denmark and the remainder are from Denmark. 

 1. Assam (180.61m)

The Assam is currently the world’s largest superyacht having been completed in 2013

The Assam has a missile defence system and his owned by Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan. 

The $600m yacht was built by Lurssen in Germany. It is able to carry 36 guests and a total of 60 crew.

2. Eclipse (162.5m)

The 13,564-tonne vessel cost former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich almost $700m

The 13,564-tonne vessel cost former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich almost $700m

The 13,564-tonne vessel cost former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and estimated $700m. 

Until Assam’s launch, it was the world’s largest superyacht. Eclipse had a helicopter landing pad and a hangar to hold the chopper. It also has a large deck pool and is capable of carrying 36 guests and 70 crew. 

 3. Dubai (162m) 

Dubai, pictured, has a large swimming pool and a submarine

Dubai, pictured, has a large swimming pool and a submarine

When it was launched in 2006, Dubai was the largest superyacht on the high seas – until Roman Abramovich. 

The yacht is owned by Sheikh Mohammed and is the only one on the list that was built outside Europe. Dubai was built in the United Arab Emirates and has a crew of 88. It can carry 48 guests and has a large swimming pool. 

Guests on board the $500m vessel are able to avail of a mini submarine. 

4. Blue (160.6m)

The $600m Blue has a gross tonnage of 14,785. It was launched in 2022 and was built by Lurssen of Germany

The $600m Blue has a gross tonnage of 14,785. It was launched in 2022 and was built by Lurssen of Germany

This $600m yacht has a gross tonnage of 14,785. It was launched in 2022 and was built by Lurssen of Germany. 

The vessel, which costs an estimated $60m a  year is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. It is capable of carrying 48 guests serviced by 88 crew. 

5. Dilbar (156m)

Dilbar, pictured, is named after it's owner Alisher Usmanov's mother and at $800m is among the most expensive superyachts of all time

Dilbar, pictured, is named after it’s owner Alisher Usmanov’s mother and at $800m is among the most expensive superyachts of all time

Another build by Germany’s Lurssen, this 2016, 15,817-tonne superyacht is owned by Alishier Usmanov. 

It was seized shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as part of a campaign of sanctions against Oligarchs with links to the Kremliln. 

Dilbar, which is named after Usmanov’s mother has its own helicopter and can an indoor swimming pool. 

It is also understood to have 1,000 custom-designed pillows and cushions on board.  

It can carry 36 guests and has a crew of 84. It is one of the most expensive superyachts of all time with an estimated price of $800m. 

6. Al Said (155m) 

The Al Said is owned by the Sultan of Oman is is often accompanied to sea by his navy

The Al Said is owned by the Sultan of Oman is is often accompanied to sea by his navy

When at sea, the yacht is accompanied by the Omani navy. It’s engines produce 22,000hp and can cruise at 14kts. 

It is capable of accommodating 70 guests attended to by a crew of 174.  

7. El Mahrousa (150.57m)

The El Mahrousa was built in 1865 and is currently owned by the Egyptian navy

The El Mahrousa was built in 1865 and is currently owned by the Egyptian navy

El Mahrousa is the oldest superyacht on the list having been built in the UK in 1865 by Samuda. 

It has a narrow beam of 12.98 metres and weighs in at only 4,560 tonnes. 

It was originally ordered by the governor of Egypt. 

El Mahrousa has been extended several times over the years and was last refit in 1992. 

8. A+ (147.24m)

A+ is owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

A+ is owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The A+ was built in Breman by Lurssen in 2012 and features a range of 5,000 nautical miles and includes a state -of-the-art cinema system as well as a swimming pool. 

The vessel’s range is possible due to her 900,000litre diesel fuel tanks. 

She also carries 100,000 litres of fresh water.  

9.  Prince Abdulaziz (147.01)

It can carry 64 guests and 65 crew and is often used by members of the Saudi Royal Family in Cannes and Obiza

It can carry 64 guests and 65 crew and is often used by members of the Saudi Royal Family in Cannes and Obiza

Despite being built in 1984, Prince Abulaziz was refitted in 2023. 

She is powered by two 12-cylider 8,000hp diesel engines and is capable at cruising at 18 knots and has a maximum range of approximately 5,000 nautical miles.   

10. Opera (146.35) 

Opera was launched in 2023 and is owned by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Opera was launched in 2023 and is owned by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Opera was launched in 2023 and is owned by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. 

It cost an estimated £450m and was another yacht built by Lurssen in Germany. 

The Opera was built after a shipyard fire in 2018 destroyed an earlier version of the vessle.  



Source link

Denial of responsibility! galaxyconcerns is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.