Friday, January 23, 2015

World's most Expensive Yachts

The uber rich can buy whatever they want. But you really aren't a true billionaire until you've commissioned your very own mega yacht. A yacht that features all the comforts of home and more. Like a helicopter pad and submarines for instance.

Al Mirqab – $250 Million. This yacht is owned by the Prime Minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The yacht has 10 suites, which can hold a maximum of 24 guests. There are two VIP rooms created for the yacht's owner. Al Mirqab has its own movie theatre, sun deck, pool, and helipad.
Dilbar – $263 million. Alisher Usmanov, a Russian businessman owns this yacht that was constructed in 2008. The yacht is named after his mother. Dilbar can accommodate 20 guests with a crew of 47.
Al Said – $300 million. The yacht has an aluminum superstructure and was named after its owner, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman. While it was being built in 2007 and 2008 it was the world's second largest yacht. It can accommodate up to 70 guests with a crew of 154.
Superyacht A – $323 million. Andrei Melnichenko is a Russian billionaire with this yacht of unique design. It is relatively small by the standards of this list with a 14 guest, 43 crew/staff limit.
Dubai $350 million. Originally commissioned by the Prince of Brunei, Jefri Bolkiah in 1996, its construction was stopped due to the Prince's lack of funds. Five years later in 2001, Shiek Mohammd bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE, took the project over. The 525 foot yacht has all prerequisites of a helipad, swimming pool, and spa.
This 528 foot yacht has a crew of 70, 24 guest rooms, two helipads and a mini submarine. It belongs to Russian billionaire Roman Abromovich. The most distinctive feature of this private yacht is its well-designed defense technology.
Eclipse – $800 million. It has its own intruder detecting system. It can detect cameras and has an anti-paparazzi laser shield that scans and blocks nearby prying camera lenses. It was constructed in Hamburg, Germany.

During three days of trials, the 94,000 horsepower Azzam reached a top speed of 31.5 knots, making her not only the longest but also by far the fastest megayacht in the world.

It is rumoured to have been paid for by a member of the Saudi royal family, Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud. The yacht is powered by a combination of two gas turbines and two diesel engines. She is rumored to feature a bullet proof master suite and a missile defense system. Azzam was delivered to her owner in October 2013.