In some cases, daydreaming can lead one in so far-fetched imaginings that should be illegal! Or not?
OK, you may not have the chance to enjoy your cocktail while unwinding on the decks of one of the world’s most expensive yachts you can see below, but you can always charter a yacht in the Mediterranean and enjoy a week or more of unforgettable sailing holidays drenched in the Mediterranean sun and waters, and that’s priceless!
10. Lady Moura– $210 million
Owned by the Saudi Arabian billionaire Nasser Al-Rashid, the Lady’s name shines bright on the yacht exteriors in 24-carat gold. A helicopter, a pool with retractable roof and an adjustable sand-covered hydraulic platform with deck chairs and palm trees create the absolute island feel for 30 guests and 60 crew members.
9. Al Mirqab – $250 million
Owned by Quatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Than, the yacht was built at Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth yard in Germany. Highlights of the Al Mirqab superyacht include a pool and helipad, on-board cinema, sun decks and bars, swimming pool, jacuzzi and a range of watersports equipment for its 24 guests.
8. Dilbar – $256 million
Owned by the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, Dilbar is named after his mother and is mostly used by the owner for island hopping among his private islands. The superyacht features helipad, swimming pool and enormous multi-layered decks to accommodate 20 guests on each.
7. Al Said – $300 million
Owned by and named after Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Orman, this luxury superyacht houses a concert hall, big enough for a 50 people orchestra. Yet, not much is known for this luxury yacht, apart from the fact that at the time of its construction in 2007 and 2008, it comprised the world’s second largest yacht and can host up to 70 guests with a crew of 154.
6. Motor Yacht A – $323 million
Owned by the Russian Millionaire and his wife, Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko, renowned Motor Yacht A is the epitome of luxury: With boat interior extending over 24,000 square feet, houses a 2,500 square feet master bedroom and disco, and as six guest suites with moving walls that can be converted into four larger staterooms. She also houses a helicopter hangar, a 30 foot speed boat and three swimming pools, one of which is glass-bottomed and sits directly above the disco hall. The Yacht is designed to accommodate 14 guests and 42 crew members.
5. Dubai – $350 million
Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai superyacht features a glass staircase along the handmade mosaics-cover interiors, a swimming pool, a helipad and several Jacuzzis on its numerus VIP and guest suites.
4. Azzam – $650 million
Owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, the world’s fourth most expensive luxury yacht is the “the most complex and challenging yacht that has ever been built" , according to its makers, Lürssen Yachts. This floating extravagance measures 590 feet long, which makes it the largest private yacht in the world.
3. Streets of Monaco – $1.1 billion
This luxury yacht, is basically a floating city! A four-story liner, stretching for more than 500 feet, will include a casino, race track, go-kart circuit, multiple tennis courts, and pools with swim-in Jacuzzi bars. Rather than decks, the ship will have buildings, including a replica of Monaco’s famed Hotel de Paris.
2. Eclipse - $1.5 billion
Owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the Eclipse measures 356 feet, which allows space for the boat’s many extravagant features including 2 helicopter pads, 4 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, a disco hall, three launch boats, a mini-submarine. The security system includes intruder detection systems, missile defense system, armour plating and bulletproof windows. Upon detection of possible lurking professional photographers, a light is shone directly upon the camera to prevent a photograph being taken.
1. History Supreme - $4.5 billion
Owned by an anonymous Malaysian businessman, the History Supreme is designed by the world-known UK luxury designer Stuart Hughes and is made with solid gold and platinum. The master bedroom boasts a wall feature made of meteorite rock and a statue made from genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex bones, while the master suite features a 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium Some of the most extravagant features on the world’s most expensive superyacht is a liquor bottle featuring an extremely rare 18.5 carat diamond worth $45 million and an iPhone wrapped in 500 cut diamonds, including two interchangeable diamonds fitted over the "home button, a 7.4 carat pink diamond and a rare 8 carat diamond.
Fellow sailors, we’ve got news for you. You, too, can experience luxury as you define it, for a week or more! Check out our yacht charters in the Mediterranean and relish your nautical slice of paradise that won’t cost you a fortune!