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The Top 10 Most Expensive Yachts In The World

In a billionaire’s world, private jets, multiple residences, private islands and megayachts are standard purchases. In this article, we take a look at the most expensive private yachts in the world and who owns them.  


If you have read our article on the 10 Largest Yachts in the World, you will probably recognise a few yachts and billionaires that appear on this list.  

10. Pelorus


10th most expensive yacht, Perilous

Perilous was delivered by Lürssen in 2003. Photo: Yacht Charter Fleet


Price: $300 million (£215 million)

Owner: Samuel Tak Lee (6th owner)


Perilous is a superyacht brought to life by the German shipyard, Lürssen. This particular superyacht has had at least half a dozen owners, including Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. She was first built in 2003 and later refitted in 2007. 


9. Al Said

Al Said is the world’s sixth largest and ninth most expensive yacht. Photo: Lürssen


Price: $300 million (£215 million)

Owner: Royal Family of Oman 


At 155 metres long, Al Said is the world’s sixth largest and ninth most expensive yacht. She was built for the former Sultan of Oman in 2008. Her exterior was designed by naval designer and architect Espen Øino and pays homage to classic cruise liners. 


8. Radiant


Radiant with her striking grey hull. Photo: Lürssen


Price: $320 million (£229 million)

Owner: Abdulla Al Futtaim 


Radiant is another superyacht on our list that was delivered by Lürssen. She’s 110 metres long with a striking grey hull and three decks. She was designed by Tim Heywood and the interior by Terence Disdale. Her current owner, Abdulla Al Futtaim, is an Emirati billionaire. 


7. Serene


Serene was built by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri. Photo: superyachttimes


Price:  $330 million (£236 million) 

Owner: Mohammed bin Salman (ex: Yuri Shefler) 


This sleek superyacht was built by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri and took to the water in 2011. She was originally built for Russian businessman Yuri Shefler, who then sold it to Saudi Arabian Prince, Mohammed bin Salaman.  

6. Dubai

Dubai is a striking 162 metre yacht. Photo: superyachts.com


Price: $400 million (£286 million)

Owner: UAE Royal Family 


Along with Azzam, the UAE Royals are also the proud owners of Dubai- a striking 162m yacht delivered  in 2006 by Platinum Yachts. Construction first started in 1996, meaning that Dubai took 10 years to complete.  


5. Motor Yacht A

Motor yacht A was designed by superyacht designer, Philippe Starck. Photo: boatinternational.com


Price: $440 Million (£315 million) 

Owner: Andrey Melnichenko


This superyacht has an undeniably unique design. Her most noticeable feature is perhaps that, unlike many of the other superyachts on this list, she only has a single deck. It was designed by the famous superyacht designer, Philippe Starck and spans an impressive 119 metres.


4. A+ (Topaz)

A+ was formerly known as Topaz. Photo: Lürssen


Price: $527 million (£377 million)

Owner: Shaikh Mansour


Here we have another contender from our top 10 largest yachts in the world. A+, formerly known as Topaz, was designed by Tim Heywood (exterior) and Terence Disdale (interior). And if, at 147m long, she wasn’t eye-catching enough, she also features a stunning illuminated line from bow to stern to light up the night.   


3. Azzam

Azzam is currently the longest yacht in the world. Photo: Lürssen


Price: $600 million (£430 million)

Owner: UAE Royal Family 


At more than 180m, Azzam is the world’s largest private yacht. Built by Lürssen Yachts in 2013 for a member of the UAE Royal Family, Azzam is a truly impressive vessel to behold. According to the German shipyard, this colossal yacht took less than three years to build. 


2. Eclipse

Eclipse sits in the top three for both the most expensive and largest superyachts. Photo: superyachts.com


Price: $800 million  (£572 million)

Owner: Roman Abramovich


As well as being the second most expensive private yacht, Eclipse is also the third largest in the world. Despite her hefty build price, according to Business Insider, it is thought that Ambramovich only paid $485 million (£348 million) for this megayacht. 


1. History Supreme

history supreme yacht with golden hull

History Supreme’s hull is made of real gold and platinum. Photo: atlasmarinesystems.com


Price: $4.8 billion (£3.4 billion)

Owner: Robert Knock


If you’re wondering why a 30-metre yacht is worth 3 billion pounds, then take a closer look at her hull; History Supreme is covered in an eye-watering 100,000 kilograms of gold and platinum. Which is why, despite being the smallest superyacht on this list, she rightfully claims the title of most expensive yacht.


Disclaimer: Whilst the information displayed is believed to be true, Boats and Outboards cannot guarantee its correctness and does not assume any legal responsibility for its accuracy. All prices in pounds were correct according to the dollar-pound exchange rate at the time of publishing.


Main photo: superyachts.com

Boats and Outboards Team
Published on 2021-09-10