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Top 10 Crazy-Expensive Megayachts and Their Owners

This is a TOP 10 of incredulous extravagance that will either make sure sense or defy all reason. It can be utilised to inspire awe and ambition, or invoke delirium and disgust.

We don’t mind how you respond or react to the list, but be assured, this is reality, and this is how certain fortunate individuals decide to exhibit their wealth.

Enjoy and let us know what you think BELOW.


10. Dilbar

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Owner: Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov Value: $263 Million Speed: 21 knots Length: 110m Build: Lurssen Yachts Guest: 20 Crew: 47 Trivia: (1) The yacht is named after Alisher’s mother. (2) After the rigged Russian elections in 2011, Usmanov’s Kommersant Vlast magazine ran an unflattering issue on Vladimir Putin. Usmanov sacked the editor and the head of the publisher’s holding company, saying there had been an ‘ethical breach.’ 1 (3) Usmanov owns 29.11% of Arsenal FC.

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9. Pelorus

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Owner: David Geffen Value: $300 Million Speed: 19 knots Length: 115m Build: Lurssen Yachts Guest: – Crew: 46 Trivia: (1) Pelorus has two helipads. (2) David is the founder of DreamWorks SKG, Asylum Records, Geffen Records, and DGC Records

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8. Al Said

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Owner: Qaboos Bin Said al Said – Sultan of Oman Value: $300 Million Speed: 25 knots Length: 155m Build: Lurssen Yachts Guest: 70 Crew: 154 Trivia: The Sultan is a lover of classical music, and established his own symphony orchestra in the mid-1980s. This orchestra performs locally in Oman, and very often accompanies the Sultan when he travels abroad.

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7. Dubai

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Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Value: $300 Million Speed: 26 knots Length: 162m Build: Platinum Yachts Guest: 72 Crew: 88 Trivia: (1) Sheikh Mohammed is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Constitutional Monarch of Dubai. (2) The Sheikh is responsible for Dubai’s growth into a global city and as well as the launch of a number of major enterprises including Emirates Airline, DP World and the Jumeirah Group. He has overseen the development of Palm Islands and the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. He also drove the construction of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. 3

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6. Radiant

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Owner: Abdullah Al Futtaim Value: £320 Million Speed: 16 knots Length: 110m Build: Lurssen Yachts Guest: 20 Crew: 44 Trivia: The yacht is equipped with sonic guns capable of bursting the eardrums of ‘would-be assailants.’
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5. Serene

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Owner: Yuri Scheffler Value: $330 Million Speed: 20 knots Length: 134m Build: Fincantieri Guest: 24 Crew: 52 Trivia: The yacht boasts a helicopter hanger and two helipads, an internal seawater swimming pool, and hot and cold Jacuzzi.

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4. Superyacht A

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Owner: Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko Value: $390 Million Speed: 23 knots Length: 119m Build: Blohm & Voss Guest: 14 Crew: 42 Trivia: Melnichenko is a self made millionaire, who dropped out of Moscow State University. He sold computers and established a chain of currency-exchange booths; in 1993 he founded MDM Bank 2. His empire now includes pipe exports, energy, and fertilizer business.

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3. Topaz

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Owner: Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Value: $520 Million Speed: 25.5 knots Length: 147m Build: Lurssen Yachts Guest: 12 Crew: 85 Trivia: Mansoor is an accomplished horse rider, winning a number of endurance racing tournaments held in the Middle East. He is also chairman of the Emirates horse racing authority.

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2. Azzam

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Owner: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan Value: $600 Million Speed: 32 knots Length: 180m Build: Lurssen Yachts Guest: 36 Crew: 50 Trivia: Allegedly, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation has pledged $150 million to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in establishment of a cancer treatment clinic – the largest grant in the organisation’s history.

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1. Eclipse

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Owner: Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich Value: $1.1 Billion Speed: 25 knots Length: 162.5m Build: Blohm & Voss Shipyards Guest: 36 Crew: 70 Trivia: (1) The yacht is offered for charter at $2m/week. (2) The yacht features rotor-based “at anchor stabilizers” which work at zero speed to increase onboard comfort. The stabilization system is based on the Magnus effect.

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