Top 10 Insanely Expensive Megayachts and Their Owners
- August 21st, 2013
- in Yachting
The Rising Sun
Value: $200 million Owner: Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation Speed: 28 knots Length: 138.4m Builder: Lurssen Yachts Guests: 16 guests Crew: 45 Trivia: Larry had an appearance in the Iron Man 2 movie.
Value: $200 Million Owned by: Steven Spielberg Speed: 20 knots Length: 85.95m Builder: Oceanco Guests: 12 guests Crew: 23 Trivia: The yacht’s infinity pool has a 15′ glass wall that transforms into an outdoor movie screen
Value: $210 Million Owner: Nasser Al-Rashid (born 1939) is a Saudi Arabian businessman. He is reputedly an influential advisor to the Saudi royal family and a billionaire. He is an alumnus and donor of the University of Texas, which has the Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Training Center named in his honour. He is also a large donor to the University of Miami (FL) and its medical school Speed: 22 Knots Length: 104.85m Builder: Blohm & Voss Guests: 30 Crew: 60 Trivia: On Saturday May 19, 2007, one of his yachts, Lady Moura, nearly ran aground by the Cannes coastline during the film festival, where it suffered hull damage and took on water
Value: $250 Million Owner: Former Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani Speed: 23 Knots Length: 133m Builder: Kusch Yachts Guests: 60 Crew: 60 Trivia: Hamad had worked in Qatar Petroleum (QP) for fifteen years, he is a member of the board of directors of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem), Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC), Qatar National Bank (QNB), and IctQATAR, and Qatar Finance. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Qatar University, Chairman of the Permanent Population Committee (PPC). A pretty busy man, wouldn’t you say?
Trivia: The yacht is named after Alisher’s mother. Trivia: 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 Trivia: Usmanov owns 29.11% of Arsenal FC.
Owner: Sultan Qaboos of Oman Value: $300 Million Speed: 25 Knots Length: 155m Builder: Lurssen Yachts Guests: 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.
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.
Value:$350 Million Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. Speed: 26 knots Length: 162m Builder: Platinum Yachts Guests: 72 Crew: 88 Trivia: 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
Value: $800 Million Owner: Roman Abramovich Russian businessman, investor and politician. He is the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. He is known as the owner of Chelsea Football Club and (unofficially) CSKA Moscow. Speed: 25 knots Length: 162.5m Builder: Blohm & Voss Shipyards Guests: 36 Crew: 70
Trivia: The yacht is offered for charter at $2m/week. Trivia: 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.
Understandably kept a secret for a long time as it’s plated with 100,000 kg of gold and platinum! Some still believe it’s an elaborate hoax, which by the sounds of it, it very well might be! Value: $3 – $4.8 Billion Owner: Unknown Speed: Unknown Length: 30.0 – 30.48m Builder: Designed by Jeweller Stuart Hughes Guests: Unknown Crew: Unknown
A dream for BVI Yachts and anyone in the sailing universe…
BVI yachts are fantastic, but the luxury vessels here are completely out-of-this-world. Just to glimpse one would be a wondrous sight alone…
As the sailing capital of the world, the BVI would love to see these boats passing through. Looking at the awesome size of each one, the statement that they resemble or could be mini cruise-liners would be a pretty accurate assessment!