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Top 10 Insanely Expensive Megayachts and Their Owners

  1. 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.

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 10. Rising Sun $200 million

  2. Seven Seas

    steven spielberg owns megayacht 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

    seven seas luxury yacht (9th most expensive)

  3. Lady Moura

    Nasser-Ibrahim-Al-Rashid 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

    lady moura 9th most expensive yacht

  4. Al Mirqab


    owner-of-al-mirquab 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?

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 7. Al Mirqab $250 Million

  5. Dilbar

    dilbar yacht- alisher usmanov Value: $263 Million
    Owner: Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov
    Speed: 21 Knots
    Length: 110m
    Builder: Lurssen Yachts
    Guests: 20
    Crew: 47

    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.

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 6. Dilbar $263 Million

  6. Al Said

    oman-sultan-owns-megayacht 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.

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 5. Al Said 300 Million

  7. Superyacht A

    melnichenko_superyacht_owner Value: $323 Million
    Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
    Speed:  23 knots
    Length: 119m
    Builder: Blohm & Voss
    Guests: 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.

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 4. Superyacht A $323  Million 

  8. Dubai

    Sheikh-Mohammed-bin-Rashid-Al-Maktoum 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

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 3. Dubai $350 Million

  9. Eclipse

    Abramovich_eclipse_yacht 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.

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 2. Eclipse $800 million

  10. History Supreme

    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

    Top 10 Insanely Expensive Boats the BVI Yachts Want to Be - 1. History Supreme $4.8 Billion

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!

Erin Paviour-Smith

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