Enjoying life on a sailboat with your loved ones is probably the best thing in life. Yachts are not the same, and their costs also vary. Individuals willing to spend more will opt for the ultimate luxury cruise. Luxury yachts come with incredible features like submarines, helipads, swimming pools, movie theaters, and the latest nautical technology. If you are passionate about sailing or wish to cruise the world in an extravagant vessel, here are the ten most expensive sailboats you can check out.
10. Pelorus ($300 Million)
Pelorus is the tenth most expensive sailboat on this list. It was built by Lürssen Shipyard, launched in 2003, and acquired by Roman Abramovich in 2004. The mega yacht has changed hands several times, and Samuel Tak Lee from Hong Kong is the current owner. Perilous is 377 ft long, has a 56 ft beam, and a staggering weight of 5517 tonnes. It comes with a few luxury features like landing boats, two helipads, and jet skis.
9. Al Said ($300 Million)
Al Said comes at number nine on our list of the world’s most expensive sailboats. The luxury superyacht was built by Lurssen Yachts and delivered to Qaboos Bin Said Al Said (Qaboos Bin Said Al Said) in 2008. Redman Whiteley Dixon designed the interior, and Espen Oeino handled the exterior styling. According to Superyacht, Al Said is the most royal mega yacht. It is 509 ft long, has a 78.74ft beam and a 17.06ft draft, and can reach up to a maximum speed of 22 knots. Not much is known about the yacht’s interior features other than the presence of a large concert hall.
8. Radiant ($320 Million)
Radiant was custom-built by Lürssen in 2009 and delivered to its owner (Abdulla Al Futtaim) in 2010. It is approximately 360 ft long, with a 53.6 ft beam and a gross weight tonnage of about 5027. Glen Pushelburg styled its interior, and Tim Heywood did the exterior design. The luxury vessel comprises a beauty salon, gym, movie theater, air conditioning, beach club, and an elevator. Radiant features a hull and aluminum superstructure, teak decks, and at-anchor stabilizers. It can cruise at 16 knots, reaching a maximum speed of 21 knots.
7. Serene ($330 Million)
Owned by Mohammed bin Salman, Prince of Saudi Arabia, Serene is one of the most expensive sailboats. It was custom-made by Fincantieri, an Italian Shipyard for Yuri Shefler, a Russian Vodka tycoon, and launched in 2011. Serene is 439 ft long, has a 60.844 ft beam, and a gross tonnage of 8230. Espen Oeino designed its elegant exterior, and Reymond Langton gave it exquisite interiors. Serene features twin-screw propulsion, multiple swimming pools that include a seawater pool, and two helipads that can convert into a pool or a dance floor. This superyacht also has a snow room, submarine, jet stream pools, spa pools, sauna, cinema hall, conference halls, a bar, and different play areas.
6. Dubai ($400 Million)
Dubai is owned by Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum, the Sheik of Dubai. Initially, this mega vessel was a joint project between Voss, Blohm, and Lürssen shipyards and launched in 2006. It is 531 ft long, 30 ft high, and has a 72 ft beam. Dubai features a helipad, swimming pool with custom-made tiles, and a stunning circular glass staircase that illuminates when lit from above. The yacht also comprises several social and VIP areas, a separate owner’s deck, and guest suites.
5. ‘A’ ($500 Million)
Designed by Philippe Stark, Sailing Yacht ‘A’ is one of the most expensive sailboats on the planet. It was a part of the '787 project’ and delivered to Andrey Melnichenko, a Russian billionaire, in 2017. ‘A’ is a futuristic superyacht that is 468.5 ft long, has an 81.4 ft beam, and 12,558 gt tonnage. According to Nobiskrug, Sailing yacht ‘A’ is the epitome of German superyachts made for the 22nd century. It features eight decks with several elevators and can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots without using its sails. The magnificent sailing yacht features a helipad, underwater observation pod, retractable roof, and a touch screen digital control system that facilitates the raising and lowering of sails.
4. Topaz ($527 Million)
Topaz is a stunning sailboat built by Lurssen Yachts and launched in 2012 in Germany. Tim Heywood designed the exterior, and Terrance Disdale styled the interior. Topaz is 482 feet long, with a gross tonnage of 11,589- and 70.5-feet beam length. Its twin Pielstick diesel engineering features a power-packed 7990 HP engine that can pull at a service speed of 22.9 knots, accelerating to a maximum speed above 25.5 knots. The elegant vessel is equipped with two diesel generators, powering the stabilizers for the navigation systems and all the equipment on board. It also has a diesel emergency backup generator for added redundancy. Topaz features a swimming pool, a large jacuzzi on the main deck, an ultra-modern gym, double helicopter landing pads, a cinema, and a conference room.
3. Azzam ($650 Million)
Azzam is a luxury liner that was recently delivered to UAE’s president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan Emir of Abu Dhabi, by Lürssen Yachts. The makers of this sailboat claim that “the most sophisticated and challenging yacht ever built,” Azzam has been making headlines not only because of its astronomical price tag but also because of its enormous size. With a length of 590 feet, this floating extravagance is the world’s largest private yacht, displacing the Eclipse from first place. Furthermore, this spectacular sailboat is believed to be one of the fastest on the planet, reaching speeds of over 35mph or 30 knots. Christophe Leoni, a French interior decorator, is behind Azzams’ interior design.
2. Eclipse ($1.5 Billion)
It is the second most expensive sailboat and is owned by Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire. Eclipse is 536 feet long and built by Blohm and Voss of Hamburg. The vessel’s enormous size makes it spacious enough to accommodate numerous lavish features, including two swimming pools, 24 guest cabins, a disco hall, and several hot tubs. It also features three launch boats, two helicopter pads, and a mini-submarine that can submerge up to 50 meters underwater. Eclipse is equipped with intruder detection devices and a missile defense system to ensure maximum security. It also has bulletproof windows and armor plating fitted in the main bedroom and bridge. The unique luxury yacht features an anti-paparazzi shield, with lasers sweeping the adjacent areas.
1. History Supreme ( $4.8 billion)
Topping our list of the most expensive sailboats is History Supreme. According to Atlanticyatchandship, this is the priciest yacht available. The spectacular vessel is the world’s largest, approximately 100 feet long, and made of 10,000 kg of solid gold and platinum. It was designed for Robert Knok (the richest man in Malaysia) by Stuart Huges, a prominent UK luxury designer. History Supreme’s construction took roughly three years and comprises numerous luxury features like staircases, dining area, anchor, and rails. One of the most superlative items in this magnificent sailboat is the master bedroom, boasting a meteorite rock wall. The bedroom also has a statue made from authentic Tyrannosaurus Rex bones. In addition, it is graced by a 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium.
The top ten most expensive sailboats listed in this article include beautiful vessels designed and built by renowned experts in the industry. They have the latest technology and come with incredibly luxurious features. Most of them are customized to suit the owners’ requirements and preferences.
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