Yachts are arguably the most luxurious form of travel ever invented. With prices ranging from hundreds of millions of dollars to a few billions, yachting is the ultimate status symbol of money and power; available to only those in the upper-most echelon of wealth. Each yacht on this list has its own special features including, helicopter pads, swimming pools, guest suites and submarines.
12. Lady Moura, $210 Million
Lady Moura has hosted notable dignitaries, including George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara.
11. Ice, $215 Million
Ice has a giant swimming pool on the main deck, and carried a helicopter aboard it. The yacht won Superyacht of the Year at the 2006 World Superyacht Awards.
10. Al Mirqab, $250 Million
The yacht has 10 guest suites with 2 VIP suites for the yacht owner and a crew of 55 who each have their own room. Additionally, Al Mirqab has a movie theater, numerous outdoor bars, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and a helicopter pad
9. Octopus, $260 Million
8. Dilbar, $263 Million
Dilbar can accommodate up to 20 guests and 47 crew members, and even has its very own helicopter pad. It is also known as the first yacht to have particle filters on its main engine exhausts.
7. Al Said, $300 Million
6. Sailing Yacht A, $370 Million
A unique feature on board is a glass hull so guests can view the ocean below!
5. Eclipse, $370.6 Million
Additionally, the boat has an anti-missile defense system, as well as a paparazzi zapping laser that scans the horizon for cameras and fires beams of light into their lenses, which destroys them.
4. Dubai, $400 Million
Dubai has a 7 separate decks, a mosaic swimming pool, Jacuzzis, and a helicopter pad that can hold nearly 10 tons.
3. Azzam, $605 Million
It is estimated that it costs 10% of the yacht’s total price to keep it running throughout the year, which means keeping Azzam on the water could cost as much as $60 million annually.
2. Streets of Monaco, $996.9 Million
This superyacht requires a crew of 70, to maintain the numerous landmarks, the gymnasium, a spa, and”The Oasis,” which is modeled after gardens just outside the Monte Carlo Casino.
1. History Supreme, $4.5 Billion
The boat’s owner is an unknown Malaysian businessman who commissioned the yacht to be built in 2011. The strangest and most luxurious items on board the History Supreme? A wall feature which is made from meteor stone and a statue made from a Tyrannosaurus Rex bone.