15 Most Expensive Yachts In The World And Their Owners

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The world’s billionaires can pretty much afford anything they want from the rarest diamonds, to private jets, to the most luxurious apartments, super fast cars, and even super motor yachts. They never get tired of adding to their expensive toy collection, however, considering the maxim which says; work hard, play hard, I could say they deserve it. It is an arguable point that one of the things that qualifies you to the league of top billionaires is ownership of a super luxury yacht. These floating mansions are absolutely eye-watering having every ultra modern amenity you can find on land, from helipads, to swimming pools to basketball courts, they have it all, its interior designs could downplay those of the most luxurious hotels around. Let’s take a look at the top 15 most expensive and largest yachts in the world which are collectively worth a massive $5.5 billion.

15. Octopus

Price tag – $200 million

Owner – Paul Allen

Net worth – $17.5 billion


Launched officially in 2003, octopus was custom-built by German shipbuilders Lurssen for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. It measures 126 m and features 41 suites, a cinema, a recording studio, a basketball court, a glass bottom swimming pool, two helipads, and two submarines. Apart from the occasional party its owner hosts on the yacht, it is regularly given out for scientific researches and rescue missions. The yacht has the capacity to accommodate 26 guests and 57 crew members.

14. The Rising Sun

Price tag – $200 million

Owner – David Geffen

Net worth – $6 billion

Rising Sun

The Rising Sun was designed by Jon Bannenberg and built by Lurssen for its original owner- Oracle’s Larry Ellison. Built in 2004, it underwent a revamp in 2007 and in 2010 the motor yacht was acquired by Hollywood tycoon David Geffen. The 132 m long floating mansion has 82 rooms spread over its five floors. With extraordinary features including a basketball court/helipad, cinema with massive plasma TV, wine cellar, gym/spa/sauna, and Jacuzzi bathrooms, this extensive yacht could pass for a modern hotel.

13. Seven Seas

Price tag – $200 million

Owner – Steven Speilberg

Net worth – $3.6 billion

Seven seas


Writer, director and business magnate Steven Speilberg needed a yacht for his personal needs so he hired Oceanco to do the construction. Steve’s yacht features his own personal suite and 6 others that can house 12 guests, a swimming pool, gym, helipad and a movie theatre. There is also enough space for the 23 crew members available onboard.

12. Lady Moura

Price tag – $210 million

Owner – Nasser Al-Rashid

Net worth – $20 billion (estimated)

Lady Moura

Lady Moura was launched in the early 90’s and is the private property of Nashir Al-Rashid, an advisor to the Saudi royal family and founder of Rashid Engineering. Though little is known about this yacht, it is a fact that the entire vessel was made out of steel and her name found on the stern, port and starboard are all written in 24-karat gold. So if Rashid could afford gold for the writing of his yacht’s name, then I won’t be wrong to speculate everything inside this yacht could be bedazzled.

11. Al Mirqab

Price tag – $250 million

Owner – Hamad Bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani

Net worth – $800 million (estimated)

Al Mirquab

Hamad Bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani is the former prime minister of Qatar and the owner of this luxury yacht designed by Tim Haywood and built in Wewelsfleth, Germany by Peters Schiffbau. The 133 m long yacht which can accommodate 24 guest boasts 10 suites with ensuite bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms with 2 VIP suites belonging to its owner. There is also a movie theatre, indoor pool, outdoor jacuzzi, sun decks and a helipad. There are 55 crews onboard with their own rooms.


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