Most Expensive Yacht

3). Platinum 525

Price: $300 million+
Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin-Rashid Al Makhtoum, Dubai

Way back in 2005 when this yacht was launched, it was the largest super yacht before being taken over by the Eclipse and ‘A’ superyacht. Commissioned in 1996 by Prince Jefri Bolkiah, the boat was bought by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin-Rashid Al Makhtoum. Like its name suggests, the vessel is 525 feet in length and is supposed to have some luxurious features like private helipad with observation rooms, along with fully loaded luxury suites for passengers. Also listed in the amenities are the squash court, swimming pool and health spa. The power needed to drive this ship is derived from the 4 diesel engines which pack in close to 9000 HP of engine muscle to help it cruise along.

4). Pelorus Yacht

Price: $300 million
Owner: Roman Abramovich, Russia

Like its Greek name which translates into ‘vast’, this yacht stands as one of Roman Abramovich’s favorite cruise ships with a sprawling length of 377 feet. Built in 2003 by the German shipyard Lurssen Yard, the interiors included the expertise of designer Tim Heywood. Initially owned by an Arab skeikh and later sold to Mr. Abramovich, the boat underwent some major changes in its design and painting in 2007 according to what the Russian oligarch wanted. The yacht is powered by 2 Wartsila engines generating 5500 HP of power, making it cruise at 20 knots but is best suited for a cruise speed of 16 knots over a distance of 6000 nautical miles. It’s known to be loaded with features including jet skies, wave runners, helipads, swimming pools, conference rooms and suites which can comfortably house 18 guests and 40 permanent members of staff.

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