How Much It’ll Cost You To Own The Largest Superyachts In The World

Unsurprisingly, the biggest fish in the sea also comes with the biggest price-tag. But how much would it actually set you back if you wanted to, say, snap up one of these big fishes with all the bells and whistles attached?

In no particular order, here are the largest superyachts in the world and how many you’ll need to afford them.

Azzam – $845 million

Length: 180.61 metres

Owner: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Year Built: 2013

Builder: Lürssen Yachts

Top Speed: 31.5 knots

Azzam is capable of such impressive speeds due to an innovative water-jet propulsion system – two fixed jets, two directional – which catapults this 180-metre superyacht at 31.5+ knots.

Eclipse – $643 million

Length: 163.5 metres

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Year Built: 2009

Builder: Blohm+Voss

Top Speed: 22 knots

Eclipse sports bulletproof windows, a German missile detection system, and a provision to escape via submarine located at the bottom end of the superyacht. There’s also dual swimming pools and 20 jet skis. To be expected from the flagship of Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich’s private navy of superyachts.

Dubai – $563 million

Length: 162 metres

Owner: Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai

Year Built: 2006

Builder: Platinum Yachts Dubai

Top Speed: 26 knots

Dubai’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 36 guests overnight in 22 cabins, comprising of a master suite, 5 VIP staterooms, and 16 double cabins. She’s also capable of carrying up to 88 crew onboard to ensure a killer luxury superyacht experience.

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Dilbar – $844 million

Length: 157 metres

Owner: Alisher Usmanov

Year Built: 2015

Builder: Lürssen Yachts

Top Speed: 22.5 knots

Although it’s not the longest superyacht on record, Dilbar is considered the largest by gross tonnage. This could be due to the inclusion of a record-breaking 180 cubic metre swimming pool (believed to be the largest on any superyacht). Unfortunately, images of the supposedly exquisite interiors remain elusive.

Serene – $810 million

Length: 134 metres

Owner: Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Year Built: 2011

Builder: Fincantieri

Top Speed: 20 knots

In August 2017, Serene ran aground on a shallow rock reef in the Red Sea, where significant damage was sustained to the bow. The damage was repairable and Serene is once again available for charter. It’s said Bill Gates once chartered this superyacht in the summer of 2014 for $5 million a week.

Motor Yacht A – $633 million

Length: 119 metres

Owner: Andrey Melnichenko

Year Built: 2008

Builder: Blohm + Voss

Top Speed: 23 knots

Motor Yacht A’s unique design received an incredibly polarising reception. Jonathan Beckett, chief executive of London yacht brokers Burgess, stated: “I have to say I was impressed. It’s a very exciting boat to watch. It’s simply unlike anything that’s ever been done before.” On the other hand, The Wall Street Journal’s Robert Frank called A “… one of the ghastliest megayachts ever created…” and “…more like a cruiser for Darth Vader’s navy than a family pleasure boat for the Mediterranean…”. We’ve been trying to pinpoint what it reminded us of for years now, and Frank has done it. It’s a sea-going Star Destroyer.

Sailing Yacht A – $422 million

Length: 143 metres

Owner: Andrey Melnichenko

Year Built: 2017

Builder: Nobiskrug

Top Speed: 21 knots

Does this creation really need a description? The direct counterpart to Andrey Melnichenko’s motor yacht above, S/Y A is one of the most commanding vessels in the Mediterranean.