Though we have been exploring new zones and methods for spending one’s exotic vacations in, the sea still remains a prime spot for the exclusive time off. And when one considers the moneyed class, then private luxury yachts are the most favored vehicles for indulging in some well needed breaks and private socializing. This list provides details into those private yachts, which are known for their novelty value and price tags for the luxurious features they have on board. Take a look.
Price: $485 million
Owner: Roman Abramovich, Russia
Owned by Russian oligarch and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, this yacht is known as the world’s largest private yacht with 558 feet in length. It is the most expensive private yacht in terms of its construction value. It is also the most expensive private yacht on charter with a fees of of $2 million for a week vacation. Facilities on board include 20 water jets, cinema, library, swimming pool, private garden among others. Also famous is the 5000 square feet master suite on the yacht’s topmost deck. Since Mr. Abramovich is known to be very particular about his security, the whole vessel is bullet and bomb proofed, and in case of an attack, there are five possible exits from the vessel.
Price: $323 million
Owner: Andrey Melnichenko, Russia
Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko is the owner of this water giant, which is 390 feet in total length. The unique name of the yacht has been inspired by name of the owner’s wife, Aleksandra who has a private 80 foot long top deck to enjoy her sun bathing adventures. There is also a helipad in case Mr. Melnichenko needs to fly down in his private chopper or leave for his official duties into main lands. A lot of flooring in the master suite and the bathrooms are known to be done up in marble, apart from featuring designer fittings all over the living space, which includes the private staircase and lift. The unique shape of the boat is also known to cut through ice bergs if the need arises but is perfectly well suited for cruises in the Mediterranean waters.
Price: $300 million+
Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin-Rashid Al
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.
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.
Price: $256 million
Owner: Alisher Usmanov, Russia
Owned by Russian business magnate Alisher Usmanov, this boat is frequently used by the man to visit his private islands. The yacht is known to be 361 feet long and has space for 12 guests and 48 crew members. The total weight of displacement is 4100 tones. Its engines are capable of speeding up to 21 knots, though they run best at 18.4 knots for a fulfilling experience. Created by Luerssen, the German shipyard in collaboration with Tim Heywood designs and interior decoration by Alberto Pinto, the ship is known to be loaded with luxuries including a private helipad and swimming pools among others.
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