We all know that there are some pretty impressive luxury superyachts out there. But do you know which the biggest of all are? Well, here is a top ten that will leave you breathless.
10. M/Y Savarona
With a pool, a movie theater, a Turkish bath and a library dedicated to Turkish army officer Atatürk (furnished with his personal artifacts), this 408-foot yacht is trully impressive. It was built in 1931 for American heiress Emily Roebling Cadwallader and still has its original gold-trimmed staircase. It is now owned by the Republic of Turkey and leased by Kahraman Sadikoglu.
The 439-foot vessel is considered to be the most technologically advanced superyacht of today. Engineered by Espen Oeino, the vessel flaunts luxe interiors by Reymond Langton Design. Currently still under construction, Serene has seven decks, an immense internal sea water pool, two helipads and it can even host a large submarine.
8. Rising Sun
Currently owned by David Geffen, the 453-foot Rising Sun was first owned by Larry Ellison (the man behind the huge Oracle corporation). It was designed by late Jon Bannenberg with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. It can transport 16 guests and 45 crew members at a maximum speed of 28 knots.
7. Al Salamah
This baby can accommodate up to 40 guests and 96 crew in luxe conditions. Al Salamah was built in 2005 for Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, and at 457 feet it was the third largest yacht at the time. It can reach a maximum speed of 22 knots and it boasts plenty of luxury amenities, including a business center, a spa, a gymnasium, a fully-equipped onboard hospital, a library, a cinema and two full-time beauticians.
6. Swift 141
As the name suggests, this vessel is 141 meters long (462.60 feet). Designed by Pierrejean Design Studio, the gorgeous yacht can transport up to 60 guests and 56 crew members. With an intelligently designed superstructure, the Swift 141 can reach a maximum speed of 26 knots. The picture is clearly just a computer rendering of the vessel, but you can expect to see the yacht finished soon.
5. El Horriya
This one is a truly special yacht. It was built in 1865 for Isma’il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, and it was last refitted in 1987. The 478-ft vessel only goes to sea several times a year, and usually for one day every time. It can accommodate up to 160 crew members and has a maximum speed of 16 knots. It was engineered by Sir. Oliver Lang.
4. Prince Abdulaziz
Clearly belonging to the Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Abdulaziz superyacht was built by Helsingor Vaerft in Denmark in 1984. It can transport up to 64 guests and 65 crew members with a maximum speed of 22 knots. The gorgeous interior was designed by David Hicks. It boasts an immense owner’s VIP room with luxe furnishings and large balcony, 9 double rooms also with balconies and a huge Jacuzzi for ten. Prince Abdulaziz superyacht is 482.28-feet long.
3. Al Said
Owned by Sultan Qaboos of Oman, this is a 508.53-foot luxury vessel styled by Espen Oeino and with lovely interiors by Redman Whitely Dixon. It can reach speeds of up to 25 knots and has a cruising speed of 22 knots. It can accommodate 70 guests and 154 crew members. The most impressive thing about the Al Said is that it has a concert room that’s spacious enough for a 50-piece orchestra.
The ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the owner of a 524-ft superyacht called Dubai. It is the second largest in the world and can host up to 115 people (crew included). It boasts seven decks and gorgeous interiors by Platinum Yachts. It can reach a maximum speed of 26 knots and is spacious enough to carry two 10-meter tenders and a 9.5 t helicopter.
Famously the largest yacht in the world, Eclipse is the pride and joy of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It is 536 feet long and it can transport a private submarine and two helicopters. The 16-meter swimming pool can be converted into a dance floor (it’s got adaptable depth) and paparazzi are not a problem thanks to its special electronic shield. It was designed by Blohm + Voss and flaunts lovely interiors by Terence Disdale Design.