Submarines, swimming pools and helicopters on board: the ten largest superyachts in the world

By TravelWiseFeb 22, 2024 21:47 PMNews
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Submarines, swimming pools and helicopters on board: the ten largest superyachts in the world
Opera was launched in 2023 and is owned by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Source: vesselfinder.com

In April 1912, when the Titanic set sail from Southampton on its maiden voyage to New York, it was called the most luxurious way to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was carrying representatives of the elite of American and British society. Among them was John Jacob Astor, the richest man to travel on the Titanic.

Today's super-rich would not use passenger transportation services. Today's superyachts have some of the same luxurious amenities as the Titanic, such as a swimming pool or sauna.

At 269 meters long, the Titanic was much larger than any modern superyacht. At a cost of $7.5 million, it was one of the most expensive ships of the time - today it is worth almost $200 million. Today's multibillionaires spend much more to transport themselves and their closest friends and family.

Submarines, swimming pools and helicopters on board: the ten largest superyachts in the world
Of the top ten superyachts, eight have been built since 2002 and are at least 146.3 meters long. Source: dailymail.co.uk

Of the top ten superyachts, eight have been built since 2002 and are at least 146.3 meters long. One of them was made in the UK, another in the UAE, one in Denmark, and the rest in Denmark.

Assam (180.61 meters)

Assam has a missile defense system and is owned by Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The $600 million yacht was built by the Lurssen shipyard in Germany. It can carry 36 guests and a total of 60 crew members.

Submarines, swimming pools and helicopters on board: the ten largest superyachts in the world
The $600 million yacht Assam was built by Lurssen Shipyard in Germany. Source: Klaus Jordan, dailymail.co.uk

Eclipse (162.5 m)

The 13,564-ton vessel cost Roman Abramovich, the former owner of Chelsea, $700 million. Before the launch of Assam, it was the largest superyacht in the world. Eclipse has a helipad and a hangar for helicopter storage. She also has a large swimming pool on deck and can accommodate 36 guests and 70 crew members.

Dubai (162 m)

The yacht is owned by Sheikh Mohammed and is the only one on the list that was built outside of Europe. Dubai was built in the United Arab Emirates and has a crew of 88. The yacht can accommodate 48 guests and has a large swimming pool. Guests on board the $500 million vessel can use a mini-submarine.

Blue (160.6 m)

This 600-meter yacht has a gross tonnage of 14,785. It was launched in 2022 and built by the German shipyard Lurssen. The vessel, which costs approximately $60 million a year, is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is capable of carrying 48 guests served by 88 crew members.

Submarines, swimming pools and helicopters on board: the ten largest superyachts in the world
The Blue yacht was launched in 2022 and was built by the German shipyard Lurssen. Source: boatinternational.com

Dilbar (156 m)

Another 15,817-ton superyacht built by the German shipyard Lurssen in 2016 belongs to Alisher Usmanov. It was confiscated shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine as part of a campaign of sanctions against oligarchs with ties to the Kremlin. The dilbar, named after Usmanov's mother, has its own helicopter and indoor pool. It is also known to have 1,000 custom-made pillows and cushions on board. It can carry 36 guests and has a crew of 84. It is one of the most expensive superyachts of all time, with an estimated cost of $800 million.

Al Said (155 m)

Al Said belongs to the Sultan of Oman and is often accompanied on the high seas by his navy. The yacht is accompanied by the Omani Navy on the high seas. Its engines develop 22,000 hp and can reach speeds of up to 14 knots. The yacht is able to accommodate 70 guests, served by a crew of 174 people.

El Mahrousa (150.57 m)

El Mahrousa is the oldest superyacht on this list, built in the UK in 1865 by the Samuda shipyard. She has a narrow beam of 12.98 meters and weighs only 4,560 tons. She was originally ordered by the governor of Egypt. Over the years, El Mahrousa has been expanded several times and was last refitted in 1992.

A+ (147.24 m)

The A+ was built in Bremen by Lurssen Shipyard in 2012, has a range of 5,000 nautical miles and includes a state-of-the-art cinema system as well as a swimming pool. The ship's range is made possible by 900,000-liter diesel tanks. There is also 100,000 liters of fresh water on board.

Prince Abdulaziz (147.01)

The vessel can carry 64 guests and 65 crew members and is often used by members of the Saudi royal family in Cannes and Obiz. Despite the fact that the yacht Prince Abulaziz was built in 1984, it was refitted in 2023. The yacht is equipped with twin 12-cylinder diesel engines with a capacity of 8,000 hp and is capable of reaching a speed of 18 knots, and its maximum range is approximately 5,000 nautical miles.

Submarines, swimming pools and helicopters on board: the ten largest superyachts in the world
Prince Abdulaziz can carry 64 guests and 65 crew and is often used by members of the Saudi royal family in Cannes and Obiz. Source: dailymail.co.uk, DPA/PA Images

Opera (146.35)

The Opera yacht was launched in 2023 and is owned by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is estimated to cost £450 million and is another yacht built by Lurssen in Germany. Opera was built after a fire at the shipyard in 2018 destroyed the previous version of the vessel.

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