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How Rich is a Superyacht Owner?

It comes as no surprise that the world’s biggest and most expensive superyachts are owned by some of the richest people on the planet. To celebrate the ultimate accessory for the affluent, we take a look at the world’s most expensive superyachts and their owners to find out how rich a superyacht owner really is.

 

 

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15th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Octopus was built in 2003 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.
Her exterior designed was by Espen Øino Naval Architects and interior by designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle.
 
Allen bought the boat in 2003 for about $US200 million and it reportedly requires a full-time crew of at least 55 and more than $US20 million to run each year.
 
Octopus comes equipped with two helicopters on the top deck, a beautiful glass-bottomed swimming pool, a music recording studio, a cinema and two submarines - one of them believed to be operated by remote control for studying the bottom of the ocean.
Octopus can reach speeds of 20 knots. 

11th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Rising Sun was built in 2004 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.
Her interior was designed by Seccombe Design from San Francisco, United States.
Features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 18.5m and a 5m draft. 
Can reach 28 knots flat out and 36 knots at a cruising speed.
Accommodation for 16 guests and maximum 45 crew members.

62nd Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Seven Seas was built in 2010 by Oceanco, the dutch yacht building company based in Alblasserdam.
Her interior and exterior was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard from Scorzè Venice, Italy.
Features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 14.02m and a 3.96m draft
Equipped with ‘anchor stabilisers' to ensure stillness at anchor in rough waters.
Can reach 20.00 knots flat out and 15.00 knots at a cruising speed.
Accommodation 12 guests and maximum 23 members.

27th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Lady Moura was built in 1990 by Blohm + Voss Shipyards, the German shipbuilding company based in Hamburg.
Her interior and exterior was designed by the Italian Luigi Sturchio.
Features a steel hull and an steel/aluminium superstructure with a beam of 19.00m and a 5.40m draft.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art stabilization system minimises roll motion effect.
Bow thrusters enable easier manoeuvrability at low speed. 
Can reach 22.00 knots flat out and 20.00 knots at cruising speed.
Accommodation for 30 guests and maximum 60 crew members.

13th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Al Mirqab was built in 2008 by Peters Schiffbau, the German shipbuilding company based in Wewelsfleth.
Her exterior was designed by UK based Tim Heywood Design and interior design by Andrew Winch Designs.
Features a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 19.5m and a 4.9m draft. 
Equipped with ‘anchor stabilisers' to ensure stillness at anchor in rough waters.
Can reach 23 knots flat out and 21 knots at a cruising speed.
Accommodation for 30 guests and maximum 60 crew members.

24th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Dilbar was built in 2008 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.
Her exterior was designed by UK based Tim Heywood Design and interior design by Alberto Pinto based in Paris, France.
Features a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 16.00m.
Equipped with state-of-the-art stabilization system to minimise roll motion effect.
Bow thrusters enable easier manoeuvrability at low speed. 
Can reach 21.00 knots flat out and 18.00 knots at a cruising speed.
Accommodation for 20 guests and maximum 47 crew members.

21st Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Pelorus was built in 2003 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.
Her exterior was designed by UK based Tim Heywood Design and interior design by Terence Disdale.
Features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 17.2m.
Equipped with 2 helicopter pads, zero-speed stabilizers, large pool, Jacuzzi, and various tender onboard.
Can reach 20 knots flat out and 18 knots at a cruising speed. 
Accommodation for 22 guests and maximum 42 crew members.

4th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Al Said was built in 2008 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.
Her exterior was designed by Monaco based Espen Oeino, with interior design by Redman Whitely Dixon from Hampshire, UK.
Features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 24m and a 5.20m draft. 
Can reach 25 knots flat out and 22 knots at cruising speed. 
Accommodation for 70 guests and maximum 154 crew members. 
 
 
3rd Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Dubai was built in 2006 by Platinum Yachts, the Canadian yacht building company based in Richmond, British Columbia.
Her exterior was designed by UK based Andrew Winch Designs, with interior design by Platinum Yachts.
Dubai’s conception began back in 1996 with Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. The superyacht was then a collaboration between Blohm + Voss and Lurssen shipyards, but in 2001, the two shipyards halted their construction when the hull bought by Platinum Yachts for Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum.
Features a steel hull and aluminium/steel superstructure with a beam of 22.4m and a 5m draft.
Can reach 26 knots flat out and 25 knots at cruising speed.
Accomodation for 72 guests and maximum 88 crew members.

24th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Radiant was built in 2009 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.
Her exterior was designed by UK based Tim Heywood, with interior design by Terence Disdale Design from Surrey, UK and Glen Pushelberg based in New York, United States.
Features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 16.3m and a 4.5m draft.
Accomodation for 16 guests and maximum 44 crew members.

12th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Serene was built in 2011 by Fincantieri Yachts, the Italian yacht building company based in Trieste.
Her exterior was designed by Monaco based Espen Oeino, with interior design by Reymond Langton Design from London, UK.
Features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 18.5m and a 5.5m draft.
Equipped with 2 helicopter pads, storage for a large submarine and an internal sea water pool adaptable to be used for tender docking.
Cruising speed of 15 knots.
Accomodation for 24 guests and maximum 52 crew members.

17th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
A was built in 2008 by Blohm + Voss, the German shipbuilding company based in Hamburg.
Her exterior and interior was designed by French architectural designer Philippe Starck.
Features an upside down steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 18.87m and a 5.15m draft.
Equipped with three current-creating swimming pools and two one of a kind 11m tenders.
Can reach 23 knots flat out and 19.5 knots at cruising speed.
Accomodation for 14 guests and maximum 47 crew members.

5th Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Topaz was built in 2012 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.
Her exterior was designed by UK based Tim Heywood, with interior design by Terence Disdale Design from Surrey, UK.
Features a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 21.50m.

1st Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Azzam was launched in 2013 by Lurssen Yachts, the German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack.  
All technical engineering was managed by Lurssen, her exterior was designed by Nauta Yachts based in Milan, Italy, with interior design French interior decorator Christophe Leoni.
Can reach 30 knots flat out.

2nd Largest Superyacht in the World
 
Eclipse was launched in 2010 by Blohm + Voss, the German shipbuilding company based in Hamburg.
Her interior was designed by the London-based team at Terence Disdale Design.
Features a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 22m and a 5.9m draft.
Equipped with a three-person leisure submarine, two swimming pools that can be easily transformed into dancefloors, six tenders and space for three helicopters.
Accomodation for 36 and maximum 70 crew members.

 

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Article by Jack Bartrop