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IN Travel & Adventure ON 27 May, 2016
With an unlimited balance in your bank account and being some of the powerful names in the society, these private super yachts are just some of the toys for the rich and the powerful. These mega structures also reveal the craftsmanship of humans and the lust for luxury by the super rich. One thing that most of these yachts have in common is that these are mostly built by Lürssen which is a major shipbuilding company that started in 1875.
Let's look at some of the most luxurious resorts floating on water.
The Seven Seas is a luxurious motor yacht which is 85 meters in length. The Yacht is owned by Steven Spielberg. The yacht is as magnificent as the imagination of the director. The yacht cost him $200 million. It can have 12 guests with a crew of 26. It also has a helipad, indoor cinema with an infinity pool!
Lady Moura is owned by a Saudi Arabian businessman Nasser-Al-Rashid. Both the superstructure and hull are made up of steel. Lady Moura has two diesel engines each with a power of 5050kw with controllable pitch propellers to produce a speed of over 20 knots.
Al Mirquab is one of the biggest and the most beautiful yachts ever built. It was built at Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth yard in Germany. It was finished in 2008. It has a length of 133 meters and a beam (widest point of the yacht) of 18 meters. It belongs to the foreign minister of Qatar.
Dilbar, now known as the "Ona" yacht was built in 2008 by Lurssen. The yacht is owned by the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov and is named after his mother. It is a king size yacht with a maximum speed of 21 knots. It has a capacity of 12 passengers and 48 crew members
The Al Said is the luxury yacht owned by the Sultan Qaboos of Oman. This yacht belongs to the royal family and so are the guests who come to this yacht by helicopters and are some of the most powerful names in the Gulf region.
With a rumored cost of around 300 million USD , the superyacht is one hell of a yacht. It is owned by Andrey Melnichenko who is a Russian billionaire. Andrey is among the very few people who had become a billionaire before the age of 40. "A" is 390 feet long and 62 feet wide. It can accommodate 14 guests, 37 crew , and 5 staff members. It also has two swimming pools on board.
The construction of this mega yacht started more than 10 years ago before it was delivered. Originally the yacht was being built for prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei and currently it is owned by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum. This yacht consists of a mosaic swimming pool, several Jacuzzies and a total of seven decks. The yacht can gain a maximum speed of up to 26 knots.
Eclipse is the world's second largest yacht and without any argument, it is one of the most beautiful yachts ever built. This yacht surely brings an eclipse on the sea when this 162.5 meters long structure swiftly moves across the seas. It is owned by Roman Ibrahimovic who is more popularly known as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club. Its cost has been estimated to be around €340 million.
Azzam is the biggest and the worst of all. This is the largest private motor yacht in the world. It was built by Lurssen. The yacht is currently listed for charter without mentioning the price.But in reality , it is not available for charter. The charting list is just made to avoid European Taxation ( charter yachts are exempted from property tax). The yacht was commissioned by the President of the United Arab Emirates.