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Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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Luxury Yachts owned by Billionaires and Celebs

The largest superyachts in the world and the wealthy people

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 Luxury Yachts: 13 Crazy Facts

1. The World’s Largest SuperYacht (measured by length): Azzam, 180 meter (590 ft) owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Emir of Abu Dhabi (Azzam is the  longest yacht).

SuperYacht Azzam


2. The World’s biggest yacht (measured by volume) the new Dilbar. Dilbar is built by Lurssen.

Superyacht Dilbar -the biggest yacht


3. The World’s Largest Sailing Yacht: Sailing Yacht A, built for Russian billionaire Andrey  Melnichenko

4. The World’s Most Expensive SuperYacht: probably Eclipse, at an estimated US$ 500  million, owned by Roman Abramovich, or maybe the new Dilbar

SuperYacht Eclipse


5. The World’s Most Voluminous Yacht: it was Al Salamah, with a displacement of 12.250  tons, built for Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia. But now his position is taken over by the new Dilbar

6.  The Luxury Yacht with the Most Crew Members: probably also Al Salamah: 94 crew  and 40 personal staff, in a total of 60 crew cabins

7. The World’s Fastest Yacht: World is not Enough built for serial yacht owner John Staluppi reaches 70 knots, powered by gas  turbine marine engines producing 20.600 hp

8. The World’s Most Famous SuperYacht: probably Octopus, owned by Microsoft co- founder Paul Allen

9.  The World’s Ugliest SuperYacht: probably Yas, a converted navy frigate (re)built for Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi

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10. The World’s Richest Yacht Owner: Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle with a net worth  of US$ 54 billion

11. The Man with the Most Yachts (in private use): Paul Allen, with Octopus, Tatoosh and  Meduse (he sold Meduse in 2016)   

12. The Man who ordered the Most New Yachts in his life: probably the late Jim Moran,  who ordered 8 new Feadships

13. The World’s Largest Explorer Yacht: the 116 meter Ulysses, owned by Graeme Hart

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What is the definition of a SuperYacht?

A superyacht (or super yacht, or mega yacht) is a large and usually, privately-owned luxury yacht, which is professionally crewed and extremely expensive. (A few are owned by state organizations.) There are few shipyards capable of building such a complex vessel.

What does a SuperYacht cost?

A Luxury yachts generally cost more than US$ 10 million, although the most expensive can stretch to several hundred million dollars. Eclipse, owned by Roman Abramovich, is thought to be the most expensive superyacht, and is rumored to have cost more than a billion US dollars.

(The actual build price of the yacht, will probably have been considerably less, around US$ 500 million.)

Based on the data of several hundred yachts, we created this rough indication of yacht prices (in US$ millions), related to the yacht’s length (in meters). See our list of the world’s top superyacht builders here.

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Or in a simplified table. There is an obvious exponential influence of the yacht’s length to the yachts price. Which can easily be explained by the fact that longer yachts have more decks and are wider than smaller yachts and thus have more volume.

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Superyachts are owned by the Richest People on Earth

Most luxury yachts are owned by extremely wealthy individuals. For example someone who purchases a US$ 10 million yacht, will probably have to have a net worth of more than US$ 20 million, as he will not want to spend all his money on a boat.

The larger superyachts (longer than 80 meters or 260 feet) are invariably owned by billionaires. Most billionaires also own or charter a private jet.

The Running cost of a SuperYacht

What are the cost of owning a yacht? The yearly running costs of a luxury yacht (including crew, maintenance, insurance and fuel) roughly account for 10% of the build price, or US$10 million a year on a US$100 million vessel. It seems smarter to charter a yacht…. Or you have to win big at a casino.

Superyacht Lady Moura and Little Saf

The Biggest Yachts in the World

Nowadays the largest superyachts are owned by Arabs or Russians. The biggest yacht in the world is Azzam (180 meters/590ft) built for the Emir of Abu Dhabi.

The second largest is Eclipse (172 metres/564ft) owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Abramovich currently has two yachts: Eclipse and Sussurro (although Sussurro is rumored to be owned by his ex-wife, as part of a divorce settlement).

Until 2014 Abramovich also owned the expedition yacht Luna, but he sold her to Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov. The third largest yacht is Dubai, owned by the Ruler of Dubai.

The largest Yacht by Volume (or gross Tonnage)

The largest superyachts are not necessarily the world's longest. One of the largest boats measured by volume is Al Salamah. Built for Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia, it was put up for sale in 2012 (after Prince Sultan died) with an asking price of EUR 250 million (US$350 million).

The new Dilbar, built for Alisher Usmanov also seems to be one of the largest yachts in the world. The largest sailing yacht is ‘Sailing Yacht A’, built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The longest yacht is Azzam.

Modern SuperYachts

One of the most modern (styled) yachts is a superyacht called, simply, A that was built for the Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko. Another very modern boat is YAS, a 140-meter yacht which Sheikh Hamdan of the United Arab Emirates converted out of a warship.

Famous yachts

The most famous of them all is probably the yacht Kingdom 5 KR owned by Prince Al Waleed bin Talal (a cousin of the King of Saudi Arabia). It featured in the James Bond movie “Never Say Never Again”. The members of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia own dozens of yachts.

Superyacht Owners - UHNWI

Superyachts are often purchased by UHNWI or Ultra High Net Worth Individuals.

A UHNWI is some one with net assets over US$ 30 million although some experts calculate with an amount of US$ 50 million.

It is estimated that the world population of UHNWI is around 200,000 individuals. Around 5% of these UHNWI, or 10,000 individuals, own or frequently use a superyacht.

The mean net worth of a superyacht owner is estimated at US$ 680 million, a figure no doubt influenced by the relative high number of billionaire Russian yacht owners. The average age of a superyacht buyer is estimated around 65 years.

Famous Yacht Owners

The most famous UHNWI yacht owners include Roman Abramovich, Larry Ellison and Google’s Larry Page.

US President Donald Trump has been owner of the yacht Trump Princess, while the world’s richest man Bill Gates does not own a yacht. He owns an extremely large house though, watch Bill Gates’ house here.

The Yacht Industry

It is expected that the amount spent on superyachts worldwide, is increasing 25% the coming 5 years. There is a trend towards expedition yachts, in stead of (fast) displacement yachts, but also new built yachts seem to grow bigger over the years. The yacht building industry is doing well.

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Yacht and Yachting Definitions

Displacement -  Displacement or displacement tonnage is the weight of water that a ship displaces when it is floating, which in turn is the weight of a ship (and its contents).

Gross Tonnage - Gross tonnage (often abbreviated as GT, G.T. or gt) is a unit less index related to a ship's overall internal volume

Beam - The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline. Beam may also be used to define the maximum width of a ship's hull, or maximum width plus superstructure overhangs.

Draft - The draft (American) or draught (British) of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull (keel), with the thickness of the hull included. Draft determines the minimum depth of water a ship or boat can safely navigate.

Sloop - A sloop is a sailing boat with a single mast and a fore-and-aft rig. A sloop has only one head-sail.

Ketch - A ketch is a sailing craft with two masts. The distinguishing characteristic of a ketch is that the forward of the two masts (the "mainmast") is larger than the after mast. The mizzen mast is stepped forward of the rudder post.

Yawl - Similar to a ketch but the mizzen mast is stepped aft of the rudder post.

Range - The distance a motor yacht can sail without refueling

Rudderpost - The vertical member of a stern frame on which the rudder is hung

Nautical Mile - A nautical mile (symbol M, NM or nmi) is a unit of distance, set by international agreement as being exactly 1852 meters (about 6,076 feet), compared with the 5,280 feet in a statute mile.

Knot - The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile (1.852 km) per hour, approximately 1.151 mph

UHNWI - A UHNW is some one with net assets over US$ 30 million

Yatch -A frequently used type error of the word yacht.

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A - Andrey Melnichenko

Ace - Samvel Karapetyan

Aiglon - Abel Matutes

Air - Augusto Perfetti

Akula - Jonathan Faiman

Al - Asmakh  -  Ibrahim Al Asmakh

Alamshar - Aga Khan

Albatross - Al Futtaim Family

Alejandra  -  Ferruccio Fiorucci

Alexander - Spiro Latsis

Alexandra - Khalaf al Habtoor

Alfa Nero  - Andrey Guryev

Al Lusail - Emir of Qatar

Al Mirqab - Al Thani Family of Qatar

Alpa - King Albert of Belgium

Al Salamah - Crown Prince of Bahrain

Altair - Diego Della Valle

Alucia - Ray Dalio

Alwaeli - King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa

Amadeus - Bernard Arnault

Amazon Express - Jean Pigozzi

Amevi - Lakshmi Mittal

Amore Mio II - Evangelos Marinakis

Amore Vero - Igor Sechin

Anastasia - Vladimir Potanin

Andromeda - Yuri Milner

Anna - Dmitry Rybolovlev

AnnaEva - Roustam Tariko

Annastar - Stanley Star

Antipodean - Kerry Stokes

Apogee - Darwin Deason

Aquarius  -  Steve Wynn

Aquijo - Kjell Inge Rokke

Aquila - Ann Walton Kroenke

Archimedes - James Simons

Arctic P - James Packer

Areti I and II - Igor Makarov

Arkley (now Caipirinha) - Andrei Komarov

Athena - James Clark

Atlante - Remo Ruffini

Atlantis II - Stavros Niarchos

Attessa IV  -  Dennis Washington

Aurora - Andrey Molchanov

Aviva - Joe Lewis

Axioma - Dmitry Pumpyansky

Azzam - Sheikh bin Zayed al Nahyan

Baron Trenck - Radovan Vitek

Baton Rouge - Martin Bouygues

Battered Bull - Donald Flynn

BG Charade - Bobby Genovese

Black Legend - Ahmed Stambouli

Black Pearl - Oleg Burlakov

Blue Eyes - Juan Miguel Villar Mir

Blue Moon - Richard Duchossois

Blue Papillon - Ralph Dommermuth

Boadicea - Gabriele Volpi

Boardwalk - Tilman J. Fertitta

C2  -  Ronald Perelman

Cakewalk - Charles Gallagher

Capri - John Caudwell

Carinthia VII - Heidi Horten

Chopi Chopi -  Taha and Najib Mikati

Cloud 9 - Brett Blundy

Cloudbreak - Alexander Svetakov

Code 8 - Sheikh Mansoor Al Maktoum

Como  -  Neville Crichton

Coral Island - Sheikh Abdul Mohsen

Crazy Me - Rattan Chadha

Dar - Ziyad Manasir

Dilbar - Alisher Usmanov

Double Down - John Rosatti

Dragonfly - Sergey Brin

Drizzle - Amancio Ortega

Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai

Ebony Shine - Teodoro Obiang Mangue

Eclipse - Roman Abramovich

Ecstasea - Alshair Fiyaz

Elandess - Lloyd Dorfman

Elements - Fahad Al Athel

Elixir - Rob Thielen

Elysian - John Henry

Eminence - Alexander Khloponin

Enigma - Aidan Barclay

EOS - Barry Diller

Equanimity - Jho Low

Erica XII - Bertil Hult

Smeralda - Crown Prince of Dubai

Event -Hui Ka Yan

Faith - Lawrence Stroll

Falcon Lair - Michael Rogerson

Force Blue - Flavio Briatore

Forever One - Bruce Grossman

Fountainhead - Edward Lampert

Freedom - Roberto Cavalli

Galactica Super Nova - Vagit Alekperov

Galaxy - Hans Thomas Gross

Gene Machine - Jonathan Rothberg

Gigi - Carl Allen

Gladiator - Eric Schmidt

Golden Odyssey - Khaled bin Sultan

Graceful  -  President Putin

Grand Rusalina - Rustem Teregulov

Hampshire II - Jim Ratcliffe

Happy Days - David C. Copley

Harbour Island - Steve Hudson

Harle  -  Michael J. Saylor

Hasna - John Symond

Hayken - Isabel dos Santos

Helios - Dennis Mehiel

Here Comes The Sun - Alexander Djaparidze

Hermitage  -  Anatoly Sedykh

The Highlander - Roberto De Guardiola

Huntress - George Argyros

Ice - Suleiman Kerimov

Ice Bear - Walter Scott Jr

I Dynasty - Alijan Ibragimov

Ilona - Frank Lowy

Indian Empress  -  Vijay Mallya

Indigo Star -  Robert Geiss

Infinity - Eric Smidt

Intuition - Patrick E Malloy

Invictus - Rick Caruso

JeMaSa - Richard Kayne

Joy - Sameer Gehlaut

Jubilee - Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani

Just Js - Jay Schottenstein

Katara - Emir of Qatar

Khalilah - Alexei Golubovich

Kibo - Alexander Mamut

Kingdom 5KR - Prince al Waleed bin Talal

Kismet - Shahid Khan

Kisses - Norman Braman

Kogo - Mansour Ojjeh

Kolaha - Al Juffali family

Lady A - Lord Alan Sugar

Lady Ann Magee - Michael Smurfit

Lady Beatrice - The Barclay Brothers

Lady Britt  - Sten Warborn

Lady India - Laurens Last

Lady Kathryn V - Leo Vecellio

Lady Lara - Alexander Machkevitch

Lady Lola - Duane Hagadone

Lady M  - Alexei Mordashov

Lady M II - Lord Ashcroft

Lady Marina - Sergio Mantegazza

Lady Moura - Dr. Nasser Al Rashid

Lady Petra  -  Frans Heesen

Lady S - Daniel Snyder

Lady Sheridan - John Eddie Williams

Lammouche - Ayman Asfari

Laurel  - Tom Golisano

Lazy Z - Mortimer Zuckerman

Le Grand Bleu - Eugene Shvidler

Limitless - Leslie Wexner

Lionheart  -  Philip Greene

Loretta Anne - Loretta Anne Rogers

Luna - Farkhad Akhmedov

M5- Rodney Lewis

Madame Gu - not Andrei Skoch

Madame Kate - Alexandre Grendene

Madsummer - Jeffrey Soffer

Majestic - Bruce Sherman

Main  -  Giorgio Armani

Maridome - Solomon Lew

Martha Ann - Warren E Halle

Maryah - Al Nahyan Family

Mayan Queen - Alberto Bailleres

Melek - Turgay Ciner

Meteor - John Risley

Mia Elise - Terry Taylor

Mimi - Stanley Hubbard

Mine Games - Chris Cline

Monaco Wolf - Christian Candy

Moneikos - Leonardo Del Vecchio

Montkaj - Prince Mohammed al Saud

Moonlight II - Sultan bin Khalifa al Nahyan

Moon Sand - Charles Ho

Muchos Mas - Juan Carlos Mas

Musashi - Larry Ellison

My Girl - Gary Chouest

Mylin IV - Micky Arison

Nafisa  - Sheikh Abdul Latif Jameel

Nahlin - Sir James Dyson

Natita - William Kallop

Nero - Denis ‘O Brien

Ngoni - Tony Buckingham

Nirvana - Isak Andic

Norge - King Harald of Norway

Nourah of Riyad - Prince Turki al Saud

Nova Spirit - Jim Pattison

Ocean Victory - Victor Rashnikov

Octopus - Paul Allen - with interior photos!

Odessa - Len Blavatnik

Pacific - Leonid Mikhelson

Paloma - Vincent Bollore

Param Jamuna IV - Prakash Hinduja

Paramour - Michael O’Keeffe

Party Girl - Charles West

Pegasus VIII - Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Pelorus - Samuel Tak Lee

Petara II - Bernie Ecclestone

Plan B - Patokh Chodiev

Planet Nine - Nat Rothschild

Phoenix 2 - Jan Kulczyk

Predator - Iksander Makhmudov

Prince Abdulaziz - Prince Abdul Azziz

Privacy - Tiger Woods

Quantum Blue - Sergey Galitskiy

Quattroelle - Majid al Futtaim

Queen Miri - Sheldon Adelson

Quinta Essentia - Valentin Zavadnikov

Rabdan - Sheikh Mohammed - MBZ

Radiant - Abdullah al Futtaim

Rahil - Arkady Rotenberg

Rebecca - Charles Butt

Reef Chief - James Dicke

Revelry - Tom and Judy Love

Rhino - Roy E Carroll

Rising Sun - David Geffen

ROCK.IT - Jimmy John Liautaud

Royal Romance - Viktor Medvedchuk

Saint Nicolas - Vasily Anisimov

Saluzi - Victor Hwang

Samadhi - Daniel Loeb

Samar  -  Kutayba Alghanim

Sapphire  -  Filaret Galchev

Sarafsa - Prince Fahad bin Sultan al Saud

Satori - Eric Benson

Savannah - Lukas Lundin

Scout - James Berwind

Sea Bear II - Jack Niklaus

Sea Force One - Raffaele Costa

Seahawk - Jurgen Friedrich

Sealyon - Anthony Lyons

Sea Owl - Robert Mercer

SeaQuest - DeVos family

Seasense - Charles S Cohen

Secret - Nancy Walton

Senses - Larry Page

Serene -  Yuri Shefler

Seven - Ennio Doris

Seven Seas - Steven Spielberg

Shahnaz  - Waleed bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim

Siran - Bob Manoukian

Siren - David Reuben

Sirona - Micky Arison

Skat  - Charles Simonyi

Sky - Igor Kesaev

Skyfall - John Staluppi

Slipstream - Jack Cowin

Socrat - Vladimir Lisin

Solemar - Mikhail Prokhorov

Space - Laurence Graff

Stargate - Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani

Step One - Nicholas Woodman

Suegno - Pier Silvio Berlusconi

Sunrays - Ravi Ruia

Sussurro - Roman Abramovich

Sybaris - Bill Duker

Sycara - Ray Catena

Talisman C - Pears Brothers

Tango - Viktor Vekselberg

Tatoosh - Paul Allen

Titan - Alexander Abramov

Topaz - Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan

Tsumat - Alfredo Chedraui

Tueq - King Salman al Saud

Trump Princess - Donald Trump

Twizzle - Michael Bradfield

Ulysses - Graeme Hart

Ulysses - Johnny Ronan

Unicorn - Frank Zweegers

Unfurled - Harry Macklowe

Utopia - Bill Miller

Utopia IV - JR Ridinger

Va Bene - Eric Clapton

Valerie  -  Yuriy Kosiuk

Vanish - Larry van Tuyl

Vava - Ernesto Bertarelli

Venus - Steve Jobs

Vertigo - Rupert Murdoch

Vibrant Curiosity - Reinhold Würth

Virginian - Anthony Bamford

Visione - Hasso Plattner

Vive La Vie - Willy Michel

W - David Macneil

Wedge Too - Issam M. Fares

Wheels - Rick Hendrick

White Cloud - Craig McCaw

White Rabbit - Goh Cheng Liang

White Rose of Drachs - Michael Evans

Winning Drive - Steve Bisciotti

Yalla  - Naquib Sawiris

Yas - Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan

Yersin - Francois Fiat

Z- Konstyantin Zhevago

Zeus - John  Christodoulou

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December 13, 2018 - Suegno a yacht owned by the Berlusconi family was destroyed in a storm

Berlusconi yachtSuegno was owned by Pier Silvio Berlusconi, the son of Silvio Berlusconi. The media entrepreneur and former Prime Minister of Italy has a net worth of US$ 6.6 billion.

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December 11, 2018 - Czech billionaire Radovan Vitek is the owner of the yacht Baron Trenck

Radovan Vitek YachtVitek is the owner of the largest real estate developing company in Czechia. His net worth is US$ 2.7 billion.

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December 8, 2018 - The Pears brothers are the owners of the yacht Talisman C.

Talisman C yachtMark, Trevor and David Pears own the William Pears Group, active in real estate. The company was founded by their grand father. They named the yacht after their mother.  

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