The Best Luxury Yachts in the World

10. Rising Sun

Who doesn’t love a good rivalry? For the 452-foot Rising Sun, her story embedded deep in the rivalry of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

9. Al Salamah

A Lürssen build; this 457-foot Al Salamah. Al Salamah was completed in 1999 but it was returned to Lürssen in 2007 for improvements. She currently owned by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz.

8. Yas

Yas was launched by Abu Dhabi MAR last 2011. It measures 462 feet and 7 inches in length. Yas is remodeling of a 1978 navy frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

7. El Horriya

The oldest yacht in the list; the 478-foot El Horriya was built in 1865 for the Khedive royal family of Egypt. In her long lifespan, the El Horriya went through many refits, plus two extensions.

6. Prince Abdulaziz

Prince Abdulaziz was built in 1984 for the royal family of Saudi. At 482 feet 4 inches, the yacht is currently the 6th largest luxury yacht in the glove. It features a mosque, a movie theater, and a fully functioning hospital.

5. Topaz

Lürssen has been busy creating luxury superyachts. A mere 10 inches longer than the Prince, Topaz’s total length comes in at 483 feet 2 inches.

4. Al Said

A superyacht with a helipad. She can accommodate 65 guests, features a movie theater, and a concert hall.

3. Dubai

With a total length of 531 feet and 6 inches, the massive superyacht is also known as Platinum, Panhandle, and Golden Star. Originally launched last 1996, the yacht was the result of a partnership between Blohm + Voss and Lürssen, but production was slowed for several years. When she was completed in 2006, the government of Dubai purchased her. It’s said that Dubai has her own, exclusive submarine.

2. Eclipse

Blohm + Voss launched the Eclipse last 2010, and was the world’s largest luxury yacht until April 2013. She’s 536 feet in length and can reach speeds of up to 22 knots.

1. Azzam

The world’s largest yacht since April 2013, surpassing the Eclipse at 590 feet and 7 inches. It boasts an astonishing horsepower of 94,000. The Azzam can reach 31 knots in the North Sea. The main salon is 95 feet long by 59 feet wide, and is completely open. The yacht is said to have cost 600 million dollars. Its owner is rumored to be Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

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