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This article was written on 09 Jul 2014.

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Most expensive motor yachts reveal top yacht manufacturers


Its summer time and it’s the best time to sail around Mediterranean. Planning to build or rent state of the art yacht? We can recommend the best options and manufacturers.

najdrozszy2Eclipse with a budget 800 million dollars enters the list of the most expensive yachts that have ever been built. The 528-foot yacht with a crew of 70 people has 24 guest rooms, a small submarine and 2 helipads. This is the property of Roman Abramovich. The yacht has a perfect defense technology with the system that detects intruders.

Eclipse was built by the shipbuilding yard that is located in Hamburg, Germany. The shipyard Blohm + Voss was founded in 1877. Blohm + Voss creates luxury yachts with unique design and enters the top 5 yacht manufacturers. The products of the company are powerful and elegant. The list of famous custom design motor yachts includes Enigma, Dubai, Lady Moura, superyacht A, and the Saranova.

dubai_yacht-580x377The shipyard Blohm + Voss also built the motor yacht Dubai, mentioned above, which is 350 million dollars. The yacht was commissioned by the Prince of Brunei, but the Prince ran out of funds and the construction was finished just 5 years later. The Prime Minister of UAE decided to acquire the vessel. It has all necessary facilities including a helipad, a swimming pool, a spa and etc. Thanks to this fact the vessel acquired the title of a “floating city”.

Superyacht A that is worth 323 million dollars belongs to a Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko. The designer Philippe Starck helped to build a stylish yacht made for 14 guests. The crew consists of 43 members. Being the product of Blohm + Voss, it also makes the shipbuilding yard one of the global recognized leaders on the market.

file42612972_9be84800The yacht Al Said that is named after its owner Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman is worth $300 million. The yacht can accommodate about 70 guests served by a crew that includes 154 members. Lürssen is a German shipbuilding company that is based in Bremen-Vegesack. The company specializes on custom superyachts.

The same shipyard also built Dilbar, a yacht that belongs to Alisher Usmanov, a businessman from Russia. The designer of the yacht is Tim Heywood. $263 million was spent on its construction.

Lürssen that is known as Lürssen Werft is also a manufacturer of famous Rising Sun ($200 million). CEO of Oracle owned it before and now it belongs to the music and film mogul. This floating mansion is furnished with the amenities you can’t even imagine. There are 5 floors and 82 rooms on the yacht.

al-mirqab-2The yacht Al Mirqab ($250) belongs to sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. It was constructed by the shipyard Kusch Yachts founded in 1981. For more than three decades Kusch Yachts have been designing and constructing customized mega yachts. Al Mirqab is one of them. There are 10 suits and 2 VIP rooms for 24 guests on the yacht in addition to the helipad, pool, sundeck and other things.

7seasSpeaking of the most expensive yachts it is important to mention Seven Seas – $200 million property of Steven Spielberg. The essential feature of the yacht is infinity pool with a glass surface that can be used a movie screen as well. The yacht with crew of 26 offers accommodation for 12 guests. There is a gym, a spa, a massage room and a helipad on the vessel.

The working name of the project was Y706. It was developed by OceanCo, a private yacht builder from Netherlands that has created 23 custom made yachts. This is a great result because the company was launched in 1987. Its famous products is Anastasia (76 m) built for Vladimir Potanin in 2008, megayacht Alfa Nero (82 m) built in 2007 ($190 million), Nirvana (88.5 m) built in 2012 and etc.

We pointed top yacht manufactures, which created the most expensive yachts, but the list would not be complete without Fincatieri, an Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste as this is the biggest shipbuilder in Europe. It also created one of the largest private yachts Serene with length 133.9 meters.