Top 5 Largest Celebrity/Businessmen Private Yachts
I always tell myself that if I get rich, one of my first purchases that I make would be a nice, expensive yacht. I probably would not sail it. Have plenty of experience with boats but I would have a deep fear of hitting a rogue wave and finding a minor scratch on the paintwork. To me a decent yacht is not really for sailing anyway. It is a symbol of power and wealth. It therefore comes as no surprise that some of the biggest celebrities and business people in the world have a pretty huge yacht. On this page I want to take a little look at some of the best.
History Supreme (4.8 Billion Dollars)
I am going to kick-start this list with a fairly small yacht. It is nowhere near the biggest yacht in the world, but it is without a doubt the most expensive. It is owned by an anonymous businessman. The reason for its price tag is the fact that it has been constructed from over 100,000 kg of gold and platinum. The walls of the yacht have been lined with dinosaur bones and tiny meteorites. Many of the floors have been constructed with precious stones. In short; the History Supreme is extravagant. Even the richest celebrities in the world could not even dream of owning a boat this beautiful.
Next up on this list is the 528 foot vessel owned by Roman Abromavich, a Russian billionaire who is most popular for owning Chelsea FC. I am willing to wager that this yacht does not get much time at sea. It requires a crew of 70 each and every time it launches. There are twenty four rooms on the Eclipse, each of them lavishly decorated. The real highlight however, and the true symbol of wealth, is the inclusion of a classy mini submarine. I have heard that the Eclipse has been used quite often to woo new football players to Chelsea FC. You can see why many of them join when they realize that this is the treatment that they are going to get.
The Rising Sun
This $200 million yacht has gone through a couple of owners in its lifetime. At the moment it is currently owned by David Geffen, a famous producer. When it comes to luxurious ships you will not get better than The Rising Sun. It boasts 82 rooms, a basketball court (which obviously doubles as a helicopter pad), 4 floors, and just about everything that you can imagine. It travels at a fairly decent speed of 52km/h too.
This 300 million dollar yacht was constructed from the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman. Presumably, despite the size of the ship, they could not fit his whole name on the side and had to opt for Al Said instead. In 2007 this was regarded as the second largest ship in the world. It has recently lost that title however. Up to 70 guests can stay on this ship at once. Like every decent yacht it boasts a helipad, cinema, gym, and a whole host of others things. I am sure the Sultan is more than capable of shelling out for the 154 members of crew that it takes to run to capacity.
Seven Seas Yatch
We are going to wrap up with the 200 million dollar yacht created for Steven Spielberg. It is not the largest yacht in the world, but it is certainly one of the most beautiful. As you can probably guess; Steven Spielberg had a hand in the design and it looks absolutely perfect inside. There is a helipad, gym, a whole deck just for Steven (because he deserves it for all that fantastic movies that he has made), and of course a cinema. Not just any cinema though. A cinema that is located right next-to the fantastic pool. I would love to watch E.T. on that thing. Perhaps I would not be watching the D-Day landings in Saving Private Ryan whilst the ship is out to sea though.