Superyachts are like luxurious mansions on water. They are equipped with numerous bedrooms, dance clubs, private cinemas, and everything else that wealthy individuals desire.
Building a superyacht is a complex task that requires the expertise of top architects and engineers. These incredible vessels are not mass-produced and come with a hefty price tag. However, their exclusivity adds to their appeal, as only a select few can afford to own one.
8. Pelorus – $300 million
Pelorus, a yacht launched in 2001 and expanded in 2003, earned its name from the Greek word meaning “vast,” which suits it perfectly as it is one of the largest yachts in the world. Originally owned by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of the UAE’s founder, it is now owned by Hong Kong real estate tycoon Samuel Tak Lee. It is rumored that he paid an astounding one billion dollars, more than triple the yacht’s actual value, for the privilege of owning it.