People have been crossing the high seas for thousands of years, but it’s never looked or felt quite like this. Welcome to the ultra-exclusive world of superyachts.
From Wall Street titans and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, to oil sheikhs and oligarchs; the well-off have a propensity for dropping millions to obtain one of these dazzling, floating palaces.
While luxury doesn’t come cheap, these jaw-dropping yachts feature everything from exquisite staterooms, theatres and helipads, to one-of-a-kind additions like barber shops, concert-halls and even a rumored missile defense system (you’ll just have to guess which one that is).
Fuel your daydreams with this exclusive peek below deck on nine of the sleekest mega-yachts to recently end up on the market. All aboard!
JUBILEE: BUILT FOR A KING / LUXURY LIVING ON THE HIGH SEAS
The brand new, 361-foot superyacht known as Jubilee was originally built for the former Emir of Qatar, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, who passed away before the boat’s maiden voyage last year. Already in the history books, Jubilee was the largest yacht ever constructed in the Netherlands and can host 30 guests in its 15 luxurious cabins, including four VIP cabins. Other breathtaking features include a built-in aquarium on the pool deck, a stunning 1,453 square foot lounge, a private owner’s deck and extraordinary craftsmanship on both the interior and exterior walls. Not to mention, plenty of room for all the toys including a helipad, three tender boats and two rescue boats. This beauty can be all yours for just $310 million dollars, or 15.5 million easy payments of $19.95..
The metallic blue exterior is an architectural marvel with its undulating lines creating a visual effect that mimics additional decks.
The dazzling interior work comes from Sorgiovanni Design, and is adorned with marble, silk carpets and crystal; all of which is accented by touches of gold, white and light blue.
Jubilee’s owner can lounge on a private deck, and the yacht can also host up to 30 guests in one of 15 ultra-luxurious cabins.
Ideal for getting that perfect supermodel tan, the Jubilee’s pool deck, complete with a built-in aquarium, is made for lounging in style.
Boats on boats. The Jubilee also includes garages for three tender boats, including a Pascoe limousine tender plus two additional rescue boats.
Elements: A Smart (and Touching) Investment
The story behind this elegant 262-foot superyacht is more unique than most. When the person who originally commissioned Elements suddenly withdrew, the owner of Yachtley, the Turkish shipyard building the ship, made a bold decision to invest in his craftspeople and fund the completion of the yacht himself. The decision turned out to be a good one. Renowned Italian designer Christiano Gatto joined the team and transformed the interior into an elaborate masterpiece. Elements reaches an impressive 17-knot cruising speed and features cushy accommodations for 24 guests in 12 staterooms. And there’s a few extra perks on-board including a Turkish bath and sauna on the beach deck, a garage for jet-skis and an even elevator to transport guests between the main and bridge decks.
Welcome to the lobby, it only gets better from here.
We weren’t joking, the opulent lounge area is a testament to the incredible work of renowned Italian designer, Christiano Gatto.
Dinner conversation is always a bit more interesting when the dining room looks like this.
Following dinner, Element’s guests can enjoy a nightcap with a very classy game of cards.
Or enjoy their cocktail in the grandeur of the observation lounge.
But while there isn’t a single room that disappoints, nothing drops the jaw quite like the sumptuous owner’s suite.
No popcorn throwing allowed in this on-board movie theatre.
The days of the captain’s wheel are long gone, welcome to the control center of a modern-day superyacht.
OKTO: Luxury for the Long Haul
Built in 2014 by ISA, OKTO offers an iconic exterior and interior design backed with solid engineering. With an impressive range of ~6,800 nautical miles and cruising speed of 16 knots, OKTO can cover some serious ground while up to 11 guests bask in the amenities that include six decadent staterooms, helipad, six-meter pool, guest elevator and four tender bays. While the list price is $59 million, or you can currently rent it for a shade under $500,000 per week.
Need to take a dip but aren’t trying to go overboard? OKTO also includes a six-meter pool to cool off.
The sleek contemporary interior was developed under the guidance of Cristiano Gatto Design and includes six staterooms, a guest elevator and stunning lounge areas.
GRACE E – Award-Winning Excellence
Built by Perini Navi, GRACE E took home top honors at the 2015 World Superyacht Awards by winning Motor Yacht of the Year. A 240-foot power yacht capable of covering some 7,000 nautical miles, she can accommodate 16 guests in seven luxury guest cabins, including two VIP staterooms and a master suite. And for those looking to stay fit while cruising the high seas, GRACE E also offers a Wellness Deck with a gym, massage, steam, sauna, hydrotherapy, pool and more. This award-winning yacht checks in at a cool $92 million.
Built by Perini Navi, this 240-foot power yacht offers a Wellness Deck with a gym, massage, steam, sauna, hydrotherapy, pool and more.
This dream boat can accommodate 16 guests in seven sumptuous guest cabins, including two VIP staterooms and a master suite to drool over.
Illusion Plus: $145 Million of Yachting Perfection
The latest project from the elite team of world-class designers and craftsman at Pride Mega Yachts, the ILLUSION PLUS represents the epitome of a modern-day superyacht. At a whopping 290-feet long, this state-of-the-art craft features stunning interior and exterior spaces ranging from both sociable and private decks to a gym, helipad, spa and not one, but two Jacuzzi pools. The asking price to be the first owner of this magnificent superyacht? 145,000 Benjamins, aka $145 million.