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Top 10 Luxury Yachts

Luxury superyachts are floating mansions with every possible accommodation available. The most distinguished yacht designers create these vessels to support the lifestyles of the super rich. Here are the top 10 luxury yachts in the world.

Kogo10. KOGO
Recently built in 2006, the KOGO Superyacht was designed by Tim Heywood. It’s 235 feet in length and accommodates up to 12 guests in five luxurious suites. It features an indoor/outdoor living area on the upper deck, a fully equipped, massage/beauty therapy room, hospital facility, fully equipped dive room with equipment for 8 guests and a large Jacuzzi dip pool with jet stream. Charter rates are €420,000 per week.

Ice9. ICE
Built in 2005, ICE is a Lurssen Yacht. Originally named AIR, Tim Heywood designed this 295 super yacht. It was designed to be environmentally friendly – or at least as environmentally friendly as a superyacht can be.

8. Princess Mariana
Built in 2003, Princess Mariana is a 258 foot super yacht bought for €70 million and named for the owner’s wife Mariana.

Cinema on Princess Mariana Princess Mariana Jacuzzi on Princess Mariana

7. Ecstasea
Ecstacea was built in 2004 for Roman Abramovich for €100 million. It features an Asian décor inside and stretches 282 feet long.

Back of Ecstasea Ecstasea Close up of Ecstasea

6. Limitless
Limitless is one of the biggest American-owned yachts at over 315 feet long. Her owner is Victoria Secret’s chief Leslie Wexner who bought Limitless for €100 million in 1997. The vessel has since undergone a rebuilding of the motor and an expansion for an on-deck gymnasium.

Limitless Limitless front view Side view of Limitless

5. Pelorus
Pelorus was built in 2003 by Lurssen and spans 377 feet. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought Pelorus from the Saudi that owns Coral Island. One interesting feature of this vessel is her special green lights that make paparazzi picture taking difficult.

Pelorus Helicopter on Pelorus Side view of Pelorus

4. Lady Moura
At 344 feet long, Lady Moura was built in 1991 for Nasser al-Rashid, a former engineer for the Saudi royals. The Lady Moura features a virtual beach deck, created when a large hatch in her side lowers to just above the waterline, allowing crew to take out beach chairs, tables, and the like.

Lady Moura Side view of Lady Moura Back of Lady Moura

3. Rising Sun
The Rising Sun mega yacht is over 452 whopping feet long. It has eight staterooms and a rock wall inside. It was sold to Larry Ellison for €200 million and is now partly owned by David Geffen.

Back of Rising Sun Front of Rising Sun Rising Sun

2. Octopus
Another Lurssen yacht at 413 feet long, the Octopus is owned by Paul Allen, Microsoft billionaire. He paid €250-€300 million in 2003 to build the Octopus. It has a submarine onboard which is really something wild to see.

Octopus Yacht at night Octopus Yacht Octopus Yacht

1. Carinthia VII
Heidi Horton, German retail giant, is the owner of the Carinthia VII for a reported €150 million bought in 2003. She is 319 feet long and hard to miss in all blue. A book is currently being written about the superyacht.

Carinthia VII back of Carinthia VII Side of Carinthia VII

These superyachts travel across the globe and are spotted by yachting enthusiasts regularly. Each is unique in design and features and accommodates the owners preferences and lifestyles.

6 Comments for "Top 10 Luxury Yachts"

Yacht search says on February 26th, 2009 at 7:16 am:

Great post & a great list.

The Pelorus & Rising Sun were my personal favorites.

Melissa says on December 10th, 2009 at 11:41 am:

Awesome list! I have seen and had the privilege to go aboard some of these incredible vessels. ‘Limitless’ is often in St. Maarten (Mr. Wexner pays for his own private bridge openings) and is one of my favorite. Thanks for this, I knew most of the owners already but this was a great list!

808islandboy says on January 21st, 2010 at 7:52 am:

My choice awards goes to the following: Pelorus, due to this superyacht is simply beautiful!! the exterior of this Yacht make her look very sexy!
I ve seen Octopus, when it came to the Hawaiian islands back in 2008 and docked in Honolulu Harbor. My personal views it was okay, none the less Pelorus is the most beautiful seen today! So many different Yachts come and go through Honolulu Harbor on any given day with Helicopters and Toys, but I really would like to see Pelorus, stop on over for a grand visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Aloha..

luxury yachts says on September 27th, 2010 at 1:07 pm:

luxury yaching is one of the best way to travel all over the world. some places are hidden by the sea. but by the luxury yaching you can see al the places of the world. but the right coice of the yacht depends upon the yachts

luxury yachts says on September 27th, 2010 at 1:07 pm:

luxury yaching is one of the best way to travel all over the world. some places are hidden by the sea. but by the luxury yachting you can see al the places of the world. but the right choice of the yacht depends upon the yachts

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