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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.
Recently built in 2006, the KOGO Superyacht was designed by Tim Heywood. Itâ€™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 â‚¬420,000 per week.
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 â€“ 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 â‚¬70 million and named for the ownerâ€™s wife Mariana.
Ecstacea was built in 2004 for Roman Abramovich for â‚¬100 million. It features an Asian dÃ©cor inside and stretches 282 feet long.
Limitless is one of the biggest American-owned yachts at over 315 feet long. Her owner is Victoria Secretâ€™s chief Leslie Wexner who bought Limitless for â‚¬100 million in 1997. The vessel has since undergone a rebuilding of the motor and an expansion for an on-deck gymnasium.
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.
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.
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 â‚¬200 million and is now partly owned by David Geffen.
Another Lurssen yacht at 413 feet long, the Octopus is owned by Paul Allen, Microsoft billionaire. He paid â‚¬250-â‚¬300 million in 2003 to build the Octopus. It has a submarine onboard which is really something wild to see.
1. Carinthia VII
Heidi Horton, German retail giant, is the owner of the Carinthia VII for a reported â‚¬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.
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.