Steven Spielberg recently made yacht news, putting his $185 million megayacht on the market.
The reason? It was too ‘small’.
You’ll find anything but small here. These are biggest, most spectacular yachts on the planet.
Spielberg should be in the market for one of these.
10. Al Salamah | 139.29m (457′)
Owned by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Al Salamah is often referred to as Mipos, the code name used during the construction of this most secret of yachts. Mipos is short for ‘Mission Possible’, which builder Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft (HDW) made a reality when the yacht was finished in 1999.
9. Ocean Victory | 140m (459’5″)
Built by Fincantieri’s Muggiano yard in Italy, this seven-deck yacht is based on a design by Espen Oeino. It includes internal seawater dockage for a 14 metre tender, and six pools of up to eight meters in length.
8. Yas | 141m (462’7″)
Launched in November 2011 by Abu Dhabi MAR, the Yas is being rebuilt. In addition to new machinery, systems, outfit and luxury interior, the hull will be replaced with a steel hull one from a 1978 Dutch-built navy frigate, which has been completely modified.
7. El Horriya | 145.7m (478′)
No other yacht has the history of El Horriya. This historic yacht was present at the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal in 1869, when she was used to receive visiting dignitaries. Her last major rebuild was in 1950.
6. Prince Abdulaziz | 147m (482’4″)
The 5,200-tonne Abdulaziz serves as the Royal Yacht for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The interior was designed by the late David Hicks, renowned for his dramatically colorful work, with blended ancient and modern styles. One notable interior feature is the large lobby on her main deck which is said to be designed to mimic that of the Titanic.
5. Topaz | 147.25m (483’2”)
Very little is known about this motor yacht although she is the third largest yacht to be launched by the infamous Lürssen Yachts yard in Germany. The exterior design is by Tim Heywood, who uniquely has his signature illuminated on the superstructure.
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4. Al Saïd | 155m (508’6″)
Another masterpiece from Lürssen Yachts, this huge, beige-painted yacht was formerly codenamed Sunflower. Some of the more impressive amenities include the concert hall, and six decks equipped with helipads and cinemas.
3. Dubai | 162m (531’6″)
Dubai is the royal yacht of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai. While it’s loaded with a swimming pool, barbecue area, cinema, disco, a landing platform for a Blackhawk helicopter, a gymnasium, and a garage for the yacht’s submarine, the 21.3m-wide atrium steals the show.
2. Eclipse | 162.5m (533’2″)
Eclipse was voted Motor Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in 2011. Her deck areas include a 16 metre swimming pool, the largest on any yacht, whose base can be raised to transform the area into a dance floor.
1. Azzam | 180.00m (590’7″)
The Holy Grail of yachts once again comes from Lürssen Yachts, the masterminds behind six of the top 10 biggest yachts. Not much is known about this behemoth of a yacht other than the specs and that her interior is in a French Empire style. It’s rumored to have been built for a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates.
At 17.5 meters longer than Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse, this boat takes the prestigious title of the world’s largest yacht.
Find out more about this beast, like the fact that it’s coated in enough paint to cover 38,000 cars, in this video: