Having your own yacht connotes status symbol. It is a measure of wealth, immense wealth as luxury yachts are extremely expensive that only the truly rich can afford.
Two of the most famous luxury liners in the dawn of the 20th century were the Christina O and Savarona. These were private yachts commissioned by their respective wealthy owners. However, the emergence of luxury yacht as a fad among the world’s richest began in 1997 up to 2008. Within these span of years, the largest, the fastest and the most extravagant yachts were born. What was once a simple vessel has metamorphosed into a stunning symbol of opulence that features not just the owner’s rich culture and extraordinary persona but also his wealth and position in society. Sophisticated, elegant, lavish – these are but few adjectives that describe the 10 most expensive yachts that have ever been built in the world as of 2018.
The number 10 is the $210 million Lady Moura whose owner is Nasser Al-Rashid, an affluent Saudi Arabian businessman. It was built 28 years ago by Blohm + Voss Shipyards. The extravagance of the luxurious yacht starts with its flamboyant name whose letters are made of pure gold! Yes, a 24- carat gold! But wait, there is more to this golden name than meets the eye. Lady Moura boasts a beautiful swimming pool, a folding roof, a chopper and the posh dining room table by Viscount Linley. But the most prominent feature of Lady Moura is, undoubtedly, its unique design that is distinctly Saudi Arabian. The extravagant liner whose size is 344 feet, has a hydraulic platform covered with real sand that is adjustable and can be made to park right in the waterline. It also has palm trees and deck chairs for a truly remarkable Arabian experience. Lady Moura is equipped to accommodate 30 guests with several rooms for 60 crew members.