Mega Yachts and a Peek at Three of the Most Extravagant
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Mega Yachts and a Peek at Three of the Most Extravagant

Mega Yachts and a Peek at Three of the Most Extravagant

Mega yachts may be the high-class queens of the seven seas, but there is fierce competition among wealthy mega yacht owners about just how much extravagant luxury they can cram onboard their super-vessels.

Here we take a look at three of the most expensive mega yachts sailing the seas today with decks dripping with the most expensive and extravagant amenities on the water.

1. Mega Yacht The Dubai

With an estimated price of around $350 million, the Dubai mega yacht has gone under three different name changes since its launch: Platinum, Panhandle and Golden Star. Originally constructed for  Brunei Prince Jefri Bolkiah, the Dubai is now under the ownership of Sheik Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates.

Spread over seven decks, the Dubai has a spectacular circular glass staircase, but each step changes colour as you glide elegantly down them. This is just one of the unexpected extravagant touches contained on board.

Other luxury touches include huge plush red sofas, a home theatre, a helicopter station that can hold a model weighing up to 9.5 tons, and a swimming pool that is tiled out with hand-made mosaics fashioned into a work of art that resembles Persian Gulf sea life.

The decorative elements onboard use a mix of tile materials including gold leaf, marble, onyx, lazuli, and malachite, creating beautiful artwork wherever you look.

2. Super Yacht The Pelorus

The Pelorus is a popular mega yacht that has changed hands many times over the years and included Roman Abramovich and David Geffen as owners that made major upgrades along the way. In fact, it was Roman Abramovich that added a second helipad because he needed room for more than one helicopter. 

With an estimated price of around $300 million, current owner Samuel Tak Lee is said to be able to captain the boat literally via a joystick!

Styled to feel like an informal beach house, the interior was designed by Terence Disdale and uses a mix of distressed natural wood panelling that was purposely distressed for the mega yacht. With two swimming pools on the top deck and the sea-level transom opening onto a platform for launching a selection of water toys, this mega yacht really does have a beach house feel to it.

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Not only does the Pelorus have its own movie theatre, but it is also the only mega yacht (so far) to include beds in the cinema for the ultimate comfort in late-night movie viewing.

3. Luxury Yacht Radiant

With an estimated value of around $300 Million, this mega yacht is now in the hands of Emirati businessman Abdulla Al Futtaim. Originally named Darius, this 361-foot superyacht was renamed Radiant because of the way it radiates light when it’s lit up at night.

Designer Tim Heywood installed a huge central beam on board to enable the interior to be left wide open. With decks made of teak, a helipad, fully equipped gymnasium, beach club, massage rooms, swimming pools and a swimming platform, the Radiant mega yacht has everything guests need to keep themselves healthy and looking great.

Scared of pirates? No need to be when on board the Radiant! The mega yacht sports an extremely powerful water canon to defend the ship against attacks. The vessel even has an ‘escape launch’ turbo-charged twin diesel speed boat that can let you escape the boat at 75 knots.

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