Check Out the Biggest, Sickest Super Yachts Afloat!
The world of the insanely rich is quite something. With unlimited bank accounts, billionaires live on a whole different level: multiple mansions, expensive jewelry, private planes, pimped-out cars. And while life on land is dope, these players are just as serious about sailing the seas in style. So not just any yacht will do. Instead, the toy of choice is a super yacht. These very large, very luxurious private vessels are more like floating mansions. They come decked out with everything and anything you could want. Like Jet Skis? Please — that’s so nouveau riche. Try submarines, hovercrafts, and Rocket Boots. For those of us with a little less bling, it can be hard to image the level of luxury. Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite supersized and superexpensive super yachts (size and cost figures are estimates).
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Azzam: 590 feet; $605 million
New to the super-yacht scene, the Azzam is the largest private yacht in the world, measuring 590 feet in length (larger than some Navy destroyers). Owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, the Azzam is described as the most complex and challenging yacht on the water today. Not only is it the world’s biggest private yacht, but it’s also the fastest, able to reach speeds of just above 30 knots (35 mph). A crew of 50 has been caring for it since it launched in April. Plus, it reportedly has all of the features found on the yacht that it knocked off the top of the world’s-largest list.