6 Unbelievable Yachts Sailing the World Right Now

Every sailing vacation is different and brings a unique experience. Nothing says luxury and leisure better than sailing in a beautiful super-yacht. It allows you to explore, learn new things and more so have a tremendous vacation.

Here are some of the amazing yachts sailing in the world that will absolutely blow your mind and leave you envious.

1. Eclipse Yacht

 

Eclipse owned by a Russian multi-billionaire, Roman Abramovich is the second most expensive yacht in the world built by Blohm and Voss of Hamburg. Abramovich is a successful businessman who owns majority shares in the Millhouse LLC Company. He is well known as an owner of Chelsea Football Club. By the year 2015, he was ranked the 12th richest man in Russia and 137th richest man in the World.

Eclipse is 536 feet long making it the second largest in the world. It was designed by Topaz Terence Disdale. A brand new one is estimated to cost around $500 million.

It has an immense size that allows it to accommodate extravagant features such as 2 swimming pools, a disco hall, several hot tubs and 24 guest cabins not forgetting the 3 launch boat, 2 helicopter pads, and a mini-submarine. The submarine has the capability of submerging up to 50 meters underwater.

This yacht is fitted with a missile defense system and an intruder detection system for maximum security. More so the yacht bridge and master bedroom are fitted with armor plating and bulletproof windows.

It is believed to accommodate 36 guests and cater for a whopping 70 crew members. Additionally, it includes an exterior fireplace and 6 tenders.

2. Topaz Yacht

 

This yacht is owned by Mansour bin Sultan Zayed Al Nahyan

Who bought it for $527 million. He is a successful businessman with stakes in numerous companies including Virgin Galactic, Sky News Arabia, and Abu Dhabi United Group.

The topaz interior was designed by Topaz Terence Disdale who also designed Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse yacht. Its exterior is designed by Tim Heywood Design team. It was built in 2012 by Lurssen Yachts in Bremen in Germany.

It is 482 feet long and accommodates eight decks and auxiliary boats. The most striking features of this yacht comprise the swimming pool, gym, Movie Theater, two helicopter ports, and two hot tubs. This gorgeous yacht has inflatable boats, a mini-submarine, jet skies, and small catamaran.

3. Sailing Yacht A

 

Sailing yacht A is among the tallest super-yacht to take to the sea. Philippe Starck is behind this luxury yacht owned by a Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko. It is built by Nobiskrug. It is his second super-yacht owned by following Motor Yacht A built by Blohm and Voss of Hamburg. Melnichenko is the founder of MDM Bank and a co-founded Suek, SGK, TMK, and Eurochem.

Security is its first priority with bomb-proof windows and 44 security cameras. It is 400-feet long and has an interior extending over 24000 square feet housing, 6 guest suites with, and a 2500 square feet master bedroom and disco. The unique feature about the 6 guest suites is that they have moving walls allowing them to be converted to 4 large staterooms.

It is designed to accommodate up to 14 guests and boats have enough space to host 42 crew members. It has a cruising speed of 18 mph and a top speed of 24 mph.

Additionally, it houses a helicopter hanger, 3 swimming pools of which one is glass-bottomed, and a 30-foot speedboat as well. The glass-bottomed swimming pool is situated directly above the disco hall. Finally, it features mirrored surfaces while the glassware, furniture, and tableware are made of French crystal.

4. Octopus Yacht

 

Paul Allen a co-founder of Microsoft in 1975 is the owner of this yacht. He is a friend to Bill Gate and also schooled with him at Seattle High School. He is ranked as the 39th richest person with a net worth about $20 billion by May 2018. He founded the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Allen Institute for Brain Science.

It has numerous luxurious features including a glass bottom swimming pool, movie theater, music recording studio on the bridge deck, hot tub, basketball court, and two helipads that make it easy for him to access the ship from any location. It carries 2 submarines for exploration. Other features include a salon, medical center, observation lounge, and a juice bar.

Espen Sino Naval Architects are behind the exterior design of this luxury while Jonathan Quinn Barnett designed the interior. Octopus built by Lurssen Yachts. It is a member of Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER), which is a group of voluntary ship reporting system that is used worldwide to assist those with distress at sea.

Octopus has 41 cabins that can accommodate up to 26 guests and 26 cabins specifically designed for the 64 crewmen. This 414-foot superyacht is worth $200 million and takes Allen $384, 000 a week to maintain it.

5. Kismet Yacht

 

It is a spectacular luxury yacht that was built by Lurssen Yachts in Rendsburg in Germany in 2014. By the year 2015, Kismet won the World Superyacht Award.

Reymond Langton designed the interior while the exterior was styled by Espen Oeino.

This gorgeous yacht is owned by Shahid Khan who is the owner of Flex-N-Gate Corporation, which manufactures automobile parts. He also owns English Premier League team Fulham FC and Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) as well. He also owns 3 private jets and has the majority shares in Flightstar Jet Management Company. By January 2018, Khan has an estimated net worth of $ 7.5 billion.

Kismet special features included in this yacht include winter garden deck, multi-level oval-shaped swimming pool with integrated Jacuzzi, 2 deck video walls in the main salon, and dedicated spa facilities. It features an ultra-modern stabilization system that reduces roll motion effect allowing you to have an incredible cruising experience.

This yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in 7 suites. It has the capability of carrying up to 28 crew onboard. It has a top speed of 17mph and it is estimated to be worth $200 million.

6. Privacy Yacht

 

It is a 164-foot mega yacht made by Christensen for Tiger Woods. He is well known as the best golfer in the world. Tiger bought this yacht in 2004 at a cost of $20 million.

This gorgeous yacht has amazing features including a gym, 5 bedrooms, multiple jet skies, and a theater. It has a Jacuzzi and a sky-lounge bar to hang out in when the weather is a bit chilly. It is spacious and can accommodate up to 21 people.

Amazingly, it has a 50-inch plasma screen TV. It is unique in that it pops out from an inbuilt cabinet and swivels to either face the saloon or the dining area.

Conclusion

A sailing yacht contains all you would want in a vacation from swimming pools to boats to elevators in one package allowing you to do and see much. The mentioned are just but a few yachts that will leave you inspired to set lofty goals. There are other numerous yachts out there that come in different styles, sizes and the purpose they serve.