Futuristic Superyacht Styled on a Dugout Canoe by Oceanco

Oceanco unveiled its new 377ft superyacht concept ‘Tuhura,’ conceived in collaboration with Lobanov Design Studio, BMT Nigel Gee and the interior designer Achille Salvagni. Though it won’t get into the list of the most expensive yacht all over the world Tuhura is truly in a category of its own, unlike any yacht on the market. Its design harkens back to ancient times. The exterior styling is reminiscent of early canoes; dugouts and other vessels used hundreds of years ago by indigenous people all over the world. The Polynesians, in particular, famously made long voyage explorations across thousands of miles of open Pacific Ocean in their outrigger canoes. The thinking behind revisiting basic primal forms is to evoke a sense of exploration and discovery.

Scenic Eclipse Luxury Discovery Yacht

Most ships are dedicated to either luxury or discovery. The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yacht is designed for both. The tour brand’s first ocean cruise ship, it measures 168 meters long, yet has just 114 suites, each with a private verandah. With 176 crew members, it offers as close to a 1:1 ratio as you’ll find, which ensures you never have to wait to enjoy your next indulgence at the spa, pool, theater, lounges, or bars. It also carries its own Discovery team, who has a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, e-bikes, and other outdoor toys at their disposal to help you explore your surroundings in ways traditional luxury launches can’t. Its maiden voyage launches in the Mediterranean next August, and current itineraries include trips through the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, and the Arctic. Also don’t forget to check our list of the most expensive yachts.

Rossinavi Aurora Modern Luxury Superyacht

With a dramatic, angular form and a layout designed for the 28-year-old bachelor who owns it, the Rossinavi Aurora Superyacht is designed for fun. That’s evident in the oversized beach club, steam room, swimming pool, and foredeck lounges found throughout its 161-foot length. It also has three salons, two VIP staterooms, a massive main deck master, and two additional guest cabins. With all these entertaining-focused features, it could have easily turned into a frat party on the water. Instead, a rather feminine interior with curved surfaces, soft edges, and marble walls helps provide some necessary balance and a calming influence on even the most raucous crowds. So, this beauty could easiy be a part of the most expensive luxury yachts.

Breathtaking Se77antasette Luxury Yacht by Fernando Romero

Se77antasette is the first concept yacht designed for Benetti by award-winning international designer Fernando Romero. Premiered at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Se77antasette embodies Benetti’s spirit of innovation, design, technology and hand craftsmanship. This breathtaking yacht concept strays away from the usual Benetti style and it was described as an innovative and revolutionary vessel, inspired by the natural marine environment. Even some aerospace engineers joined in on the project, to help create those smooth, flowing exterior lines, without compromising safety or the entertainment areas on board. The radical looking vessel is matched by an equally outrageous interior. Featuring adaptable spaces, connected to the exterior through glass panels or open balconies and terraces, the ship shows off a two-storey atrium right at the center – the heart of all entertainment on board. An observatory deck at the very top of the yacht competes with the aforementioned features, promising 360-degree views over the horizon. In terms of power, an impressive diesel-electric propulsion system, with five variable speed generators and a single C18 CAT engine, will allow this concept to reach a top speed of 19 knots – at least, in theory – with 5,000 nm predicted at 12 knots. And of course, don’t forget to check World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Yachts.

Luxury Superyacht ‘Nature’ by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

The brilliant team from Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design has just revealed a new incredible project called Nature, a futuristic 120 meter-long yacht concept that might have Kevin Costner begging for a Waterworld sequel. The proposal is a full custom design with a holistic approach that seeks to combine beauty and functionality in a groundbreaking way. The yacht’s name was chosen due to the boat’s conception as a platform for experiencing the natural world. Complete with a garden and observatory decks, the design aims to create a functional yet desirable retreat on the open sea. The lush garden on board benefits from state-of-the-art climate control technology, while the upper deck observatory allows passengers to enjoy unique and memorable views the open waters. Two levels with floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate all borders between man and nature, allowing an overwhelming sense of bonding with nature. Amenities aboard include eight luxurious state and VIP rooms and, a spectacular owner’s suite, and many other bespoke features, like a cool spa deck, with a lovely gym and swimming pool. Building luxurious yachts with nature in mind seems like the proper way to go, although it might seem a bit discriminatory to allow only those of us with deep pockets to enjoy the good life and save the planet in the process. Also we recommend to check other our post World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Yachts.

World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Yachts 2018

Ownership of a luxury yacht is synonymous of unrivalled wealth, a status symbol and floating extravagance that only the world’s richest can possibly afford. They first began to appear at the beginning of the 20th century when wealthy individuals started to commission the construction of large private yachts for their own personal pleasure. Some of the earliest examples include the Christina O and the Savarona with a massive growth in popularity of luxury yachts taking place between 1997 and 2008. So, what originally started out as a fairly simple vessel with basic accommodation has quickly evolved into specimens incorporating features comprising the height of sophistication and luxury as demonstrated with the following top 10 most expensive luxury yachts in the world in 2018. And in addition to this list we’re offering you to check our list of Top 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World.

Featuring the 10th most expensive yacht in the world is the Lady Moura, custom built by Blohm + Voss shipyards in 1990 for Saudi Arabian businessman Nasser Al-Rashid. This luxury liner is mostly recognisable from the outside owing to its name on the yacht exterior in prominent 24-carat gold lettering. The extravagance doesn’t end there. On board the 344-foot Lady Moura is a pool with retractable roof, a helicopter and a 75-foot Viscount Linley dining room table. However, the Lady Moura’s most remarkable feature is, without a doubt, the unique sand-covered hydraulic platform that slides out of one side of the yacht which can be adjusted to sit right at the waterline. Not only does this floating oasis boast real sand and deck chairs, but also palm trees for a truly authentic experience. The Lady Moura also features a Mangusta 80 boat or 48-feet Sant Juan boat, as well as a S76B helicopter. Finally, the yacht is capable of accommodating up to 30 guests and carrying 60 crew members.

The Al Mirqab was built by Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth of Germany for Quatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. It comprises one of the world’s largest and was dubbed the second most beautiful yacht in the world after it was completed in 2008. On board this luxury liner are ten suites, which can accommodate up to 24 guests, each with an accompanying bathroom, living room and double bedroom. The fortunate owner has two VIP rooms for himself and there are 55 rooms to house the members of crew. Highlights of the Al Mirqab superyacht include the on-board cinema, sun deck, pool and helipad, as well as outside bars, swimming pool, jacuzzi and a range of watersports equipment.

The Dilbar Superyacht, built in 2008 by Lürssen Yachts, belongs to Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov. It was named after his mother and boasts one of the world’s largest boats measuring 360.89 feet long in total. It is frequently used by its billionaire owner to visit his private islands. The Dilbar boasts some swimming pools and a helipad, amongst many other luxury features, with enough space on deck to accommodate 20 guests and a crew of 48.

Lürssen Yachts is behind this luxury private yacht belonging to, and named after, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Orman. Little is known about the Al Said apart from the fact that it houses a concert hall big enough to accommodate a 50-piece orchestra. At the time of its construction in 2007 and 2008, it comprised the world’s second largest yacht and can host up to 70 guests with a crew of 154.

There is nothing unique about the name of this luxury liner however, the 400-feet long Motor Yacht A does boast an original design. Reminiscent of a stealth warship or submarine, it was designed by  Blohm + Voss of Hamburg for Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko, the Russian billionaire and his wife. As can be expected, the Motor Yacht A comprises the epitome of luxury. The boat interior extends over 24,000 square feet housing a 2,500 square feet master bedroom and disco, as well as six guest suites which can be converted into four larger staterooms thanks to the moving walls. In addition, mirrored surfaces feature extensively throughout the interior whilst the furniture, glassware and tableware are made of French crystal. Above deck, the Motor Yacht A houses a helicopter hangar, as well as a 30 foot speed boat kept in the hull and three swimming pools, one of which is glass.-bottomed and situated directly above the aforementioned disco. Finally, it has been designed to accommodate up to 14 guests and boasts enough space for 42 crew members.

Originally a joint project between Blohm + Voss and Lürssen shipyards, the Dubai  was commissioned  by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei more than 10 years prior to the ship’s launch in 2006. It was acquired by Platinum Yachts for His Highness Sheik Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum (ruler of Dubai) who designed the decadent interior. The most striking features of this beautiful boat comprise the abundance of sunbathing areas, several jacuzzis and the swimming pool boasting elaborate handmade tiling. Similarly, the interior features intricately designed handmade mosaics and a stunning circular staircase with glass steps with change colour with the light that enters from the top deck. Bold colours dominate the spectacularly decorated interior whilst the spacious deck of the Dubai houses a split-level owner’s deck, a large social area and lounge, numerous VIP and guest suites, and finally a crew area large enough to carry up to 115 people. Finally, a helipad, which can accommodate a helicopter of up to 9,5 tons, completes this extravagant ensemble, previously the largest yacht in the world.

Lürssen Yachts is behind this luxury liner which was recently delivered to fortunate Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi for no less than $650 million. This makes it the world’s fourth most expensive luxury yacht with the makers boasting that the Azzam is “the most complex and challenging yacht that has ever been built”. However, not only has the Azzam been dominating the headlines for its hefty price tag but also due to its immense size. Measuring in at 590 feet long, this floating extravagance boasts the largest private yacht in the world thus knocking the Eclipse, belonging to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, off the top spot. In addition, this impressive superyacht is expected to be one of the fastest reaching speeds of more than 30 knots, or 35mph. The luxury interiors were designed by French interior decorator Christophe Leoni which has been described as “sophisticated and luxurious in a turn of the century Empire style”. For the moment little else is known about the Azzam. Now the only question remaining is, with the world’s billionaires constantly competing to own the largest superyacht, how long will it remain at the top?

As the name indicates this luxury yacht comprises a floating replica of the city of Monaco. To be more precise, the Streets of Monaco is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo and expected to cost  over $1.1 billion. The reason for such a hefty price tag is that, unlike your more traditional luxury liner, this extraordinary 500-foot superyacht by Yacht Island Design of Derbyshire County in England, features scaled-down reproductions of landmarks from the billionaire playground of Monaco. They include the famous Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as Hotel de Paris. Cafe de Paris, La Rascasse and the Loews Hotel. Streets of Monaco also boasts swimming pools and tennis courts in addition to sumptuous living quarters imitating those featuring in Monaco’s finest hotels. They include seven guest suites (accommodating up to 16 people) with accompanying receptions rooms, bathrooms, dressing rooms and balconies all located in the Atrium, the ship’s centerpiece. Similarly, the Atrium houses the main apartment of the fortunate billionaire owner, approximately the size of a luxury penthouse, spreading over three floors and extending over 4,800 square feet. Finally, on board the Streets of Monaco there also BBQ facilities, a mini waterfall, a unique café-bar boasting underwater views, helicopters and submarines. The only question that remains is whether they will find a billionaire with enough money to turn this dream boat into a reality!

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is proud owner of the Eclipse, the second most expensive yacht in the world. Rumoured to be worth $800,000 to $1.5 billion, it was built by Blohm and Voss of Hamburg and measures 536 feet long also making it the second largest in the world. The Eclipse’s immense size allows space for the boat’s many extravagant features including 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, and a disco hall not to mention the two helicopter pads, three launch boats and mini-submarine capable of submerging up to 50 metres underwater. Furthermore, for maximum security, the Eclipse is fitted with intruder detection systems and a missile defence system whilst the master bedroom and bridge of the yacht features fitted armour plating and bulletproof windows. Finally, this unique vessel boasts an anti-paparazzi shield which consists of lasers sweeping the surrounding areas. Upon detection of possible lurking professional photographers, a light is shone directly upon the camera to prevent a photograph being taken. Finally, a whopping 70 member crew is required to maintain this floating extravagance.

Finally, boasting the world’s most expensive yacht is the History Supreme. This pricey 100-foot  vessel was designed by world-renowned UK luxury designer Stuart Hughes, took over 3 years to complete and was purchased by an anonymous Malaysian businessman  for a whopping $4.5 billion dollars! This staggering sum is owed to the solid gold and platinum used to assembly this luxury liner which features no less than 100,000 kg (220,000 Ibs) of these precious metals. They adorn the entirety of the boat right from the base of the vessel, coated in a thin layer of solid gold, to the dining area, deck, rails, staircases and anchor. One of the most outstanding features of this magnificent superyacht is the master bedroom. It boasts a wall feature made from meteorite rock and a statue made from genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex bones! In addition, a 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium graces the master suite and on board is a liquor bottle featuring an extremely rare 18.5 carat diamond worth $45 million alone! Finally, an iPhone wrapped in 500 cut diamonds, including two interchangeable diamonds fitted over the “home button, a 7.4 carat pink diamond and a rare 8 carat diamond, add to the many extravagant features on the History Supreme, the most expensive yacht in the world.

Luxury And Magnificent The Rolls-Royce Aeroboat S6

Combining pure elegance and luxury outdoor living with the thrill of high-performance cruising, the blissful 65-feet Rolls-Royce Aeroboat S6 is ready to seduce each and every single one of us. This magnificent vessel was specially designed to create the ultimate user-focused yachting experience, with the overall aesthetics and teardrop shaped cockpit hinting towards some serious thrills. The cockpit includes a sofa-style helm station and a lovely seating area, with a concealed table for al fresco dining, offering serene views of the ocean whether you’re at the helm or just relaxing on deck. But there are many other surprises around, like hidden television screens, that are automatically stowed away when they’re not in use, or a stunning information panel mounted to the upper frame of the windscreen. Another important feature of the Aeroboat S6 is the extendable swim platform, that’s as wide as the transom and can be easily lowered right into the sea, allowing you to access the clear blue waters. Dubbed as the “Aerostairs platform”, this special feature was designed to be a safe and graceful system, that’s also perfect to get on and off the yacht. Apart from this, guests may also enjoy a full-size day head and shower, a generous galley and comfortable sleeping arrangements below deck. The S6 features a superstructure composite tail, set to reveal the engine bay and also includes a wide passerelle with pop up rails for easy access on-board. One way or another, this yacht will be flying over the seas!

Futuristic 190-Meter L’Amage Luxury Superyacht Concept

Sourcing a futuristic style that aspires to transcend imagination to become an advanced and modern reality, the “L’Amage” superyacht concept is the work of visionary designer H.Bekradi, founder of HBD Studios. Its exterior displays minimalist profiles with clean lines, such as an inclined character edge running from its helipad to its beach club tender, and touches of personality with large details of complementing wooden decking. With a total measurement of 190 meters in length and 28.6 meters in width, the vessel’s hull design presents an inverted bow that creates a strong and sleek shape. First previewed at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, the 190 meter HBD studios’ “L’Amage” superyacht has a passenger capacity of 28 guests, featuring 14 staterooms, a private apartment for the owner, and space for up to 70 crew members. Furthermore, it is equipped with advanced technologies to push the concept to the forefront of naval design. Claimed to be the “first superyacht project to incorporate the flat panel satellite technology by KYMETA”, the concept replaces the unsightly domes that normally sit on top of yachts. Instead, the flat satellite panels are hidden away behind exterior walls, resulting in a much lighter and purer aesthetic. Enhancing CODAG – an advanced propulsion system which combines diesel engines and gas turbines – as well as controllable-pitch propellers, the “L’Amage” superyacht produces 95,000 hp that pushes it to a max speed of 32 knots. Additionally, the water vehicle has a fuel capacity of 1,500 tons and approximately 6,000 nautical miles of independence. If you want to find out what is the most expensive yacht in the world – we recommend you to check the list of World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Yachts.

Luxury And Powerful Yacht – Limited Edition Bugatti Niniette 66

Sometimes the only thing boats share with the sports cars that “inspired” them is their name and a coat of paint. That is demonstrably not the case with the Palmer Johnson x Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht. The curving line that defines the sides of the Chiron is carried over to the 20-meter-long vessel. On deck, there’s a luxurious lounge area, with a hot tub, fire pit, and champagne bar, and the interior quarters are similarly posh, with plenty of leather, suede, carbon, and polished metal, a guest bathroom, a galley kitchen, a skylight, and an enormous bed. Despite all this, the Man V8 engines are still able to propel the boat up to 48 knots, giving you the performance you’d expect from a yacht inspired by one of the world’s fastest cars. Also we recommend you to check the list of the most expensive luxury yachts in the world.

Sleek Luxury Yacht From Lexus

Curious as to what a Lexus vessel might look like, Toyota motors president Akio Toyoda decided to go ahead and build one. The Lexus Sport Yach is the result. Created by the Lexus Design Center and built by Marquis-Carver in Wisconsin, this 42-foot, eight passenger yacht has the same combination of power and luxury as the company’s cars. It’s powered by a pair of 5.0L V8 engines producing 880 total hp, enough to hit speeds of up to 43 knots, helped along by CFRP construction that saves more than a ton over a fiberglass build. The cockpit is home to a color touchscreen that lets the pilot monitor and control all aspects of the ship, and high-end finishes of leather, wood, and glass offer the same comforts you’ll find in Lexus’ land-locked transports. If you like it, you will surely like our list of the most expensive yachts in the world.

Bi-Directional ‘Symmetry’ Luxury Yacht Concept

Dutch yacht firm Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design (SEYD) presented at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, a bi-directional maneuverable concept yacht, ‘Symmetry’. The layout of the megayacht works from the center outwards, which has advantages over a traditional linear setup. the spacious, balanced and symmetrical concept is a showcase of the future of yacht design to come. “The yacht’s layout is created by symmetrically building up from the center, instead of using the traditional linear setup,” describes designer Sander Sinot of SEYD. “Functions on the decks are organized around the central void with an intuitive logic. The symmetrical shape of the hull allows for a bi-directional course at sea, tight maneuvers and pivoting, ensuring comfortable tender transfers on the lee side of the lower deck’s mid-ship beach lounge. It was our aim to create a synergetic balance of functionality, beauty, engineering, and design. symmetry reflects a genuine owner-centered philosophy of the yacht as a custom-designed private estate, moving freely over the world’s oceans, offering an abundance of space to welcome beloved ones to indulge, work, play and enjoy life.” Thanks to the symmetrical setup and shape of the hull, ‘Symmetry’ can accommodate the owner and his or her guests in a way that is rarely shown in yachts. the six decks can host 34 guests and 48 crew, with every deck built for a specific function and character. SEYD generated a 3D model of the project and shared this with the naval architect at BMT nigel gee who confirmed technical feasibility of the ‘Symmetry’ yacht. Based on their comprehensive input, Sander Sinot and his design team further enhanced the renderings of this both technically and aesthetically innovative project. If you like this yacht you have to check our post about world’s most expensive yachts.

Top 10 Most Luxurious Airlines

The service quality of flights tends to differ exponentially from one carrier to another. Not all flights offer the same level of amenities and it is not uncommon to have a negative experience aboard a certain flight. Your departure might get delayed or even calcelled. Marek Janetzke, Managing Director of flightright.co.uk, says: “Airlines mostly leave their passengers without any information about it or even negate that their customers are entitled to compensation.” You could wind up sitting next to a person who is not at all in the mood to share his armrest. Another frequent problem that most of you will experience at one point or another is the passenger right in front of you who won’t stop tilting his seat into your knees. These sorts of scenarios are commonplace in the economy class section of a flight, but head a little further beyond the curtain and a whole new world awaits you – First Class.

Luxury Convertible Boat Concept Kormaran

While conventional boats cannot change their driving characteristics, the Kormaran can transform even while driving. The Kormaran elegantly combines the agility of monohull for quick manoeuvres, with the stability of a catamaran or trimaran. In addition, the Kormaran can gracefully transform into large bathing platform. The use of hydrofoils expands the vision of Kormaran. The advantages are obvious – higher speed with lower energy consumption and a much more comfortable ride, thanks to the decoupling of the waves. Carbon fiber with automotive standards and integrated Formula 1 technology, coupled with lightweight aircraft technology and the latest security features, make the Kormaran a high-tech watercraft with the highest requirements.

The Deepflight Submarine Super Falcon Mark II

The Deepflight Super Falcon Mark II is a 17-foot long two-seater submarine, each seat with its own bubble-glass cockpit for an unparalleled immersive experience. It comes with a set of wings on the side and stabilizers in the rear which make it a very agile vessel and can explore the underwater world to a depth of 400 feet. Also, the submarine is fully electric, so you don’t have to worry about the environment either. Priced at a $1.7 million, the Super Falcon Mark II is a very expensive toy – so naturally Richard Branson owns one.

V8 Wet Rod Luxury Jet Ski

Strand Craft have built what could arguably be called the Rolls-Royce of light water transport – V8 Wet Rod. Featuring a customizable construction made from carbon fiber and epoxy, you can optionally add wood and carbon inlays, custom paint and wrapping, and more. Combine this with a ferocious 5.7-liter V8-engine capable of 300 bhp and speeds of up to 65 mph, and you get some idea of just how fast it cuts through the waves. Kurt Strand, the owner of StrandCraft, believes that one of the most important qualities to designing yacht and watercraft, along with creativity, is the ability to be able to listen to what the client wants. A project only begins once the company has a clear understanding that the client is the most important aspect and that they should be involved from the initial concept. Wet Rod should be commercially available later this year, with prices starting at $49,000.

Superyacht Designed by Architector Zaha Hadid

London architect Zaha Hadid has designed a family of superyachts for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss. Zaha created a concept for a 128-metre yacht, which informed the design of five smaller vessels engineered by Blohm+Voss. The upper structure of the design is formed from sinuous shapes connecting the different decks. This conceptual language has been pared down and applied to a series of 90-metre-long Unique Circle Yachts, refined so the vessels meet the technical specifications for ocean crossings. “As a dynamic object that moves in dynamic environments, the design of a yacht must incorporate additional parameters beyond those for architecture – which all become much more extreme on water,” said Hadid. “Each yacht is an engineered platform that integrates specific hydrodynamic and structural demands together with the highest levels of comfort, spatial quality and safety.” What do you think, will it be the most expensive yacht in the world?

Luxury Osros Floating Island

Designed by an Austrian company the Osros floating island includes six luxury double bedrooms, with space for 12 residents and four staff members. The boat is priced at £3 million. The manufacturers describe the island as an “autonomous power supply based energy system” powered by a noiseless wind energy system. The island also features over 120 m2 of solar panels. Heat recovery from the sea water is used for heating and air conditioning. The company explains: “In the beginning, my goal was to create an exclusive, high-quality hotel chain based on floating platforms. With the progress of the project it became clear that the attractive and unusual concept of Orsos Islands should not be limited to only a selected group of people. Orsos Islands should reach a much broader audience, people with an awareness of modern life and a feeling of responsibility towards the environment.” The Austrian company began construction of the prototype in Germany and Hungary. The company’s goal is to show the structure to the public by the end of 2013.

Adastra Luxury Yacht: from Concept to Reality

This amazing superyacht with futuristic design was designed by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. After 4 years in build by McConaghy boats in Zhuhai China, the fuel efficient 42.5 m Trimaran Adastra has been launched into the Pearl River. This luxury yacht can be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50m range. It features garage, two dining area, lounge as well as a spacious saloon area with panoramic roof. There is one large master cabin and two guest cabins with the yacht being able to hold nine guests and six crew. Maximum speed is 22.5 knots. The Adastra is a yacht about luxury, comfort, style and design. And this masterpiece of craft and a yacht costs $15,000,000. So, it could be the world’s most expensive yacht