Enjoying life on a sailboat with loved ones is probably the best thing in life. The yachts are not the same and their costs also vary. Those willing to spend more will opt for the ultimate luxury cruise. Luxury yachts come with incredible features such as submarines, helipads, swimming pools, cinemas and the latest nautical technology. If you are passionate about sailing or want to travel the world in an extravagant ship, here are the ten most expensive sailboats you can check out.

10. Pelorus ($300 million)

Pelorus is the tenth most expensive sailboat on this list. It was built by the Lürssen shipyard, launched in 2003 and acquired by Roman Abramovich in 2004. The mega yacht has changed hands several times and Samuel Tak Lee from Hong Kong is the current owner. Perilous is 377 feet long, has a beam of 56 feet and weighs a staggering 5517 tons. It comes with a few luxury features like landing craft, two helipads, and jet skis.

9. Al Said ($300 million)

Al Said comes ninth in our list of the most expensive sailboats in the world. The luxury superyacht was built by Lurssen Yachts and delivered to Qaboos Bin Said Al Said (Qaboos Bin Said Al Said) in 2008. Redman Whiteley Dixon designed the interior and Espen Oeino handled the exterior styling. According to Superyacht, Al Said is the most royal mega yacht. She is 509 feet long, has a beam of 78.74 feet and a draft of 17.06 feet, and can reach a maximum speed of 22 knots. Not much is known about the interior features of the yacht other than the presence of a large concert hall.

8. Radiant ($320 million)

Radiant was custom built by Lürssen in 2009 and delivered to her owner (Abdulla Al Futtaim) in 2010. She is approximately 360 feet long, with a beam of 53.6 feet and a gross weight tonnage of approximately 5027. Glen Pushelburg styled her interior, and Tim Heywood did the exterior design. The luxury ship includes a beauty salon, gym, cinema room, air conditioning, beach club and elevator. Radiant features an aluminum hull and superstructure, teak decks and stabilizers at anchor. It can cruise at 16 knots, reaching a maximum speed of 21 knots.

7. Serene ($330 million)

Owned by Mohammed bin Salman, Prince of Saudi Arabia, Serene is one of the most expensive sailboats. She was custom-built by Fincantieri, an Italian shipyard for Yuri Shefler, a Russian vodka tycoon, and launched in 2011. Serene is 439 feet long, 60,844 feet wide and has a gross tonnage of 8,230. Espen Oeino designed her sleek exterior, and Reymond Langton gave her exquisite interiors. Serene features twin-screw propulsion, several pools including a seawater pool and two helipads that can be transformed into a swimming pool or a dance floor. This superyacht also has a snow room, submarine, jet pools, thermal pools, sauna, cinema room, conference rooms, bar and different playgrounds.

6. Dubai ($400 million)

Dubai is owned by Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum, the Sheikh of Dubai. Initially, this mega ship was a joint project between Voss, Blohm and Lürssen shipyards and launched in 2006. It is 531 feet long, 30 feet tall and has a beam of 72 feet. Dubai features a helipad, a swimming pool with bespoke tiles, and a beautiful circular glass staircase that lights up when lit from above. The yacht also includes several social and VIP areas, a separate owner’s deck and guest suites.

5. ‘A’ ($500 million)

Designed by Philippe Stark, the Sailing Yacht ‘A’ is one of the most expensive sailing yachts on the planet. It was part of ‘Project 787’ and was delivered to Andrey Melnichenko, a Russian billionaire, in 2017. ‘A’ is a futuristic superyacht 468.5ft long, 81.4ft beam and a tonnage of 12,558 gt. According to Nobiskrug, Sailboat ‘A’ is the epitome of German superyachts designed for the 22nd century. It has eight decks with multiple lifts and can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots without using its sails. The beautiful sailboat features a helipad, underwater viewing pod, retractable roof and a touchscreen digital control system that makes it easy to raise and lower the sails.

4. Topaz ($527 million)

Topaz is a superb sailboat built by Lurssen Yachts and launched in 2012 in Germany. Tim Heywood designed the exterior and Terrance Disdale designed the interior. Topaz is 482 feet long, with a gross tonnage of 11,589 and a beam length of 70.5 feet. Her twin Pielstick diesel engineering features a powerful 7990 HP engine that can pull at a service speed of 22.9 knots, accelerating to a top speed in excess of 25.5 knots. The elegant vessel is equipped with two diesel generators, powering the stabilizers of the navigation systems and all the equipment on board. It also has a diesel backup generator for additional redundancy. Topaz features a swimming pool, large hot tub on the main deck, state-of-the-art gymnasium, dual helicopter landing pads, cinema and conference room.

3. Azzam ($650 million)

Azzam is a luxury liner that was recently delivered to the President of the United Arab Emirates, Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan of Abu Dhabi, by Lürssen Yachts. The makers of this sailboat claim that “the most sophisticated and challenging yacht ever built”, Azzam has grabbed the headlines not only because of its astronomical price, but also because of its enormous size. At 590 feet in length, this floating extravaganza is the largest private yacht in the world, displacing the Eclipse from the top spot. Additionally, this spectacular sailboat is considered one of the fastest on the planet, reaching speeds of over 35 mph or 30 knots. Christophe Leoni, French interior designer, is behind the interior design of Azzams.

2. Eclipse ($1.5 billion)

It is the second most expensive sailboat and is owned by Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire. Eclipse is 536 feet long and was built by Blohm and Voss of Hamburg. The ship’s enormous size makes it spacious enough to accommodate many lavish features, including two swimming pools, 24 guest cabins, a disco hall and multiple hot tubs. It also includes three launch boats, two helipads and a mini-submarine that can dive up to 50 meters underwater. Eclipse is equipped with intrusion detection devices and a missile defense system to ensure maximum security. It also has bulletproof windows and armor installed in the master bedroom and deck. The unique luxury yacht features an anti-paparazzi shield, with lasers scanning adjacent areas.

1. Supreme Story ($4.8 billion)

At the top of our list of the most expensive sailboats is History Supreme. According to Atlanticyatchandship, it is the most expensive yacht available. The spectacular vessel is the largest in the world, measuring approximately 100ft in length and made of 10,000kg of solid gold and platinum. It was designed for Robert Knok (Malaysia’s richest man) by Stuart Huges, a prominent British luxury designer. Supreme took about three years to build and includes many luxury features such as stairs, dining area, anchor and rails. One of the most remarkable features of this magnificent sailboat is the master bedroom, which features a meteorite wall. The room also features a statue made from authentic Tyrannosaurus Rex bones. In addition, it is adorned with a 24-karat gold Aquavista panoramic wall aquarium.


The ten most expensive sailboats listed in this article include beautiful vessels designed and built by renowned industry experts. They have the latest technology and come with incredibly luxurious features. Most of them are customized to meet the requirements and preferences of the owners.