7. Al Mirqab
Completed in 2008, this superyacht belongs to former Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. It was built at Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth yard in Germany and is worth around $250 Million. The yacht can accommodate 24 guests and 55 crew members. The Al Mirqab features 10 guest suites and two VIP suites for the yacht owner. It is also fitted with a cinema, outside bars, an inside swimming pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, as well as a helipad. The yacht is frequently berthed along the Grecian Faliro coast. It was named ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ at The World Superyacht Awards in 2009, where it also won ‘Best Interior Design’ for the stunning work of designer Andrew Winch.
The Dilbar is 360 feet in length and was built in 2008 by Lürssen. She was purchased by Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, who named her after his mother. With a net worth estimate to be of US$ 12.8 billion (as at January 2016), Usmanov is considered to be one of Russia’s richest men and the 67th richest person, worldwide. His King Size Yacht costs a whopping $263 million, can reach a maximum speed of 21 knots and can accommodate 12 passengers, served by no less than 48 crew members. The yacht’s design is by Tim Heywood with interiors by Alberto Pinto.
5. Al Said
Truly a superyacht worthy of royalty, the Al Said was custom built in 2008 by Lurssen Yachts in Bremen, for the Sultan Qaboos of Oman. She spans 500 feet in length and is worth over $300 million. Opulent and luxurious, this stunning palace of the seas features exterior styling by Espen Oeino and interior design by Redman Whitely Dixon. While this mega yacht is capable of 25 knots it holds a cruising speed of 22 knots. It can accommodate up to 70 guests and 154 crew serving onboard to ensure that guests can indulge and relax, while at sea.