Yachts were created for leisure and entertainment. They can be measured either according to their expense or size, with the size usually dictating a person’s wealth. Belonging to some of the richest men in the world, this list takes a look at the ten largest yachts in the world. Yachts were not always as enormous as they are today. Through the years they have grown in size, luxury and entertainment value. Here is our list of the top ten biggest yachts in the world.
10. Al Salamah
The tenth biggest yacht in the world is Al Salamah. It was built in Germany in 1999 and measures 456 feet in length. The interior includes a swimming pool, helipad and glass roof. While built it was code named Mipos, meaning mission possible. Al Salamah is owned by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia; the Saudi Arabia’s defense minister and the nation’s crown prince.
9. Ocean Victory
The Ocean Victory is a seven deck yacht with six swimming pools. It was built in 2014 in Italy and measures in at 459 feet. Not much more is known about the Ocean Victory, as it is veiled in secrecy.
As the biggest launched yacht in 2011, Yas measures up to 462 feet. It was built in 1978 and fits 60 guests comfortably. The interior boasts a swimming pool, spa, helipad, entertainment system, and a garage full of water toys. Its owner is Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
7. El Horriya
Coming in as the seventh biggest yacht is El Horriya. This yacht was custom built in 1865 and is 478 feet in length. The oldest and largest of the super yachts still in operation was originally built for the King of Egypt. El Horriya is cared for by the Egyptian navy and used as a presidential yacht.
6. Prince Abdulaziz
Built in 1984, the Prince Abdulaziz measures in at 482 feet. This yacht can accommodate 64 guests and 65 crew members. Originally belonging to the late King Fahd, it is now the yacht of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The interior on the yacht is both ancient and modern. Prince Abdulaziz has a mosque, cinema and fully equipped hospital within its interior. Interestingly enough, the inside lobby was designed to replicate the Titanic. With its ultra modern stabilization system, prepare for smooth sailing ahead.