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    The most expensive luxury yacht in the world is the Eclipse. It cost $1.2 billion to build. It is 560 feet long and requires 70 crew members to run. It is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Aside from luxury amenities, the Eclipse has extensive security features including a missile detection system. Here are some other high priced yachts.

    The Dubai

    The Dubai is the second most expensive with a price tag of $350 million. The yacht has changed names three times. It was originally known as Platinum 525 and was changed to Golden Star. Now it is known as the Dubai.

    The yacht is 525 feet long and has five VIP suites. It also has lounges, offices and captain bridges. The Dubai is powered by 4 diesel engines with 9,000 HP.

    The Lady Moura

    The 344 ft Lady Moura is the third most expensive luxury yacht at $210 million. Among the amenities are a swimming pool, helicopter pads and a 75 foot dining table.

    Its most spectacular feature is a beach resort on the yacht’s side. This resort comes complete with deck chairs, sand and palm trees. The yacht is owned by billionaire Nasser Al-Rashid.

    The Rising Sun

    This $200 million yacht is owned by media mogul David Geffen and Oracle head Larry Ellison. The yacht has five floors and is 453 feet long. The Rising Sun has a Jacuzzi bath, sauna, spa, gyms and onyx countertops. There is also a cinema inside it. The Rising Sun was built to surpass Paul Allen’s Octopus.

    The Octopus

    The Octopus is 414 feet long. Owned by Microsoft’s Paul Allen, it has seven boats, two helicopters and a submarine. The yacht was launched in 2003.

    What is a Luxury Yacht?

    The term is applied for expensive and often made to order sea vessels. Luxury yachts can be motorized or sailing. The phrase was coined early in the 20th century. Some of the earliest motorized luxury yachts include the M/Y Savarona, Christina O and Cox & King. Some of the classic luxury sailing yachts are the S/Y Shamrock and the S/Y Endeavour.

    Many of these yachts exceed 24 meters. They are operated by a professionally trained crew. These yachts can be found anywhere. But the most popular destinations are the Caribbean, Mediterranean, the Italian and French Riviera.

    There is no telling how long the Eclipse will remain the most expensive luxury yacht in the world. With the popularity of these vessels rising, bigger and more luxurious yachts may appear.

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