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Here at Paragon Skills, we have an interest in all things marine! We offer a range of Boatbuilding and Marine Apprenticeships all over England.

With an Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering or Boatbuilding, you will develop the skills needed to work on boats of all shapes and sizes, and maybe even on the superyachts similar to those mentioned in this list, imagine that!

This list is showing the world’s largest, most luxurious and expensive superyachts currently in use. So without any more hesitation, let’s jump right into this list and take a look at the best that the world of superyachts has to offer.

10.) Yas

The yacht ‘Yas’ is one of the largest superyachts in the world. It has a length of 463ft (141m) and cost a little over £190,000,000 to purchase back in 2013. It has a staggering 30 cabins for that can accommodate 60 guests, and another 25 rooms to hold the 56 crew it takes to run the yacht. Its design was inspired by the shape of a dolphin, and with its sloping, smooth, glass panels and long pointed bow, you can definitely see the similarities. Its unusual shape has earned it a large following online, and it’s got a lot of love, and hate, for its futuristic looks. What do you think?

9.) El Mahrousa

Next on this list is a very special yacht. The ‘El Mahrousa’ is the Egyptian presidential yacht, and it is over 150 years old! Easily making it the oldest active superyacht in the entire world. Its construction started in 1863 and finished in 1865. Its 478ft (146m) long and only leaves its home birth no more than 3 times a year due to its outstanding age. It’s cared for by the Egyptian Navy and has a crew of around 160 people. Unfortunately, there is no listed price for this superyacht, but considering its amazing history and the fact it’ll never be for sale, I’d say it’s priceless!

8.) Prince Abdul Aziz

This superyacht is the Royal Yacht of Saudi Arabia, and considering how many gargantuan yachts are over there, that means this must be something special. It underwent its initial construction in 1984 in Denmark for the late King Fahd. The yacht is named after King Fahd’s youngest son Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd. It’s 482ft (147m) long and cost around £115,000,000 to make. But don’t forget, that’s in 1984, these days £115,000,000 would be around £280,000,000!

7.) Topaz

Out of all the yachts in the United Arab Emirates, this is one of the most impressive. Topaz was finished and delivered in 2012 and is owned by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Country! Its 483ft (147.5m) in length and cost the Deputy Prime Minister a little under £270,000,000. Not much is known about the yacht apart from its occupants, the Al Nahyan family, often have guest over such as Leonardo DiCaprio!

6.) Fulk Al Salamah

The owner of this vessel, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, says he uses humungous 492ft (150m) yacht as a ‘support vessel’ or a ‘spare’ for his main superyacht the ‘Al Said’ since there is a ‘lack of exterior space on board’. The yachts name means ‘Ship of peace’ and it cost just over £340,000,000 to produce. Not much else is known about the yacht apart from that its owner is rich enough to own two of them!

5.) Al Said

This is the sister ship to the yacht we just mentioned. If you hadn’t guessed already, the yacht's owner is ones of the wealthiest royals in the world with a net worth of over £1 Billion. The ‘Al Said’ is 509ft (155m) long and cost over £380,000,000 to build. It can accommodate 65 guests and 140 crew members and is his flagship yacht in his small collection.

4.) Dilbar

The superyacht ‘Dilbar’ is actually the largest yacht in the world if you were measuring by displacement. Meaning it has the biggest interior and the highest weight. Its 512ft (156m) long and was built to replace his smaller 360ft (110m) yacht. The owner is Alisher Usmanov, and with a net worth of almost £10 billion, he’s one of the richest men in Russia. The yacht itself cost a touch under £460,000,000, making it the most expensive on this list and one of the priciest in the world.

3.) Dubai

If you thought you had a childhood, think again. The yacht ‘Dubai’ is another royal yacht owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. The yacht is almost permanently based in Dubai and is mainly used by the children! It was originally built in 1996 but the project was abandoned in 1998. It was finally finished in 2006 by platinum yachts and was funded by the Dubai Government. The yacht has accommodations for 24 guests and has a crew of 115. It cost around £230,000,000 to create around the year 2000, so in today’s money, the yacht cost £390,000,000. It’s the third longest superyacht in the world at 532ft (162m) and it’s used by the royal children of Dubai. Why didn’t I grow up in Dubai?

2.) Eclipse

Known as the ‘1.5 Billion Dollar Yacht’ the superyacht Eclipse actually cost considerably less, only costing the small price of £380,000,000… cheap, right? This superyacht was the largest in the world for a period of three years until the ‘Azzam’ took that title in 2013. The Eclipse is no small vessel though, measuring in at a colossal 533ft (162m) in length, has two swimming pools, and has two helicopter pads. It’s owned by Roman Abramovich, another Russian Billionaire, and has a crew of 70 to pilot it around the seas.

1.) Azzam

Here it is, the world’s largest superyacht. The Azzam isn’t just a little bit bigger than the eclipse, it’s another 60ft bigger! Measuring in at a monumental 593ft (180.5m), it’s far larger than anything on this list. It was built for the Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He’s one of the wealthiest royals with a net worth of a ridiculous £11.5 billion. The colossal vessel cost just over £300,000,000 to build, which is actually cheaper than quite a few on this list… must’ve been close friends with the yacht builders.

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