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July 28th 2017. By Kim Kavin.

5 most expensive yachts in the world

These five superyachts top the charts, when it comes to identifying the most expensive yachts in the world.

Pinning down the prices for the most expensive yachts in the world is kind of like getting a contractor to give you a firm commitment on labour costs for installing a new kitchen. It’s an exercise in extreme ballparking, thanks to the confidentiality agreements that everyone from shipyards to yacht brokers sign, as well as the “price on request only” demands that some yacht owners impose. With that said, here’s a look at the listings for what multiple sources say are the five most expensive yachts for sale in the world right now.


Superyachts just don’t get more super – nor more expensive – than the Ulysses.

1. Ulysses

At 352 feet, this all-steel behemoth launched at the Kleven shipyard in Norway in 2015. Her asking price is $195 million, which gets you staterooms for 30 guests, quarters for 40 crew, 24,000 square feet of interior guest space, a range of 8,500 nautical miles, a 68-foot catamaran tender (that can hit 50 knots), a 36-foot swimming pool, an onboard spa, and a helideck. Visit the Ulysses website for more info.

The yacht TV

The yacht TV has made multiple appearances on YachtWorld, and has become quite famous since its launch.

2. TV

Lürssen Yachts launched TV in 2008, and her asking price today is €92 million. She has been popular on the charter market at about $950,000 per week for 12 guests thanks to her owner’s deck with its own hot tub, an onboard spa, a “sea terrace” with a Thai massage area, and a helideck.


The stunning Sybaris.

3. Sybaris

At an asking price of €92 million, Sybaris is a 229-foot Perini Navi launched in 2016. She has titanium in her interior, which was designed by PH Design of Miami, and her hull bears the pedigree touch of noted naval architect Philippe Briand. Sybaris was recently named the Sailing Yacht of the Year at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards.

Silver Fast

Twenty seven knots in a 252 foot superyacht? Silver Fast says yes.

4. Silver Fast

Listed at about $89.7 million, this 252-footer from Australia’s Silveryachts shipyard is the world’s largest and fastest aluminium motoryacht with conventional propulsion. She can top 27 knots at wide-open throttle, and she cruises at 20 to 22 knots. With accommodation for 18 guests in eight staterooms, with an aft-deck “winter garden” that includes indoor-outdoor dining for 20 people. They can come and go using the yacht’s touch-and-go helipad.


Launched in 2013, the Axioma is the largest motor yacht ever built in Turkey.

5. Axioma

This 237-foot Dunya, is listed at €68 million. Axioma has been a top yacht in the Yachting Partners International charter fleet, thanks to her double-level main salon with open mezzanine that provides a “wow factor” upon entry. Other features include a 3-D cinema on the lower deck and an infinity pool on the main deck. The hot tub has a swim-up bar. If you have the wherewithal and the interest, you can view the Axioma listing on Yachtworld.


Kim Kavin is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer who specializes in marine travel. She is the author of 10 books including Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Vacations, and is editor of the online yacht vacation magazine www.CharterWave.com.