Let's face it; most of us will never be rich enough to own one of the world's super yachts. The good news is you don't have to be a Russian oligarch to sail on a super yacht; you just have to have the cold, hard cash available to rent one! Sure, it is still crazy expensive, but a fraction of the cost of buying one. Stars like Leonardo diCaprio, Rihanna, countless supermodels, and others relax in luxury on these rental super yachts from a firm called Edmiston. From Cannes Film Festival to the Mediterranean Riviera to the islands in the Caribbean, the least expensive of these mega yachts rents for more than $750,000 a week. For that price, you do get some pretty insanely extravagant amenities, including a helipad to drop you on the yacht when it is already at see. Let's take a look at the most expensive super yachts available from Edmiston in 2015:
Price per week: $1,361,070
Nirvana is the most expensive rental yacht on the market today. The 7.5 meter pool's floor rises to create a giant deck for entertaining. The main salon of the ship has an exotic reptile habitat that separates the bar from the dining room. All guest cabins have floor to ceiling windows. The owner's deck comes with a private sunbathing area as well as a Jacuzzi, lounge with terraces that extend out over the water, and a covered dining area. The bridge deck has a fully equipped gym and spa. There's also a secluded sundeck with a plunge pool. The lower deck boasts a 3D movie theatre and garages with a ski boat and 10 jet skis.
Price per week: $1,285,455
The super yacht TV is available to rent for just over $1.2 million per week. For that hefty sum, guests can stay fit and glamorous in the full health spa on the lower deck, which comes complete with a beauty salon, health spa, massage facilities, and fully equipped gym. From the spa, guests can go for a swim in the ocean via the large fold down sea terrace. On the upper deck, guests can refresh their cocktails without ever getting out of the pool by swimming over to the swim up bar. There is also a 16-person hot tub and a plunge pool. TV has nine staterooms and can accommodate 12 guests.
Price per week: $1,270,332
The upper deck of Alfa Nero houses the owner's residence. The swimming pool located on the main deck converts into a helipad. The lounge and dining room of this super yacht are covered in white lacquer with a mother-of-pearl look that gives it the mood of a European nightclub, even in daylight. Alfa Nero is 267 feet long and can sleep 12 guests.
Price per week: $982,995
Anastasia is so loaded with sports equipment that half of the lower deck is dedicated just to storing it. Also on the lower deck are a fully equipped cinema and a medical facility. The main saloon of this yacht features a large aquarium separating dining and lounge areas. Lasers, lights, and a professional sound system transform the entire area into a nightclub. The sundeck holds a massive fitness facility. Anastasia has six cabins and can sleep 12 guests.
Price per week: $907,380
The Martha Ann has ample room for its 12 guests and 20 crew across its six decks. The master suite alone is 1,400 square feet. There is a glass enclosed dining saloon, grand piano, sports bar, fully equipped gym, and loads of sporting equipment including a catamaran, wave runners, jet skis, Sea bobs, kayaks, a floating island, a floating pool, a wake board, water skis, SCUBA equipment, and ample fishing gear.
Price per week: 748,588
Reborn is a massive super yacht that can house a crew of 25 and 75 guests. The yacht has a hair salon staffed by VIP hairdressers to fix extensions that get nappy after a swim in the salt water of the ocean. Reborn also features a helipad, making arriving to the ship when it is already at sea quick and easy. This yacht also has an outdoor movie theatre and garden featuring plants, flowers, and shrubs not normally seen in the middle of the ocean.
Price per week: $657,850
Utopia is a sunbather's paradise with a 360-degree view from the duplex sundeck with hot tub. The super yacht's master bedroom takes up the entire upper deck and includes a private lounge, outdoor dining terrace, gym, and separate breakfast terrace.
Price per week: $415,882
Shemara has an interesting history. It was built in 1938 and formerly used as a training vessel during World War II by the Royal Navy. It was extensively renovated and now sleeps up to 12 in eight staterooms. The 213-foot super yacht also features a hot tub and outdoor massage area.
Price per week: $385,636
This is the ultimate party palace on the sea. Its huge sun deck, 12-person hot tub, retracting sunroof and bar make it ideal for revelers looking for a good time on the high seas. The foredeck has an awning that converts into an outdoor cinema at night, and the master suite has a king-size bed, which rotates to face a large window or plasma screen. The master suite also has a private terrace and infinity pool only accessible from that suite.
Price per week: $279,775
This super yacht was designed and built for Giorgio Armani. The ship's interior features rich grained woods, teak flooring, bleached oak paneling, and aluminum ceilings. It sleeps 12, and carries a crew of 11. Mariu comes with Fly boards – a water powered jetpack that allows you to hover more than 30 feet in the air, personal watercraft, windsurfing boards, and other watersport equipment.
Price per week: $264,652
Highlander was built in 1986 for Forbes Magazine's Malcolm Forbes and it was renovated and relaunched as a charter in 2014. Highlander has hosted Prince Charles, Mick Jagger, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and Sir Paul McCartney, among others, over the years. This super yacht has room for 12 guests and 11 crew members.
Price per week: $264,642
The agency that charters Teleost out markets it as a luxury adventure that sleeps 12 and has a crew of 10. The yacht features a plethora of watersport equipment including underwater scooters, personal watercraft, windsurfing boards, and even a waterslide mounted to the side of the ship. The crew can take guests deep see fishing or scuba diving and the yacht's chef will prepare the catch of the day on the huge swimming deck.