What is the most expensive yacht in the world? You might want to sit down before you read the next sentence. The most expensive yacht in the world is the $4.8 billion, gold plated, History Supreme that was built for a one very wealthy and very anonymous Malaysian multi-multi-billionaire. The History Supreme is a 100 foot yacht that is adorned with 100 thousand kilograms (220,000 pounds) of solid gold and platinum. It also features some of the rarest and most un-obtainable decorations found in the universe. The History Supreme was built by UK based Start Hughes and Company and took over three years to complete.
In case you were wondering, $4.8 billion is 5 times more expensive than the #2 most expensive Yacht in the world, the $800 million Eclipse which is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. For $4 billion less, the Eclipse is 557 feet (457 feet longer than the History Supreme) and features an anti-missile defense system, helicopter (plus landing pad) and an anti-paparazzi laser shield that scans and blocks nearby prying camera lenses. So what does the the extra $4 billion buy? Every single rail, deck, staircase, dining table and the anchor on the History Supreme is wrapped in solid gold or platinum. The entire base of the boat is wrapped in a thin layer of solid gold. The master bedroom is decorated with rocks from a meteorite, a 68 kilogram 24-carat gold aquarium and an actual bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Also on board you may find your self drinking out a liquor bottle that features an extremely rare 18.5 carat diamond worth $45 million on its own.
Some speculate the the owner of the most expensive yacht in the world is Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok who has a net worth of $14.5 billion. Kuok is the richest person in Southeast Asia and made his fortune from a wide range of businesses including sugarcane plantations and hotels. He is nicknamed the "Sugar King of Asia" but if he really is the owner of the History Supreme, perhaps his nickname should be the "Yachting King of the World".
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