The World’s most expensive yacht is a battle fought by very few. In reality there are only a small number of people in the world who can play this game. Fewer still who actually want to.

But, when it comes to spending your hard earned cash on something a bit Flash, well a Superyacht is the top of the list.

The yacht reputed to cost the most is called History Supreme but it’s not a superyacht in our book. There is also a LOT of doubt as to whether it is real. See more here.

A REAL Yacht!

So, let’s talk about Superyachts that actually exist. In this category the one regarded as being the world’s most expensive yacht is Eclipse.

Some statistics:

We love the Stats here at Superyacht Content and so here are some for all you Superyacht Fans out there;

Built: 2009 by Blohm + Voss Hamburg

LOA: 162.5m

Beam: 22.0m

Draft: 5.90m

Power: 4 x MTU 20V 1163 TB93 Diesel engines: 39,700hp

Speed: 22 Knots

GRT: 13,564

Guests: 36

Crew: 60 – 70

Designed by: Terence Disdale

OK, So how much?

Rumours have it that this yacht cost in the region of $1bn when she was built. However, this is based on information from particularly tabloid sources such as the Daily Mail and the Sun newspapers in the UK. So, with a pinch of salt and looking at some of the more reliable sources in yachting we believe Eclipse to be in the region of €500,000,000 which is obviously still a huge amount of money.


Reality, and the Superyacht industry being notoriously private about this kind of things suggests there is a strong possibility that Eclipse is not the most expensive yacht in the world. However, this IS the yacht that there is a huge amount of information about, backed up in part by some facts!

Keep your eyes peeled for M/Y REVocean when she is launched as there is a very good chance she could Eclipse (see what we did there) this value by a decent amount.

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