In the boat world, there’s cruising and then there’s yachting. While there’s nothing wrong with all the fun and entertainment that’s to be had on a cruise ship, yachting offers an experience that simply can’t be rivaled. Imagine yourself out on the open seas with your family and / or friends, enjoying the finer things in life in the most luxurious trappings, all while you motor from port to port. It’s the rich life indeed!
And, that’s kind of the thing. While we can all dream about what it would be like to charter a yacht, few of us can afford it. And, when we say that, we’re just talking about the average yachts that are out there. When you start talking about the kinds of yachts that are owned by billionaires and royalty, then you’re in a whole new ballpark.
To show you what we mean (and to show you how the super rich have been spending their “hard earned” money), we thought we’d show you the 25 most exclusive (and expensive) yacht charters in the world. Keep the price tag in mind as you look, too! Without exception, you could buy a home for what it costs to charter any of these yachts for a week.
1. Indian Empress
Formerly owned by a Saudi royal and now owned by an Indian liquor magnate, this yacht features a garage the houses two luxury cars, and costs around $1,000,000 to charter per week.
At around $900,000 per week to charter during peak season, this yachts 47-foot beam means that guestrooms are generously sized.
This 223-foot yacht is home to its own on board cinema and disco and costs around $500,000 to charter for a week.
4. RM Elegant
This yacht is incredibly popular with actors and recording artists, including Puff Daddy, and goes for a whopping $750,000 per week.