Built in 2007 by German shipbuilders Lürssen, Saint Nicolas has had the same owner and the same captain for over 10 years. The six-deck boat, which was repainted and fully refitted in 2016 and has never been chartered. Russian billionaire Vasily Anisimov bought the boat, which benefits from a six-cabin ship, complete with swimming pool and elevators, in 2017 for $52.4 million (£40m) but sold it the following year for just a little more than that.
Solo made her debut at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. Despite the name, Solo is built for group travel: with six cabins that can accommodate 12 people, and a crew of 18, this 236-foot-long yacht is designed for sharing. It also has several outdoor decks, a bar and an infinity pool, as well as a large winter garden and helipad. The yacht won 'most efficient yacht' at the World Yacht Trophies 2018, and is available to charter from $669,000 (£513k) a week – or to buy for $80.1 million (£61.4m).
This yacht is on sale via Yachtzoo for an estimated $129 million (£98.9m), although exact price is on application. Atom is a supersized 442-foot yacht, notable for its six extra-large VIP guest rooms. The slick-looking vessel also features a cutting-edge cinema room, stunning infinity pool and hot tub on deck.
British billionaire Joe Lewis lives in the Bahamas. But the 82-year-old owner of football club Tottenham Hotspur spends months at a time living on one of his four yachts, all called Aviva. His latest Aviva visited the centre of London last summer (pictured). The boat has a full-size tennis court and is said to be home to Lewis' extensive art collection that includes Picasso.
This Lurssen-built superyacht, which sold for $180 million (£138m) in the highest brokerage of 2017, is also available to hire for a pricey $1.1 million (£843k) a week – like that's any consolation. One for the more sophisticated yacht owner, the 280-foot vessel wows with eight VIP suites, a grand piano and a breathtaking Murano glass art installation.
This Lurssen-made megayacht was commissioned by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who passed away in October 2018. His yacht was launched in 2003, and during his lifetime was frequently loaned free of charge to charities, scientific organisations and the military for marine research projects. Facilities include a glass-bottom swimming pool, music recording studio, two helipads and a whirlpool on deck. But all these features come at a price. It is estimated to cost $384,000 (£294k) a week to maintain – a hefty $20 million (£15.3m) every year.
While it's yet to be built, the ultramodern Admiral X Force 145 has been fully designed and engineered. Expected to measure 456 feet, the palatial vessel should impress the most demanding of billionaires with numerous state rooms decorated with crystal chandeliers and fine marble, a bi-level swimming pool, two movie theatres and two helipads.
Roman Abramovich's famous yacht was purchased for $472 million (£366.8m) in 2011 but has been valued at up to $1.5 billion (£1.1bn) today. And it's not hard to work out why. The second largest mega yacht in the world at 533 feet, the Eclipse brings the house down with 25 impossibly luxurious cabins, a nightclub and two swimming pools, not to mention a missile defense system and mini submarine.
And back upstairs, the yacht would, of course, come equipped with a superyacht helipad. However, a few months into the design phase, Jaime Oliver was informed that this project too had been scrapped and that construction of the yacht would not go ahead. It's not surprising, as the billionaire is known to not particularly like boats, and has admitted to buying the first Trump Princess "because I was buying a great piece of art at a ridiculously low price”.