28. Superyachts Are A Luxury Toy Every Billionaire Dreams Of
Just like the name suggests, a superyacht is a boat that is so large, it’s basically a private cruise ship. These cost well into the tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars. The people who own these boats often don’t know how to sail, navigate, or how to safely circumnavigate the open sea. So they will hire a boat captain, as well as multiple people on the staff to take care of the superyacht. The expense of owning a superyacht goes so far beyond the original purchase price, you really need to be a billionaire with something to prove in order to buy one.
The world’s most expensive superyacht was purchased in 2010 for $590 million. This is more expensive than any mansion, and it’s simply for joy rides around the ocean. It’s hard to imagine a life where you could justify buying something like this! For the record, you can get a regular-sized yacht or catamaran for around $100,000. Yes, this is expensive. But there are couples like Riley and Elayna from Sailing la Vagabonde who have opted to live on their boat full time instead of buying a house. Most people don’t realize it’s possible to own a yacht while still living within the boundaries of a middle class lifestyle. It just requires prioritizing money differently than most people.