The World’s Largest Yachts: 2015
Sheikh Mansour, deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and owner of the 482-foot Topaz (tied for 5 on the list) , went to Santa Barbara Community College, which, not to be total snobs about it all but…that’s a bit of a head scratcher.
The original Musashi was a World War II-era Japanese battleship. At 862 feet and an astonishing 72,800 tons, she would have dwarfed the Musashi (tied for number 59) on this list—had she not been sunk by 19 torpedos and 17 bombs in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. But the warship’s final resting place was discovered this spring, using Octopus (number 14) as the floating base of operations. Of course, the owner of Octopus, billionaire Paul Allen, perhaps best known as a cofounder of Microsoft, was onboard and famously tweeted the discovery this past spring.
At 303 feet, Tatoosh (number 46) and Royal Romance (shown, number 45) are almost exactly as long as the height of the Statue of Liberty—and her pedestal.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban owns Fountainhead (number 59) . Because of course Mark Cuban owns a boat named Fountainhead.