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01.26.

$4.8 Billion Yacht? Seriously?

What is the most expensive yacht in the world? You might want to sit down before you read the next sentence. The most expensive yacht in the world is the $4.8 billion, gold plated, History Supreme that was built for a one very wealthy and very anonymous Malaysian multi-multi-billionaire. The History Supreme is a 100 foot yacht that is adorned with 100 thousand kilograms (220,000 pounds) of solid gold and platinum. It also features some of the rarest and most un-obtainable decorations found in the universe. The History Supreme was built by UK based Start Hughes and Company and took over three years to complete.

In case you were wondering, $4.8 billion is 5 times more expensive than the #2 most expensive Yacht in the world, the $800 million Eclipse which is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. For $4 billion less, the Eclipse is 557 feet (457 feet longer than the History Supreme) and features an anti-missile defense system, helicopter (plus landing pad) and an anti-paparazzi laser shield that scans and blocks nearby prying camera lenses. So what does the the extra $4 billion buy? Every single rail, deck, staircase, dining table and the anchor on the History Supreme is wrapped in solid gold or platinum. The entire base of the boat is wrapped in a thin layer of solid gold. The master bedroom is decorated with rocks from a meteorite, a 68 kilogram 24-carat gold aquarium and an actual bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Also on board you may find your self drinking out a liquor bottle that features an extremely rare 18.5 carat diamond worth $45 million on its own.

Some speculate the the owner of the most expensive yacht in the world is Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok who has a net worth of $14.5 billion. Kuok is the richest person in Southeast Asia and made his fortune from a wide range of businesses including sugarcane plantations and hotels. He is nicknamed the “Sugar King of Asia” but if he really is the owner of the History Supreme, perhaps his nickname should be the “Yachting King of the World”

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10.22.

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

The world’s only high-speed Amphibian technology specialists, Gibbs Technologies which in year 2006 delivered the amphibian Quadski, the world’s first high-speed Amphibian Quadbike or All Terrain Bike ‘ATV’, has now commercially introduced the off-roader Quadski. Equipped with engineering delights like powerful BMW Motorrad K1300 engine and retractable wheels, this amphibian vehicle that obliterates the distinction between land and water transportation is scheduled to go on sale for around $40,000 in the United States by this year end. And, the Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. hopes to sell the vehicle which is being billed as the first commercially available high-speed amphibious vehicle, worldwide by the year 2014.

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05.15.

World’s Fastest Amphibious Land Vehicle for sale at $259,500

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04.03.

Home-made submarine to trail in at the Barrett Jackson Palm Beach auction

Barrett-Jackson’s classic car auctions have featured swanky and ritzy-glitzycars in the past. But never have we got a whiff of an object as spectacular as the 1988 Kittredge K350 1ATM submarine in the past. Designed and tested by George Kittredge, the fully functional, home-made submersible has a maximum operating depth of 350 feet. The submersible is equipped with 3 12-volt DC propulsion motors and 8 105 amp/hr deep cycle marine batteries replaced in 2011. It is also equipped with a custom tandem trailer which launches and transports the submarine like a boat.

The submarine has low operating costs and it has made over 100 successful dives utilized primarily for recreation purposes. This 14-feet tall baby has a cruising speed of 1 knot with a maximum of 2.5knots as well as a hull of three feet in diameter. Crazy about good old subs? Don’t miss out on the Barrett Jackson Palm Beach auction that kicks off from April 5-7th.

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