"Late last year, venture capitalist Tom Perkins decided it was time to put his megayacht, The Maltese Falcon, up for sale. He won’t say how much he paid for it—reports range from $150 million to $300 million—but now he’s asking $178,606,500 (give or take) for the slightly used yacht, which the builder delivered to Perkins in June 2006. Why is he letting it go after just a couple of years? The fun was in the planning, not the sailing." http://www.portfolio.com/culture-lif...e-Yacht-Market
"When venture capitalist Tom Perkins launched his $150-million-plus, football-field-long, three-masted megayacht Maltese Falcon—the largest sailboat in the world—he wanted to commemorate it with something special. So he called Robert Eddy, who specializes in smaller boats. Much smaller boats." http://www.portfolio.com/culture-lif...odel-Yachtsman
I don't understand why you need such a big yacht ?
I imagine you need a dozen or more crew just to move it !
Seems its more a bragging rights issue. Doesn't Club Med own the biggest !
A friend of mine bought a Cruiser for 1.7 million and then upgraded it to the tune of another $300k. It costs him $650/week just to keep it at a wharf. It chews 80 Litres of Diesel every two hours so a typical day out could cost you around the $1000 or more !
I hate to think what the fees are for such a big yacht, Kerry Packer (was One of Australia's richest (worth about 8 Billion), now dead) bought an ice breaker and installed a 24 seat Cinema on it. I heard the docking fees alone were $60,000 per month at Sydney Harbour.
I have a relative who lives in San Diego who makes about $100k commission per yacht selling them. I guess the yachts must be many millions for such !