Overview of the best superyachts around the world including new superyachts and superyachts for sale. Our editorial team handpicks the best yachts on the market today for your viewing, charting or buying pleasure. A superyacht is a very expensive, privately owned, professionally crewed sailing or motor yacht. The term superyacht began to appear at the beginning of the 20th century, when wealthy individuals constructed large private yachts for personal pleasure. The Top 10 largest superyachts in the world includes the 180 meter long Azzam launched on 5 April 2013. Azzam was commissioned by Khalifa Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates. The Azzam rivals the Eclipse, a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss for Roman Abramovich. The 163.5 meter long yacht cost €340 million. Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, and a disco hall. It is also equipped with three launch boats and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 metres. Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht and serve the guests.