Superyacht vs Supercar - Which Would You Choose?

Published 07/12/2018

The basic definition of a superyacht is ‘a professionally-crewed luxury yacht with a loadline length of 24 metres and above’, while a supercar can be defined as ‘a car built exclusively for performance, often by an elite company, with little regard to cost’. However, because of legendary celebrity owners and their competitive extravagance, these yachts and cars have become the ultimate show-off symbols of wealth and status, attainable only by the richest people in the world. So let’s just say you had some spare cash and had to choose between superyacht or supercar …

The name’s Bond, James Bond

The fastest yacht in the world is World is Not EnoughMillennium 140, with a blinding speed of 70 knots – the typical speed for a superyacht of her size is 20-25 knots. Her designers wanted to create a fully-stocked, luxury yacht that powered ahead at ultra-high speeds, so gave her an aluminium superstructure with enhanced aerodynamic shape and a dead-rise V hull which allows her to slice through the water like a knife.

A Superyacht cutting through waves

Not only lions can rawr!

If you’re more of a landlubber but still feel the need for speed, the world’s fastest car is the Koenigsegg Agera R – a perfect example of ferocious power with a top speed of over 273 mph! She can hurtle from 0-60mph in less than 2.5 seconds and streak from 0-186mph within 11.7 seconds. Available for £1.1m, the Agera R is speed personified – she has carbon fibre wheels, targa-style roof panels and dual-clutch transmission in one input shaft.

A white supercar driving fast

That’s an eye-watering price!

If you absolutely must have the world’s most expensive yacht, the History Supreme cost £3.2bn and was built using 10,000kg of solid gold and platinum. The master suite has a 68kg 24ct gold panoramic wall aquarium and a liquor bottle containing a rare 18.5ct diamond.

A gold Superyacht in the ocean

The most expensive supercar, without a roof!

If that’s not enough for you and money’s still burning a hole in your pocket, the world’s most expensive car is the £3.3m Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. Based on the iconic Aventador, she has no roof and a top speed of 221mph, and only 9 of these sensational cars have ever been made.

A supercar without a roof

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