In 1996 Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei commissioned a secret project called ‘The Platinum Yacht’ but ran into financial difficulty and the project was put on hold.

The project was taken over in 2001 by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and the yacht was renamed the ‘Golden Star’. It is now in dry dock awaiting completion, but when it is finally completed the Golden Star will not only be the world’s most expensive yacht at a cost of over $300 million USD, but also the longest at 525 feet.

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