The top price spot is actually a tie at $68 million between Oracle founder Larry Ellison's 244-foot Katana and the 262-foot Constellation. Ellison picked up this gem from the estate of the late Mexican media tycoon Emilio Azcarraga. Ellison's modifications to the 37-knot, turbine-powered mega-yacht include a basketball court and a huge plasma screen TV. Is Oracle's shrinking share price the reason this yacht's on the market? Not at all. Ellison is merely making room for a newer, larger yacht, currently under construction in Europe. The next owner of Katana will be able to entertain a dozen guests, with a two-story owner's suite for himself, and be pampered by 19 crew members.
The 262-foot Constellation, belonging to Qatar's ruling family, can speed along at 23 knots and carries 350 tons of fuel. In 1999, however, this yacht was involved in a little fender bender with a Mallorca ferryboat, according to Spanish authorities. It was reported that the yacht left Palma, ignoring instructio