Last month’s Cannes Film Festival isn’t the only event attracting the rich and famous to the Mediterranean this summer.
The World Superyacht Awards, hosted in Florence, Italy, showcases the world’s finest luxury yachts every year. Now in its 12th year, the awards draw boat-loving billionaires and their yachts, ranging from 30 to over 100 meters long, to harbor of Florence. There, yacht owners face off to see which of the world’s elite owns the most innovative and largest yachts. (SLIDESHOW: Nice Cannes! These Stars Nearly Bust Out Of Their Tops At The French Film Festival)
Most of us cannot afford to brush shoulders with the super wealthy on the docks in Florence or drop into Cannes for the day to catch an award-winning film, but that doesn’t mean we can’t gawk at their multi-million dollar yachts from afar.
This slideshow contains 15 of the world’s most extravagant yachts, owned by royalty, tech giants, and Russians alike.