By TOM WYKE FOR MAILONLINE
Dominating the crystal blue waters of the Sardinian bay of Porto Cervo, this staggering collection of megayachts are owned by billionaires from around the world and is thought to worth as much as £1billion.
Some of the yachts can accommodate up to 60 guests and include such extraordinary features as bomb proof windows and fully equipped gyms.
Standing out in the water, the Al-Mirqab yacht is thought to be valued at around £160 million ($250million) and epitomises the luxurious high-end accommodation being kept in the beautiful bay.
There are at least a dozen mega yachts moored in the bay, ranging in price from £206million ($326 million) to the humble £15 million ($24 million) Ocean Pearl, giving an estimated total of £1billion worth of fine vessels at the Italian island.
The yacht al-Mirqab is owned by former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani. Currently the 15th largest super yacht in the world, the 133 metre yacht was built by Peter Schiffbau and can accommodate 60 guests in board.
The impressive yacht even has 'anchor stabilisers' which can be deployed to reduce the boat rocking once it has dropped anchor.
Nearby flows another extravagant vessel, believed to have cost an eye watering £206 million ($322million). The 'A' is owned by Andrey Melnichenko, a highly successful Russian industrialist with businesses in the fields of coal mining and fertilisers.
The yacht is uniquely known for its razor-point style shape which allows it to cut through small icebergs. Interestingly, the yacht possesses an impressive set of security measure, including bomb blast proof windows and multiple CCTV cameras. It is even rumoured that the yacht has a James Bond-style escape pod.
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