The History Supreme is the most expensive superyacht ever sold and it’s made of gold

  • The History Surpreme is a 100-foot superyacht covered in platinum and gold from bow to stern
  • The $4.8 billion superyacht was apparently purchased by an anonymous Malaysian businessman believed to be Robert Kuok
  • The lavish master bedroom is adorned in platinum, with a wall feature that is made from meteoric stone and a genuine T-Rex dinosaur bone

Published on Jan 03, 2024 at 8:37 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Jan 04, 2024 at 4:41 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The History Supreme is the most expensive superyacht ever sold and it’s made of gold

We’ve seen our fair share of opulent yachts, like the Star Wars-inspired ‘Estrella‘ or the ‘Floating Sphere‘ superyacht, but The History Supreme takes the gold-encrusted biscuit.

Apparently, the 100-foot superyacht is covered in platinum and gold from bow to stern, and even has a feature wall made of T-Rex bone and meteorite.

And, as you can imagine, it’s worth a staggering amount – $4.8 billion to be precise.

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If truth be told, The History Supreme is one of the biggest boating myths.

No one has ever seen the superyacht and, for that reason, internet sleuths think it doesn’t exist.

But the story’s interesting nonetheless, so here it goes…

When you picture the most expensive yacht in the world, a 100-foot vessel is not what springs to mind.

The floating cities that park off Monaco are upwards of 328 feet in length, with REV being the longest yacht in the world at 602 feet.

But they’ve got nothing on the extravagance of what’s claimed to be inside The History Supreme.

How did they come up with a $4.8 billion boat?

Let’s start with the 100,000 kilograms of gold and platinum that builder Stuart Hughes’ website claims was used in construction.

Even the hull of the boat is said to be wrapped in a layer of gold.

Inside the yacht you’ll find… more gold.

“All features including deck, dining area, rails, anchor, [are] made from precious metals,” The History Supreme’s creator, Hughes says.

The sleeping quarters have a feature wall “made from meteoric stone with genuine dinosaur bone shaved in from the raptor T-Rex,” Hughes’ website says.

Hughes is known for wrapping objects in gold and diamonds, most famously iPhones.

So this makes sense, but he’s not known as a boat builder, and despite several interviews with news outlets saying it was real, nobody has spotted this beast in the wild.

So who owns The History Supreme?

Similar to the boat itself, it’s a bit of a mystery, although Hughes claims to have built the luxury yacht for a Malaysian businessman.

But armchair detectives think they know who that businessman is.

The rumors are that it belongs to Robert Kuok, founder of the Shangri-La hotel and resorts chain.

Kuok is the richest person in Malaysia and Forbes estimates his worth at a cool $10.5 billion.

This doesn’t quite add up either, though, as why would a billionaire spend nearly half his fortune on a boat?

But even more mysterious is where the boat is.

It’s not been sighted at the major ports billionaires tend to hang out at.

And some yachting message boards believe the images are taken from another similar concept yacht.

So what does it all mean?

As a concept, it’s incredible – but is it real?

There’s no evidence to say it was built, other than Hughes’ website claaiming it took three years to build.


Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.