Luxury yachts and lavish lifestyles go hand in hand. Spending time exploring the vast oceans or making memories in some of the many illustrious ports around the world is a well-known pastime of the super-rich. To own one of these extravagant crafts is the ultimate symbol of wealth and social prominence. The world’s wealthiest individuals only seek out the best maritime crafts people. These ship yards are awarded with the lucrative task of creating bespoke vessels with ultimate lavishness and technological excellence in mind. Here we explore the world’s top ship building companies, their owners and the men and women who keep them in business.