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Behold The Ultimate Guide to the World's Wildest Superyachts

Set sail with "The Superyacht Book"—the Bible of billionaire boats.
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© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. KISMET, Photo © Guillaume Plisson

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. KISMET, Photo © Guillaume Plisson

Being a billionaire isn't always a cakewalk. For instance, you could spend a significant portion of your life just deciding what cool stuff to buy. Luckily when it comes to superyachts at least, German luxury publisher teNeues now has you covered.

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Photo © Tom van Oossanen / SuperYachtPhoto

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Photo © Tom van Oossanen / SuperYachtPhoto

The assist comes in the form of The Superyacht Book, their latest over-the-top tome weighing in with over 200 full color photos of the coolest yachts in the world. Featuring the latest floating palaces from the most respected shipyards on the planet, it showcases all the latest and most luxurious builds.

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. 11.11, Photo © Jeff Brown at Breed Media

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. 11.11, Photo © Jeff Brown at Breed Media

This includes ridiculously sleek craft like 11/11 (above), the custom 207-ft. Benetti yacht built last year that has been raising hell on the high seas. Equipped to carry 12 guests and 15 crew it can hit a 17.5 knots leaving most other yachts eating her wake.

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. TALISMAN C, Photo © courtesy of Turquoise Yachts

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. TALISMAN C, Photo © courtesy of Turquoise Yachts

Another contended is the 177-ft. Talisman (above) built by Turquoise yachts, and available for charter at about $300,000 per week. That pool is just begging for a bevy of bikini-clad babes.

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. RP 120, Photo © Horizon Yachts

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. RP 120, Photo © Horizon Yachts

At 120 feet the razor-sharp RP 120 (above) may be a bit smaller but is still big enough to make a serious impression at any marina. As one of the newest models from Horizon Yachts it exemplifies what Asia's finest yacht-builders can do when money's no object.

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. SEAHAWK, Photo © courtesy of Perini Navigation

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. SEAHAWK, Photo © courtesy of Perini Navigation

Sailing superyachts also get their due, including the awe-inspiring 197-ft. Seahawk (above) built by Italy's famed Perini Navi shipyard. It features an eye-popping contemporary interior by French designer Christian Liaigre whose clients include Calvin Klein and Karl Lagerfeld.

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. INVICTUS, Photo © Jeff Brown

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. INVICTUS, Photo © Jeff Brown

And how about Invictus (above), which commands a cool $525,000 a week for charters in the South Pacific? At 217 ft. she's a massive mansion on the sea complete with a bar on every deck, a movie theater, gym, beach club, Italian marble baths and private chef.

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. STELLA MARIS, Photo © courtesy of VSY

© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. STELLA MARIS, Photo © courtesy of VSY

Clearly, if you're shopping for a superyacht – or just want to ogle them – this is a must-have addition to your coffee table. Read it while waiting for your ship to come in....