Everyone dreams of having a private airplane. But there’s a big difference between a single-engine piston and soaring through the skies in a multi-million-dollar flying jet.
So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the most expensive, the most luxurious, and just plain coolest private jets in the world.
9. Embraer Praetor 600 ($2.995 Million)
The magnificent Embraer Praetor 600 is unquestionably one of the coolest private jets on the market. Priced for the budget-conscious jet setter, it may not be the most expensive private jet, but it’s still got everything to keep you flying in style.
Check this out: its cabin is lined with custom veneer and luxurious leather, with floors of exquisite carpets and actual stonework. It also comes with individual lounge seats or an optional divan.
8. Gulfstream G500 ($44 Million)
The Gulfstream G500 is an aeronautical work of art. When it comes to the coolest private jets around, this masterpiece would easily rank at the top of the list. It incorporates advanced technology, high-thrust engines, and innovative wing design.
The G500 has an incredible range of 5,983 miles, which is in large part thanks to its maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.925. Not only does the G500’s blistering pace get you to your destination in record time, the shorter flight times mean fewer maintenance visits.
Oh, and did we mention it has high-speed internet that’s 30 times faster than in other jets?
7. Embraer Praetor 500 ($16.995 Million)
The Praetor 500 is based on the Legacy 450; its just a Service Bulletin to upgrade.
The Praetor 500 is probably one of the most competitively priced jets on this list. It features an impressive range over 3000 nm, and it is one of the better performing aircraft in a highly competitive cabin class-the super mids.
Buyers can upgrade most of the systems to include European and commercial operations.
6. Gulfstream G650ER ($71.5 Million)
Gulfstream’s G650ER kicks the G500 up a notch.
The G650ER’s engines can also develop a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.925, but it has a significantly extended range of 8,630 miles. This means the aircraft is capable of completing trans-Pacific flights.
It’s easy to see why the G650ER is Gulfstream’s flagship jet. The aircraft has shattered numerous speed records, assuring its place as the swiftest business jet on the market.
If speed doesn’t do it for you, the G650ER is also a most luxurious jet. It features handcrafted individual seats and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry. So it’s got that going for it.
5. Bombardier Global 7500 ($73 Million)
This might just be one of the coolest private jets out there.
Like Gulfstream’s G650ER, the Global 7500 is an ultra-long-range business jet, featuring a range of 8,860 miles. That means this beauty has no problem making a short little hike between New York City and Sydney, Australia.
Luxury is a big deal on such a long-range jet. And the Global 7500 has luxury in spades. It comes with the largest cabin in the industry, one that’s capable of accommodating four living spaces.
And there’s even a private suite with a full-sized bed for sleeping and…well, other things.
4. Airbus ACJ319neo ($101.5 Million)
The ACJ319neo, patterned after the Airbus A319neo airliner, is without question one of the most expensive aircraft for the private consumer on the market.
It costs over $100 million before the custom interior is installed—and that custom interior is the last word in luxury. For instance, the ACJ319neo has the tallest and widest cabin available in a private jet, and it features a low cabin altitude (equivalent to 6,400 ft) for maximum comfort.
Then there’s Infinito. This is a custom cabin, specially designed for the ACJ319neo by the Italian automotive Atelier Pagani Automobili. It is, frankly, a work of art, and its centerpiece is a “sky ceiling” that gives you a view of the heavens as you sail through the skies.
Did we say this was one of the coolest private jets around?
3. Boeing 787-8 BBJ ($224 Million)
This remarkable aircraft is essentially a Boeing Dreamliner that has been converted into a private jet—a Boeing Business Jet.
The carbon-composite airliner is outfitted with a magnificent custom interior that comprises a luxurious 2,400 square feet. For added decadence, it comes with a master suite that features a California king bed, a walk-in closet, and a master bath featuring a full shower and heated marble flooring.
2. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ ($403 Million)
The 747-8 BBJ has nearly 4,800 square feet of interior space; this private jet is the equivalent of a flying mansion.
It comes with elegant dining rooms, luxurious bedroom suites, well-appointed rooms for lounging and entertainment, and fully-equipped offices. It’s a little like slapping wings on a luxury hotel…except everything’s much, much more beautiful on the plane.
1. Boeing 777-9 BBJ ($442 Million)
So we come to the most expensive private jet…or what soon will be.
The newly launched Boeing 777X is set to be the company’s next flagship, taking over from the iconic 747 jumbo jets. And like the 747, the 777X will come with a BBJ variant.
It will be the longest-range private jet out there, and will undoubtedly feature the same world-class furnishings and appointments found on the private version of the 747.
Now it’s just a matter of finding the first private customer.
Even the Coolest Private Jets Should Be Vetted
If you’re looking to experience heavenly luxury by purchasing one of the coolest private jets in the world, we’ve got you covered. Our services at VREF include aircraft valuation and appraisal to help you make the right decision.
Contact us today, and let us help you make your dream a reality. Jason Zilberband is available to consult on any of these aircraft, and he can be reached here.