10 CEO Mega-Yachts (PHOTOS, POLL)

08/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

With the economy mired in a historic recession, now is certainly not the time to flaunt your world-class mega-yacht (assuming you actually own one). Yet, as Vanity Fair's Vicky Ward pointed out on the HuffPost recently, Andres Piedrahita, the main shareholder of the Fairfield Greenwich Group, recently took possession of a $30 million yacht. This, of course, was after Fairfield Greenwich had siphoned billions into Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Despite the economy, there's no shortage of floating palaces among today's more upmarket business leaders. In fact, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has two huge vessels, while Russian billionaire -- and owner of the U.K.'s Chelsea soccer club -- has three enormous ships.

Which ship is the most ludicrously enormous? Which is barely seaworthy? View our SLIDESHOW and VOTE below (NOTE: all costs are approximate):

10 CEO Mega-Yachts

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