Cost: $250,000 - $500,000 for a single cabin citadel room with windows
Mega yachts and their wealthy owners make prime targets for pirates and terrorists, so many opt to turn their expensive toys into secure fortresses. The idea is similar to what’s done in their homes, but the stakes are much higher, since help can be an ocean away.
The master suite of the super-yacht “Harbour Island,” pictured here, doubles as the ship’s panic room — complete with ballistic glass that protects against bullets and two to three days’ worth of food.
“They also have communications on board where you can alert the law enforcement people to come and assist you. These provide the ability for the crew to maintain command and control of the vessel,” said retired Coast Guard Admiral Brian Peterman, now with Command at Sea International.
Next: A remote-controlled gun camouflaged within the architecture.