When you have a little money, you pay a nice car. Then when one is rich, you pay a beautiful home. But when one becomes very rich to the point of not knowing what to do with his money, you end up offering what became billionaires besetting sin: a YACHT!
The world of yachting has never ceased to seduce sailing lovers as well as celebrities seeking extreme luxury, privacy and comfort. Thus, here’s our selection of the most renowned yachts owned by celebrities.
Johnny Depp Vajoliroja
After witnessing a tremendous success being the notorious Captain Jack Sparrow on board “The Black Pearl” in his movie “Pirates of The Caribbean”, Johnny Depp seems influenced and has taken things a step further with his own pirate-inspired luxury yacht.
The boat is named Vajoliroja – a combination of the first letters of the names of his family members, his (ex) Girlfriend Vanessa, Johnny, their daughter Lily Rose and son Jack. A beautiful symbol that the Hollywoodian actor finally decided to clear out of respect for his new girlfriend, Amber Heard. Captain Jack has chosen Amphitrie as the new name for his palace of the seas.
This sailing beauty is available for luxury yacht charter for the modest sum of 130,000 dollars (about 100,000 euros).
Tiger Woods Privacy
Often considered as the greatest golfer of all times, Tiger woods is the highest-paid athlete in the world in 2015 (and in previous years, as well). As part of his fortune, we can mainly name his yacht “Privacy”.
As its name suggests, not much was revealed about Wood’s luxury yacht except its name and size. Wood’s famous yacht was purchased from Christensen Shipyards in Vancouver for a reported $20 million.
Wood has chosen this floating beauty to spend the night of his wedding to Elin Nordegren on board to avoid the paparazzi the most. Privacy was reported to be her wedding gift, however, she didn’t get to keep it as part of the the $100million divorce settlement she received after their 2010 split.
According to Power and Motor Yacht magazine, Wood’s yacht offers an extreme comfort and luxury with a 2,000-gallon water tank, five guestrooms, a Jacuzzi, a gym, an elevator, a sky-lounge bar, a walk-in refrigerator, a deck dining area that seats 12…
Eric Clapton Va Bene
Va Bene, just like it’s name suggests, its ‘all right! This luxury yacht built in 1992 by Kees Cornelissen, was owned by the Rock musician Eric Clapton for a reported 9 million pounds. In fact, Eric Clapton chartered Va Bene in 2005 and sailed with his friends around the Mediterranean. He enjoyed the yacht so much that he bought her in the same year.
What really distinguishes Va Bene apart is the calm, informal and laid back atmosphere you feel on board. She is more like a loved family yacht rather than a show off yacht.
Va Bene has undergone a major decoration refit. Va Bene boasts unique modern art objects, some beautiful marble sculptures, sprawling canvases…
Technically speaking, Va Bene is a steel hulled displacement yacht with 14 knots cruising speed. She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms and 13 crew members.
Eric Clapton has a house on the island of Antigua and Va Bene is based there in the Caribbean during the winter season. Va Bene is another choice for luxury yacht charter if you envy celebrities life style and you want to have a star-like life, even for one week!
Steven Spielberg Sevens Seas
Steven Spielberg, the super famous award-winning Hollywood filmmaker who has either wrote, produced or directed these movies; Indiana Jones, Jurassic World, Men in Black and Memories of a Geisha… is the owner of the extremely luxurious yacht Seven Seas.
Following the steps of Jules Verne, Spielberg has accomplished an epic 30.000 mile voyage abroad his $200 million yacht which features, not surprisingly, two theaters, a gym, a spa and even a massage room…
The motor yacht Seven Seas is probably the most expensive yacht available for luxury yacht charter for $1.3 million (€900.000) per week.
Seven Seas is 86 meters long and can accommodate 12 guests and has 26 crew members.
Roman Abramovich Eclipse
The super rich Russian billionnaire Roman Abramovich, when he decides to get to yachting, the wealthy owner of Chelsea does not do things half way. For the modest sum of one billion euros, Abramovich has so paid the Eclipse, a floating building. And inevitably, for that price, he was offered the pack “all options”: two helicopter tracks, two pools, ten Jacuzzis, a cinema, a submarine …
The yacht was equipped with a “shield” anti-paparazzi using laser technology to scan the area in search of the slightest CCD our devices to prevent photographing …
The mega yacht Eclipse has lost its status as the largest private yacht in the world in 2013. In fact, despite its 163.5 meters long and its final cost of US $ 1.5 billion (equivalent to ! 454 Lamborghini Veneno), Eclipse that reigned supreme for three consecutive years has been “dethroned” by the yacht of a royal family of UAE – Azzam along 180 meters (the equivalent of one and a half point of football).
The Eclipse remains yet an exceptional yacht that can accommodate 30 guests and 75 crew members.