When you think of a luxury yacht, you probably think of a celebrity on it, because after all, luxury yachts are for the rich and famous, and they are both. Yachts come in different sizes and styles, but when you spend the kind of money that a luxury costs, you can pretty much guarantee, it is going to be luxurious.
Many celebrities love to get out and sail the open seas to get away from the every day hustle and bustle of Hollywood to spend time with their family and friends. It has become customary to see celebrities playing with their big, expensive toys, from cars, to motorcycles, air planes and yes, super yachts.
These luxurious sailing vessels are worth millions and are the epitome of sumptuous. Some of the most well-known celebrities own super yachts and travel the world on them, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. The following are the top 20 celebrity yachts in the world. Take a look at what some of your favorite people in the public eye get to climb aboard.
1. Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton's 47.8 meter super yacht, the Va Bene, is a beautiful sailing vessel that can host up to 12 guests and allows for 13 crew members. Clapton is an American singer, song writer that has won 17 Grammies over his career.
Clapton not only still tours with the band and performs concerts, but he also takes time to do some touring on his super yacht. Kees Cornelissen is the ship builder and Clapton had the yacht refitted to exhibit his style and taste, which it now does with its open and spacious living areas, donned with comfortable furniture pieces, warm colors and movie lounge.
2. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is one of the most well-known film director and screen writer and when he's not working doing either of those, he can usually be found sailing on the seven seas, literally.
Spielberg is the owner of the 86-meter Seven Seas built by Oceanco, and it is the epitome of luxury, from bow to stern. The luxury yacht is said to feature a beautiful infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that transforms into a large, outdoor cinema screen for watching all of his hit movies on with his guests - maybe.
Bono has had many hit songs in his singing career. He is best known for singing with the band, U2, a highly popular band from the 1980's. He has made millions during his years spent recording and touring with the band, as well as his time spent after, on his own singing as, Bono.
With Bono's millions, it probably doesn't surprise you that he owns his own super yacht, a 49 - meter luxury vessel he's named Cyan, built by the prestigious shipyard, Codecasa.
The super yacht can be chartered and will comfortably host up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. It has a timeless look with the exaggerated, angled bow and is full of luxuries throughout, including a pool and spa on the aft deck and plenty of water toys for fun-in-the-sun.
4. Tiger Woods
The famous golfer who has also been in the news for his gone-public, extra-marital affairs, owns the Privacy, a $25 million super yacht. It was a gift to his ex-wife for their wedding, however, after the divorce, his ex-wife no longer wanted the yacht due to the expense of keeping it up.
The 164-foot mega yacht, Privacy has 5 bedrooms for entertaining guests and is full of amazing luxuries, such as a 50-inch plasma screen TV that pops up from a built-in cabinet and swivels to face either the dining area or saloon.
The mingling areas are all spacious and open, with lots of natural light and the galley was equipped with a non-standard feature, a Miele Espresso machine.
5. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is an American actor who is best known for his unusual characters he plays in movies; Edward Scissorhands, Who's Eating Gilbert Grape? And The Pirates of the Caribbean, series.
He has always been in the news over the years for one reason or another, whether good news or bad, but despite what the tabloids say about Depp, one thing they can't say is that he hasn't been successful in his career.
His movies have made him millions and one way he has spent some of it, was to buy a super yacht, Amphitrite. The 156-foot yacht isn't the average sailing vessel, it looks more like something out of one of his Pirates of the Caribbean, movies. Surrounded by wood and Teak, cool amenities, however, there is no swimming pool or even a helicopter pad. He just loves to sail.
6. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood. She is from Australia and is now married to the legendary country singer, Keith Urban, whom she has two daughters with.
When the pair aren't out filming or traveling the country performing concerts, you may find them on the Super yacht, Houkalani. This beautiful yacht boasts of lots of space for moving about inside and out on the decks. There is a beautiful swim platform and a centralized and integrated entertainment system on board as well.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
One of the biggest stars in Hollywood that has become a household name, is Leonardo DiCaprio. With all of his box office hits, it's no wonder he can afford a beautiful super yacht like Rising Sun.
It has been reported that the mega yacht cost $200 to build and it is ranked the 11th largest yacht in the world. It can accommodate up to 14 guests, 45 crewmembers, and is loaded with luxuries from one end to the other, including a wine cellar and cinema. It also has a built-in helipad that transforms to a basketball court when not in use.
8. Nicolas Cage
Sarita is the name of the super yacht owned by Nicolas Cage. The famous actor has been seen indulging himself on the Sarita many times, with its impressive amenities, such as the amazing decks that are loaded with things to do, swim, sunbathe, dine, relax, whatever your heart desires.
It can host up to 12 guests in the cabins. There are also plenty of water toys on the Sarita, for his guests to play with out in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean; wherever the sail off to.
Galactica Star is the name of the super yacht owned by Beyoncé. This beautiful, 213-foot liner was built by Heesen Shipyard in the Netherlands. Singer, songwriter Beyoncé has been an icon in the music industry and has sold millions of albums during her career.
She is always recording, touring or taking a little vaca with her husband and daughter, Blue Ivy. Beyoncé has been seen with her family, aboard the luxurious super yacht that is loaded with amenities to fit a queen including a beautiful swimming pool at the aft deck, spa, touch and go helipad, and spacious cabins for hosting up to 12 guests.
10. Giorgio Armani
Famous Italian, fashion designer Giorgio Armani doesn't just design fabulous clothes, but he also sails the world on his luxury mega yacht, Main. This is a classy designed super yacht built by Codecasa ship builders and is so stylish, in fact, that the yacht has drawn plenty of attention with its black, almost aggressive look, since he's owned it, and has had photographers searching it out for photo shoots. Armani also had a second yacht that he named, Maria, after his mother. His second yacht is 163 feet in length, while Main, is 65 meters long.
11. Sean "Diddy" Combs
Rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur, Sean "Diddy" Combs, is also known as "Puff Daddy, Diddy," or P. Diddy. He's a native from Harlem and has become a fixture in the rapper world and has taken away two Grammys during his career, as well as two MTV music video awards. His success is seen when you see his 54-foot super yacht.
Some of the features the yacht exhibits are a projector screen and stage, a party floor and built-in bar on the top deck of the yacht. The yacht is equipped to handle and requires 10 members on board to run it.
12. David and Victoria Beckham
The Beckhams are each famous in their own right, but together, they have become a sensation. Famous pro-soccer player, David Beckham, and his famous Spice-girl, Victoria, have several sons together and they have quite the net worth between the two, too. It's not really surprising that the two have invested into a mega yacht, the Seafair. This a gorgeous super yacht with a unique body style, full and robut and looks commanding on the sea.
13. Calvin Klein
His ads are everywhere. Calvin Klein is a super famous fashion designer and the owner of a luxurious super yacht. With a net worth of $700 million, it's fitting that this is one toy he would own. He sails the seas in luxury on a 4.57 meter super yacht built by Palmer Johnson. Klein re-designed the decks in order to be able to host parties better. His yacht includes an on-board Jacuzzi, relaxation pads, BBQ, and bar. There are six cabins to host up to 12 guests.
14. Kendall Jenner
She's a celebrity and one of the most popular names in pop culture. The Jenner's have enough money for a super yacht, and that's exactly what they own. Kendall Jenner is one of the Kardashian's from the realty TV show, The Kardashian's and her and her then, husband, Harry Styles love the 236 foot Axioma and were often seen cruising the Caribbean on the beautifully designed luxury liner.
They were known for hosting sailing parties with such people like Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres. The super yacht sports a Jacuzzi and below-deck cinema and swimming, among other breathtaking luxuries. It has been said that Kendall loves to call on the crew to answer to her every whim and get spoiled well while out at sea on the Axioma.
In Jauray of 2016, J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter and subsequent books, bought Vajoliroja. It was once owned by another famous name, Johnny Depp, who named it using the initials of several people he loved in his life; his ex-wife, and his children. When J.K. Rowling took ownership, she changed the name to Amphitrite. It is a less aggressive and more sedate looking yacht, compared to the newer, more modern vessels that sail on the seas.
16. Steve Jobs
The late Apple founder was swimming in money, which is why he could afford a super yacht like Venus. This is a 78 metre mega yacht that was constructed by the infamous ship builder, Feadship. The Venus is a very private super yacht with more inside amenities than out, extremely high-tech an covered in glass for the ultimate privacy.
She sports a computer-packed bridge and probably a host of other cool technology amenities, all over the vessel. Although Jobs passed away, Venus is till owned by the family. As a matter-of-fact, the yacht was seen cruising around the Greek Isles last summer.
17. Richard Branson
Richard Branson, a famous entrepreneur, does a lot of sailing on his 32-metre catamaran superyacht, Necker Belle, which he named after his famous island hideaway. The superyacht was constructed and launched by CMN in 2003 and has been used for charter while he owned it.
This is a yacht that was truly designed for partying, in luxury. It has a big sundeck that is used for entertaining, along with a wide range of water toys to play with, along the voyage, as well as plenty of space for bringing friends and family. This is the ultimate relaxation super yacht, for those who want to get away from the hustles and bustles of life, and relax.
18. Billy Joel
Billy Joel is a famous singer and song writer from the 1980's who not only is well-known for his music, but is also remembered for his marriage to the famous super model, Christi Brinkley. Joel owns the Vendetta, the modern classic super yacht that measures 17 metres and was designed to be a replica of the old, classic commuter that was launched and popular back in the late 1920's.
They were used for their speed to run down the Long Island Sound and into New York City. Joel has actually used his super "commuter" yacht to run from his home in Long Island, into the city for a concert performance. There was a time that Joel actually owned 5 yachts, one of which was a 29 metre Inace explrer yacht, named Audacious.
19. David Geffen
David Geffen is not only an American film producer and record executive. He's a very successful business man and co-created from Asylum Records, to Dream Works SKG with Steven Spielberg, as well as Geffen Records.
He is the owner of a Jon Bannenberg super yacht and it is one of the largest ships on record. The Rising Sun has an amazing, 82 rooms on board, Jacuzzi tubs in every cabin bathroom, a basketball court, heli-pad, wine cellar and a movie theatre for entertaining guests. The cost of the super yacht was $200 million to build.
20. Paul Allen
Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft ad is one rich guy who can obviously afford some expensive toys, with this 414-foot super yacht being one of them.
The $200 million yacht named, Octopus, and it is loaded with luxurious features, including a movie theater, basketball court, recording studio, two helicopters, a pool, and it can accommodate up to 26 guests in the 41 cabin suites it has, as well there are 26 cabins set-up for the 64 crewman Allen keeps hired to run the vessel.
The super yacht takes Paul Allen $384,000 a week to maintain it. The Octopus also carries two submarines below, for state-of-the-art exploration. The Octopus has been said to be more of a Range Rover rather than a Bentley as far as what it is designed with for exploration with the subs and the two heli-pads set up on the upper deck.
You can also read:
- The 10 Largest Yachts in the World
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- 17 Most Expensive Yachts in the World
Written by Maria McCutchen
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