While luxury cars and homes are a given when you are rich and famous, one thing that only the big boys play with is super yachts. Only celebrities and business moguls worth millions are able to get their hands on a yacht stretching over 100 meters, and having everyone else gawking at the sight of it. Super yachts are not just a status symbol, they are also the perfect way for celebrities and the super rich to get some peace and quiet, on their own terms in a private environment, away from prying eyes. Of course, a super yacht is going to be seen by people near and far with the vast majority scrambling to take a picture of it, but what goes on aboard the boat, we will never know.
Considering how much of Tiger Woods’ private life was front page news, it is ironic that hit super-yacht is called Privacy. The 155-foot long yacht reportedly cost Woods $20 million and it was ready in 2004, just in time for his wedding night with now ex-wife Erin Nordegren.
If that’s what it cost him for his wedding night, just think about how much it cost him for his divorce! The amount she received was roughly equal to five of these yachts. Yikes!
When taking a break from his TV judge duties, Simon Cowell finds solace on this 197ft, custom-made super-yacht Slipstream. The luxury gym palace comes with a large deck, jacuzzi and gym and sleeps 12 guests with an additional 15 crew.
The $73 million yacht has an incredibly high charter price of $405,000 per week, but that is nothing to multi-millionaire, Cowell. Whether he is cruising in St Tropez, Ibiza, Monaco or even Barbados, Simon is always surrounded by beautiful women aboard his vacation yacht.
Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has been known to flash his cash on a number of different, expensive toys. Amongst those was his 126-foot yacht Sarita, which he purchased for $20 million.
The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in six bedrooms, along with a crew of nine, and also has amenities including a jacuzzi, gym and a large deck. However, Cage was forced to sell his gorgeous yacht after going on a spending spree and racking up quite the large debt bill.
Leonardo is one of the most eligible bachelors, so it is no surprise that he spends the time he is not shooting award-winning movies on this super-yacht. Topaz is ranked as the fifth largest super-yacht in the world at 482 feet long and costs approximately $527 million.
Topaz can comfortably accommodate 62 guests in 26 cabins and has amenities including a swimming pool, beauty salon, gym, movie theatre, and a spa. DiCaprio hosted a number of models on board, which is one way to not think about his past boating experiences!
Johnny Depp’s $21 million, Proteksan Turquoise AMPHITRITE, is a classically styled yacht that is 156-foot long. The yacht can accommodate 10 guests in five rooms, and other amenities include a dining area, outdoor deck and a cinema.
For $121,000-per-week, guests could charter the yacht for a trip around the warm waters of your choice. However, Depp no longer owns this old-styled yacht and he sold it to someone else who could truly get the most magic out of this beauty.
Being an underwear mogul certainly pays off and Calvin Klein treated himself to his sophisticated yacht Vantage. At 150ft, the yacht holds six luxury cabins, along with two large decks, a full bar, barbecue area, and a private sundeck to soak up the summer rays in complete privacy.
Although the boat is valued at $46 million, it is available for charter at $192,500 per week. So if you’re not on the guest list for one of Calvin Klein’s European yacht parties, this is the way to see the boat.
With a net worth of $3.6 billion, Steven Spielberg treated himself to a 282-foot, $184 million yacht Seven Seas. The mega-yacht holds seven suites for up to 12 guests, a helicopter landing pad, gym, spa, and massage room.
It is no surprise that Spielberg hosted a number of famous actors on the boat, but it turns out that the boat was not big enough for the award-winning director. In 2015, Spielberg sold Seven Seas, and is building a new one which is 18ft longer at 300ft for an extra $56 million.
Eric Clapton can truly live like a rockstar on his $12.5 million super-yacht, Va Bene. The 156 ft boat can hold up to 12 passengers in six bedrooms, along with 13 crew members.
Amenities on the gorgeous yacht include two jet-skis, a whirlpool, a large deck and equally luxury tender. As Clapton owns a house in the Caribbean, it would only seem logical that he has a super-yacht to go with it. In 2016, he put the boat up for sale, perhaps looking to purchase an upgrade.
As the owner of Virgin, Richard Branson has one of the largest fleets of planes in the world, as well as a private island, so of course, he has a couple of boats.
Named after his island ‘Necker,’ his 104 ft, luxury catamaran, Necker Belle is the perfect way to experience all the Caribbean has to offer. The $3 million boat can accommodate up to 12 guests, and they can take advantage of scuba diving, wakeboarding and tanning, all for $110,000 per week.
Sir Philip Green
With a fortune of $5.3 billion, it is no surprise that Topshop mogul Sir Philip Green owns a mega yacht. His 295ft yacht, Lionheart, cost around $160 million and even the luxury tender to the yacht costs $12 million alone and is moored in Monaco.
It also features a helipad, gym, spa, jacuzzi, elevator, swimming pool, beach club, beauty salon and tender garage. Among the celebrities that have been seen on the yacht are Kate Moss, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lionel Richie and George Clooney.
Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, owns the world’s second largest private yacht, Eclipse. At 533 ft long, and costing an estimated $418 million, the yacht uses a missile detection system to keep in secure in the seas.
In addition, Eclipse also has two helipads, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, a nightclub, and even its own mini-submarine. Eclipse has 24 guest cabins and a crew of 70. Celebrities including Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Salma Hayek and Gwen Stefani have all graced the superyacht.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has a net worth of $21.9 billion, so splashing out on his 414 foot, $200 million superyacht Octopus, wasn’t too much of a splurge. The yacht has 41 cabins and a crew of 57, along with a glass bottom pool, a recording studio which Mick Jagger once used and two submarines.
However, all of this doesn’t come cheaply and Octopus is said to cost $384,000 a week to operate, adding up to around $20 million-per-year. Octopus has also been used for exploration projects, scientific research initiatives and rescue missions.
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is known for his chic and sophisticated clothing, so why would his yacht be any different? His superyacht, Main, cost an estimated $60 million, but that is nothing to the designer worth $9.4 billion.
Main is 213 ft long and holds six spacious cabins behind its sleek, black exterior, along with a crew of 14. Available to guests is a sundeck, an indoor gym, a hot tub and a cinema. It is said that Armani’s favorite part of the yacht is his private suite.
Leave it to ostentatious fashion designer Roberto Cavalli to have a multi-colored yacht, let alone name it after himself. His yacht ROBERTO CAVALLI (RC), is 134 ft long and can accommodate eight people on board with a crew of four.
The yacht, valued at an estimated $50 million has a jacuzzi, a large deck and a funky interior, with celebrities including David and Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera taking a cruise on it, in the summer months.
Dolce and Gabbana
Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a combined net worth of $3 billion, so they could easily afford to purchase their superyacht Regina d’ Italia. The boat is a 167ft long and can hold 12 guests in six cabins, with an additional crew of 10.
The boat is said to be worth around $55 million and it has an outrageous interior of leopard print and monochrome color. The fashion designers have been known to throw a good party on their yacht.
As a pioneer in technology, it is no surprise that the late Steve Jobs owned a superyacht that looks completely futuristic. The unbelievable yacht, named Venus, cost around $123 million and measured up at a whopping 255.91 feet.
Venus caters for 12 guests along with 22 crew in 14 cabins, making it spacious and luxurious. Venus is said to be jam-packed with state of the art technology but sadly, Jobs never got to enjoy his yacht as he passed away before it was launched.
Christiano Ronaldo is amongst the best soccer players in the world, and as much as he works hard on the pitch, he likes to play harder. Ronaldo is often seen spending his summers on this sleek yacht named Aya, which has a crew of three and six cabins which can accommodate six guests.
The yacht costs around $55,500-per-week to rent, but this is pocket change for Ronaldo. However, in 2017 when he was aboard with friends, customs officers stopped the boat and raided it.
Being a teen idol, it is hard for Justin Bieber to get some privacy, even on vacation. As a result, Bieber has been known to grace some of the biggest and best yachts in the world, and this 282ft superyacht, Ecstasea, was his go-to.
The $120 million can accommodate 15 guests in eight cabins, along with a crew of 27. With a helipad, jacuzzi, gym, and state of the art water sports, Justin Bieber and company including Sofia Richie, Barbra Palvin and Selena Gomez, know how to vacation.
Businessman David Geffen is worth around $6.5 billion and his yacht Rising Sun is the 11th largest in the world, at a whopping 453ft long. The superyacht costs an estimated $590 million and Geffen bought it off of Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation.
The huge yacht can spaciously house over 16 guests along with a crew of 45 strong. Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Karlie Kloss, Mariah Carey and the Obamas have all been spotted enjoying the pools, water sports and luxurious decks on board.
Pop princess Rihanna certainly knows how to soak up the sun in style aboard this 170ft yacht, named Latitude, worth $23 million. Latitude can sleep up to 12 guests in six spacious rooms, and guests are looked after by a crew of 13.
Rihanna is often seen posting pictures of her aboard the yacht in the Cote d’Azur and the blue waters in Ibiza. Guests can take full advantage of the gym, jacuzzi, water sports and a number of outdoor decks. For just $284,000, you too can vacation aboard Latitude.
If you think you’ve seen this yacht before, it’s because you have! Harry Potter author J.K Rowling was the person who purchased Proteksan Turquoise AMPHITRITE from Johnny Depp for $20 million.
AMPHITRITE can accommodate 10 guests in five bedrooms, with an additional crew of nine. However, despite J.K getting full use out of the boat, it was reported that she put it up for sale in 2016 for an asking price of $21 million. It can also be chartered for $130,000 per week.
Having built an empire from Jordan sneakers, along with his legendary basketball career, Michael Jordan is worth an estimated $1.65 billion. Jordan has often been seen cruising around the Caribbean in this 106.99ft yacht named Mr Terrible, worth $46.9 million.
The yacht can accommodate up to six guests in three cabins along with a crew of two, to ensure optimum relaxation. Michael and his guests can take advantage of the scuba equipment, hot tub, wet bar and even a margarita machine.
When you’re one of the richest men in the world and worth $91.8 billion, only the best will do. Microsoft founder Bill Gates might be a modest man, but when it comes to yachts, he goes all out. Gates and his family spend their off time aboard this 439.30ft superyacht, The Serene, worth a huge $330 million.
The boat has everything you would ever need including 15 cabins, accommodating 24 guests, a crew of 52, a swimming pool, gym, elevator, and fully staffed kitchen. For $5 million-per-week, it’s quite the getaway.
Beyonce and Jay Z
Hip Hop and Rap royalty, Beyonce and Jay Z have a combined worth of $1.16 billion, so they can afford to spend their vacations on this $70 million super-yacht. This 213 foot yacht called Galactica Star can sleep up to 12 guests and costs $900,000-per-week to rent.
The yacht has amenities including a swimming pool, a helipad, a high-end restaurant and an infinity jacuzzi. Whether they are cruising around Croatia, the South of France or the Mediterranean, Beyonce and Jay Z know how to travel in style.
Iconic singer and composer, Elton John is said to be worth around $480 million, so lapping up the luxury was almost second nature to him. Elton has been spotted spending his time on this 164ft mega yacht, Wabi Sabi, with plenty of his famous friends.
The yacht is said to be worth around $25.9 million and can sleep up to 12 guests in 8 rooms, along with a crew of 12. Wabi Sabi also has a jacuzzi on deck, gym, swimming platform and a barbecue area.
Media mogul and talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey snapped up this 164ft, $60 million yacht Vango, although now renamed as Trending. Being worth $2.8 billion, there is only so much Oprah could do with her fortune, so a superyacht was of course on the agenda.
Trending sleeps up to 12 guests in six rooms, along with a crew of 10. Oprah’s guests have included the Obama’s, Princess Beatrice and Russell Crowe who no doubt took advantage of the large deck, jacuzzi, and gym.
As one of the greatest rockstars, it is no surprise that U2 frontman, Bono, owns a super-yacht. This 160-foot, $24 million, Codecasa Yacht named CYAN is where Bono spends many of his summers.
It can hold 12 guests in six cabins and has a large deck complete with a spa pool, and many sunbathing options. Celebrities including Gerard Butler, George Clooney and Sacha Baron Cohen have been seen on it.
Owning plenty of expensive real estate was not enough for Nicole Kidman and she splashed out on this 151 foot, $4.5 million yacht, Hokulani. It holds five luxury cabins which can accommodate 10 people, a hot tub, and a full entertainment system.
Kidman and husband Kieth Urban have often been seen yachting around her native Australia and Europe in the summer months. A couple of years ago, her Sydney neighbors complained that her huge yacht was blocking the view from their apartments.
P Diddy has never been one to give up on hosting parties, and what better way to do it than on a mega-yacht. Diddy purchased this 194.88ft yacht Oasis for $72 million, from Eric Smidt, the executive chairman of Google.
Since then, Diddy has thrown huge parties on it for celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Beyonce, among others. Other amenities on the boat include a nightclub, swimming pool and expensive water toys including a $1,699 AquaGlide.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
With six kids, how else do you keep them all in one place, other than chartering a yacht? When now-exes Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went on a family trip to Sydney with their large brood, they rented this modest 87ft yacht, Ghost I.
At just $8,000-per-day, it is much more modest that many of the other yachts available to them, given their large fortune. However, it was reported that in 2014, Brangelina were building a $350 million superyacht, but the ship never set sail.