Few things say rich and famous quite like owning your own luxury yacht. Many of the world’s biggest celebrities and CEOs have invested in their own impressive sea-faring vessels over the years. While some prefer to keep things simple with a private boat they can enjoy with their families, others have invested millions in gigantic, feature-rich “superyachts”.
If you’re looking for a new yacht to add to your vision board, or you just want to learn a little more about the lives of the rich and famous, you’re in the right place. Here are just some of the most impressive yachts ever owned by celebrities.
1. Venus (Owned by Steve Jobs’ Family)
The amazing motor yacht “Venus” was created specifically for Steve Jobs by Feadship. Designed from the most impressive materials and components in the world, this stylish 78m vessel definitely made some waves for the Apple founder. It was created in collaboration with a yacht designer named Philippe Starck, and consisted primarily of aluminium for lightweight aerodynamics.
2. Musashi (Owned by Larry Ellisson)
Best known for co-founding the Oracle corporation, Larry Ellison is one of the richest people in the world today. It only makes sense that he would own his own incredible mega-yacht. Launched by Feadship, similar to Steve Jobs’ yacht, the Musashi is an 88m vessel, designed in collaboration with De Voogt Naval Architects. The name was inspired by a famous Japanese Samuri. Larry Ellison has also owned another amazing yacht over the years, known as the “Rising Sun”, a 138m vessel.
3. Octopus (Owned by Paul Allen)
The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, is yet another famous bespoke yacht owner. He actually owns a handful of motor yachts, including the Meduse, Tatoosh, and the Octopus. The Octopus is particularly well-known, as it has taken part in a number of rescue operations over the years. The vessel is equipped with a submarine, and two helipads, as well as a range of lavish facilities, such as a basketball court, swimming pool, and movie theatre.
4. Seven Seas (Owned by Steven Spielberg)
One of the best-known directors and producers of all time, Steven Spielberg is no stranger to the wonders of the open water. His super-yacht, known as the “Seven Seas” was designed by Nuvolari Lenard. Measuring around 86m, this incredible vessel features a host of large interior living spaces and amenities, including an infinity swimming pool on the aft deck. This swimming pool can even be transformed into a custom entertainment area, or helipad.
5. Main (Owned by Giorgio Armani)
Major fashion designer, Giorgi Armani is another celebrity who has explored the seas on his yacht over the years. The 65m luxury vessel, Main was designed by Codecasa, and created according to exact specifications from Armani itself. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the vessel is a sleek and sophisticated yacht, with a dark green hull made of aluminium and steel. Main can accommodate up to 14 guests in luxurious living areas, and features some stunning interior styling.
6. Amphitrite (Owned by JK Rowling)
J.K Rowling, the world-renowned author of the Harry Potter books, purchased her impressive yacht in 2016. This breathtakingly 47.6m vessel was named “Amphitrite”, and was previously owned by the actor, Johnny Depp. The boat was designed by Taka Yachts, and built by the Turquoise Yachts brand, in Turkey. Amphitrite doesn’t just look fantastic on the outside; it has some amazing interior design elements too, with spaces produced by Redman Whitley Dixon.
7. Privacy (Owned by Tiger Woods)
Who doesn’t want a little time from themselves on occasion? That appears to be exactly what Tiger Woods was looking for when he purchased his motor yacht, Privacy. The yacht was commissioned in 2004 for a price of $20 million, and was designed and built by Christensen Shipyards. The 47.24m vessel boasts a massive living space, and some powerful motors. It can achieve cruising speeds of around 12 knots, with a range of 4000 nm. Tiger Woods’ bride at the time when he purchased the boat, Elin Nordegren, created the interior design.
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