21 Unbelievable Yachts Owned by Celebrities
You know you’re living the good life when you’re cruising the seas in a beautiful super-yacht. Nothing says leisure and luxury more than an enormous, decadent yacht, and these celebs own some of the most insane super-yachts on this planet. From swimming pools to elevators to boats inside of yachts–these photos will absolutely blow your mind, and leave you more than envious!
Take these as a chance to gather some life inspiration and set some lofty goals–by the end you’ll be saying “holy ship!”
Sean “Diddy” Combs: Maraya
Born Sean John Combs, but you might better know him as Puffy Daddy, Diddy, or most famous P. Diddy. The Harlem native is a rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur best known for his album No Way Out, that was certified seven times platinum. He has been very successful throughout his entire music career, winning two Grammy Awards and two MTV music video awards. P. Diddy’s entrepreneurial affiliation is with fashion design. He has his own clothing lines Sean John and Sean by Sean Combs.
The rapper might be worth about $475 million, but his yacht is worth $65 million – dam. It is easy to see how popular music artist, Sean “Diddy” Combs can afford this, but it’s crazy to imagine spending that much money on something you don’t literally live in. This yacht features a projector screen, stage, and a party floor with a built-in bar on the top deck. This luxury 54-foot yacht is so big that it requires 10 staff members on board.
Richard Branson: Necker Belle
Richard Branson is an incredibly intelligent business investor, magnate and philanthropist. This English entrepreneur is the founder of the very well known Virgin Group, which is made up of 400 companies. His success started at the young age of 16 with his mail-order record business. He was knighted in 2000 for his contribution to entrepreneurship and as of last year he is worth $5.2 billion.
Branson has always been very interested in sailing and even has attempted to break world records. He owns one of the fastest catamarans in the world, Necker Belle. It can travel up to 20 knots, and Branson hires it out to others for the cost of $100,000 per week. The yacht can sleep up to 10 people.
Steve Jobs: Venus
Chances are, Steve Jobs is responsible for whatever device you’re reading this article on. Not only is he the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc, but he was also the CEO and largest shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs had a very interesting background. He was adopted as a child and raised in San Fransisco, dropped out of college and traveled India studying Buddhism all before he built his fame and fortune. Sadly, Jobs passed away a year before his yacht was finished and revealed by its designed.
Before his death, Steve Jobs commissioned the yacht to be built by Phillippe Starck. The yacht is built with glass features inspired by the Apple store designs, and it includes six bedrooms with a top-of-the-line electronic communication system to facilitate communication throughout the ship. The ship is run by a group of 27-inch iMac computers located in the wheel house. Job’s widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, maintains ownership of the vessel now and it’s worth is $120 million.
Johnny Depp: Vajoliroja
Chances are very slim that you don’t recognize this name. Johnny Depp is a 52-year-old actor, musician and producer originally from Kentucky, where he most definitely would NOT need a yacht. He really hit it big in the 80s and his momentum seems to never have ceased. He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean – how appropriate that his beautiful yacht made the list, amiright? Not to mention he is listed in the Guinness World Records for being one the highest paid actors of all time being worth $75 million.
As a well-known actor who starred in “Pirates of the Caribbean” when he played the role of Captain Jack Sparrow it’s fitting that Johnny Depp has his own vessel to sail the seas. Maybe his months on the water filming the movies gave him a love for the water? This classic, modern superyacht has a length of 47 meters and was built in Turkey by Proteksan Turquoise. The name “Vajoliroja” comes from a combination of names in the Depp family: “Va” for Vanessa Paradis his girlfriend, “jo” for Johnny’s own name, “liro” after Depp’s daughter Lily Rose, and “ja” for Depp’s son, Jack.
Eric Clapton: Va Bene
Eric Clapton is the musician who needs no introduction. The three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an incredibly talented and famous singer, songwriter and guitarist. You might know him from his band the Yardbirds or Cream. He excels most at Blues music but is still considered a rock and roll God. Oh, and did we mention his 18 Grammys? Sure, he struggled with addition and alcoholism, but what artistic genius hasn’t?
Clapton has well earned his money in the music industry, which is how he could afford to buy the $12 million boat in 2005. His yacht is named “Va Bene” and it was previously owned by Bernie Ecclestone. The story is that Eric Clapton chartered the boat and liked it so much he decided right then and there to buy it. The yacht is 47.8 meters long and it can house as many as 12 people at one time.
Tiger Woods: Privacy
And we thought cats didn’t like water. But indeed, Tiger loves his yacht. Even though the vessel’s name is Privacy, he went ahead and revealed a whole lot of details about the boat’s commodities. He bought his baby in 2004 for $20 million. It’s a “155 Trideck Motor Yacht” that can sleep up to 21 people, has a gym, theater and multiple jet skies onboard. If the water is a little chilly, he can just sit in the yacht’s jacuzzi or hangout in the sky-lounge bar.
As one of the best golfers in the world, Tiger Woods is a household name and has won many golf titles. Even though Tiger Woods’ career has been struggling and he recently went through a divorce that was publicized in the gossip news channels, he still has the resources to own a yacht. His current relationship is with Lindsey Vonn, who is an Olympic skier, and the privacy of their relationship might be the inspiration for the name of his yacht: Privacy. The yacht was made by Christensen and it is 47 meters in length. But we must clarify that this golfer doesn’t have the biggest yacht to brag about. Greg Norman’s yacht is 230 ft long, almost 100 ft longer than Mr. Wood’s.
Steven Spielberg: Seven Seas
Steven Spielberg is a name that should make your heart and eyes light up. Why? Because is the co-founder of DreamWorks Studios! Let’s put it this way – if you listed your 10 favorite movies right this moment, Spielberg probably directed a handful of them. The cinematic genius is responsible for classics like Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Saving Private Ryan, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and many more. He has won countless awards for his work and it surprises nobody that he owns a gorgeous yacht that makes this list.
Steven Spielberg reportedly is a net worth of more than $3 billion and this luxury yacht definitely showcases that! “Seven Seas” was built by the Dutch shipbuilding company Oceanco and the 282-foot ship features a cinema screen and an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall. The vessel also include a helicopter pad, gym, spa, massage room and can sleep up to 12 people.
Roman Abramovich: Eclipse
Roman Abramovich is another man who just knew what he was doing with his money. Not only is he a wildly successful businessman, but he has also had experience in politics. Abramovich owns the majority of shares in the private investment company Millhouse LLC. For those of you who are familiar with the multi-billionaire, you probably know him as the owner of Chelsea Football Club. When we say he has money to speeeeend, we are not exaggerating. As of 2015, he is the 12th richest person in Russia and the 137th richest person in the world.
The Russian multi-billionaire has a reputation for liking everything bigger and better than the rest. His yacht is 163.5 meters in length, making it the second largest privately owned yachts in the world. Eclipse was designed by the same person who designed Mansour Bin Sultan Zayed Al Nahyan’s yacht, Topaz – Terence Disdale. This yacht was built by Blohm + Voss from Germany and is worth about $380 million today, but brand new cost $500 million. This gorgeous yacht is made up of 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, three launch boats, a mini submarine, 70 crew members, a missile defense system and two helicopter pads.
Dolce and Gabbana: Regina D’Italia
The fashion house Dolce & Gabbana was founded in 1985 only five years after the two founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, first met in Milan. After the premier of their first line, it totally took off and they had their own store less than a year later. The two have become quite the celebrities appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show and designing costumes for major Hollywood A-listers like Beyoncé.
Joining the ranks of well-known Italian fashion designers with private yachts, Dolce & Gabbana is at the top of the list. Again, this fashion line includes clothing, watches, sunglasses, handbags, and footwear. Their yacht is 51 meters in length and often hosts parties for celebrities and models. The most important thing about this yacht that is no secret to anyone who has seen it, is that the vessel is equipped with a bouncy slide.
Giorgio Armani: Main
Another successful Italian fashion designer is Giorgio Armani who’s primary focus is in tailored, clean-looking menswear. He earned the title of most successful Italian designer in 2001 at which point his label was making $1.6 billion per year. Armani is now worth a whomping $8.5 billion. It’s no wonder he can afford this gorgeous boat on which he spends his vacations and free time.
He also sails the seas in his own luxury yacht. Giorgio’s yacht matches the sleek, elegant, classy designs that are incorporated into his clothing lines. Codecasa is the designer of this yacht, and the ship is nicknamed “Main.” The classy design of the black yacht has drawn photographers looking for a stylish place for their photo shoots. The ship fits in well with the other photos found in the high fashion magazines! Giorgio Armani also own a second yacht named “Maria” after his mother, and this second yacht is 163 feet in length.
Paul Allen: Octopus
Bill Gate’s bestie Paul Allen not only went to the same Seattle high school with him, but eventually went into business with him co-founding Microsoft in 1975. Hello, big bucks. Paul Allen ended up leaving Microsoft due to health issues, but reinvented himself after beating the disease. He focused a lot of his time living large and investing in his beautiful megayacht Octopus. His superyacht features two helipads, making it easy to access this ship from any location. Other onboard features include multiple game rooms, a spa, recording studio, hot tub, swimming pool, movie theater, and two submarines.
Good news ladies, Allen is still single, so if you’re looking for both a yacht and a date…I mean, he is the 39th richest person in the world worth about $18 billion. When he is not traveling the world on his beautiful boat, he is busy owning the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers. If you’re not really into the adventurous type or the sports-fan type – don’t worry. He is also quite the brainiac having founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Science.
Sir Philip Green: Lionheart
Sir Philip Green is quite the powerhouse acting as the Chairman for the retail giant Arcadia Group, which includes Topshop, Topman, Evans, Burtons, Miss Selfridge, Dorthy Perkins and Outfit. Yes, he was born into money – but it was his smart business decisions that led to his success. When his father passed away, he inherited a lot of money and at age 21 he started buying jeans from the Far East to sell in London – So his career in fashion was born; without which, he would never have been able to afford the megayacht Lionheart.
The 206-foot long vessel was designed by Stefano Natucci, and it includes every luxury you could imagine. Onboard features include an electrically designed sun deck, high-class bar, and an on-deck swimming pool. It requires a relatively large crew to keep it running and can house up to 12 guests in 6 different cabins. Just this year, Green changed the name of his beautiful Monaco-based vessel from Lionheart to Lioness V.
Bono: The Cyan
Bono, born Paul David Hewson, is the Irish rockstar most famous for being the lead singer of U2. He is about as well-rounded as it gets. Not only is he the lead singer of U2, but he essentially writes all the lyrics and is famous for his activism efforts. Majority of his focus is on Africa. He co-founded DATA, EDUN, Product Red and the ONE Campaign. He is recognized by Elizabeth II of the UK with honorary knighthood for his contribution to the music industry and philanthropy. Like many millionaires with money to spend, he too purchased a beautiful luxury yacht named The Cyan.
As the lead singer of U2, Bono has performed all over the world. Even though he doesn’t travel to his concert locations on his yacht, it is a great getaway when he needs some time to recover after a busy touring schedule. Bono has led U2 for over 30 years, and his music has withstood the test of time. Cyan was built by Codecasa, and it is 49 meters in length, house 6 cabins and can house up to 12 people.
Mansour Bin Sultan Zayed Al Nahyan: Topaz
Born Mansour bin Sultan Zayed Al Nahyan is more commonly referred to as Sheikh Mansour and paid $527 million for this beautiful boat. He is the young and handsome deputy prime minister if the United Arab Emirates and member of the ruling family Abu Dhabi (wiki). Sheik Mansour is a very successful business man with stakes in a wide variety of companies including Sky News Arabia, Abu Dhabi United Group and Virgin Galactic.
Luxury yacht Topaz is 482 feet long, which is longer than some of the cruise ships that sail the waters. Once you are onboard the ship, you have access to the vessel’s gym, swimming pool, two hot tubs, movie theater and two helicopter ports. The interior was personally designed by Terence Disdale. The outside was designed by Tim Heywood Design team. The ship is made up of eight decks and auxiliary boats. For when they’re wanting a joy ride other than on Topaz itself, they have their choice of jet skies, inflatable boats, a mini-submarine and small catamaran.
Robert Cavalli: Baglietto
The über Italian Roberto Cavalli is from the city of Florence and has an incredible way with prints, patchwork and denim. This 75-year-old fashion designer is well-known for being out-of-the-ordinary creative. Cavalli’s fashion designs often include exotic prints, and his unique colors and patterns have been incorporated into the design of his yacht, Baglietto. Nearly every person has worn clothing inspired by Roberto Cavalli’s designs, because he is credited for the idea of sand blasted jeans patterns.
His yacht incorporates a blend of colors on the side of the ship, that melts from gold, orange, red, purple, blue, and finally to green. The iridescent colors are easy to spot in any location on the water. He liked the look so much so, that his car and helicopter are painted the same way. According to Racked, it cost about $40 million to build, not including its expensive paint job.
Saddam Hussein: Al Mansur
Most people don’t consider Saddam Hussein a “celebrity,” but he is a well-known villain in the states whose name is recognized around the world. In case you’re not well-versed in politics or foreign affairs, Saddam Hussein is the individual who President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair were most certain was holding extremely dangerous weapons of mass destruction. He was ultimately sentenced to death in 2006 by hanging, but only after this yacht was given to him as a gift.
When Hussein was called a hero by certain countries for initiating a war in the Middle East, a royal family in Saudi Arabia gave Hussein a yacht as a thank you gift. “Al Mansur” was 85 meters long and it had the perfect design for someone who might need a fast getaway. A secret passage on the yacht led down to an escape pod where a mini-submarine could be accessed. This beautiful ship was destroyed in a United States air strikes, and it sunk after being hit 16 times.
Nicole Kidman: Hokulani
The gorgeous Australian actress and producer Nicole Kidman is one or women who top this list. She is most famous for appearing in movie such as Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, Batman Forever and Eyes Wide Shut. Kidman ditched her ride on the Batmobile and upgraded to this beautiful boat named Hokulani. Hokulani was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, but built by Palmer Johnson Yachts back home in Australia.
Kidman sails the sea in style on her luxury yacht. With a a master stateroom, VIP double stateroom, and several twin cabins, there is plenty of space to host up to 10 guests on board. The yacht features a comfortable space with luxurious finishes and you can find glossy cherrywood throughout the ship. Some of the unique features include a swim platform, lots of deck space, and a centralized and integrated entertainment system.
Andrey Melnichenko: “A”
Another Russian billionaire who enjoys sailing the sea is Andrey Melnichenko. A reoccurring theme here – the more money you have – the bigger your boat. Obviously. And with Melnichenko possessing a net worth of $8 billion, it’s no wonder his yacht is massive! The 43-year-old Russian is the founder of MDM Bank, co-founded Eurochem, co-founded Suek, founded SGK and TMK- yeah, he has his hands full…of money.
His yacht, named “A” was designed by Philippe Starck and no expense was spared when the yacht was built. Fingerprint security access is required, and security is a high priority with 44 security cameras and bomb-proof windows. Not sure what kind of enemies Melnichenko has made over the years, but damn – seems like he is afraid of something. The interior features silver leaf walls and a stair case that cost $60,000. In the master bedroom, the king size bed can rotate with the push of a button, allowing him to enjoy the surrounding views without getting out of bed.
David Geffen: Rising Sun
Talk about someone who does it all. David Geffen is not only an American film producer and record executive, but he is also a very successful business magnate and philanthropist. His successes range from co-creating Asylum Records to Geffen Records to DreamWorks SKG alongside Steven Spielberg. Another boy from Brooklyn, Geffen broke out of the east coast and moved to Los Angeles to start his career in the entertainment business. Despite suffering from dyslexia, he more than thrived in the city of angels.
This yacht, designed by Jon Bannenberg in 2004, is one of the largest ships on record – it’s the 11th largest in the world to be exact. “Rising Sun” has 82 rooms on board and jacuzzi tubs in all the bathrooms – talk about luxury! Some of the yacht’s other features include a basketball court, wine cellar, helicopter pad and a movie theater to keep guests entertained. The vessel cost over $200 million to build and can get up to 28 knots.