Celebrity Yacht Owners

Ever wondered which celebrities own a Super Yacht?
You may think that a lot of them since you always see pictures of various celebrities on yachts, but mostly they are only chartered or borrowed from their rich friends. So let’s see who owns what, from actors, sportsman to former dictators.

1. Tiger Woods –  MY "Privacy" - Christensen 47 m (155 feet)
Given the crazy level of media hype regarding famous pro golfer Tiger Wood’s private life, of late, it is perhaps very lucky that the brilliant golfer owns a luxury motor yacht named PRIVACY. The yacht is a wonderful Christensen built superyacht where he can get away and enjoy the ultimate privacy onboard and hopefully an improved lifestyle.

2. Steven Spielberg  - MY "Seven Seas" – Oceanco 86 m (282 feet)
The 282-feet monstrosity was built by Dutch shipyard Oceanco and designed by Nuvolari Lenard Design and supposedly costs about 150€ million. It was modeled to Spielberg's specifications - which include an interior design scheme of walnut, teak and rosewood, as well as an infinity pool with a 15 ft. glass wall that can also be converted to a cinema screen.

3. Johnny Depp – MY "Vajoliroja" – Proteksan Turquoise 47 m (156 feet)
Johnny Depp the "Pirate of the Carribean" actually owns a luxury motor yacht.  It was built by Proteksan Turquoise and was built in Turkey in 2001 and is a large modern classic luxury superyacht 47m (156ft)  long.
Depp named the yacht "Vajoliroja", a combination of the first letters of the names of each member in his family "VA", for his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, "JO", for himself, "LIRO", for his 10-year-old daughter Lily Rose and "JA", for his 8-year-old son, Jack.
If you want to experience what Johnny Depp does, now is the opportunity since he rents out his boat. If you've Got an Extra 90,000€ Per Week of course!

4. Bono – MY "Cyan" – Codecasa 49 m (160 feet)
Bono, a 51 year old famous rock singer of superband U2, one of the world’s best-known humanitarians and leading charity activists, is understood to have bought the superyacht Cyan in 2008. The luxury motor yacht was built by the respected Codecasa firm from central Italy.


But the most parties, celebrities and models gather on the yachts of famous fashion designers like Dolce and Gabbana - mainly men:), Roberto Cavalli and Giorgo Armani.

5. Roberto Cavallis - MY “RC” - Baglietto 41m (134feet) stands out in any marina as it is painted iridescent purple, green and gold.

6. Georgio Armani - The MY "Main" - Codecasa 65m (210 feet) owned by Georgio Armani is well known for its various foto shoots for fashion magazines which were taken on this Beautiful Black Codecasa yacht.

7. D&G - MY "Regina D’Italia" - Codecasa 51m (170 feet) the owners Dolce and Gabbana know how to use it for various fun activities as sliding into the water and other as seen on the picture.


Now lets see which former Statesman owned a Super Yacht to showcase their power!

8. Josip Broz Tito – MY "Galeb" – 112 m (370 feet)
MY Galeb was used by the late President of the Yugoslav Republic Marshal Josip Broz Tito on his numerous foreign trips. He welcomed on the yacht many heads of state, as well as other persons of worldwide renown. During its lifetime (1952 - 1980) under Tito  MY "Galeb" made more than 86 thousend  nautical miles (159.387 km) and more than 100 world statesmen stayed on it.

On 22 May 2009, the ship was sold to the city of Rijeka for $150.000. The City of Rijeka plans to use the ship as a museum.

9. Saddam Hussein – MY “Al Mansur” – 85 m (280 feet)
Sadam received "Al Mansur" as a present from the Saudis for fighting Iran in one of the bitterest and most destructive conflicts since the Second World War. On the Yacht there was apparently also a secret passage leading to a mini-submarine escape pod, which is the sort of luxury that never dates.

As it turned out, the multi million euros yacht was bombed 16 times in coalition air strikes and in the end also sank as you can see on the pictures.


And even if you are not a celebrity, owning the biggest boat makes you one.

10. Roman Abramovic - MY “Eclipse” - Blohm + Voss 163 m (536 feet)
The above stated refers to the biggest private yacht in the world who’s owner is well known Russian billionaire, owner of Football club Chelsea, Roman Abramovic. The Eclipse was launched 2010 by Blohm + Voss and is a staggering 163,5 meters long (536 feet).

So tell us now, who had or has the best style and taste or just too much money to spend.


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Flibs 2011 - Fort Lauderdale International boat show

After the optimism generated by a vibrant Monaco event the Yacht industry turned to the American market, which was showcased at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This years show opened it's doors from the 27th til the 31st of October. It is the largest in-water boat show in the world with more than $3 billion worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder across the globe, as well as exotic cars, clothing and jewelry.

The boat show was so big that they even launched a new MyBoatShow iPhone and Android application to help attendees navigate through the show.

The Boat Show encompasses more than 3 million square feet of space, both on land and in water, and is all connected by the Show’s Transportation Network of water taxis, riverboats and bus shuttles.

You could see FAST boats

and even FASTER cars.

But there were also BIG cars

and even BIGGER boats!

The main attraction of the show however were the new Jetlev-Flyer. Their motto is Stop dreaming, start flying. You might say what is Jetlev! Take a look at the video taken on the show and you will be amazed.

And the price? 100.000 EUR, but who said that the dreams are cheap.

Since it is an American event it comes by no surprise that the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale compared the Boat show the the Super Bowl: "To the city of Fort Lauderdale, this boat show is our Super Bowl".

Compared to the Monaco boat show the atmosphere in Florida was rather more muted. Maybe one of the reasons was also the two day tropical storm which forced prospective buyers away from the docks and the yachts on display.

But the perfect Fort Lauderdale surroundings (also know as Venice of America) round up the show perfectly and made it worth the visit, as you can see in the video bellow.

(video taken by YachtsXL)


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Top 7: Largest sailing yachts

Rank 1: Sea Cloud, lenght 109,5m (360 feet)

Sea Cloud is a 109.50m (359.25feet) sail yacht built by Krupp Germaniawerft and launched in 1931. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Cox & Stevens. Her exterior is styled by the in-house Cox & Stevens team who are also responsible for the entire engineering package. She was last refitted in 1978.

Rank 2: Eos, lenght 92,92m (305 feet)

At an astounding 92.9 meters (305 feet), Eos  rivals even some of the more notable motoryachts around. Eos was delivered in 2006 and is a three-masted, Bermuda-rigged schooner. Her owner is widely reported to be Barry Diller, the media entrepreneur.

Rank 3: Athena, lenght 90m (295 feet)

Another three-masted schooner, this lady launched from Royal Huisman in 2004. She may be third on this list, but she’s the largest all-aluminum sailing yacht in the world. Athena comes in at 90 meters (295 feet), and each of her three masts rises 58.8 meters (193 feet). Athena was commissioned by Jim Clark, known for founding Netscape.

Rank 4: Maltese Falcon, lenght 88,12m (289 feet)

Maltese Falcon. Impossible to miss on the horizon due to her DynaRig design, called the Falcon Rig, Maltese Falcon was built by Perini Navi in 2006. She’s 88 meters (289 feet) of modern technology, with the masts’ rotation and sails’ operation all controlled via push buttons that are incredibly intuitive and simple to use.

Rank 5: Stad Amsterdam, lenght 76,20m (250 feet)

Stad Amsterdam is a 76.2m (250 feet) sailing yacht built by Damen and launched in 2000 and refitted in 2009 to put her in excellent condition.

Rank 6: Mirabella V, lenght 75,22m (247 feet)

The year 2004 saw this 75.22-meter (247-foot) sailing yacht officially delivered, making history as the largest single-masted sailing yacht. It rises 88.5 meters (292 feet). Her owner is Joseph Vittoria, the former chairman and CEO of Avis.

Rank 7: Phocea, lenght 75,15m (246 feet) 

Dating back to 1976, Phocea was conceived as a racing yacht, built at Toulon Naval Dockyard. She was soon converted into a charter yacht. Coming in at 75.1 meters (246 feet), Phocea was acquired for private use in the late 1990s by Mouna Ayoub, a Lebanese business woman alternately referred to as a socialite and a super-shopper, with a huge haute couture collection.

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