Celebrity Superyachts That Will Make Your Jaw Drop
Ever wonder how your favorite celebrities spend all those million-dollar paychecks? From private jets to five-star resort vacations, luxury purchases are one of the most common ways for stars to flaunt their wealth in the air and on land.
But did you know that celebs like Leonardi DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are also obsessed with showing off their riches at sea? Check out these celebrity superyachts that will make your jaw drop!
Leonardo DiCaprio's Superyacht Topaz
To be honest, Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't actually own this particular superyacht, but he loves to rent out the Topaz when it's time to party with friends. If you guessed that even rental comes at a steep price, you would be right. Allegedly, the Titanic star pays about 3.75 million euros to charter the Topaz for a single week. (Crazy, right?)
J.K. Rowling's Superyacht Amphitrite
If you aren’t familiar with her story, J.K. Rowling’s life is a true "rags to riches" tale, ranging from poverty to striking it rich as the author of the Harry Potter franchise. As a matter of fact, she was a humble secretary before she became one of the biggest names in the world.
The Edge’s Superyacht Cyan
News outlets originally reported that The Edge's U2 bandmate Bono owned the Cyan, but The Edge actually squashed that rumor when he quipped, "It’s mine. Bono doesn’t know anything about boats." The confusion is easy to explain. Because the Cyan was so expensive, The Edge asked a couple of friends to help him buy the boat.
Giorgio Armani’s Superyacht Mariù
News flash: Giorgio Armani is so much more than just a fabulous clothing designer. In fact, Armani helped design his first customizable yacht. Named the Mariù, the multibillionaire created the ship to comfortably fit up to 12 friends or family members. It even has its own elevator to go with those aluminum ceilings, oak paneling and pine floorboards.
Giorgio Armani’s Superyacht Maìn
Giorgio Armani is one of the richest designers on earth, so, naturally, he needs more than one yacht to show off his enormous fortune. That's where Armani's other superyacht, the Maìn, comes in. Contributing to the design himself, the billionaire crafted his houseboat after his own signature Italian style. It doesn't look too showy, but it's actually much fancier that you might imagine for a houseboat.
David Gilmour’s Superyacht Astoria
If you love Pink Floyd, then you already know David Gilmour is a legend in his own right. And like any rock king, he deserves his own ultra-chic superyacht. Called the Astoria, the big ship measures 27 meters long and has a music studio onboard.
Rafael Nadal’s Superyacht Beethoven
Famous professional tennis star, Rafael Nadal is worth almost $200 million. To be quite honest, that's a lot of money for someone who hails from a little known place called the Balearic Islands. Apparently, that's where the young athlete first discovered his love of sailing.
Steve Jobs’ Superyacht Venus
First of all, rest in peace to billionaire and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, but you have to admit, Jobs had an amazing life before he passed away. Just take a look at his extraordinary superyacht, Venus, which he didn't even live to see completed. (Don't worry, the Jobs' family still owns the boat.)
Steven Spielberg’s Superyacht Seven Seas
If you remember the iconic line from Jaws, "You’re gonna need a bigger boat," you wouldn't be shocked to learn that director Steven Spielberg took it to heart. The popular producer bought his superyacht, Seven Seas, for a whopping $200 million. Measuring more than 280 feet long, it boasts a cinema with lots of seating, a huge screen and a projector.
Billy Joel’s Superyacht Vendetta
Born in the Bronx, New York, Billy Joel is one of the best-selling musical artists in the world. It’s not shocking he made more than enough money to buy himself at least five megayachts. If you're curious about which one is the fastest, that would be the Vendetta.
Richard Branson’s Superyacht Necker Belle
This one is a no-brainer. When you're as rich as billionaire philanthropist and businessman Richard Branson, you would be crazy not to buy a crazy expensive superyacht. Even though the Virgin Group founder owns an island, he decided he had to add a 5.3-million-pound boat to his repertoire as well.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's Superyacht Hokulani
Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman and her country crooner hubby, Keith Urban, have spent their money wisely on the superyacht Hokulani. The three-story boat features wakeboards, water skis, snorkeling gear and jacuzzis for water fun, plus luxury essentials like a glass roof and huge televisions. It's truly a home away from home.
Diddy’s Superyacht Oasis
Diddy has had a ton of nicknames over the years, including P. Diddy and Puff Daddy. However, nothing has stuck better than "mega-millionaire." That being said, the multi-hyphenate rapper-turned-businessman bought the Oasis yacht from Google's chief executive officer.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Superyacht Galactica Star
Speaking of Jay and Bey, they aren't just superyacht guests — they're superyacht owners (sort of). Yes, when they're not busy making music and touring the world together, Beyoncé and Jay-Z like to spend time on the $42 million dollar boat, the Galactica Star. The billionaire pair doesn’t actually own the boat; they rent it from Nigerian businessman Kola Aluko.
Rihanna’s Superyacht Latitude
Known to break the rules in both music and fashion, Rihanna breaks the rules at the yacht club too. She recently spent her vacation in the French Riviera sailing on a superyacht called Latitude. At almost 175 feet long, the gigantic ship has its own sky lounge, beach club and staterooms.
Nicolas Cage’s Superyacht Sarita
Even though Nicolas Cage is a mega-famous actor, he still managed to blow through his $150 million fortune over the course of about 15 years. It sounds even crazier when you think about what he spent his hard-earned riches on — think tiny pygmy heads and dino skulls.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Superyacht Ghost
Clearly, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie knew how to party like rock stars during their long relationship together. They spent a lot of their free time aboard Australian businessman Anthony Bell's boat, Ghost. Back then, it wasn't uncommon to see the two celebs and their gaggle of kids sailing around the Sydney Harbor.
Elton John’s Superyacht Wabi Sabi
First things first, we're totally loving the adorable name for Elton John's superyacht. Lovingly called the Wabi Sabi, Elton supposedly recently sold the boat for about $26 million. Complete with a barbecue pit, luxury furnishings and flat-screen televisions, the Wabi Sabi sleeps more than 10 guests every night in beautifully furnished rooms.
Tiger Woods’ Superyacht Privacy
If you haven't heard of Tiger Woods, you must be living under a rock somewhere. The titan of golf is still on top after a long, difficult stretch filled with bad publicity, cheating and injuries. In fact, Woods recently won another green jacket at East Lake Golf Club, proving he's still the king of the Masters’ putting green.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Superyacht Aya
Imagine what it would be like if the police surprised you with an invasive raid of your superyacht while you were on vacation. Astonishingly, that is exactly what happened to international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo when he was on his boat, Aya, two years ago.
Eric Clapton’s Superyacht Va Bene
If you're in love with Eric Clapton's guitar solos, then you may be happy to learn he's making good use of your concert money. On top of his passion for playing music, Clapton is an avid sailor, particularly when it comes to his superyacht, Va Bene (which translates as "goes well" in Italian).
Elon Musk’s Superyacht Mr. Steven
If you thought that Elon Musk's 200-foot long superyacht was strictly for partying purposes, you would be dead wrong. Shockingly, the Tesla founder's yacht, Mr. Steven, was built to help with his rocket recovery project. What makes Mr. Steven so unique is that it casts a special net that can actually catch falling pieces from his SpaceX rocket launches.
Roman Abramovich’s Superyacht Eclipse
Not that many people know what it's like to be a successful businessman, celebrity and yacht enthusiast at the same time. Incredibly, Russian multibillionaire Roman Abramovich happens to be one of those rare people. As a shareholder in the Chelsea Football Club, Abramovich spends his spare time entertaining the stars on his amazing yacht, Eclipse.
Victoria and David Beckham's Superyacht Horizon E88
As one of the wealthiest (and most attractive) couples in England, Victoria and David Beckham can definitely afford to take a break every now and then. Because they're the owners of a superyacht that’s worth almost 4 million pounds, it's beyond easy for the Beckhams to sail off into the sunset at the drop of a hat.
Justin Bieber’s Superyacht Ecstasea
Justin Bieber loves to share the wealth when it comes to his personal megayacht, the Ecstasea. As a matter of fact, the famous pop star is known to rent out his handsome ship for Hollywood parties and family events. Originally created for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, it was sold to an unknown bidder in 2009.
David Geffen’s Superyacht Rising Sun
If you've ever bought a ticket for a DreamWorks film, then you have contributed to owner David Geffen's yacht fund. As the founder of both Geffen and Asylum Records, Geffen has had a pretty impressive career. He sold Geffen Records to MCA Records for $550 million years ago.
Bill Gates’ Superyacht Serene
Thanks to his philanthropic efforts, Bill Gates isn't exactly the richest man in the world anymore, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still hop aboard his private yacht and sail around the globe at his leisure. Incredibly, he once spent an eye-popping $5 million, just to rent Serene for a week in 2014.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's Superyacht Regina d’Italia
For those who can't get enough of Dolce and Gabbana's clothing, imagine what it's like to spend a day aboard the famous duo's ship. Owned by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the Regina d’Italia is truly a sight to behold. With a built-in waterslide, jacuzzi and pool, the floating paradise has hosted many celebrity parties on its glamourous decks.
Calvin Klein’s Superyacht Vantage
Calvin Klein is one of the most renowned and talented designers in the fashion industry, and his massive success comes with an abundance of riches. Designed to honor Klein's minimalist chic look, the Vantage contains a warm, carpeted interior. To mix it up, the exterior has amenities like a barbecue pit, bar and jacuzzi.
Sir Philip Green’s Superyacht Lionheart
Last but not least, there's Sir Philip Green’s superyacht, Lionheart. Worth almost $5 billion, Green has more than enough money to throw around on life's little pleasures, including things like building yachts. He has actually built three yachts, with the Lionheart being the most impressive.