Celeb Yachts: The Most Expensive Ships in Hollywood's Fleet
Celebrities are known to spend and invest in the most expensive, extravagant, and peculiar material items. One especially luxurious purchase that many of the rich and famous spend their millions on would be a yacht. These large, luxurious celeb yachts can cost upwards of tens of millions of dollars, sometimes even much more! Because of the hefty price of these celeb yachts, it takes an incredibly wealthy person to buy into this kind of grandeur.
On the other hand, no extravagant getaway compares to a vacation quite like on a private yacht. In reality, these yachts are simply luxurious manners to escape from everyday stresses… or bond with friends and family. Whatever the reason, these celebrities and celeb yachts are the best in the business. Let’s take a look at their sea-faring magic and how the rich and famous love to live it up on their own mobile, mechanical islands.
Billy Joel - Vendetta
Thanks to all his hits, Billy Joel has invested in boating for years. Although he has his share of personal yachts, Vendetta may be his best one yet. The boat gets its design from a 1920s motor yacht, which is perfect for getaways and joy rides on the open sea. Worth: $1.3 million
David Beckham - Seafair
Soccer Legend David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham own one beauty of a yacht. Onboard, the Seafair has a gym, a cabin space that can accommodate eight couples and its very own art gallery. Worth: $4 million
Nicole Kidman - Hokulani
Hokulani is a stunning 150-foot yacht with a champagne-colored exterior, a posh, sporty interior, and has features such as private movie theater and a unique sunbathing deck. Its name came from the Hawaiian translation of its owner’s name, Nicole Kidman. Initially, the vessel was docked at her Sydney property, but she decided to sell it after relocating to the United States with her husband, Keith Urban. Worth: $4.5 million
Richard Branson - Necker Belle
It was dubbed as the best-refitted superyachts in the world by the World Superyacht Awards in 2010. Richard Bronson reportedly spent $6 million for the boat and only two years in renovation to reach nautical brilliance. Worth: $6.6 million
Brad Pitt - Ghost II
Once used as a getaway for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the supercharged yacht from Australia is 120 feet in length and was designed for private getaways. In addition, Pitt installed signal jamming tech to disable any device trying to snap a picture within the range of the boat. Worth: $7 million
Eric Clapton - Va Bene
Besides owning four of the world’s most expensive guitars, Eric Clapton also owns one of the elite superyachts named Va Bene. The yacht made by Richard Hein in the 1990s has twin Caterpillar engines capable of a top speed of 18 knots, cabin space for 25 passengers, and additional upgrades such as a master suite, jet skis, and kayaks. Worth: $10 million
Bono - Cyan
Constructed by Codecasa, the impressive yacht has onboard jet skis, hot tubs, and an outdoor movie theater. Aside from these, U2 front man Bono added his personal touches, such as a state-of-the-art stereo system that runs through the entire vessel, his favorite color, blue, to the ship’s exterior, and a grand piano on the deck. Worth: $11.5 million
Mariah Carey - Capri
Known as the Songbird Supreme, Mariah Carey owns a 192-foot yacht named the Capri. This nautical wonder has two onboard bars, a Jacuzzi, a personal library, and a plush-filled master suite. Carey paid extra for a full-time chef and a supercharged motor system. Worth: $17.6 million
Christiano Ronaldo - Aya London
The Aya London is soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s $18.3 million floating palace. The 155-foot long super yacht features a dining room, hot tub, gym, wet bar, and six cabins, and a movie theater. The yacht has weekly operating costs of about $200,000, which is more than in Ronaldo’s budget considering he’s worth over $450 million.
Sylvester Stallone has taken his family on several yacht vacations over the years on various luxury yachts. This one is the Enchantress in French Riviera. The amazing superyacht is 114ft/35m long and sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 rooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins, and 2 twin cabins. She can also carry up to 7 crew onboard.
Rihanna - Latitude
Rihanna’s 172-yacht Latitude is less a ship and more an $18.8 million floating hotel. The ship features a private beauty salon, massage rooms, a private studio, an alfresco dining room, a sun deck, and 12 staterooms. Sounds like paradise.
Tiger Woods - Privacy
Two times more than his second home, Tiger Woods spent $20 million for this nautical wonder. Privacy is measured at 155 feet and can fit 15-20 passengers with spacious rooms and five guest rooms. However, Woods can be seen on his yacht during his golf tours and matches. Worth: $20 million
Elton John - Wabi-Sabi
With earnings from numerous endorsement deals and his legendary music career, Elton John was able to hire Westport to build him a superyacht. Designed by Donald Starkey and built to Elton’s exacting specifications, the superyacht is bright white. It can house eighteen guests in eight luxury cabins and has a sports twin MTU engine with 3650 horsepower, which gets a cruising speed of 15 knots. Worth: $26 million
J.K. Rowling - Amphitrite
Although Johnny Depp once owned the yacht, J.K. Rowling purchased this ship in 2015 for a staggering $27 million. Despite its cutting edge satellite system, 12-knot cruising speed, and multiple guest rooms, Rowling put the boat up for sale after only a year with an asking price of $19 million.
Nicholas Cage - Sarita
Sarita is a luxurious yacht with enough space to comfortably house a dozen passengers and a signature bright, wood-carved dining room. However, its owner Nicolas Cage decided to sell it for $29 million.
Giorgio Armani - Main
Giorgio Armani, who is known for being one of the most luxurious designers in the world designed and owns a 65-meter yacht named Main. This was constructed by Codecasa and is considered as one of the largest ships ever built. Armani is known for his dark hull color and sleek interior style, which he applied on the oversized, pointed prow features of the yacht. Worth: $60 million
Calvin Klein - Vantage
Fashion mogul Calvin Klein’s 150 foot long superyacht Vantage is known as one of the world’s most elegant, which fits with its owner’s image. The ship features a party deck, a private sundeck, and 6 full-size cabins. Vantage is worth an estimated $60 million.
Gwyneth Paltrow - Silolona
Between her mega-successful film career and lifestyle band Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow has money to spare, and she used some of that money to charter the $65 million yacht Silolona. She and her family toured Myanmar and Indonesia on the 164 foot long superyacht, which cost approximately $210,000 a week.
Simon Cowell - Slipstream
Because of his appearance on many hit shows like American Idol, Simon Cowell has a net worth of $500 million. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Cowell bought one beauty of a yacht. Cowell’s custom made ship consists of a deck jacuzzi, gym, a beautiful dining area with a deck overlooking the water, and a hotel-like master suite. Worth: $73 million
Shaq - Free Throw
Shaq took to social media to ask fans to name his yacht. The best response was “Call it “Free Throw” so you won’t ever sink it”. Luckily Shaq has a great sense of humor and never misses an opportunity to laugh at himself. Worth: Unknown
Michael Jordan - Mr. Terrible
Being one of the greatest basketball players of all time does have its perks. Thanks to his successful basketball career and Nike brand deals, Jordan can buy extravagant things such as his 230 feet long yacht Mr.Terrible. The vessel has a bar, full gym, dining room, eight cabins, deck Jacuzzi, its own satellite, an audiovisual system, and of course, a full-sized basketball court. Worth: $80 million
Steven Spielberg - Seven Seas
One of Hollywood’s most prominent filmmakers, Steven Spielberg is the proud owner of the elegant yacht called Seven Seas. Spielberg bought the boat in 2010 and even added a massive glass wall alongside the pool that doubles as a poolside movie theater screen. Worth: $150 million
Dennis Washington - Collision
Montana Billionaire Dennis Washington owns the 332-foot Attessa IV yacht named Collision. Because of its size and engine, the ship can go at a speedy 23 knots and can hold up to twenty-eight passengers in fourteen cabins. Worth: $150 million
Bernard Arnault - Symphony
A yacht named Symphony’was constructed by Feadship and is considered the largest built in the Netherlands that cost $150 billion and was bought by Bernard Arnault, the richest man in France’s entire country. It is a 102-meter yacht that could accommodate up to thirty-six passengers and features like a six-meter unique glass-bottom swimming pool, an outdoor theater, and a Jacuzzi located on the sun deck part of the yacht. This was launched in 2015 and had issues back then because of narrow Dutch waterways. Worth: $150 million
Diane von Furstenberg & Barry Diller - Esos
Powerhouse couple Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg (he’s one of the most powerful television executives in the world and she’s a preeminent fashion designer and former wife of Prince Egon von Fürstenberg) own one of the largest yachts in the world. In fact, the Eos – named after the greek mythological figure – is so well known that it has its own Wikipedia page. The superyacht is 93 meters long, and 61-meter-high masts, and valued at over $150 million.
James Packer - Arctic P
Being the sole heir to inherit billions from his grandfather’s company, James Packer bought one of the most expensive yachts to set sail. Weighing at 3,600 tons and MTU 16V4000 engines to power it, the vessel can hold twenty-two guests in eleven cabins, excluding the crew. Worth: $200 million
Jerry Jones - Bravo Eugenia
Bravo Eugenia, named after the owner’s wife, is a $225 million yacht that is owned by Jerry Jones, the NFL team owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who is also a billionaire. This was built by Oceanco, designed by Nuvolari Lenard and Reymond Langton for the interior design. The yacht has a fuel-efficient and ecologically friendly feature, inspired by sharp lines and angles. Worth: $225 million
Alisher Usmanov - Raya
Worth $13 billion, it isn’t a surprise that Alisher Usmanov owns a megayacht that would match his wealth. Built-in 2008 and named after his mother, Al Raya is 361 meters long, 4,100 tons, and takes 48 crew members to keep the yacht running. Worth: $250 million
Graeme Hart - Andromeda
Graeme Hart, a New Zealand very private billionaire and businessman, bought the 107-meter yacht Andromeda known initially as Ulysses. Being the second yacht of its kind, it has a beam of 59 feet, a top speed of thirty kilometers per hour, and it can accommodate thirty guests and forty-three crew members. Worth: $275 million
Oprah - Trending
Thanks to her successful career as a talk show host, Oprah purchased the superyacht called Trending. The superyacht was built by Westport and is measured at a whopping 50 meters long with a max speed of 24 knots. On the other hand, it is also up for charter, costing $210,000 per week. Worth: $300 million
Bill Duker - Sybaris
Owned by Billionaire Bill Duker, the 230-foot superyacht, which was built by Perini Navi, an Italian Company. The vessel has two masts and has won Best Interior at the renowned Monaco Yacht Show because of its size. Worth: $300 million
Sean “Diddy” Combs - The Maraya
The Maraya is an $820 million yacht owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs, one of the richest men in rap music. This yacht was built by an Italian Company named ’Ferrari Group’ in 2007. Since the ship is vast, it even has its own elevator, tenders, a hot tub, a dancefloor, a gym, a private movie theater, a foldable balcony, six cabins that could accommodate twelve guests and has a dark wood interior. Worth: $820 million
The Jobs Family - Venus
Apple impresario Steve Jobs was heavily involved in the design of the super yacht Venus in the final years of his life. Unfortunately, he passed away a year before work on the vessel was complete. However his family – wife Laurene Powell Jobs and children Reed, Erin, and Eve – have enjoyed the yacht.
Gigi Hadid - Alpha Nero
Gigi Hadid and Lewis Hamilton lounged near Monaco on the super yacht Alph Nero. The Oceanco-designed vessel, with it’s massive size, slides, and other amenities, is known for chartering the rich and famous through he Mediterranean and Europe.
Tom Brady - Viva a Vida
While NFL legend Tom Brady’s most famous yacht moment involved him “throwing passes from a yacht to Formula 1 driver (and Monaco Grand Prix champion) Daniel Ricciardo, who was standing on a separate yacht” in Monaco (pictured above, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB also has a super yacht of his own. The Viva A Vida, named after Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen’s charity is loaded. Some of its features include:
With three 435 hp Volvo Penta engines and joystick driving, Viva A Vida will have a top speed above 40 knots. She has a helm station covered by a hardtop and a large, open rear deck. The hullsides are smooth and high, with no windows to the cabin. The stairs on the stern of the boat open to reveal a compartment where owners can keep dive equipment or Seabobs. It also has cool features like push-button fenders, which automatically deploy to protect the boats at marinas, and the swim platform extends outwards at the rear to connect to docks. The cabin is designed to sleep four to five people
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez - Unknown
Celebrity super-couple A-Rod and J-Lo flaunted their wealth and perpetually in-shape bodies on an unknown super yacht off the shores of legendary celebrity hangout St. Tropez.
Jon Bon Jovi - Rarity
Legendary Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi adorned his yacht Rarity with the Notre Dame football logo while his son attended the school in the mid-2000s. The vehicle itself is 53.3 meters long, has a maximum speed of 17 knots and can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins.
Bruce Springsteen - Rising Sun
Bruce Springsteen hosted a party on the super yacht Rising Sun featuring, among other high profile guests, Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. That definitely sounds like one heck of a gathering.
Sting - Unknown
Police frontman Sting and his wife Trudie Styler were photographed several years ago taking a on a romantic ride on a luxury yacht around the island of Sardinia.
Jay-Z and Beyonce' - Galactica Star
Music’s biggest power couple charted the massive Galactica Star in 2015, and now you can to. If you want to live the Jey and By lifestyle, you can charter the same vessel – now known as Illusion after a change in ownership and refurbishment – for a cool $500,000 a week.
Kendall Jenner - Unknown
In the summer of 2018, Kendal Jenner vacationed with her sister Khloe Kardashian and NBA stars Tristan Thompson Ben Simmons. The group lounged on a super yacht anchored outside Mexico.
Jeff Bezos - Project 721
Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, is reportedly buying a 417-foot superyacht for $500 million. It will be so massive that it has it’s own “support yacht” with a helipad much like a dingy to a normal boat. The superyacht’s Dutch manufacturer, Oceanco, isn’t releasing more details on the vessel they’re calling “Project 721”.