THE MOST ICONIC CELEBRITY SUPERYACHTS
Written by Georgia Smith
Last updated: 28/11/2019
Superyachts can be the perfect way for celebrities to escape life in the limelight for a while. Cruising around the world on a luxurious yacht, where money is obviously no object, is purely a fantasy for most people, but for many celebrities it’s a way of life – reality on a regular basis!
In this article we delve into some of the biggest, most expensive and luxurious superyachts owned by the rich and famous. So, in no particular order…
The biggest celebrity yachts
Size: 162.5 metres (533 feet)
Celebrity Owner: Roman Abramovich
The second biggest yacht in the world, built by Blohm + Voss at its Hamburg yard, Eclipse belongs to Russian-Israeli billionaire businessman, investor and politician Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich – who also proudly owns Chelsea Football Club.
Featuring exterior and interior design by Terence Disdale, Eclipse boasts a 16-metre swimming pool (that can also be converted into a dancefloor) and a 56-metre-long owner’s deck. The superyacht also includes an outdoor bar, a Jacuzzi and ample space for al fresco living.
Eclipse can accommodate 36 guests across 18 suites, as well as 70 crew members.
The superyacht has an estimated value in excess of €340 million.
Size: 65 metres (213 feet)
Celebrity Owner: Giorgio Armani
Belonging to world-renowned Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani, Main represents her owner’s minimalistic, sophisticated style.
Whilst Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Ortelli Arcitetti are responsible for her interior design, she features angular lines and unique dark green exterior colouring, which was created to camouflage the yacht at sea (as the ocean doesn’t often appear its stereotypical blue colour), according to Armani.
The Codecasa-built superyacht comprises a spa area, swimming pool and indoor gym. She also offers her own cinema on board.
Main can accommodate up to 12 guests across seven cabins, as well as 14 crew members.
Size: 47 metres (154 feet)
Celebrity Owner: Tiger Woods
Superyacht Privacy is owned by one of the highest paid athletes in the world, major golf champion Tiger Woods.
Built by Christensen in 2004, the yacht features interior design by Williamson McCarter & Associates. She can accommodate up to 10 guests across five cabins, as well as nine crew members.
Privacy comprises a large bar on the deck and an eight-person Jacuzzi. She also features a gym (which was converted from a twin cabin). It is estimated that Privacy costs €1.8 million per year to run.
Superyacht Privacy has a reported value in excess of €20 million.
Size: 78 metres (256 feet)
Celebrity Owner: Steve Jobs
Built for the late Apple founder, but sadly not finished before his death, superyacht Venus now belongs to Steve Jobs’ family.
Launched in 2012, the exceptionally private and high-tech Feadship yacht is extremely minimalistic and is covered in glass. Her beautiful exterior and interior design is a result of a partnership between Steve Jobs himself and Philippe Starck, while she was engineered by Feadship’s team at De Voogt Naval Architects.
She can accommodate up to 12 guests as well as an additional 22 crew members.
Superyacht Venus is reported to have a value of over €100 million.
Superyacht: Seven Seas
Size: 86 metres (282 feet)
Celebrity Owner: Steven Spielberg
Seven Seas was built for American filmmaker extraordinaire Steven Spielberg by Oceanco in 2010.
Seven Seas’ naval architecture was designed by Azure Naval Architects, meanwhile her exterior and interior was styled by Nuvolari Lenard. Key features include a large infinity pool on the aft deck that transforms into a helipad.
The superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests across six cabins, as well as 23 crew members.
She can reach a top speed of 20 knots.
Superyacht: Sailing Yacht A
Size: 143 metres (469 feet)
Celebrity Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
Launched in 2015 and delivered to Russian billionaire and industrialist Andrey Melnichenko, Sailing Yacht A is one of the world’s largest and most advanced superyachts.
The unconventional style of the superyacht was brought to life by designer Philippe Starck.
Built by Nobiskrug, her three masts are the tallest and most highly loaded freestanding composite structures in the world. Sailing Yacht A features many distinctive elements, including an underwater observation pod and state-of-the-art navigation systems.
The eight-deck yacht can accommodate up to 20 guests and 54 crew members.
Superyacht: Rising Sun
Size: 138 metres (453 feet)
Celebrity Owner: David Geffen
Iconic superyacht Rising Sun was delivered to Hollywood legend, and co-founder of DreamWorks, David Geffen in 2004.
Built by German shipyard Lurssen, the magnificent superyacht’s exterior was designed by the late Jon Bannenberg, whilst her interior was styled by Seccombe Design. She can accommodate up to 18 guests with 45 yacht crew.
Rising Sun features a private owner’s deck, saloon and state room with panoramic view.
David Geffen’s superyacht has hosted many other star names including Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
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