The most expensive celebrity yachts revealed – with cinemas, helicopters & a submarine | The Sun
CELEBRITIES are used to travelling in luxury, but when it comes to yachts they take their lavish lifestyle to another level.
From a fashion designer to a children's author, these celebrities own the world's priciest superyachts.
A recent study conducted by Yacht Charter experts Ritzy Charters revealed the most expensive celebrity yachts owned by some big names.
The Rising Sun owned by David Geffen
American producer, film studio executive, and all-round businessman David Geffen purchased his superyacht in 2010.
He reportedly paid $200 (£162) million for the boat, which is now said to be worth $590 (£476) million.
The yacht is 139m long, and reaches a maximum speed of 34mph.
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It has 82 rooms onboard that can accommodate 18 guests and 55 members of crew.
But with a basketball court, wine cellar, cinema, helicopter landing pad, spa, and swimming pool, the rooms are the least impressive feature.
The yacht has welcomed several famous faces over the years including Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg, and Barack Obama.
Koru owned by Jeff Bezos
American businessman Jeff Bezos owns the world's second most expensive celebrity yacht, which is worth around $500 (£403) million.
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The superyacht Koru, also known as Y721, is said to be the largest sailing yacht on the globe, and was built specifically for the businessman.
It can host up to 18 guests who can enjoy onboard facilities like its pool, helicopter landing pad, jacuzzi, and speed boat.
Koru is also rumoured to have a submarine stowed on board too – although this hasn't been confirmed.
Celebrity guests who've holidayed on the yacht are said to include Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
Eos owned by Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and her businessman husband Barry Diller are the proud owners of Eos.
The couple purchased their boat, which is the third-most expensive celebrity-owned yacht, for $200 (£162) million back in 2009.
At 92m long, Eos can reach speeds of up to 18mph and can comfortably fit up to 14 guests.
Facilities onboard include a glass staircase, a 14-foot world map, and a jacuzzi.
Venus owned by Laurene Powell
Laurene Powell, who is the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is the owner of the fourth most expensive celebrity yacht.
Designed by Phillipe Stark, Venus is a $120 (£97) million yacht with several luxury features including floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious top deck.
The yacht has space for 12 guests and 22 crew members, and it can also reach a top speed of 18 knots.
The Maraya owned by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs
American rapper Sean Combs bought the Maraya, another pricey yacht, for $65 (£52) million over a decade ago.
The vessel is 54m long, and it can hold up to 12 guests across its six cabins.
There are several luxurious features including a sundeck jacuzzi, a private chef, and a gym.
When the rapper isn't using his own yacht, it can be chartered for $300,000 (£242,110) per week.
Main owned by Giorgio Armani
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is the proud owner of Main – a 65m superyacht.
The interior was designed by Mr Armani himself, and it can comfortably accommodate 14 guests and 14 crew members.
Main is reportedly worth $64 (£51) million.
Wabi Sabi owned by Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John's yacht, the Wabi Sabi, was built to the singer's very own specifications.
The yacht is bright white in colour, and is often spotted by yachting enthusiasts and fans.
Wabi Sabi can hold up to 18 guests inside its eight luxury cabins, and it is worth $29.1 (£23.48) million.
Elton John has welcomed several celebrity pals on his yacht including David Walliams and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Privacy owned by Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods' yacht, Privacy, is worth $29 (£23.40) million.
It is home to many luxuries including an eight-person Jacuzzi as well as a station to fill scuba tanks.
The luxury yacht can fit 10 guests and nine members of crew, it can also reach a top speed of 20mph.
Amphitrite owned by JK Rowling
Previously owned by Johnny Depp, JK Rowling bought Amphitrite in 2016.
The yacht is now said to be worth $22.9 (£18.48) million and includes features like kayaks, windsurfing boards, and a dinghy.
A total of 10 guests can be accommodated onboard inside five large bedrooms.
When the yacht isn't being used by the author and her family, it can be chartered for $90,000 per week.
A spokesperson for Ritzy Charters said: "Luxury yachts are more than just a symbol of wealth; they not only provide incredibly gorgeous views but a level of privacy to those onboard who want a sense of relaxation that you can’t get from anywhere other than chartering across oceans."
While most people won't be able to afford a holiday onboard a superyacht, there are plenty of cruise ships offering fun alternatives.
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One of those is Icon of the Seas, which will be the latest ship from cruise line company Royal Caribbean.
Icon Of The Seas will be able to hold 7,600 passengers across its 20 decks, and is set to sail from Miami in January.
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