Luxury Yachts Owned By the Rich and Famous

Millie Stapleton
Luxury Yachts Owned By the Rich and Famous
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Celebrities and billionaires love yachts. While most choose to charter yachts for vacations for a week or two in the Mediterranean or St.Barts there are those that want a yacht at their disposal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
From Roman Abramovich’s billion dollar yacht that includes its own on-board nightclub to Johnny Depp’s classic yacht, we have to admit that we are a tad (OK extremely) jealous of these pleasure ships.
Scroll through for the most impressive yachts owned by the rich and famous and share your favorite in the comments below.
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Scroll through our list of the most fabulous yachts belonging to the rich and famous!

Roman Abramovich's The Eclipse

Estimated Value: $1.5 Billion

This 563-foot-long vessel was, up until recently, the largest privately owned yacht in the world. It boasts two helipads, two swimming pools, a disco hall, 24 guest suites, a mini submarine, and even a missile defense system. Named The Eclipse, it is estimated to have cost the Russian billionaire a whopping $1.5 billion. Yes, you read that number correctly.

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana's La Regina D'Italia

Estimated Value: Unknown

The Regina D’Italia is owned by designing duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, more commonly known as the force behind Dolce & Gabbana. Accommodating up to 12 guests, this yacht even includes its own custom made 167-foot inflatable slide that can attach to the side of the yacht. We wonder if this will be up for sale due to the recent tax evasion scandal that the designer duo have faced recently? Time will tell on that one.

Giorgio Armani's Mariu

Estimated Value: Unknown

Of course fashion design magnate Giorgio Armani owns not one, but two beautiful yachts. His Mariu yacht is named after his mother, Maria, and measures 163-feet. Many have described this yacht as minimalist and practical with enough room to sleep up to twelve guests. 

Giorgio Armani's Main

Estimated Value: Unknown

Armani's other yacht, Main, measures in at 213 feet. Painted army green, this yacht has six luxurious cabins and is one of Armani's biggest indulgences. Both of the designer's yachts' interiors were designed by Armani himself, probably making them some of the most stylish and on-trend yachts to hit the ocean!

Andrey Melnichenko's A

Estimated Value: $300 Million 

This futuristic looking yacht designed by Philippe Starck belongs to Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko and he spared no expense on it. Interior stairs cost $60,000 alone, as it is decorated with silver leaf walls that lead to a fingerprint security accessed door.

The yacht, named A, has a king size bed that can rotate at a click of a button allowing limitless angles to capture the surrounding views. Having been described as a "Manhattan- loft meets-Vegas aesthetic" the yacht even has bombproof windows as well as 44 security cameras.

Alisher Usmanov's Dilbar

Estimated Value: $263 Million

It seems that Russian businessman have a penchant for multi-million dollar yachts, and Alisher Usmanov is no different. Needing a crew of 47 to help accommodate the 20 guests on the Dilbar, this 360-foot-long motor yacht is one of the largest in the world, and includes a helipad and interiors by Alberto Pinto.

Sir Philip Green's Lionheart

Estimated Value: $37.5 Million 

Sir Philip Green, head of the retail conglomerate Arcadia (behind Topshop), has always been in the media for his big spending. Green reportedly spent $35 million on this Benetti designed 206-foot-long yacht back in 2006. Lionheart boasts all the luxuries of other yachts of this size, and guests can entertain themselves with the on-deck swimming pool, dedicated bar, and the electronically designed sun-deck.

Roberto Cavalli's Roberto Cavalli

Estimated Value: $40 Million 

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli spends his summers cruising around in this iridescent purple, green, and gold yacht that actually won the Yacht Capital award in 2004. With the interiors designed by Cavalli himself, it’s understandable how this yacht is worth $40 million. The yacht includes 15-bedrooms, all with interiors bursting with animal prints and luxurious textiles. Cavalli most commonly uses this yacht to host extravagant parties for his A-lister friends while docked at Cannes. We're sure our invite is in the mail!

Johnny Depp's Vajoliroja

Estimated Value: Unknown 

Actor Johnny Depp shied away from buying a super yacht and instead opted for something much more classic. Although there are no helipads or swimming pools on-board, this 156-foot-long yacht does have a state of the art communications and entertainment system. Even more exciting? The Vajoliroja is now available for summer charters at $130,000 a week.

Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani's Al Mirqb

Estimated Value: $270 Million

The Al Mirqab was certainly built for Middle Eastern royalty and is currently owned by the Prime Minister of Qatar. Winner of the Super Yacht Award in 2008, this stunning motor yacht is a staggering 436-feet-long (shorter than Roman Abramovich’s yacht, but still bigger than a football field), and can accommodate up to 24 guests. On board luxuries include a movie theater, outside bars, Jacuzzi, inside swimming pool, and, of course, a helipad. 

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Dubai

Estimated Value: $300 Million 

At 513-feet-long, the Dubai is one of the top three largest privately owned yachts in the world. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, is the owner of this mega-yacht. Boasting three elevators, a huge open glass staircase, as well as a private owner’s deck, as a guest on board the Dubai you will have the choice of dining in the formal dining room or choosing one of the outside saloons. Obviously there is also a choice of pools, hot tubs, sunbathing areas, and a small submarine as well.

Bill Joy's Ethereal 

Estimated Value: $50 Million

Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, built this eco-friendly 190-foot-long luxury yacht named Ethereal. This innovative yacht focuses on sustainability and energy efficiency, and has been described as s "floating lab." Boasting LED technology and touchpad screens modeled on the Apple iPhone, this yacht, despite priding itself on energy saving, has not substituted on luxury. With an underwater camera, full video conferencing facilities, and a sauna in the master suite's bathroom, you can definitely expect all of the comforts of home and then some.

Dennis Washington's Attessa IV

Estimated Value: $300 Million

Dennis Washington, the billionaire founder of Washington Companies, owns this super yacht, though unlike other mega-rich yacht owners, Washington prefers to get his hands dirty and do a lot of the work on-board reportedly. The 332-foot yacht includes a gym, spa, helipad, and is big enough to hold Washington's speed boat.

Richard Branson's Necker Belle

Estimated Value: $5.3 Million

More of the sailing type, Richard Branson owns this $5.3 million catamaran Necker Belle. One of the fastest catamarans in the world, it can travel at a speed of 20 knots. Want to try it out for yourself? Necker Belle is available to hire at a cost of around $100,000 a week, and can sleep up to 10 guests.

Steven Spielberg's Seven Seas

Estimated Value: $200 Million 

Steven Spielberg spared no expense when designing his mega-yacht. On board luxuries include an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that doubles up as a cinema screen (so he can watch all of his movies while enjoying a swim). Other amenities on-board include a helipad, a gymnasium, spa, a massage room, and a private owner's deck.

David Geffen's Rising Sun

Estimated Value: $300 Million

David Geffen, an American record executive and film producer is the owner of this magnificent super-yacht that is one of the largest in the world. Reportedly costing over $200 million to build it has 82 rooms, including a movie theater, and even its own basketball court! 

Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's Topaz

Estimated Value: $527 Million 

At 482-feet-long, the Topaz is one of the biggest and most expensive privately owned yachts ever made. Owned by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the interior of this yacht has never been revealed to the public, but as this yacht is longer than some cruise ships one can only speculate what delights are on-board.  

The Edge's Cyan

Estimated Value: $18 Million

The lead guitarist of U2 spent $18 million on his yacht Cyan, which includes six guest rooms, as well as jacuzzi, and a large swimming platform. Lucky for you the boat can be charted for $200,000 per week.

Paul Allen's Octopus

Estimated Value: $200 Million

Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen is the proud owner of Octopus. Not only does this super yacht have two helipads, but it also has a swimming pool, two submarines, a movie theater, hot tub, recording studio, a spa, and several game rooms. If this is all on his yacht, we can only imagine what his house must be like.

Tiger Woods' Privacy

Estimated Value: $24 Million 

The most famous golfer in the world is also the proud owner of this 155-foot-long luxury liner named Privacy (an ironic name for such a noticeable yacht). The boat is rumored to sleep up to 21 people between a master and five guests room, and allegedly also includes a jacuzzi, gym, elevator, walk in refrigerator, and two built-in wall safes. 

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