Last week we had a look at some of the better known celebrities and their extravagant and insanely expensive superyachts and we had so much fun we decided to do it all again. Today we take a look at another 10 Celebrities and Famous Billionaires along with their impressive and ridiculously expensive super yachts.
10 Celebrities and Their Superyachts
1. U2 Guitarist 'The Edge' - Cyan
Some sources claim this motoryacht, which was designed and built in Italy by Codecasa Yachts - belongs to Bono, the lead singer of U2 but the truth is that it is actually their guitarist, The Edge who owns Cyan.
I think the point is moot as they are close friends, and with Cyan boasting six bedrooms, a jacuzzi, and even a big swimming platform there is plenty room for everyone.
The 140 foot motor yacht has six cabins and room for 12 guests to sleep comfortably. Among its features are a large deck space, a Jacuzzi dip pool, a large swimming platform and a garage for holding all the big boys toys like jetskis and waverunners.
Valued at close to $20 million it is actually one of the cheapest superyachts on this list. Bargain!?!
2. Saddam Hussein—Al Mansur
The infamous Saddam Hussein had a yacht named Al Mansur. Designed with Saddam clearly in mind, it boasted a secret passage heading to an escape pod as one of the many features. Given to Saddam by the royal family of Saudi Arabia, it measured 397ft and dominated the Iraq harbour from 1983 until its eventual demise. Sunk by air strikes led by the United States during operation desert storm this Superyacht is super gawnnnn...
Read the full story of how it was destroyed by the US here:
3. David Geffen—Rising Sun
This Lürssen-built, $250 million USD boat exudes the luxury and classy lifestyle of a multi-billionaire like David Geffen. Jacuzzis, swimming pool, lavish cabins and a spacious floor area with a convertible helipad are all packed in this 453-foot long super yacht.
Who is David Geffen?
Apart from having a lot of wealth and very good taste (Hey, it's a nice boat ok) David Geffen is the owner of Geffen records and one of the founders of a little production company called Dreamworks Studios
4. Roman Abramovich—Eclipse
Roman Abramovich is the owner of the Chelsea football club and is considered to be one of the richest men in the world. So it is no surprise that Abramovich owns Eclipse, a 536-foot superyacht that cost a total of $1.5 billion to build and is currently the second largest privately owned superyacht on earth. Designed and built to be anti-paparazzi capable, with bulletproof windows, three launches and, of course, a submarine, Eclipse is truly a modern wonder of the shipbuilding world.
Oh and Roman owns another 3 superyachts, all worth at least $50million USD?!!
Eclipse is the second longest superyacht, eclipsed only by Azzam
Azzam is a private yacht built by Lürssen Yachts. Azzam was launched on 5 April 2013 at 180 metres in length or 590 ft as the largest private motor yacht in the world. It has a beam of 20.8 m and an unusually shallow draft of 4.3 m.
Azzam is owned by SheikhKhalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE
5. Richard Branson—Necker Belle
Costing an estimated $10 million to build (small change really) Necker Belle was definitely built for an entrepreneurial adventurer like Sir Richard, boasting a hydrodynamic open-top submarine called Necker Nymp, among it's many technical toys. This submarine can be used in underwater expeditions that can go as deep as 30 meters for short periods of time.
6. Eric Schmidt - Oasis
The superyacht Oasis was built at the famous Lurssen Yard in 2006. Both her interior and exterior are designed by Glade Johnson Design. Oasis sleeps 12 guests in 6 staterooms and has a crew of 15. Featuring a sun deck with Jacuzzi, a BBQ, and a gym that converts into a disco Oasis is 195 Feet of floating luxury.
Oasis is also a superyacht that is available for charter - if you're so inclined.
Eric Schmidt is the executive chairman of Google, a small internet company. You may have heard of them ;)
7. Steve Jobs - Venus
Costing more than $120million and measuring 260ft in length, Venus is a superyacht that oozes sophistication and class.
Unfortunately, Steve Jobs never got to board her, passing a year before it was completed in 2012. However, Jobs commissioned the ship in 2008, and the Apple founder enlisted the expertise of designer Phillippe Starck to create his one-of-a-kind sailing paradise. Additionally, he hired the chief designer of the Apple Stores to make structural glass for the yacht. Venus contains six bedrooms and a home automation system to communicate between the kids' living quarters in the front of the ship, and the adult quarters in the back. Venus is crafted with strong aluminum and still, and a row of 27-inch iMacs being used by the ship's captain to navigate in the wheelhouse. Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs maintains ownership of the ship and it is rarely seen.
Read more about the recent upgrade and new fitout here
8. Lorn Alan Sugar - Lady A
The yacht Lady A was built as an Australian based boat called Southern Cross at Sterling Yachts in Japan. She was delivered in 1986 to her then owner Alan Bond. an Australian entrepreneur, active in real estate, energy and media. In 1992 he was declared bankrupt and in 1997 he was convicted of fraud and sentenced to seven years in prison. In 2015 she was purchased by Lord Alan Sugar and named Lady A.
Who is Lord Alan Sugar?
Lord Alan Michael Sugar is a UK born billionaire and founder of several companies. He is best known for the company Amstrad, active in consumer electronics
But Wait. There's More!
There's 8 filthy rich celebrities/billionaires and their equally lavish motoryachts. But to help us round out the 10 and finish this edition of Celebrities and Superyachts, here are a couple more who may not own their own boat yet but they do love to indulge and often charter their own superyacht .
9. Leonardo DiCaprio – Topaz
The movie star might like to keep it simple in terms of living, but even he enjoys going around at sea in this incredible superyacht named Topaz. He was last seen cruising the Caribbean during the World Cup held in Brazil. This superyacht is also one of the largest in the world, measuring in at a cool 483ft it is estimated to be worth around $525millionUSD
10. Prince William & Kate Middleton – Sea Stream
The say that most of these luxurious motor yachts and superyachts are fit for a royal, and when it comes to the superyacht Sea Stream this fact has been confirmed.
Last seen cruising around the Maldives, Kate and Prince William now have 4 in their growing family and love to spend time together while chartering this luxurious cruiser.
Sea Stream is 24metres in length and boats 4 cabins with room enough for 8 to sleep comfortably. Available for charter, Sea Stream is a sleek and modern superyacht that oozes class
Remember Brad and Angelina?
They were seen cruising around Sydney Harbour in this boat, the Warren 87 Ghost - a superyacht that just so happens to be one of the many we manage here at Any Boat.
Enjoy your own Celebrity Super Yacht experience by chartering Ghost for your next corporate function or Christmas/Birthday Party. - CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE