The super rich can buy anything they want. Amazing houses in every city they want, expensive cars, private planes with interiors that rival the most luxurious hotel suites. Even their own islands.
But you really aren’t a true billionaire until you’ve commissioned your very own, very huge, very expensive mega yachts. A yacht that features all the comforts of home and more. Like a helicopter pad and submarines.
More than anything else, the mega yacht is a symbol of power and wealth. It is an ocean faring Ferrari.
Here is a top 10 selection of celebrities and their yachts.
#10 – Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is one of the best golfers of all time. He has won 14 major titles,winning at least three times each in the US Open, Masters, US PGA and the British Open. Woods has a yacht that he has named Privacy. It measures 47 meters long and it was built by the renowned yacht maker called Christensen.
#9 – Bono
Bono is the lead singer of the hugely popular Irish band called U2. Known for his philanthropic work, Bono and his band have survived the test of time, having produced numerous hits for over 30 years now. Bono has rewarded himself for all his hard work with his very own yacht. He calls the Codecasa-built yacht the Cyan. It measures 49 meters long.
#8 – Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani is considered to be one of the finest and most successful designers to ever come out of Italy.Everything about Armani spells luxury, class and elegance.The same principles hold true for his yacht, nicknamed as Main. It measures 65 meters long. It looks distinguished in its fine black finish.
#7 – Andrey Melnichenko
Russian billionaire with this gorgeous yacht of unique design. This yacht was built by Philppe Starck and garnered quite a bit of discussion while it was being built. It is relatively small by the standards of this list with a 14 guest, 43 crew/staff limit.
#6 – Dolce and Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana is an Italian fashion house founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985. They are primarily known for their clothes, but it also creates footwear, handbags, sunglasses and watches. Regina d’ Italia, yacht is 51 meters long and was built by Codecasa.
#5 – Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is one of the most talented actors around. His iconic take on the character of Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series will forever be gauged as the standard of all pirate roles. It measures 47 meters long. The name of Vajoliroja is a combination of the names in Depp’s family. “Va” is his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, “jo” is for the actor, “liro” is for his daughter Lily Rose and “ja” is for his son Jack.
#4 – Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer from the city of Florence. He is known for his designs that feature exotic prints. This unique pattern and look are also applied to his yacht christened as the Baglietto. Built by Codecasa and measuring 41 meters long, the yacht has a distinctive color combining gold, green and iridescent purple.
#3 – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton is one of the most accomplished musicians in the world. He is called Slowhands and his guitars are some of the most expensive on the market. the Va Bene, a yacht that used to be owned by Bernie Ecclestone. He bought the yacht after he chartered it in 2005. Measuring 47.8 meters long, it can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.
#2 – Steven Spielberg
The acclaimed director Steven Spielberg is the owner of Seven Seas, an 86-meter yacht built by Oceanco from a design by the Nuvolari Lenard Design company. It features an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that can be converted into a cinema screen.
#1 – Roman Abramovich
Roman Abramovich is a Russian multi-billionaire who just can’t seem to have enough of toys for the big boys. He is the owner of the Chelsea Football Club in the English Premier League. After buying the club, he then went out to purchase the best players and manager that money could buy.He owns the Eclipse, reputed to be the biggest private yacht in the world. Built by Blohm + Voss, it measures an astounding 163.5 meters long.
Do you have your favourite?