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The Top 20 Celebrity Yachts in The World

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When you think of a luxury yacht, you probably think of a celebrity on it, because after all, luxury yachts are for the rich and famous, and they are both. Yachts come in different sizes and styles, but when you spend the kind of money that a luxury costs, you can pretty much guarantee, it is going to be luxurious.

Many celebrities love to get out and sail the open seas to get away from the every day hustle and bustle of Hollywood to spend time with their family and friends. It has become customary to see celebrities playing with their big, expensive toys, from cars, to motorcycles, air planes and yes, super yachts.

These luxurious sailing vessels are worth millions and are the epitome of sumptuous. Some of the most well-known celebrities own super yachts and travel the world on them, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. The following are the top 20 celebrity yachts in the world. Take a look at what some of your favorite people in the public eye get to climb aboard.

1. Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton's 47.8 meter super yacht, the Va Bene , is a beautiful sailing vessel that can host up to 12 guests and allows for 13 crew members. Clapton is an American singer, song writer that has won 17 Grammies over his career.

Clapton not only still tours with the band and performs concerts, but he also takes time to do some touring on his super yacht. Kees Cornelissen is the ship builder and Clapton had the yacht refitted to exhibit his style and taste, which it now does with its open and spacious living areas, donned with comfortable furniture pieces, warm colors and movie lounge.

2. Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is one of the most well-known film director and screen writer and when he's not working doing either of those, he can usually be found sailing on the seven seas, literally.

Spielberg is the owner of the 86-meter Seven Seas built by Oceanco, and it is the epitome of luxury, from bow to stern. The luxury yacht is said to feature a beautiful infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that transforms into a large, outdoor cinema screen for watching all of his hit movies on with his guests - maybe.

Bono has had many hit songs in his singing career. He is best known for singing with the band, U2, a highly popular band from the 1980's. He has made millions during his years spent recording and touring with the band, as well as his time spent after, on his own singing as, Bono.

With Bono's millions, it probably doesn't surprise you that he owns his own super yacht, a 49 - meter luxury vessel he's named Cyan , built by the prestigious shipyard, Codecasa.

The super yacht can be chartered and will comfortably host up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. It has a timeless look with the exaggerated, angled bow and is full of luxuries throughout, including a pool and spa on the aft deck and plenty of water toys for fun-in-the-sun.

4. Tiger Woods

The famous golfer who has also been in the news for his gone-public, extra-marital affairs, owns the Privacy , a $25  million super yacht. It was a gift to his ex-wife for their wedding, however, after the divorce, his ex-wife no longer wanted the yacht due to the expense of keeping it up.

 The 164-foot mega yacht, Privacy has 5 bedrooms for entertaining guests and is full of amazing luxuries, such as a 50-inch plasma screen TV that pops up from a built-in cabinet and swivels to face either the dining area or saloon.

The mingling areas are all spacious and open, with lots of natural light and the galley was equipped with a non-standard feature, a Miele Espresso machine.

5. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is an American actor who is best known for his unusual characters he plays in movies; Edward Scissorhands, Who's Eating Gilbert Grape? And The Pirates of the Caribbean , series.

He has always been in the news over the years for one reason or another, whether good news or bad, but despite what the tabloids say about Depp, one thing they can't say is that he hasn't been successful in his career.

His movies have made him millions and one way he has spent some of it, was to buy a super yacht, Amphitrite . The 156-foot yacht isn't the average sailing vessel, it looks more like something out of one of his Pirates of the Caribbean , movies. Surrounded by wood and Teak, cool amenities, however, there is no swimming pool or even a helicopter pad. He just loves to sail.

6. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood. She is from Australia and is now married to the legendary country singer, Keith Urban, whom she has two daughters with.

When the pair aren't out filming or traveling the country performing concerts, you may find them on the Super yacht, Houkalani . This beautiful yacht boasts of lots of space for moving about inside and out on the decks. There is a beautiful swim platform and a centralized and integrated entertainment system on board as well.

7. Leonardo DiCaprio

One of the biggest stars in Hollywood that has become a household name, is Leonardo DiCaprio. With all of his box office hits, it's no wonder he can afford a beautiful super yacht like Rising Sun. 

It has been reported that the mega yacht cost $200 to build and it is ranked the 11th largest yacht in the world. It can accommodate up to 14 guests, 45 crewmembers, and is loaded with luxuries from one end to the other, including a wine cellar and cinema. It also has a built-in helipad that transforms to a basketball court when not in use.

8. Nicolas Cage

Sarita is the name of the super yacht owned by Nicolas Cage. The famous actor has been seen indulging himself on the Sarita many times, with its impressive amenities, such as the amazing decks that are loaded with things to do, swim, sunbathe, dine, relax, whatever your heart desires.

It can host up to 12 guests in the cabins. There are also plenty of water toys on the Sarita , for his guests to play with out in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean; wherever the sail off to.

Galactica Star is the name of the super yacht owned by Beyoncé. This beautiful, 213-foot liner was built by Heesen Shipyard in the Netherlands. Singer, songwriter Beyoncé has been an icon in the music industry and has sold millions of albums during her career.

She is always recording, touring or taking a little vaca with her husband and daughter, Blue Ivy. Beyoncé has been seen with her family, aboard the luxurious super yacht that is loaded with amenities to fit a queen including a beautiful swimming pool at the aft deck, spa, touch and go helipad, and spacious cabins for hosting up to 12 guests.

10.  Giorgio Armani

Famous Italian, fashion designer Giorgio Armani doesn't just design fabulous clothes, but he also sails the world on his luxury mega yacht,  Main . This is a classy designed super yacht built by Codecasa ship builders and is so stylish, in fact, that the yacht has drawn plenty of attention with its black, almost aggressive look, since he's owned it, and has had photographers searching it out for photo shoots. Armani also had a second yacht that he named, Maria, after his mother. His second yacht is 163 feet in length, while Main, is 65 meters long.

11. Sean "Diddy" Combs

Rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur, Sean "Diddy" Combs , is also known as "Puff Daddy, Diddy," or P. Diddy. He's a native from Harlem and has become a fixture in the rapper world and has taken away two Grammys during his career, as well as two MTV music video awards. His success is seen when you see his 54-foot super yacht.

Some of the features the yacht exhibits are a projector screen and stage, a party floor and built-in bar on the top deck of the yacht. The yacht is equipped to handle and requires 10 members on board to run it.

12. David and Victoria Beckham

The Beckhams are each famous in their own right,  but together, they have become a sensation. Famous pro-soccer player, David Beckham , and his famous Spice-girl, Victoria, have several sons together and they have quite the net worth between the two, too. It's not really surprising that the two have invested into a mega yacht, the Seafair . This a gorgeous super yacht with a unique body style, full and robut and looks commanding on the sea.

13. Calvin Klein

His ads are everywhere. Calvin Klein is a super famous fashion designer and the owner of a luxurious super yacht. With a net worth of $700 million, it's fitting that this is one toy he would own. He sails the seas in luxury on a 4.57 meter super yacht built by Palmer Johnson. Klein re-designed the decks in order to be able to host parties better. His yacht includes an on-board Jacuzzi, relaxation pads, BBQ, and bar. There are six cabins to host up to 12 guests.

14. Kendall Jenner

She's a celebrity and one of the most popular names in pop culture. The Jenner's have enough money for a super yacht, and that's exactly what they own. Kendall Jenner is one of the Kardashian's from the realty TV show, The Kardashian's and her and her then, husband, Harry Styles love the 236 foot Axioma and were often seen cruising the Caribbean on the beautifully designed luxury liner.

They were known for hosting sailing parties with such people like Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres. The super yacht sports a Jacuzzi and below-deck cinema and swimming, among other breathtaking luxuries. It has been said that Kendall loves to call on the crew to answer to her every whim and get spoiled well while out at sea on the Axioma .

15. J.K.Rowling

In Jauray of 2016, J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter and subsequent books, bought Vajoliroja . It was once owned by another famous name, Johnny Depp, who named it using the initials of several people he loved in his life; his ex-wife, and his children. When J.K. Rowling took ownership, she changed the name to Amphitrite. It is a less aggressive and more sedate looking yacht, compared to the newer, more modern vessels that sail on the seas.

16. Steve Jobs

The late Apple founder was swimming in money, which is why he could afford a super yacht like Venus. This is a 78 metre mega yacht that was constructed by the infamous ship builder, Feadship. The Venus is a very private super yacht with more inside amenities than out, extremely high-tech an covered in glass for the ultimate privacy. 

She sports a computer-packed bridge and probably a host of other cool technology amenities, all over the vessel. Although Jobs passed away, Venus is till owned by the family.  As a matter-of-fact, the yacht was seen cruising around the Greek Isles last summer.

17. Richard Branson

Richard Branson, a famous entrepreneur, does a lot of sailing on his 32-metre catamaran superyacht, Necker Belle , which he named after his famous island hideaway. The superyacht was constructed and launched by CMN in 2003 and has been used for charter while he owned it.

This is a yacht that was truly designed for partying, in luxury. It has a big sundeck that is used for entertaining, along with a wide range of water toys to play with, along the voyage, as well as plenty of space for bringing friends and family. This is the ultimate relaxation super yacht, for those who want to get away from the hustles and bustles of life, and relax.

18. Billy Joel

Billy Joel is a famous singer and song writer from the 1980's who not only is well-known for his music, but is also remembered for his marriage to the famous super model, Christi Brinkley. Joel owns the Vendetta , the modern classic super yacht that measures 17 metres and was designed to be a replica of the old, classic commuter that was launched and popular back in the late 1920's.

They were used for their speed to run down the Long Island Sound and into New York City. Joel has actually used his super "commuter" yacht to run from his home in Long Island, into the city for a concert performance. There was a time that Joel actually owned 5 yachts, one of which was a 29 metre Inace explrer yacht, named Audacious.

19. David Geffen

David Geffen is not only an American film producer and record executive. He's a very successful business man and co-created from Asylum Records, to Dream Works SKG with Steven Spielberg, as well as Geffen Records.

He is the owner of a Jon Bannenberg super yacht and it is one of the largest ships on record. The Rising Sun has an amazing, 82 rooms on board, Jacuzzi tubs in every cabin bathroom, a basketball court, heli-pad, wine cellar and a movie theatre for entertaining guests. The cost of the super yacht was $200 million to build.

20. Paul Allen

Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft ad is one rich guy who can obviously afford some expensive toys, with this 414-foot super yacht being one of them.

The $200 million yacht named, Octopus, and it is loaded with luxurious features, including a movie theater, basketball court, recording studio, two helicopters, a pool, and it can accommodate up to 26 guests in the 41 cabin suites it has, as well there are 26 cabins set-up for the 64 crewman Allen keeps hired to run the vessel.

The super yacht takes Paul Allen $384,000 a week to maintain it. The Octopus also carries two submarines below, for state-of-the-art exploration. The Octopus has been said to be more of a Range Rover rather than a Bentley as far as what it is designed with for exploration with the subs and the two heli-pads set up on the upper deck.

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The yachts owned by celebrities

How can someone who is recognised everywhere get away from it all? On a superyacht, of course. Yachts owned by celebrities range in style and size, but one thing that unite these vessels is their owner's love for the sea. Our round-up features the famous faces of British footballer David Beckham, tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, martial artist Conor McGregor and fashion designer Giorgio Armani. 

Unknown owned by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović took delivery of the second hull in Benetti 's 34M Oasis, named Unknown , in 2022.  The 34 metre superyacht has had a busy maiden season, cruising around the emerald coasts of Sardinia showing off her trademarked Oasis deck and RWD -designed exterior. Ibrahimović has posted the yacht on social media extensively, with videos of him and his friends playing with a drone and putting her huge locker of water toys - which includes a floating dock - to good use. The Oasis 34M follows in the footsteps of the highly popular Oasis 40M, the first hull of which, Rebeca , is owned by champion powerboat racer Tim Ciasulli.

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Seven owned by david beckham.

Ex-England football star and Inter Miami owner David Beckham has been revealed as the owner of a 28 metre Riva Argo 90 . Named after Beckham's iconic football shirt number, Seven was launched in October 2021 and constructed in GRP. Studio Officina Italiana Design penned the yacht both inside and out, while Ferretti Engineering Department oversaw her naval architecture. Stand out design features include the sun lounging space on the foredeck, while twin MTU diesel engines power her to a top speed of 30 knots. 

Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 owned by Conor McGregor

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been revealed as the owner of a recently completed Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63 yacht . The 19.2 metre yacht is a crossover of the two brands and designed to satisfy owners who enjoy superyachts and supercars. McGregor’s yacht features a distinctive gold hull paint and will feature the same materials as a Lamborghini supercar. Inspired by Lamborghini’s Siàn FKP 37 model, Tecnomar For Lamborghini features an aerodynamic profile and special “carbon skin”.

Viva a Vida owned by Tom Brady

NFL superstar Tom Brady took delivery of a 16 metre custom cruiser from Dutch builder Wajer towards the end of 2020 after signing a $50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The quarterback is clearly a keen fan of the Wajer yachts after he recently announced he had commissioned a larger mode, the Wajer 77. The Wajer 55S, christened Viva a Vida , sports a baby blue hull and is powered by three 435hp Volvo Penta engines guaranteeing a wild ride with speeds in excess of 40 knots. A walkaround centre console allows guests to make the most of the deck space available with stowage for SeaBobs and other toys concealed beneath the aft stairway. Below deck, the Wajer 55S offers accommodation for four. Other cool features include push-button fenders and an extendable swim platform. The 55S is the souped-up version of its older sibling, the Wajer 55 , and comes from the boards of Dutch design studio Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design . 

Great White owned by Rafael Nadal

Tennis ace  Rafael Nadal  is the proud new owner of a Sunreef 80 Power superyacht , which was delivered in June 2020. Nadal commissioned the catamaran after previously chartering a number of Sunreef catamarans and meeting yard founder and president Francis Lapp at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival. This is not his first foray into yachting however. Nadal previously owned a  Monte Carlo Yachts  76 named  Beethoven  which he bought in 2016. Nadal has spoken openly about his love of yachting and his decision to invest in a yacht, telling  Boat International , "Because I have a yacht, I am able to forget about everything and get away from that tiring stress. I do have a real passion for [superyachts]. It is rare that I see a superyacht from a distance and I don’t know its name. I know them all!"

Main owned by Giorgio Armani

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani has recently celebrated 40 years of life at sea  and of course the fashion icon has a suitably stylish yacht. Enter the 65 metre Codecasa yacht Main , owned by Giorgio Armani, which has been designed inside and out with input from Armani. The exterior of the yacht is in an unusual dark green colour, which suits the angular, military-inspired exterior lines. Inside, the yacht has a muted palette and features wow factors in a spiral staircase, gym, cinema and guest accommodation for 12.

Vendetta owned by Billy Joel

The modern classic commuter yacht Vendetta is just one of the many yachts that Billy Joel has owned. The "Piano Man" is a yacht fanatic, to the extent that he's even a celebrity yacht designer . Designed by Doug Zurn, the 17 metre Vendetta was created to be a true replica of the classic gentleman's commuter launches that were popularised in the 1920s for their quick speed to run down the Long Island Sound and into New York City. True to the intended form of the vessels, Billy Joel told BOAT International  that he has used the yacht to run from his home in Long Island to the City to perform in a concert. At one point, Billy Joel owned five yachts, including 29 metre Inace explorer yacht Audacious (re-named Miss Sarah J ) ,  which he converted to house a few of his motorcycles. Fresh from a refit, Vendetta has recently joined the brokerage market and is listed for sale with Fraser .

Infinity owned by NBA star Tony Parker

In December 2018, Turkish yard AvA Yachts announced that it had sold the second hull in its 35 metre Kando 110 series to NBA star Tony Parker and the yacht was delivered two years later. Named Infinity , the steel and aluminium full displacement yacht will feature a bulbous bow and has been designed in-house. The 340GT yacht will accommodate 12 guests in six cabins with crew quarters for six including a separate captain’s double cabin. The four-decked yacht will feature a “light, contemporary interior décor” chosen by the basketball star and his wife, who are said to have put the yard through a rigorous selection process before choosing AvA for their new build.

Freedom owned by Roberto Cavalli

Much secrecy surrounded the construction of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s yacht until it was delivered in 2018. Built by Italian shipyard Cerri Cantieri Navali , the 27-metre Freedom was designed by Tommaso Spadolini in collaboration with her owner. According to Cavalli, the inspiration for the yacht’s design was the aesthetic of batman’s superhero batmobile. This explains the severe lines, jet black exterior and tinted windows which make up the yacht’s distinctive appearance. on board, Cavalli’s signature animal-print furnishings adorn the cabins and saloons. Freedom can accommodate six guests and three crew members and has two dining areas on board. Powered by three water jet engines, Freedom’s moderate size means that she can reach a top speed of 40 knots.

Eos owned by Diane von Furstenburg

Launched by  Lürssen in 2006, 93 metre sailing yacht Eos was bought by fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg and her husband IAC Chairman Barry Diller in 2009. The schooner features exterior design by Bill Langan and interior design by Francois Catroux with accommodation for 16 guests and 21 crew. Diller and von Furstenburg often use the yacht to host a star-studded group of friends with Bravo host Andy Cohen the latest celebrity spotted on this superyacht .

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The Top 10 Famous Classic Ships in History

20th may 2024 by samantha wilson.

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“You must have plenty of sea-room to tell the truth in.” Herman Melville

Every ship that sails carries the precious and weightless cargo of its origins. More the people aboard, more are the stories and many more are the lessons we learn from their experiences. Because that’s what history does: It informs us about all the victories and failures of the past, so that we live a wiser life, whether on land or at sea.

 Most of the beautiful craft built throughout the ages are historic for their roles in war, commerce, and passenger travel. Their stories allow us to enjoy, investigate and study their brilliant past. Each failure was a stepping stone to success for the next craft and each one is a classic in its own way. Taking in the sight and story of a classic vessel entails an adventure all its own, one that transcends basic description and narration and which puts an indelible image into the minds and imagination of the onlooker.

Timeless vessels are attractive, beautiful and in a few cases still functional; they hold untold mysteries and are an amalgam of maritime secrets and old-world workmanship.  

Here are the most famous ships of all time. There are many more, but these stand out for their unique and enduring place in history. 

Santa Maria

Hms victory, uss constitution, flying cloud, rms lusitania, rms titanic, uss arizona, battleship bismarck.

Santa Maria

Launch year: 1460

Builder: Juan de la Cosa

Length: 62 ft (24 m)

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore,” said the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, who sailed in the carvel planked, slow paced ocean trader built in Spain on the voyage to the “New World” in 1492. That year, the merchant vessel earned a permanent place in history and ran aground on Christmas Day. But not all was lost; Columbus ordered the fort La Navidad built with wood salvaged from Santa María .


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Launch year: 1607

Builder: Christopher Jones  

Length: 90 ft (33 m)

The ones who trust the magic of beginnings are the ones who have the courage to put a full stop to their suffering. And that was how 120 Pilgrims set out to start afresh in the New World in 1620, wishing for a better life. A cultural icon in the history of the United States, the Mayflower carried the English Separatists from Plymouth, a port on the southern coast of England, to the other side of the Atlantic, to  Massachusetts, their “New World.” The Mayflower crew of 30 spent the winter with the 102 passengers, living aboard, then sailed back to England on April 5, 1621, making landfall on May 6, 1621.

HMS Victory

Launch year: 1765

Builder: Chatham Dockyard

Length: 227.5 ft (57 m)

The HMS Victory is regarded as one of the greatest wooden warships ever built, serving the Royal Navy against  both French and Spanish fleets in the last decades of the eighteenth century. It remains commissioned  by the Royal Navy today. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805, where her flags gave his famous signal, “England expects that every man will do his duty.” The ship was extensively restored by the British government in 1922 and serves as a museum at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, England.

USS Constitution

Launch year: 1797

Builder: Edmund Hartt’s shipyard, Boston

Length: 304 ft (93 m)

“Old Ironsides,” a three-masted wooden frigate, is the longest serving battleship in the U.S. Navy and the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel. Her name was submitted to President George Washington in honor of the United States Constitution. The main duties of the USS Constitution were to protect American merchant ships against French fleets and to fight Barbary pirates.

Her major claim to fame is her role during the War of 1812, when she managed to capture several merchant ships and defeated five British warships. The fame and nickname earned after defeating HMS Guerriere — Old Ironsides — helped save her from the scrap heap. Today, Old Ironsides serves as a museum ship in Boston, Massachusetts.   

HSM Beagle

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Launch year: 1820

Builder: H.M. Dockyard

Length: 90.3 ft (28 m)

According to Charles Darwin, “It’s not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change.” He set out on a voyage aboard the HMS Beagle , the British naval brig-sloop, to South America and around the world (1831–36), which resulted in his groundbreaking scientific theories on evolution and natural selection published in the diary and journal The Voyage of the Beagle.

Flying Cloud

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Launch year: 1851

Builder: Donald McKay, East Boston, Massachusetts

Length: 225 ft (69 m)

Never wait for a perfect moment; take the moment and make it perfect. That’s what Eleanor Creesy, wife of Capt. Josiah Perkins Creesy, did aboard Flying Cloud , the clipper ship that set the world sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco in 89 days and 8 hours. Eleanor was the ship's navigator, a position never heard of for a woman in the mid-19th century. The ship held this record for over 100 years, from 1854 to 1989.

RSM Lusitania

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Launch year: 1906

Builder: John Brown & Co‎, ‎Clydebank‎, Scotland

Length: 787 ft (240 m)

The sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania by the torpedo of a German U boat in 1915 was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history, killing more than half the passengers and crew. Ultimately it led to the American entry into World War I. Commissioned by the Cunard Line, the ship had been built to compete for the highly lucrative transatlantic passenger trade. Although luxurious, the Lusitania was noted more for its speed. In 1908, it won the Blue Riband designation for the fastest Atlantic crossing, averaging nearly 24 knots.

RMS Titanic

Launch year: 1911

Builder: Harland and Wolff shipyard for the British Shipping Company White Star Line

Length: 883 ft (269 m)

The unsinkable that became unforgettable: The RMS Titanic was the product of powerful strife among competitors in the first half of the 20th century. It sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912, off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 lost their lives. Designed to be the epitome of style, comfort, and luxury, it ranked among the most sophisticated ships of that time, only to become one of the most devastating maritime disasters in history.

The passengers aboard Titanic were some of the wealthiest people in the world. Also aboard were over a thousand emigrants from Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia, seeking a new life in North America. In 1985, the wreckage was located on the floor of the North Atlantic. After this tragic accident, internationally adopted safety-improvement measures were established, including making the number of lifeboats on board correspond with the entire number of passengers.

USS Arizona

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Launch year: 1915

Builder: Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York

Length: 608 ft (185 m)

“A date which will live in infamy” is how President Franklin D. Roosevelt described the Arizona attack, before he asked the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war with Japan.

The USS Arizona battleship was one of the U.S. Navy’s most heavily armed vessels and the largest ship in its fleet. Arizona, a member of the U.S. Pacific fleet, was berthed at Pearl Harbor December 6, 1941. The next morning, approximately at 7:55 am, Japan launched a surprise attack. For nearly two hours, more than 350 Japanese aircraft dropped bombs on U.S. vessels. Around 8:10 am, Arizona was struck by a 1,760-pound projectile, which reportedly lifted the battleship out of the water. Even while sinking, the ship was struck by more bombs.

While approximately 334 crew members survived, the death toll was 1,177. Arizona was among four battleships that sank during the attack, which unified the American public, and on December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan and effectively entered World War II. The ship couldn’t be salvaged, but remains as a significant war memorial in Pearl Harbor run by the U.S. National Park Service, and visited by millions of people. The battleship’s sunken remains are also designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.  

Battleship Bismarck

Launch year: 1939

Builder: Blohm & Voss shipyard, Hamburg

Length: 823.5 ft (251 m)

Bismarck , named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. It is considered one of the largest battleships ever built, with its design finalized by Hitler’s Navy after it rose from the ruins of the World War I. It was almost the length of three football fields, with seven decks above the waterline and seven below it.

Its biggest and only fight was during World War II, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen , to raid Allied shipping from North America to Great Britain. Over eight tense days in 1941, after many attacks, Bismarck suffered enough damage from three hits sufficient to force an end to the mission. The dramatic battle left it crippled and it was scuttled to prevent the British from gaining control of it. In 1989, American oceanographer Robert Ballard of Titanic recovery repute located the wreck of the Bismarck perched on an extinct volcano 15,000 feet underwater some 400 miles west of Brest, France. has hundreds of beautiful classic boats and yachts listed for sale. Explore a rich and diverse array of some of the most beautiful craft built, each to a time-honored standard of craftsmanship. 

This article was published in May 2023 and updated in May 2024 by Elaine Lembo .

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10 of the most impressive superyachts owned by billionaires

From a sailing yacht owned by a russian billionaire industrialist to the luxury launch of the patek philippe ceo, here are the best billionaire-owned boats on the water….

Words: Jonathan Wells

There’s something about billionaires and big boats . Whether they’re superyachts or megayachts, men with money love to splash out on these sizeable sea-going giants. And that all began in 1954 — with the big dreams of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Onassis, keen to keep his luxury lifestyle afloat when at sea, bought Canadian anti-submarine frigate HMCS Stormont after World War II. He spent millions turning it into an opulent super yacht, named it after his daughter — and the Christina O kicked off a trend among tycoons. To this day, the world’s richest men remain locked in an arms race to build the biggest, fastest, most impressive superyacht of all. Here are 10 of our favourites…

Eclipse, owned by Roman Abramovich

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Built by: Blohm+Voss of Hamburg, with interiors and exteriors designed by Terence Disdale. Launched in 2009, it cost $500 million (the equivalent of £623 million today).

Owned by: Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, the owner of private investment company Millhouse LLC and owner of Chelsea Football Club. His current net worth is $17.4 billion.

Key features: 162.5 metres in length / 9 decks / Top speed of 22 knots / Two swimming pools / Disco hall / Mini submarine / 2 helicopter pads / 24 guest cabins

Sailing Yacht A, owned by Andrey Melnichenko

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Built by: Nobiskrug, a shipyard on the Eider River in Germany. The original idea came from Jacques Garcia, with interiors designed by Philippe Starck and a reported price tag of over $400 million.

Owned by: Russian billionaire industrialist Andrey Melnichenko, the main beneficiary of both the fertiliser producing EuroChem Group and the coal energy company SUEK. Though his current net worth is $18.7 billion, Sailing Yacht A was seized in Trieste on 12 March 2022 due to the EU’s sanctions on Russian businessmen.

Key features: 119 metres in length / 8 decks / Top speed of 21 knots / Freestanding carbon-fibre rotating masts / Underwater observation pod / 14 guests

Symphony, owned by Bernard Arnault

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Built by: Feadship, the fabled shipyard headquartered in Haarlem in The Netherlands. With an exterior designed by Tim Heywood, it reportedly cost around $150 million to construct.

Owned by: French billionaire businessman and art collector Bernard Arnault. Chairman and chief executive of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company, his current net worth is $145.8 billion.

Key features: 101.5 metres in length / 6 decks / Top speed of 22 knots / 6-metre glass-bottom swimming pool / Outdoor cinema / Sundeck Jacuzzi / 8 guest cabins

Faith, owned by Michael Latifi

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Built by: Similarly to Symphony above, also Feadship. With exteriors designed by Beaulieu-based RWD, and interiors by Chahan Design, it cost a reported $200 million to construct in 2017.

Owned by: Until recently, Canadian billionaire and part-owner of the Aston Martin Formula 1 Team , Lawrence Stroll. Recently sold to Michael Latifi, father of F1 star Nicholas , a fellow Canadian businessman with a net worth of just under $2 billion.

Key features: 97 metres in length / 9 guest cabins / Glass-bottom swimming pool — with bar / Bell 429 helicopter

Amevi, owned by Lakshmi Mittal

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Built by: The Oceanco shipyard, also in The Netherlands. With exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard and interior design by Alberto Pinto, it launched in 2007 (and cost around $125 million to construct).

Owned by: Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. He owns 20% of Queen Park Rangers, and has a net worth of $18 billion.

Key features: 80 metres in length / 6 decks / Top speed of 18.5 knots / On-deck Jacuzzi / Helipad / Swimming Pool / Tender Garage / 8 guest cabins

Odessa II, owned by Len Blavatnik

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Built by: Nobiskrug, the same German shipyard that built Sailing Yacht A . Both interior and exterior were created by Focus Yacht Design, and the yacht was launched in 2013 with a cost of $80 million.

Owned by: British businessman Sir Leonard Blavatnik. Founder of Access Industries — a multinational industrial group with current holdings in Warner Music Group, Spotify and the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat — he is worth $39.9 billion.

Key features: 74 metres in length / 6 guest cabins / Top speed of 18 knots / Intimate beach club / Baby grand piano / Private master cabhin terrace / Outdoor cinema

Nautilus, owned by Thierry Stern

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Built by: Italian shipyard Perini Navi in 2014. With interiors by Rémi Tessier and exterior design by Philippe Briand, Nautilus was estimated to cost around $90 million to construct.

Owned by: Patek Philippe CEO Thierry Stern. Alongside his Gulstream G650 private jet, Nautilus — named for the famous sports watch — is his most costly mode of transport. His current net worth is $3 billion.

Key features: 73 metres in length / 7 guest cabins / Top speed of 16.5 knots / Dedicated wellness deck / 3.5 metre resistance pool / Underfloor heating / Jet Skis

Silver Angel, owned by Richard Caring

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Built by: Luxury Italian boatbuilder Benetti. Launched in 2009, the yacht’s interior has been designed by Argent Design and her exterior styling is by Stefano Natucci.

Owned by: Richard Caring, British businessman and multi-millionaire (his wealth peaked at £1.05 billion, so he still makes the cut). Chairman of Caprice Holdings, he owns The Ivy restaurants.

Key features: 64.5 metres in length / Cruising speed of 15 knots / 7 guest cabins / Lalique decor / 5 decks / Oval Jacuzzi pool / Sun deck bar / Aft deck dining table

Lady Beatrice, owned by Frederick Barclay

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Built by: Feadship and Royal Van Lent in 1993. Exteriors were created by De Voogt Naval Architects, with interiors by Bannenberg Designs. She cost the equivalent of £63 million to build.

Owned by: Sir David Barclay and his late brother Sir Frederick. The ‘Barclay Brothers’ had joint business pursuits including The Spectator , The Telegraph and delivery company Yodel. Current net worth: £7 billion.

Key features: 60 metres in length / 18 knots maximum speed / Monaco home port / Named for the brothers’ mother, Beatrice Cecelia Taylor / 8 guest cabins

Space, owned by Laurence Graff

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Built by: Space was the first in Feadship’s F45 Vantage series , styled by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and launched in 2007. She cost a reported $25 million to construct.

Owned by: Laurence Graff, English jeweller and billionaire businessman. As the founder of Graff Diamonds, he has a global business presence and a current net worth of $6.26 billion.

Key features: 45 metres in length / Top speed of 16 knots / Al fresco dining area / Sun deck Jacuzzi / Breakfast bar / Swimming platform / Steam room

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On the 5th April 2013 Lürssen, the leading shipyard for large luxury yacht building, launched the 180m yacht AZZAM - the largest motor yacht in the world. The sleek and elegant superyacht features exterior design by Nauta Design.

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This 164-metre (538ft) superyacht was built in Italy by Mariotti Yachts and now sits in the Omani capital as part of the royal fleet. The Italian built superyacht is currently the second largest privately owned yacht in the world, after Lurssen's Azzam.

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Roman Abramovich's yacht Eclipse has received a huge amount of industry attention, not just for its size but for the celebrity of its owner. Eclipse is the largest and most expensive superyacht ever built. When initially ordered she was estimated to cost approximately £330million, by the time she was delivered however, her overall costs were closer to the £1billion mark due to the extra luxury fittings and security measures required by her owner. With a crew of up to 60, Eclipse is a giant of the sea. She was the fourth superyacht comissioned by Abramovich.

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This magnificent yacht was originally commissioned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. Construction was suspended in 1998 and the vessel left unfinished until HH Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum secured the rumoured $300 million project. Platinum Yachts took the mega yacht to completion and in 2006 launched Dubai to become the world’s largest private yacht. Today however, Dubai is the second largest privately owned yacht in the world.

Launched in February 2022, Project Blue is Lurssen's latest secretive yacht project. With little revealed about her specifications and designers, her expansive size was confirmed by the German shipyard following her launch: an incredible 160m. Project Blue will be Lurssen's second-largest superyacht, and is due to be delivered in 2023. She was recently spotted in Bremerhaven, Germany, making her way out to sea for her maiden sea trial. She is expected to have a beam of 21m, and a gross tonnage of 15,320 GT. Her other specifications are currently unknown.

Originally known as Project Omar, the 156 metre superyacht Dilbar was launched in 2016 after over 4 years of construction. A favourite with yachtspotters worldwide, Dilbar is considered the largest superyacht in the world by volume.

Like most royal superyachts, little is known about Al Said, a giant mega yacht formerly codenamed "Project Sunflower". She was delivered to the Sultan of Oman in 2008 as a replacement for a smaller mega yacht of the same name. At a stunning 155m, Al Said consists of six large decks and features striking exterior and interior design by Espen Oeino International, the same company that designed the stunning 127m mega yacht Octopus. According to reports, Al Said is said to accommodate as many as 70 guests and 154 professional crew, as well as featuring a concert room capable of accommodating a 50 piece orchestra.

When construction of A+ (formerly named Topaz) first began she was forecast to be the 4th largest yacht in the world and to measure approximately 147m (482’3’’ft). Having left her floating shed at the Lürssen shipyard located in Bremen, Germany, she is now ready to claim that mantle and undergo the final phases of construction.

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As one of the yachts of the Saudi Royal Family, Prince Abdulaziz is used to conduct official business as well as for pleasure. The largest yacht built in the 20th century, the interior alone took 15 months to complete. Originally built for the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia who named the yacht after his son, it is now owned by his brother Abddullah.

Very little is known about Lurssen's mysterious superyacht OPERA. At 146m, the superyacht will be the sixth largest yacht Lurssen has built at the time of her launch in September 2022. OPERA was first spotted in May 2021 when she transported to the yard's Bremen outfitting facilities in Germany.

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This Egyptian presidential yacht is not only one of the world’s largest but also one of the oldest. Built in 1865 in London, the yacht was intended for the King of Egypt. Originally named Mahroussa, El Horriya was extended in 1872 and again in 1905.  Nowadays she is berthed in Alexandria and is listed as a training ship by the Egyptian Navy.

Developed by German shipyard Lürssen, construction of Project Luminance is underway at their facilities near Lemwerder. Due to enter the esteemed list of the Top 10 largest superyachts in the world, information about the 145m superyacht is limited at this moment in time. Lürssen are world-famous for their incredible innovations and their capacity to build extremely large mega yachts filled with numerous features. Photos that have been captured of the boat indicate that she will have considerable deck space with plenty of room left over indoors to be packed out with luxury.


Sailing Yacht A is a highly unique vessel, with an LOA of 142.81m. She is one of the world’s largest and the most advanced superyachts with a number of unique features, including an underwater observation pod, hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system and premium navigation systems. Her three masts are the tallest and most highly loaded freestanding composite structures in the world. Her futuristic design was created by Philippe Starck, her smooth silver-metallic surfaces challenging the expectations of conventional aesthetics.

As one of the most well-known builders of Top 100 yachts, Lurssen's NORD (formerly Opus and Redwood) has been highly anticipated as one of the largest ever to launch from the German yard. Also the largest project set to launch in 2020, at 142m, she will accommodate up to 36 guests in 20 cabins and was designed by Nuvolari Lenard.

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The 141m superyacht Swift141, now christened 'Yas', was successfully launched by ADMShipyards in November 2011; entering the record books as both the largest launch of 2011 and most significant superyacht in recent history. ADMShipyards, members of Privinvest, has proudly announced the launch of their first superyacht. At 141 meters, this stunning private yacht ranks as the sixth largest superyacht in the world.

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Project Solaris is the revolutionary explorer yacht built by German masters of engineering Lloyd Werft. Topping off the yard's record for ultra large luxury yacht build, Project Solaris is an estimated 139m+ explorer yacht at the German giant's shed.


As with most yachts in construction at Lurssen, little is known about this 140m project. We do not yet know the designer or architect, but she has been spotted moving around the build-hall. Her sightings have lead yacht spotters on the docks of the yard to aptly name her 'Project Lightning.' We hope to see her launch towards the end of 2019.

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The largest yacht ever built in Italy and one of the ten largest in the world, Fincantieri has announced the successful delivery of Project Victory - a 140 metre superyacht launched in 2014 - under the official name of Ocean Victory.

Code named as Mipos (short for Mission Possible) during her construction, Al Salamah belongs to Saudi Arabian Defence Minister Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. Kept a great secret, rumours tell that she has over 80 rooms, a helipad, and an indoor swimming pool complete with glass roof. A real working wonder, this yacht was completed in 1999 after only two years.

Owned by media bigwig David Geffen, Rising Sun is rumoured to have been commissioned by Ellison specifically to be larger than Paul Allen’s Octopus. This 2004 yacht is spread over five decks and is equipped with everything from Jacuzzi bathrooms and wine cellars to a top deck basketball court.

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Have you ever wondered who owned the most impressive superyachts in the world? Very popular in the world of celebrities and famous people, superyachts are seen as a “must-do” and “must-have”. Here are the 10 impressive luxury mega and super yachts owned by well-known people around the globe.

Musashi – Larry Ellison

The list starts with mega yacht MUSASHI and her owner Larry Ellison. Ellison is the owner of American software company Oracle and is one of the richest people in the world, as well as a real yacht enthusiast. His yacht Musashi is a breathtaking megayacht launched in 2011 by Feadship . This 88m opulent vessel was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects . Sinot Yacht design took care of the stunning interior decor of Musashi. Her name was taken from a famous Japanese Samurai, which stands for “warrior”.

Musashi. Photo credit @christo303

Musashi. Photo credit @christo303

Lary Ellison is the previous owner of another military style mega yacht – the 138m mega yacht RISING SUN, which was built in 2004 by Lurssen.

Symphony – Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is the lucky owner of the 101m mega yacht SYMPHONY . A well-known person in the world of luxury goods, Arnault has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH and the Chairman of Christian Dior S.A. for a long time. With an excellent pedigree, Symphony is a breathtaking vessel built by Feadship in 2015. Her striking exterior is by renowned Tim Heywood , while naval architecture is by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.

Superyacht Symphony. Photo credit Feadship

Superyacht Symphony. Photo credit Feadship

He previously owned 70m superyacht AMADEUS , which was commissioned in 2016 but her asking price has not been disclosed until now.

Octopus – Paul Allen

Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft and is another bespoke yacht owner. His motor yachts  OCTOPUS , TATOOSH and MEDUSE are some of the largest and most recognisable luxury yachts in the world. Famous for taking parts in many rescue operations, Octopus is equipped with two helipads, a submarine and tenders. This huge Lurssen explorer superyacht also provides a wide range of lavish facilities and amenities, including a basketball court, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a movie theatre. Octopus accommodates 26 guests, assisted by a crew of 57.

Octopus. Photo credit Mark O'Connell

Octopus. Photo credit Mark O’Connell

Venus – Steve Jobs’s Family

Motor yacht VENUS was built by Feadship for Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs played a very important role in designing this stylish 78m vessel in collaboration with bespoke yacht designer Philippe Starck . This all-aluminium custom yacht was named after the Roman goddess. Venus now belongs to Steve Job’s family.

Superyacht Venus. photo via @rocabella_yachts

Superyacht Venus. photo via @rocabella_yachts

Seven Seas – Steve Spielberg

Superyacht  SEVEN SEAS  represents a showpiece of Oceanco excellence. She is owned by legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. Bespoke Italian designers Nuvolari Lenard worked on the design of the yacht. At 86m Seven Seas features large interior living spaces. Her outstanding feature is the infinity swimming pool on the aft deck, which can be transformed into a helipad or an entertaining area – amazing! Who wouldn’t want to go on a luxury holiday aboard Steven Spielberg’s luxury yacht?

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Eclipse – Roman Abramovich

The second largest superyacht in the world is owned by Roman Abramovich, Russian billionaire businessman, investor and the owner of Chelsea Football Club. The 162.5m ECLIPSE was launched in 2009 as the world’s largest superyachts. However, in 2013 AZZAM had taken the title of the largest yacht in the world with her imposing 180m LOA. Eclipse’s exterior design is a work of Terence Disdale . Eclipse is believed to have a value of $400 million. Apart from her incredible luxury features onboard, such as two helipads, two large swimming pools and a cinema, Eclipse also has an “anti-paparazzi” photo-protection system.

M:Y Eclipse anchored in the waters of the Caribbean, Photo credit Chip Methvin

M/Y Eclipse anchored in the waters of the Caribbean, Photo credit Chip Methvin

A list of Abramovich’formerrs yachts includes 115m PELORUS , 112m LE GRAND BLEU , 85m ECSTASEA and 115m LUNA .

Amphitrite – JK Rowling

In 2016, Harry Potter author JK Rowling bought the breathtaking 47.6-metre superyacht AMPHITRITE (ex. Vajoliroja). The legendary luxury vessel was previously owned by another famous person, Johny Depp. Amphitrite was designed by Taka Yachts and built by Turquoise Yachts (formerly Proteksan Turquoise) in Anatolia, Turkey . Amphitrite boasts stunning interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon . It has been reported that JK Rowling put the yacht for sale again at an asking price of €17,800,000.

Amphitrite Vajoliroja. Photo credit @stamp2k1

Amphitrite (ex. Vajoliroja). Photo credit @stamp2k1

Main – Giorgio Armani

Imposing motor yacht MAIN is owned by the fashion guru Giorgio Armani. His magnificent 65m luxury vessel was designed by Codecasa , who took into account all the requirements of Giorgio Armani. Main features a notable dark green painted hull made os steel and aluminium superstructure. Armani trusted Ortelli Architetti on designing the interior styling. At 65m, Main boasts large interior spaces and can accommodate 14 guests.

Main. Photo credit @mueckenpeter

Main. Photo credit @mueckenpeter

Dubai – Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Mega yacht DUBAI is currently the third largest superyacht in the world. Her owner is not a celebrity, nor an actor: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai . The magnificent 163-metre Dubai can carry a party of 115, including her crew of 88. Dubai was designed by Andrew Winch and built by the Emirati shipbuilder Platinum Yachts . This mega yacht features a huge amount of luxury amenities, including a swimming pool, a helicopter pad, cinema and a large gymnasium.

Mega Yacht Dubai. Photo credit Ade Owens

Mega Yacht Dubai. Photo credit Ade Owens

Privacy – Tiger Woods

The golf elite and thousands of fans of Tiger Woods surely know the meaning behind his superyacht’s name. If you were one of the most popular men in the universe, stalked by paparazzi and fans, you would love privacy too. Motor yacht PRIVACY was commissioned to Tiger Woods in 2004 for $20 million. She was designed and built by Christensen Shipyards , while his bride at that time, Elin Nordegren, arrange the interior styling. Privacy can cruise at a speed of 12 knots with a range of 4,000 nm. At 47.24m, this yacht boasts living spaces with a total of 6,500 square metres.

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Built: 1977 Design: Bill Lee

Weight saving is the holy grail of yacht design today, but it wasn’t until the late ’70s that the first Ultra Light Displacement designs, or ULDBs, were launched.

Among them was Bill Lee’s 67ft Merlin, at 12.5 tonnes and just 12ft wide. Merlin smashed the 1977 Transpac course record, setting a time which stood for 20 years.

Officials, concerned that ULDBs were not robust enough for ocean racing, changed the Transpac rule in an attempt to limit it to slower IOR designs.

Merlin was heavily modified, but still managed to win the ‘Barn Door’ trophy for the fastest crossing twice more. The record was finally broken by the sled Pyewacket , also designed by Lee, two decades on.


12. Monitor

Built: 1955 Design: Gordon Baker

Legendary offshore sailor Loick Peyron nominates this futuristic design from the ’50s: “I think Gordon Baker’s Monitor is the one, which in the 1950s did a lot for the present and future of sailing.”

The 26ft Monitor is quite unlike anything else, made of glued mahogany with hollow, stainless steel hydrofoils which look more like windmill vanes than yacht foils – unsurprisingly, as that is what Baker Manufacturing had previously focused on. The early hydrofoiling yacht was reported to have a top speed of around 30 knots, using battened cotton sails.

13. Infiniti 46

Built: 2015 Design: Hugh Welbourn/Gordon Kay

The DSS-enabled Infiniti 46 is the first yacht to be designed around the twin retractable foil system (rather than have them retrofitted) to increase lift, reducing drag and heeling angle.

Since 2016 she’s been campaigned hard, winning class in the Middle Sea Race and RORC Transatlantic Race.

14. Vestas Sail Rocket II

Built: 2011 Design: Malcolm Barnsley

For two decades speed sailing was dominated by the race to top the 50-knot barrier. Yellow Pages Endeavour got to 46.52 knots over 500m in 1993, then ten years later windsurfers and kitesurfers upped the ante, finally pushing over 50 knots in 2008.

Macquarie Innovation became the first sailing vessel to nudge over 50 knots in 2009. Then in 2014 Paul Larsen on Vestas SailRocket II knocked all previous attempts out of the park with an incredible 65.45 knots in Namibia. Nobody has even got remotely close since.

15. Maltese Falcon

Built: 2006 Design: Dykstra/Perini Navi

At the time the most grandiose yacht ever to be built, the 289ft Maltese Falcon was a technical triumph. Her three-masted ‘Dynarig’ system was created by Perini Navi at the behest of technology investor Tom Perkins , and  is a modern day development of a 1960s concept created by Wilhelm Prølss.

Her gold and granite styling is not to everyone’s tastes, but the 2,400sq m sail area saw Maltese Falcon sail across the Atlantic in ten days. The systems proved so successful she was spotted sailing off her mooring in some venues – quite a feat for a 1,200-tonne vessel .

16. Speedboat

Built: 2008 Design: Juan Kouyoumdjian

Launched as Speedboat  in 2008, this 100-footer was initially designed with the express intention of setting records, specifically the transatlantic record. Following on from Juan K’s successful Volvo 70 designs, she was exceptionally wide at the transom with a deep canting keel and water ballast, but record successes were few and far between.

Re-optimised for IRC as Rambler 100 she had some race victories before losing her keel and capsizing in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race , with five crew swept away from the boat.


All were rescued safely, but the incident intensified the focus on reliability in canting keel designs.

When owner George David commissioned the replacement Rambler 88 , his new yacht includes fibreoptic patches on the keel fin and load sensors on the pin, with data continuously fed to the navigation station

17. Pen Duick IV

Built: 1968 Design: André Allègre

“Built by Eric Tabarly, this was the first large ocean-racing multihull, which led the trend towards large multihulls in ocean races,” Robin Knox-Johnston nominates Pen Duick IV.

“For example, it encouraged us to ask Rod Macalpine Downie to design the 70-foot catamaran British Oxygen in 1973.”

Pen Duick IV  took victory in the 1972 OSTAR with Alain Colas, who went on to sail her solo around the world – the first solo multihull circumnavigation.

18. Class 40

Built: 2005 Design: Various

The Class 40s have provided a first step into ocean racing for many skippers. Less than a year after the class was formed, 25 lined up for the 2006 Route du Rhum .

Pro navigator Campbell Field explains: “ It would be easy to nominate ‘Swiss Army knife’ foilers, or the super high tech IMOCAs. However, the Class 40s are complete in many ways. Affordable, bulletproof, ultra high performance, safe, and sexy [they can be sailed] one, two or four-up. They are simple, dynamic, rewarding, and guaranteed to thrill.

“A shortfall is their inshore capabilities, however what other class of yacht brings accessibility to top level ocean racing to a broad audience? They outstrip the performance of many much larger yachts offshore .”

19. Pierre 1er. 1989, Van Peteghem & Lauriot Prévost: Beautiful and radical, the golden Pierre 1er was the first ORMA 60 and won the 1990 Route du Rhum with Florence Arthaud. Vincent Lauriot Prévost recalls: “I think in ocean racing the first big change was to fly the hull with a trimaran as if with a catamaran.” Pierre 1er was swiftly followed by Primagaz, the first big tri to sail on one float. Photo: Jacques Vapillon.

Photo: Jacques Vapillon

19. Pierre 1er

Built: 1989 Design: Van Peteghem & Lauriot Prévost

Beautiful and radical, the golden Pierre 1er was the first ORMA 60 and won the 1990 Route du Rhum with Florence Arthaud.

Vincent Lauriot Prévost recalls: “I think in ocean racing the first big change was to fly the hull with a trimaran as if with a catamaran.” Pierre 1er was swiftly followed by Primagaz , the first big tri to sail on one float.


20. America

Built: 1851 Design: James Rich Steers & George Steers

The yacht which famously won around the Isle of Wight one August day some 169 years ago, America was also radical. Marc van Peteghem comments: “The schooner America brought something new. She was the first really wide beamed racing yacht to win against really narrow boats. It was a first really big step.”

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When the words “famous explorer yacht” are strung together, Tatoosh is one name that comes to mind among yacht-watchers. The 303-foot expedition vessel, built by Nobiskrug in 2000, gained recognition thanks to its high-profile owners—American telecom executive Craig McCaw and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Behind the big names, this gigayacht is more noteworthy for its capacity for adventure.

“ Tatoosh is more than a pretty yacht; she’s designed to venture around the world,” Capt. Laurent Delleur, who has been with the yacht since 2007, told Robb Report .

A roster of international designers had a hand in Tatoosh ’s design evolution, including German designer Claus Kusch for the distinctive exterior and British designer Terence Disdale on the original interior.

Following Allen’s death in 2018, the current owner bought Tatoosh in 2022 and embarked on a significant refit, which included an interior refresh, full upgrade of the AV/IT systems, and changes to the outdoor spaces. He also put it into Fraser Yachts charter fleet.

Beyond the tech,  Tatoosh is one of the quietest yachts afloat thanks to twin DEUTZ-MWM 2,500 hp diesel engines with Visco Masse rubber mounts. The yacht has an impressive 7,000-nautical mile range when cruising at speeds of 12.5 knots. Its top speed is 16 knots.

Here are eight cool facts you didn’t know about one of the world’s most recognizable yachts.

The Boat Deck With Its Custom Tenders

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As one of the original explorer yachts, toys feature big aboard Tatoosh . The dedicated “boat deck” has Davits worked into the exterior lines to hold a Germán Frers–designed 42-foot daysailer called Julia  and a 42-foot classic Hinckley Talaria tender called Chase . “The main tenders don’t sit in garages like modern yachts, but on deck, as part of Tatoosh ’s signature,” says Delleur. “The sailing boat was custom made from carbon fiber and was unique with her canting keel. The yacht used to also accommodate two Hobie catamarans on the boat deck.”

The Pool Transitions to a Dance Floor

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It takes nearly 10,600 gallons of water to fill the 200-square-foot heated swimming pool on the main deck aft. A variable current allows guests to swim long distances. Come evening, the pool floor raises flush to the deck, transforming into a dance floor.

The Extended Beach Club

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Tatoosh boasts a whopping 3,229 gross tonnes of internal volume. Exterior designer Disdale pushed the yacht’s dimensions from the 292-foot length that was originally planned to its final 303 feet, mostly to make more room for the on-deck pool and beach club. It proved to be a good idea, paving the way for a dedicated dive lobby, a hot tub, a sauna, and a bar with sea views.

World Traveler

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Tatoosh has a track record of global cruising, sometimes sailing up to 35,000 nautical miles a year. The ambitious cruising program has taken it into far-off lands, including Fernando de Noronha in Brazil, Namibia, and Zanzibar. The most remote location to date is a group of far-flung islands in the Indian Ocean, which Tatoosh visited during the 2000s. The yacht spent several weeks in the region, taking in Europa, Les Glorieuses, and the Aldabra Atoll, which rarely feature on even the most adventurous itinerary, as well as Madagascar, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

The Piano Lounge

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Tatoosh’s interior can be closed off to create a twin-level private owner’s apartment that occupies the forward section of the yacht across two decks: The self-contained area includes the primary bedroom, owner’s office, gym, observation lounge with private galley, massage room, piano lounge (pictured) and two guest cabins. From the observation lounge, for example, views of Mt. Etna and Mt. Stromboli erupting by night have been enjoyed in privacy.

Two Helipads, Two Choppers For Exploration

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The yacht’s two heli-decks are a signature feature of Tatoosh ’s distinctive exterior, with the capacity to land a twin-turbine Airbus A145. They’ve largely been used for remote exploration in places like Africa. One of the helipads has a dedicated helicopter spares store, a helicopter refueling station, and an approved fire station—allowing the yacht to be used like a small heliport. The dual helicopter operations mean multiple groups of guests can be welcomed by air and flown ashore. Another use when the choppers are away: Candlelit dinners on the main helipad.

What’s in a Name

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Tatoosh is named after the island near Paul Allen’s hometown of Seattle, but the 11 guest cabins are christened after some of the Pacific islands the yacht has frequently visited, including Lahaina in Hawaii and Maupiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

Two Cinemas and Recording Studio

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Tatoosh’ s previous owners kitted the yacht out with impressive onboard technology, including a state-of-the-art recording studio and two cinemas—one indoor, one outdoor. Even so, that technology was no match for Allen’s impressive onboard art collection. Under his stewardship, Tatoosh displayed original pieces, including a Van Gogh. Allen’s complete art anthology fetched $1.5 billion at auction in 2022.

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24 Incredible Celebrity Yachts You Will Surely Love

By Adrian Prisca

Updated on May 20, 2023

Celebrity Yachts

The rich and famous certainly have a different lifestyle from us regular folks, but we love to see how extravagantly they live. Once they make it to a certain status, owning a yacht is like second-nature, or a rite of passage.

Some of the glamorous amenities onboard those yachts are unheard of, but having all that money can buy pretty much whatever their heart desires.

A love for the sea is what all those celebrities have in common, plus a need to escape constant snapshots from paparazzis. On their own private yachts, they get to relax and be themselves, also spending some quality time with their friends and family.

Have you ever dreamt about sailing on a luxury yacht? Most likely, we all did at some point. And since we like to delve a little deeper into our favorite celebrities’ lives, we thought a good way is by making a list of the luxurious yachts they own.

Without further ado, here are the 25 most incredible celebrity yachts in the world.

  • 24. The Maraya – Sean “Diddy” Combs’s Yacht

Maraya Yacht

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has had a successful music career that set him up for a luxurious life. His private yacht, the Maraya, has a staff of ten. It features a stage with a party floor that has a built-in bar on the top deck and a projector screen. If you know how the hip hop star runs, it’s no surprise he took things up a notch aboard his own yacht.

  • 23. Axioma – Kendall Jenner’s Yacht

Axioma Yacht

One of the world’s highest paying models is one of the most famous women in the world. Part of the Kardashian family, she rents out the Axioma regularly. Not the actual owner per se, it costs her about half a million dollars a week. She spent her 19th birthday onboard this yacht while vacationing in Monaco. The boat has a few jacuzzis, a steam room, a gym, a cinema, along with many other amenities.

  • 22. Freedom – Roberto Cavalli’s Yacht

Freedom Yacht

A co-designer for his bat-mobile look-a-like superyacht, Cavalli designed its interior mostly in animal print. The high-end goods mogul has made a fortune from his decades’ long career. At the moment, he’s enjoying as much time as he can on his favorite yacht. Sleek and stylish, the 90-foot vessel can go up to top speed of 40 knots.

  • 21. Vantage – Calvin Klein’s Yacht

Vantage Yacht

American fashion designer Calvin Klein is known for hosting parties for some of the most famous socialites and highest personalities in the world. Aboard Vantage, there is plenty of room to invite up to 12 guests at a time to spend a few nights. The yacht features a few entertainment rooms, six cabins, a few hot tubs, several bars, all decorated with top-notch designs.

  • 20. Beethoven – Rafael Nadal’s Yacht

Beethoven Yacht

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal is one of the top players ever, following Federer closely. His work ethic and perseverance makes him one of the best paid athletes of the last couple of decades. He loves his automobiles, but he loves spending time on the water as well. The 76-foot MCY yacht has its own swimming pool, a spa, multiple entertainment rooms and bars.

  • 19. Wajer 77 – Tom Brady’s Yacht

Wajer 77 Yacht

Tom Brady acquired the Wajer 77 only a few short months after purchasing the Wajer 55. He upgraded to the larger model that fits nine passengers in order to accommodate his family for weekend trips. They regularly head over to the Bahamas from their East Coast Florida home, so this yacht is more suitable for their lifestyle.

  • 18. Galactica Star – Beyonce and Jay Z’s Yacht

Galactica Star Yacht

Superstar singer and songwriter Beyonce is a force to be reckoned with. Together with her equally influential husband, Jay-Z, they are loaded. Hence, they own a yacht that is appropriate for their celebrity status.

The Galactica is a 213-foot juggernaut that accommodates up to 12 guests. Lavish decor is to be expected from the music icon, and the many luxurious amenities are out of this world. The yacht features its own helipad and a swimming pool.

  • 17. Rising Sun – Leonardo DiCaprio’s Yacht

Rising Sun Yacht

DiCaprio is one of the highest paid actors in the history of Hollywood, which makes him also one of the most famous. Although quiet in the last couple of years, we assume it is because he spends lots of time aboard this monster yacht, that actually belongs to music producer billionaire David Geffen.

It is believed that the Rising Sun is the eleventh largest yacht on the planet. Tailor-made for someone like the Wolf of Wall Street, it features its own basketball court, cinema, wine cellar, and it has its own helipad, among many other mind-blowing amenities.

David Geffen’s parties are glamorous bashes that people talk about for weeks afterwards, and guests are just as rich and famous as he is. He hangs with the likes of Oprah, the Obamas, Julia Roberts, and of course, Leonardo DiCaprio, just to name a few.

  • 16. Seven Seas – Steven Spielberg’s Yacht

Seven Seas Yacht

Famous film director and screenwriter Steven Spielberg is worth more than 3 billion dollars. The biggest Hollywood director ever made his name back in 1975 with the movie Jaws. His luxury yacht the Seven Seas, is a 282 foot, or 86-meters long ship.

Designed and built by Oceanco, it features an infinity pool that is surrounded by a 15-foot glass wall. As a major movie buff, his yacht obviously also features a cinema screen.

  • 15. LionHeart – Sir Philip Green’s Yacht

LionHeart Yacht

Sir Philip Green grew the Arcadia Group from a simple company to a retail giant. His yacht, the LionHeart, was designed by Benetti, and is 206-foot long. Inside, it contains all the luxurious amenities you can imagine. The on-deck swimming pool, electrically designed sun deck and dedicated bar offer outdoor sunbathing options for their guests.

  • 14. Va Bene – Eric Clapton’s Yacht

Va Bene Yacht

Eric Clapton is one of the most widely-known singers/songwriters in the world, and his celebrity status brought him a luxurious lifestyle. His 157 foot luxury yacht, Va Bene, was previously owned by Bernie Ecclestone.

While chartering the vessel back in 2005, Clapton fell in love with the boat and made Ecclestone an offer he couldn’t refuse. Since then, the musician and up to 12 of his friends frequently spend time aboard.

  • 13. Main – Giorgio Armani’s Yacht

Armani’s Main Yacht

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is often seen sailing the seas in his luxury yacht, Main. The design of the yacht matches the fashion magnate’s flair. Classy yet fashionable, the interior of the all-black yacht frequently attracts photographers that like to use it for their contracts.

His second yacht is named Maria, after his mother, and it is equally luxurious. But the Main is his favorite, so you’ll see him spending most of his time aboard.

  • 12. Cyan – Bono’s Yacht

Cyan yacht

When he needs to get away to recover after a busy life on the road, rockstar Bono retreats to his luxury yacht Cyan. Built by Codecasa, it often goes by its other name, Kingdom Come. This 160 foot, or 49 meters long yacht can go as fast as 20 knots.

The vessel has a baby grand piano, of course. Among other amenities, you will find wave runners, snorkeling gear, kite surfers, and its own swimming pool.

  • 11. Venus –  Steve Jobs’s Yacht

Venus Yacht

Steve Jobs wanted Phillippe Stark to build this yacht a few years before he passed. Unfortunately he never got to see the final result, but his widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, still owns it today. Inspired by the Apple store designs, the vessel has many glass features and is run by a group of 27-inch iMac computers.

The top-of-the-line electronic communication system is one of the best, and it facilitated on-board messaging. The yacht has six bedrooms, so it can accommodate up to 12 guests.

  • 10. Privacy – Tiger Woods’s Yacht

Privacy Yacht

One of the greatest golfers in the world lives up to his celebrity status. Although he’s seen his share of controversy a few years back, he’s still one of the most popular celebrities on the planet. His yacht, named Privacy, is 154 feet, or 47 meters long.

It’s so comfy that he uses it as a second home when he’s playing in major tournaments away from home. The jacuzzi, decompression chamber, and wet bar help the athlete and nine other guests unwind and relax.

  • 9. The TM Blue One – Valentino Garavani’s Yacht

The TM Blue One Yacht

Named for the fashion maven’s parents, Teresa and Mauro, the TM Blue One is Garavani’s essential hotspot for himself and his entourage. His yacht is designed by architect Peter Marino, the same one who also designed his New York apartment.

He has owned it since 1988, probably the longest of any of the celebrities mentioned on this list. He frequently has people onboard, and at times he hosts themed parties in which his guests are encouraged to partake in.

  • 8. Hokulani – Nicole Kidman’s Yacht

Hokulani Yacht

Over the last couple of decades, Nicole Kidman has become one of the best paid female actors to ever exist. She was smart with her money through the years, and Hokulani is not only an escape, but a great investment. Known for doing lots of philanthropic work, she needs a break every now and then.

She loves to chill out on her custom-made yacht that comes with a centralized entertainment system, a swimming platform, along with many other luxurious perks. Hokulani is large enough to accommodate up to 20 guests.

  • 7. Necker Belle – Richard Branson’s Former Yacht

Necker Belle Yacht

With ownership of over 400 brands, Richard Branson is one of the richest music magnates in the world. The British mogul is the name behind Virgin Records, but he never stopped giving back to numerous charities and making his employees feel valued.

One of the fastest catamarans to ever exist, it can go as fast as 20 knots. Not the largest yachts on our list, it can hold up to ten guests. It is also available to rent for a weekly price of over $100,000 US dollars.

  • 6. EOS – Diane Von Furstenberg’s Yacht

EOS Yacht

The renowned fashion designer and her husband Barry Dillar own EOS, one of the largest private yachts in the world. Since she used to be a real-life princess, the fashion designer is used to living like royalty.

Launched by the acclaimed yacht brand Lurssen, this incredible sailing yacht was stylish and simply beautiful, and it saw many lavish high-society gatherings. It used to be one of the longest yachts in the world at 305 feet in length. That’s before it caught fire outside of Norway back in 2012. Thankfully, no casualties were reported.

  • 5. Vajoliroja – Johnny Depp’s Yacht

Vajoliroja yacht

If there’s been one celebrity that caused a lot of gossip in the last couple of months, it’s none other than Johnny Depp. But we’re not here to talk about that. His most prized possession, the Vajoliroja, is a modern superyacht that was built in Turkey. With 47 meters in length, or 154 feet, he spent his time sailing his favorite places.

The yacht was named after his family with his ex-wife, Vanessa Paradis, and his two kids, Lily Rose and Jack. In 2016, he sold it to J.K Rowlings, who also happened to be caught up in her shares of controversy in the last couple of years.

  • 4. Octopus – Paul Allen’s Yacht

Octopus Yacht

The self-made billionaire became one of the most famous people in the world thanks to his Microsoft involvement. In case you didn’t know, he’s the one, along with childhood friend Bill Gates, that founded the multibillion dollar corporation.

His superyacht named the Octopus features multiple game rooms, two submarines, a recording studio, a spa, and many other luxurious amenities. The two helipads make access from any location a lot easier. He spent lots of his free time aboard before his passing.

  • 3. Eclipse – Roman Abramovich’s Yacht

Eclipse Yacht

With an estimated net worth of over 12 billion dollars, oligarch Abramovich is the owner of Norilsk Nickel, Millhouse LLC, Evraz, and football team Chelsea FC. That is until just a few weeks ago, when Todd Boehly took ownership . Still, he is one of the richest men in the world, and his favorite yacht, the Eclipse, is one of the biggest privately-owned yachts in the world.

It is 533 feet long, has two helipads, two swimming pools, and a mini-submarine. With 24 cabins, a few hot tubs, and a disco hall, he can invite numerous guests aboard for a good time.

  • 2. Seven – David and Victoria Beckham’s Yacht

Seven Yacht

David Beckham is the new owner of this Riva Argo 90, which he named Seven, after his iconic football shirt number. The boat was constructed by Ferretti Engineering Department for naval architecture. Officina Italiana Design are responsible for the design of both the interior and exterior of the yacht. The MTU diesel engine allows it to go up to 30 knots.

It was launched in October 2021, and it has some pretty cool features. Among its most standout designs is the sun lounging spot on the foredeck. They also own The Seafair, which is nicknamed ‘The Sophisticated Lady”, for Victoria.

1. Topaz (or A+) – Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Yacht

Topaz Yacht

The Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, owns one of the longest yachts to sail the waters. Mostly known as “Sheik Mansour”, he is the Manchester City owner, among many other holdings. At 482 feet long, or 147 meters, it is longer than some cruise ships. We are all curious to find out how the interior looks, but he’s a very private person, and no pictures are available.

So we are all left to speculate, but we can only imagine the luxurious amenities the yacht contains on-board. What we do know is that the yacht has its own cinema, swimming pools, on-deck jacuzzis, and its own helipad.

  • Final Thoughts

Although celebrities are people just like us, the way they live doesn’t compare to that of people that live paycheck to paycheck. But every now and again we like to see how luxurious their lives are. It makes us dream and wish, and these incredible yachts we just listed are just part of their glamorous world. We hope you enjoyed this virtual tour into the lives of the rich and famous.

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13 Most Famous Sailboats

For generations, sailboats have been a vital form of transportation and a source of entertainment. Several sailboats have gained notoriety because to their historical significance, outstanding speed and performance, or association with famous persons or events.

There are several renowned sailboats that have made an indelible effect on history and popular culture, ranging from the legendary ships that took explorers over the seas to the high-performance yachts that compete in prestigious races.

This article will look at 13 renowned sailboats, from historic ships to modern racing yachts.

Famous Sailboats

1. america’s cup yachts.

America's Cup Yachts

America’s Cup sailboats are high-performance sailboats that compete in the America’s Cup, a renowned yacht race that has been held since 1851. Teams from all around the world compete for the prized trophy, which is named after the first winning boat, America.

The America’s Cup boats have grown over time to become some of the most advanced sailboats in the world. Foiling monohulls are the most recent iterations of the boats, which use innovative technology to raise the boat out of the water and reduce drag, allowing for higher speed and performance.

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The AC72 Oracle Team USA, which was used in the 2013 America’s Cup and had hydrofoils that allowed it to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, is one of the most famous America’s Cup boats.

Another outstanding boat with modern technology and engineering is the AC75 Emirates Team New Zealand, which was used in the 2021 America’s Cup.

Aside from these modern boats, the America’s Cup has a long history of iconic sailboats, such as the J Class yacht Ranger, which competed in the 1937 America’s Cup and was noted for its amazing speed and elegance.

The America’s Cup boats are among the most creative and remarkable sailboats in the world, and their history and legacy inspire sailors and sailing aficionados all over the world.

2. Endeavour


Endeavour is a notable sailboat that was built in 1934 after Sir T.O.M. Sopwith commissioned it. The yacht was designed by naval architect Charles E. Nicholson and built in Gosport, England by Camper and Nicholsons.

Endeavour was a J Class yacht, which was a type of large sailboat used in the 1930s America’s Cup races. The J Class yachts were among the most opulent and elegant of their period, and Endeavour was no exception. The yacht was famous for its stylish lines, fast speed, and sumptuous cabin.

Endeavour was designed to participate in the 1934 America’s Cup, but was defeated by the American boat Rainbow. Despite its demise, Endeavour became one of the most famous and iconic sailboats of its era, racing in a variety of regattas and events during the 1930s.

Endeavour went into disrepair after WWII and was eventually abandoned. But, in the 1980s, Elizabeth Meyer and her husband refurbished the yacht and returned it to its former beauty.

The Endeavour Foundation now owns Endeavour, which is utilized for sailing charters and events, as well as racing in regattas and other sailing competitions.

3. Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is one of the most famous clipper ships in history. It was constructed in Scotland in 1869 and was primarily used to transport tea from China to England. It gets its name from Robert Burns’ poem “Tam o’ Shanter,” which features a mythological character.

The Cutty Sark was known for her speed and competitiveness, frequently racing other clipper ships across the ocean to transport cargo. It visited China eight times, and on one of them, it broke the record for the fastest journey from Shanghai to London, lasting only 107 days.

After its cargo-carrying days were through, the Cutty Sark was used as a training ship and, subsequently, as a museum ship. It is currently on exhibit in Greenwich, England, where visitors can inspect the ship’s decks, cabins, and cargo holds.

The Cutty Sark has become both a symbol of British maritime tradition and one of London’s most well-known tourist attractions.

4. HMS Bounty

HMS Bounty

The HMS Bounty was a British Royal Navy ship most remembered for the 1789 on-board mutiny. The Bounty was built in 1784 to transport Tahitian breadfruit to the West Indies as part of a British effort to cultivate a new crop for enslaved workers.

Conflicts between the crew and the ship’s commander, William Bligh, arose during the voyage to Tahiti, and in April 1789, a gang of mutineers led by Fletcher Christian seized control of the ship, leaving Bligh and many of his fervent supporters alone in a tiny boat.

After the mutiny, the Bounty continued to sail, with Christian and the mutineers eventually settling on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. To avoid detection, the ship was burned and sunk.

For many years, the fate of the mutineers and their successors on Pitcairn Island remained unknown, but academics were able to piece together the story of the mutiny and its aftermath in the twentieth century.

The narrative of the HMS Bounty and her mutiny has inspired countless books, films, and other works of popular culture, and the ship has become an iconic emblem of the dangers and perils of exploration and adventure.

5. Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Christopher Columbus utilized three legendary sailboats on his maiden voyage to the Americas in 1492: Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. These were caravels, which were small, nimble sailing ships popular among European explorers during the Age of Discovery.

The Nina was the smallest of the three ships, with a length of roughly 50 feet. The Pinta was slightly longer, measuring around 70 feet, while the Santa Maria was the longest, measuring around 85 feet.

While these ships are well-known for their involvement in Columbus’ expedition, their exact specifications are unknown. Historians and archaeologists, on the other hand, have made educated judgments regarding their design and construction based on historical records and archaeological evidence.

Replicas of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria can now be found in ports all over the world, and they are frequently employed as museum ships or for instructional purposes. These ships are significant in the history of exploration and the advancement of sailing technology.

6. Gypsy Moth IV

Gypsy Moth IV

Gypsy Moth IV is a legendary sailboat that was sailed alone around the world by British sailor Sir Francis Chichester in 1966-67. Chichester became the first person to sail solo around the world, passing via the three capes of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin, and Cape Horn.

Gypsy Moth IV was a 54-foot ketch designed by John Illingworth and built by Camper and Nicholsons in Gosport, England in 1966. The yacht was named after Chichester’s original Gypsy Moth, a small dinghy he used to sail solo across the Atlantic in 1960.

Chichester encountered various problems during his round of the globe, including equipment failures, storms, and extended periods of isolation. He was able to finish the expedition in just over nine months, breaking the previous record for the fastest solo circumnavigation.

Gypsy Moth IV became an icon of sailing and adventure after the expedition, and it was used for other voyages and events throughout the years. The boat was restored extensively in 2004, and it is now housed in the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall, England.

Gypsy Moth IV is now a symbol of the bravery, determination, and adventurous spirit that lies at the core of sailing and exploration.

7. HMS Victory

HMS Victory

HMS Victory is a well-known British ship built in 1765 that played an important role in naval history. The ship is best remembered for its role as the flagship of Admiral Horatio Nelson, a famed British naval leader, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

The HMS Victory was a 104-gun first-rate line ship with a length of 69.3 meters and a weight of 3,500 tons. It carried roughly 800 warriors and was well armed with cannons.

The ship was essential in various naval wars during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, notably the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars.

The British victory over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar was aided by the HMS Victory. Nelson famously led the British fleet from the deck of the HMS Victory, instilling courage and leadership in his men.

Despite this, Nelson was killed in the battle, and the ship was severely damaged, with over 100 crew members killed or injured.

The HMS Victory was repaired and returned to service following the fight, but it was eventually retired in 1812.

The ship is now kept as a museum at Portsmouth, UK, and is one of the most famous and well-known historic ships in the world. It is a memorial to the United Kingdom’s naval legacy, as well as a symbol of the country’s long and prosperous maritime history.

8. The Mayflower


In 1620, the Mayflower transported the first English Puritans, also known as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the continent of North America.

The Mayflower voyage and the passengers on board played a significant part in the early colonization and settlement of the Americas. The Pilgrims set off for the New World in pursuit of religious liberty and a better way of life.

The ship went out with the intention of mooring in northern Virginia, but due to terrible weather and navigational errors, it ended up in what is now the state of Massachusetts, in the location that is now home to the city of Plymouth.

The Pilgrims created the Plymouth Colony, the first successful and long-lasting English settlement in New England. Plymouth was in the southeastern part of Massachusetts.

The voyage of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ settlement of the New World are significant events in American history, and they are commemorated each year on Thanksgiving.

9. Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

The Jolly Roger is a well-known pirate ship that is typically associated with the classic pirate ship image, complete with black sails and a skull-and-crossbones flag. While the Jolly Roger is a made-up character, it has become a symbol of piracy and adventure.

The Jolly Roger’s origins are unknown, however it is thought to have been employed by pirates in the 18th century to frighten their foes. A white skull on a black backdrop was frequently depicted on the flag, with crossed bones beneath it.

The Jolly Roger became a symbol of pirate life, with numerous stories and legends surrounding the flag and the ships that flew it. While pirate ships were generally small, quick vessels capable of navigating shallow seas and surprising their targets, the image of the Jolly Roger has come to represent the larger-than-life pirates of popular culture.

The Jolly Roger is still an iconic picture in the world of sailing and adventure today, and it is frequently used as a symbol of revolt and independence.

10. Bluenose


Bluenose is a well-known yacht that was built in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1921. The boat was utilized for both fishing and racing, and it went on to become one of the most successful racing schooners of its time.

Bluenose was designed by Nova Scotia naval architect William Roué and built at the Smith and Rhuland shipyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The boat was named from the moniker given to Nova Scotians, who were often referred to as “bluenosers” because to the blue noses caused by the cold Atlantic air.

Bluenose was mostly used for fishing, although it also participated in a number of sailing races during its lifespan. The boat was noted for its speed and performance, and it was a multiple winner of the International Fishermen’s Trophy for schooner racing.

Bluenose was sold to a Caribbean rum-runner after many years of service and was eventually wrecked off the coast of Haiti in 1946. The boat’s legacy, however, continues on, and it is an important emblem of Nova Scotia’s maritime tradition.

The Oland Brewery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, created a copy of Bluenose in 1963, and it has been utilized for numerous occasions and promotions since since. The Bluenose II is now a prominent tourist attraction in Nova Scotia, and it is regarded as one of Canada’s most famous and cherished sailboats.

11. HMS Beagle

HMS Beagle

The HMS Beagle was a British Royal Navy ship most known for its role in Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos Islands from 1831 to 1836. The Beagle was a 90-foot-long and 24-foot-wide two-masted brig.

Darwin was a young naturalist at the time, and his voyage on the Beagle allowed him to collect a tremendous amount of data and specimens that led to the formation of his theory of evolution.

Throughout its journey, the Beagle also conducted shoreline surveys throughout South America, including Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

The Beagle’s trip was not without incident, with the ship becoming aground on several occasions and suffering hazardous weather conditions.

Notwithstanding these challenges, Darwin’s voyage was a success, and his observations and discoveries revolutionized scientific understanding of the natural world.

After her return to England, the Beagle was used for a variety of purposes, including as a coastguard vessel and a customs ship. It was eventually sold and demolished in 1870.

The HMS Beagle is known today for its role in one of history’s most important scientific expeditions.

A replica of the ship has been built in the English town of Woolwich, and additional monuments and museums dedicated to Darwin and his work can be found all over the world, most notably the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum in London.

12. Shackleton’s Endurance

Shackleton's Endurance

Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance is a legendary sailboat that he utilized on his 1914-16 Antarctic expedition. The ship became engulfed in ice and eventually sank, but the crew survived and returned to civilization.

Endurance was built in Sandefjord, Norway in 1914 by the Norwegian shipyard Framnaes. The ship was built to be durable and powerful enough to resist the terrible Antarctic conditions, and it was called after the Shackleton family’s slogan, “Through Endurance We Conquer.”

Endurance became caught in ice in the Weddell Sea during the mission, and the crew was forced to abandon ship after many months. The crew then lived on the ice for several months before going out in lifeboats to reach Elephant Island, an isolated island in the South Shetland Islands.

Shackleton and a small group of crew members set out in a lifeboat from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island, where they hoped to find relief. The crew was eventually rescued after a perilous trek across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia Island.

Notwithstanding the loss of Endurance, Shackleton’s mission is regarded as one of the most incredible feats of endurance and survival in exploration history.

Over the years, the narrative of the Endurance and its crew has inspired many sailors and adventurers, and it has become an iconic symbol of the spirit of exploration and adventure.

13. Bounty II

Bounty 2

Bounty II was a replica of the HMS Bounty, a British naval vessel famed for its 1789 mutiny against its captain, William Bligh, headed by Fletcher Christian.

The replica was built in 1960 for the movie “Mutiny on the Bounty,” which starred Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian and Trevor Howard as Captain Bligh.

MGM Studios in California developed Bounty II, which was supposed to look like the original HMS Bounty. The boat measured 120 feet long and was outfitted as a three-masted square-rigged ship. Bounty II was used for many events and promotions after the film was completed, including sailing in the Tall Ships Race.

Bounty II was purchased in 1985 by a consortium of investors who intended to utilize it as a floating museum and tourist attraction. The boat was modified and used for a variety of competitions and sail training programs.

Bounty II was caught in Hurricane Sandy off the coast of North Carolina in 2012 and sank, killing two crew members. The ship’s sinking was a tragic incident, but it served as a reminder of the risks of sailing and the significance of water safety and readiness.

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Magic Johnson Kicks Off Annual Star-Studded Couples Yacht Trip Through Europe

Magic Johnson Kicks Off Annual Star-Studded Couples Yacht Trip Through Europe

Nobody does a couples trip like NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. Every year, Johnson and his wife Cookie host a trip around Europe via yacht with some of their favorite people, many of whom are public figures. The couple kickstarted their latest tour in Barcelona.

“We are officially on vacation!! 😁,” the 64-year-old said as the caption to photos with a few of the other couples in their finest threads and a few shots of them enjoying fine dining. “Hanging out with our great friends John and Vicki Palmer and Sam and LaTanya Jackson at Boca Grande in Barcelona, Spain! The food was *chef’s kiss*” he wrote.

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After visiting Barcelona, the couples’ next stop on the summer tour was the party city of Ibiza. They indulged in seafood and enjoyed some serene views from the yacht and were joined by another star couple, Cedric the Entertainer and his wife , Lorna.

“Today Cookie and I enjoyed a beautiful day in Ibiza, Spain,” he wrote. “We had a wonderful lunch at Juan Y Andrea Formentera with our friends John and Vicki Palmer, Sam and LaTanya Jackson, and Cedric the Entertainer and his wife Lorna. I encourage everyone to have lunch right on the beach at Juan Y Andrea. We ate the catch of the day, fresh sea bass and lobster… So delicious!”

In 2023 , the Johnsons toured Europe and had quite a few celebrity friends come along for that trip. In addition to Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, and Vicki and John Palmer, they spent time with Judge Greg Mathis and his wife, Linda Mathis, as well as Michael Jordan and his wife, Yvette Prieto. Johnson also had his kids join the trip last year, including Andre and his wife Lisa, his son EJ and daughter Elisa, and their grandchildren Gigi and Avery.

Some highlights of the trips usually include top-tier meals from a private chef and Fourth of July celebrations. We look forward to seeing where the couples land next and living vicariously through them!

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Magic Johnson Spends Fourth of July on Epic Yacht Vacation in Spain with Wife Cookie and Famous Friends

The NBA legend's Instagram dispatches also feature his traveling companions: LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson, and Cedric the Entertainer and Lorna Wells

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Earvin " Magic" Johnson 's summer yacht adventure is sailing on!

Magic, 64, and his wife Earlitha "Cookie" Johnson , 65, have shared several updates on their annual Mediterranean vacation via Instagram, many of which feature their friends and traveling companions LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson ; John and Vicki Palmer; and Cedric the Entertainer and Lorna Wells.

On Saturday, July 6, the NBA legend shared an Instagram post of himself posing in front of a glorious sunset from the boat while in Spain. "Look at the amazing sunrise I got to enjoy at 6 am this morning before my workout in Spain," he wrote in the caption. 

Magic wore casual attire in the photo, which showed him leaning against a couch on the yacht's deck. He opted for a gray and blue Los Angeles Baseball T-shirt with matching blue pants. 

That same day, he shared a collaborative post with his wife of over 30 years that showcased the group’s visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma in Mallorca, Spain. 

“Today, we had an amazing day exploring in Palma de Mallorca, Spain with our friends! We visited one of the largest Mediterranean Gothic churches in Spain that took over 400 years to build," the Believing in Magic author wrote in the caption.

Cookie went on to praise the church for its "beautiful" stained-glass windows. "I definitely recommend a visit if you’re in Spain, we were all in awe," Cookie added. 

The carousel showed Magic and Cookie embracing one another while sitting outside, a group snap inside of the cathedral, and videos and photos of the landmark's interior as they explored.

In a post from Friday, July 5, the athlete gave insight into how he spent the Fourth of July holiday while traveling. “A great day celebrating the Fourth of July with our friends overseas," he wrote in a caption.

In the first photo of the post, the Johnsons were smiling as they posed with the Palmers and Jacksons, all of whom were dressed for the holiday. The inside of the boat was adorned with red, white and blue balloons, along with other themed decor.

The crew chimed in on the celebration as Magic posted a video of them dancing with American flags as the friend group cheered along. The festivities also included a donut wall with themed desserts. 

That same day, Magic shared a video of himself having a "magical start" to his morning by "cutting loose" on a jet ski. At the start of the clip, he raises his hand to wave at the camera.

The group kicked off their summer vacation on July 1 with the basketball player announcing their trip via an Instagram post with the caption: "We are officially on vacation!! 😁 Hanging out with our great friends John and Vicki Palmer and Sam and LaTanya Jackson at Boca Grande in Barcelona, Spain! The food was *chef’s kiss*."

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The following day, Magic shared videos to his Instagram Stories of their views of the Spanish island of Ibiza from the yacht.

While visiting the Mediterranean destination, the group dressed up to dine at the "farm-to-table" Can Palau De Dalt restaurant, located in the Casa Maca Hotel.

In the same post, Magic shared a photo of the six of them standing on a staircase on the boat with a view of its grand entrance.

Last year, the Johnsons had their luxurious six-week vacation on the same yacht – identified as the Phoenix 2 superyacht . They began their journey in Antibes, France before making their way around the Mediterranean including stops in Portofino, Capriccioli, Capri, Positano, Nerano and Sicily in Italy ; the Corinth Canal, Mykonos, Oia, Kefalonia, Kalami and Santorini in Greece ; Montenegro; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. 

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The luxury yacht has offered charter prices that start at €1,200,000 per week, or roughly $1,299,770, per week, according to its website .

Included in the price of the seven-cabin superyacht, which can accommodate up to 12 guests, is a crew of 29 people. The primary cabin is a split-level apartment with its own private stairwell. The suite features panoramic views of the ocean and a private terrace fitted with a jacuzzi. The remaining cabins are connected by a central elevator across three decks of the ship.

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Zvenigorod's most famous sight is the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, which was founded in 1398 by the monk Savva from the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, at the invitation and with the support of Prince Yury Dmitrievich of Zvenigorod. Savva was later canonised as St Sabbas (Savva) of Storozhev. The monastery late flourished under the reign of Tsar Alexis, who chose the monastery as his family church and often went on pilgrimage there and made lots of donations to it. Most of the monastery’s buildings date from this time. The monastery is heavily fortified with thick walls and six towers, the most impressive of which is the Krasny Tower which also serves as the eastern entrance. The monastery was closed in 1918 and only reopened in 1995. In 1998 Patriarch Alexius II took part in a service to return the relics of St Sabbas to the monastery. Today the monastery has the status of a stauropegic monastery, which is second in status to a lavra. In addition to being a working monastery, it also holds the Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum.

Belfry and Neighbouring Churches

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Located near the main entrance is the monastery's belfry which is perhaps the calling card of the monastery due to its uniqueness. It was built in the 1650s and the St Sergius of Radonezh’s Church was opened on the middle tier in the mid-17th century, although it was originally dedicated to the Trinity. The belfry's 35-tonne Great Bladgovestny Bell fell in 1941 and was only restored and returned in 2003. Attached to the belfry is a large refectory and the Transfiguration Church, both of which were built on the orders of Tsar Alexis in the 1650s.  

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To the left of the belfry is another, smaller, refectory which is attached to the Trinity Gate-Church, which was also constructed in the 1650s on the orders of Tsar Alexis who made it his own family church. The church is elaborately decorated with colourful trims and underneath the archway is a beautiful 19th century fresco.

Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral

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The Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral is the oldest building in the monastery and among the oldest buildings in the Moscow Region. It was built between 1404 and 1405 during the lifetime of St Sabbas and using the funds of Prince Yury of Zvenigorod. The white-stone cathedral is a standard four-pillar design with a single golden dome. After the death of St Sabbas he was interred in the cathedral and a new altar dedicated to him was added.

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Under the reign of Tsar Alexis the cathedral was decorated with frescoes by Stepan Ryazanets, some of which remain today. Tsar Alexis also presented the cathedral with a five-tier iconostasis, the top row of icons have been preserved.

Tsaritsa's Chambers

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The Nativity of Virgin Mary Cathedral is located between the Tsaritsa's Chambers of the left and the Palace of Tsar Alexis on the right. The Tsaritsa's Chambers were built in the mid-17th century for the wife of Tsar Alexey - Tsaritsa Maria Ilinichna Miloskavskaya. The design of the building is influenced by the ancient Russian architectural style. Is prettier than the Tsar's chambers opposite, being red in colour with elaborately decorated window frames and entrance.

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At present the Tsaritsa's Chambers houses the Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum. Among its displays is an accurate recreation of the interior of a noble lady's chambers including furniture, decorations and a decorated tiled oven, and an exhibition on the history of Zvenigorod and the monastery.

Palace of Tsar Alexis

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The Palace of Tsar Alexis was built in the 1650s and is now one of the best surviving examples of non-religious architecture of that era. It was built especially for Tsar Alexis who often visited the monastery on religious pilgrimages. Its most striking feature is its pretty row of nine chimney spouts which resemble towers.

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