The hottest trend this year in celebrity summer vacays seems to be leading our favorite entertainment, music, and sports stars out to the high seas. Rather than jet setting to the most exotic or tropical summer locale, celebrities this summer are enjoying the bounty of the sea and the beauty of the world’s coastlines vis a vis renting out luxury yachts. In true celebrity fashion, not only do they get to cruise around the world’s oceans, but they get to ride in style aboard these super and mega yachts, steaming in the sauna or swimming in the pool as they pull into port.
The Beckham’s, famed soccer star David and lauded singer Victoria “Posh,” have caught the yachting bug. The couple borrowed designer Roberto Cavalli’s self-named one hundred and thirty-three foot yacht to enjoy their summer, family vacation. The yacht is estimated to be worth about thirty two million dollars and has also been rented out to other more than familiar faces like Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, and Mariah Carey. And like the ship’s owner, the ship itself stands out amongst the crowd – painted in iridescent shades of purple, gold, and green. And the inside matches the outside, furniture decorated in conflicting animal prints and covered with the designer’s monogram.
Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich loaned out his luxury yacht, Luna (worth over two hundred million dollars), to mega superstar Madonna, for a minimal fee of free. The singer was accompanied aboard the super yacht by her current boyfriend, Jesus Luz, and each of her children. The yacht measures an incredible one hundred and ninety-two feet and even has a helipad, fully staffed spa, and medical center on board.
Paris Hilton and sister Nicky have been spotted on their month-long vacation aboard the over one hundred million dollar mega yacht, Tatoosh, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. This huge boat measures in at an astounding three hundred feet and includes among its list of amenities a functioning recording studio, basketball court, and movie theater.
Sir Philip Green, Top Shop boss, has allowed his long time friend and mentee, Kate Moss, the use of his two hundred and six foot super yacht, Lionheart. The famed waif model boarded the ship with her boyfriend Jamie Hince and the two lavished themselves with the ship’s luxuries, including an on board movie theater, swimming pool, and hot tub. According to sources, Moss desperately wished to take the ship along the coastline of Africa, however, fears of Somali attacks prevented the model’s wishes from coming true.
In the midst of caring for their collected assortment of children, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have found the time to spoil themselves with help from one of Jolie’s former co-stars, Johnny Depp. Depp lent the couple use of his one hundred and fifty-six foot yacht, Vajoliroja. But you don’t have to be a part of the Brangelina clan to rent out this yacht; in fact, with a small fee of a little more than one hundred thousand dollars per week, any average Joe can sail in style aboard Jack Sparrow’s ship.
Jamie Myers is a writer for Thailand Holidays, an online travel guide with customer reviews, tips, and advice for Thailand travel.
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