Celebrities' 20 Top Favourite Superyachts to Charter
Yacht Roxane – Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 racing champion Lewis Hamilton was spotted recently on board the stunning sailing yacht Roxane. Hamilton shared photographs on social media of himself along with a group of friends chilling out on the sun deck and reclining on the boom. Sleeping up to 9 guests in four contemporary, luxurious cabins, Roxane is a firm favourite with celebrities from around the world. Each cabin has ample storage, walk in closets and en suite shower rooms. This elegant 46m vessel was built in wood by the Turkish shipyard Su Marine and features naval architecture by Taka Yachts. She offers the perfect fusion of traditional wood combined with the latest technology. This desirable superyacht features a relaxed main saloon complete with two small dining tables, comfy sofas and a cocktail bar. Her Remi Tessier interior is modern and stylish while the exterior takes on a more traditional feel. The generous deck spaces on the Roxane provide sheer luxury for guests to relax and sunbathe. This spacious deck is furnished with sun pads, casual dining tables as well as a more formal dining area. There is U-shaped sofa seating and optional shading for guests wishing to shelter from the sun.
Yacht Leight Star – Selena Gomez
Not only has the actress and singer Selena Gomez sailed on the beautiful Leight Star, an episode of “The Bachelor” was made on board. Bachelor Nick chose this megayacht for a date with Danielle landing on deck via a helicopter. Moored in Marina del Ray, Los Angeles, the couple were seen relaxing on deck in the evening before heading inside for a sumptuous meal. Leight Star was delivered in 1984 by Sun State. She was last refitted and refurbished in 2009. Leight Star is luxurious, modern and sophisticated with lots of attention to detail. Designed with contemporary details, rare tropical woods and lustrous paint, Leight Star is truly awesome. Having four spacious decks she is one of the vessels that strike a chord as soon as you see her. She can easily sleep up to 10 guests in five cabins. On board features include a cosy TV lounge, luxurious main saloon with stone topped drinks bar and a formal dining table. Check out the large deck. The deck boasts a cocktail bar, a barbecue with several comfortable seating areas along with two al fresco dining options. There’s also a Jacuzzi, ideal for relaxing and chilling out.
Yacht Ghost II - Adele
The world-famous UK singer Adele has recently been spending some time on board the 37.5m superyacht Ghost II in Sydney Harbour. Adele arrived in style in her jet for her first ever Australian tour. Although it’s not clear if this extremely private singer stayed on board overnight, she certainly enjoyed her time on board Ghost II. Ghost II sleeps up to 12 guests in five prestigious cabins. These include a main deck master suite that has stunning panoramic views from every window. The sleek and modern interior features a sophisticated main saloon with beautiful furnishings as well as magnificent decor. There’s also a spacious dining area which provides plenty of natural light shining through large windows. Delivered by Gulfcraft, Ghost II boasts an on-deck Jacuzzi and drinks bar. The al fresco dining spot is always popular with those on board. It’s perfect for a light brunch away from the heat of the sun. The entertainment and leisure facilities make her one of the best charter yachts around for socialising with family and friends. With air conditioning throughout, stabilisers, wi-fi connection and a swimming platform, this superyacht is sublime. Ghost II has everything and more a well-known celebrity could wish for, a celeb’s dream!
Yacht Skyfall - David Haye
It isn’t surprising why so many famous people take a vacation on board Skyfall. The British boxer David Haye was recently seen on this prestigious superyacht when she was sailing around the Miami coastline. He apparently used the vessel as his personal gym and tried out different sports on the aft deck, yoga on the sun deck along with having a game or two of basketball. Skyfall is a lavish superyacht, just right for celebrities. With her plunge pool, Jacuzzi, sun pads and lots of al fresco dining areas, there’s so much to do whether preparing for a big fight like David Haye or just relaxing in the sun. Accommodation comprises seven cabins for up to twelve guests, a huge main saloon, fabulous dining room as well as a massage/workout room. The saloon has a well-stocked bar, lots of games and a gigantic cinema screen where you can catch the latest movies under the starry skies. Just like a floating 5-star hotel, Skyfall delivers the best of everything and more. Attentive crew make sure you or celebrities on board are always well looked after. Be like the rich and famous albeit just for a couple of weeks by chartering Skyfall, definitely a James Bond type superyacht!
Yacht Orient Star - Caroline Fleming
If the Orient Star is good enough for TV presenter Caroline Fleming, then it’s good enough for you. She and Josephine Skriver, a Victoria’s Secret model, chartered the Orient Star to Santorini recently. This luxurious superyacht has everything a celebrity could wish for including a study, formal dining room and a well-equipped gymnasium. The outdoor bar proves very popular with guests with its masses of comfortable seats and inviting Jacuzzi close by. Relax, entertain or just lounge on deck watching the world go by. There are plenty of water toys too for those who just can’t stay out of the water. Try a paddle board or hop on the jet skis. If you’re into diving, there’s a good range of diving gear available to explore the many magical dive sites. Orient Star has a second saloon on the upper deck which is spacious and chic. Sleeping up to 10 people in five luxurious cabins, this star-studded vessel also has a full beam master suite with en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. For a celebrity-like gathering, why not dine in one of the al fresco dining areas enjoying a delicious meal prepared by the on board professional chefs?
This spectacular 38.7m (127ft) motor yacht has recently taken several famous celebrities to Anguila. The guest list comprised of models, designers and bloggers namely Negin Misalehi, Aimee Song, Camila Coelho, Natasha Oakley, Gilles Souteyrand and Devin Brugman. They all enjoyed the luxurious accommodation which offers five suites of 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 1 owner’s cabin. Seven crew made sure these celebs were comfortable, relaxed and had everything they needed. Gladius is a spacious superyacht that has a large main saloon, intimate cinema room, a swim platform and music room with piano. With zero speed stabilisers, all guests can expect a smooth, comfortable ride. Have some fun with the range of water toys and tenders or just chill out on one of the sun decks. Take a dip in the frothy Jacuzzi with a glass of champers, just like the celebs do. Families are well catered for on board the Gladius with special water toys for children, books for kids and lots of entertainment. Nothing has been overlooked on the Gladius. From a barbecue grill, a wet bar to removable sun shades, Gladius has it all. Experience a taste of luxury on a yacht charter vacation and live like the stars!
Yacht Silver Fast - Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding, the British singer, chose the Silver Fast in St Tropez as her floating home for a vacation. She had a relaxing time and lots of fun on this distinctive motor yacht. Silver Fast is a large aluminium superyacht with many lounging areas, a helipad, bar and a Jacuzzi big enough to hold eight people. The interior is sleek in design, contemporary in looks and uses the deck space well. A cinema room, indoor or outdoor dining area and gym can be found below deck beside a massage room, beauty salon and sauna. Sleeping up to 12 people in eight beautiful cabins, Ellie Goulding certainly had sufficient space to entertain her family or friends. The owner’s suite takes up the whole of the upper deck with a master bedroom, two bathrooms, lounge, office, walk-in wardrobe and private outdoor area. Sailing at more than 27 knots Silver Fast has a long-range cruising capability of up to 22 knots. Guests can live in the lap of luxury, pamper themselves in the beach club or organise a party for up to 20 guests. On the aft deck, there are sliding glass panels along with air conditioning, perfect for an outdoor dinner party.
Yacht Sealyon - Kourtney Kardashian
One of Kourtney Kardashian’s favourite superyachts to charter is Sealyon. This stylish, sophisticated and elegant vessel is 61.8m in length and provided the perfect floating home when Kourtney sailed to the Med. Her family joined her before cruising to Capri, Monaco, Capri and around Portofino. Traditional and modern, Sealyon is a multi-award winning yacht that has elegant, simple lines. The interior combines contemporary design and high quality everywhere you look with luxurious attention to detail. She is comfortable and beautifully decorated. With her master suite on the main deck and raised half a level, you can enjoy a walk-in dressing area, a huge marble bathroom with spa bath and shower as well as in-built TVs. Accommodation comprises six state rooms, a VIP state room and four guest state rooms, all decorated to the highest of standards. A glass elevator goes from the lower deck to the bridge deck while a large media room is perfect to relax in with its 103-inch plasma screen television and a segmented sun chart. Teak wood runs the length of the split-level sun deck where there’s a rotating sun bed with mist options to cool down. Lots of sun loungers, comfortable seating and a dining table are featured here. A separate lounge has a 12-person Jacuzzi with Chroma therapy lighting and of course a bar.
Yacht Halo - Beyonce, her partner Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy
Beyonce, her partner Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy spent time on board the charter yacht Halo just recently. The party had great fun with Beyonce taking her skills one step further by jumping from the top deck into the warm Sardinian sea. The 57.45m Halo is radical in design and a unique vision when out on the ocean waves. This outstanding superyacht was specifically designed to sail around the world with a range of 5000 nautical miles. She cruises effortlessly at 16 knots, is comfortable and above all, supremely luxurious. Six state rooms can accommodate up to 12 guests and all are beautifully furnished. The interior of Halo is light with oak, dark wood and bronze inlays all set in a very modern style. Guest rooms as well as the owner’s state room are situated on the main deck with amazing views through any of the windows. A VIP state room is located on the bridge deck and finished off to perfection. The exterior of the Halo has dark window bands in grey Awlgrip Mocca which combine the side deck windows. Metallic arches run from the bridge, up and over the sun deck, creating a sun deck roof. This sun deck is very big and is extended 5m further forward. A dark grey Jacuzzi takes centre stage here and can be covered by a carbon fibre sun awning if needed. Perfect for someone as famous as Beyonce!
Yacht Mischief - Will Smith
Mischief is her name and Will Smith, actor, singer and producer took the opportunity to charter this luxury yacht with his family. This stunning, elegant superyacht was Will’s choice for a vacation on the Amalfi Coast where he was joined by the actor Denzel Washington. Smith’s family enjoyed every moment on board the 52.4m Baglietto vessel. The yacht has a blue hull and was refitted with improvements being made to the interior and water toy box! The sun deck is absolutely out of this world with a huge spa pool situated close to the very large sun pads. Will was guaranteed a great service from the crew of thirteen who went out of their way for this very special guest. There was plenty of fun too when the party took to the waters using the on-board jet boots, jet skis and tenders. The children and adults may also have used the wake boards, fishing equipment, snorkelling gear along with the two stand up paddle boards too. Not far from the surface of the water is a sunbathing area with day beds as well as four floating large pontoons actually in the water. Smith and Co plus friends chartered this beautiful vessel and it’s available for you too.
Yacht Ascari - Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a relaxing break on the 36.5m Ascari. He chartered it to the Balearics taking in the sun, sea and the pristine white beaches. The time on board prepared him for the European Championships and helped him chill out while enjoying life at sea. The Ascari underwent a major refit in 2015 and has many sporty features which suited Ronaldo perfectly. It’s also a party yacht so there would have been plenty of champagne flowing along with delicious food being served throughout the day and evening. The interior of this beautiful vessel is quite outstanding with large windows that bring the outdoors inside. White fittings and fixtures definitely give a Spanish feel with accommodation comprising 3 double cabins, 1 twin and 4 elegant state rooms. All have been designed with luxury in mind and have the latest AV equipment. Ascari is one of Cristiano’s favourite superyachts to charter because of its amazing water toy box. This contains a fly board, fly boots and lots of white knuckle ride inflatable toys. On deck there’s a cocktail bar, DJ decks, a state-of-the-art surround system and laser lights, great for partying! Based in Ibiza all year round, Ascari is a top-notch superyacht for exploring the Balearic Islands, Ronaldo certainly thought so.
Yacht Fathom - Lindsay Lohan
American actress and singer, Lindsay Lohan took to the charter waters on board the 45m superyacht, Fathom. Lindsay enjoys luxury yacht charter vacations as much as anyone and has visited the French Riviera on board this beautiful vessel just recently. She likes to keep in shape too so with Fathom being fully equipped with a cross trainer, free weights and a treadmill, Lindsay was in seventh heaven. With her interior designed by Mark Zeff, Fathom oozes charm, elegance and style. Decks have been created using old-growth plantation teak so take on a smooth finish if you’re walking bare foot. Fathom has a bespoke appearance with a sculpted all-steel hull which looks divine when sailing on the high seas. Rich wood finishes, hand-knotted silk carpets and distinguished colour schemes make this superyacht luxurious as well as outstanding. Seating is upholstered in silks and leathers with marble topped table seats at a dining table. Four guest cabins, three doubles and one twin can sleep up to eight people and the master cabin stretches from starboard to port. She’s a timeless structure with all the latest technology on board, not forgetting old-world craftsmanship. A dream charter voyage awaits you as it did Lindsay Lohan.
Yacht Rising Sun - Juliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio
Juliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted on board the superyacht Rising Sun enjoying some relaxing moments together. The 138m vessel has also been chartered by Orlando Bloom, the famous actor known for his swashbuckling role in The Pirates of the Caribbean. Celebrities just love this sleek, elegant yacht that has 45 crew to look after a maximum of 18 guests. The service they receive is second to none with their every whim being well catered for. Custom built in 2004 by Lurssen Yachts, the interior was designed by Seccombe Design. Rising Sun had a refit in 2007 to make her even more enticing to world-famous celebrities. She is capable of 28 knots flat out and has a cruising speed of 26 knots. As the eleventh largest yacht in the world, one thing this vessel doesn’t lack is space. There’s plenty of room on board to find those private moments or to socialise with family or friends. Rising Sun can comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests in nine cabins. These comprise of a master suite and double cabins. On board amenities include a spa, gym, movie theatre, swimming pool, sauna, tender garage, helicopter landing pad and air conditioning.
Yacht Never Say Never - Justin Bieber
The world-famous singer Justin Bieber tried to fool fans in 2014 into thinking he owned the superyacht Never Say Never. One of Justin’s major hits was called “Never Say Never” although in fact he was just spending some private time on this charter yacht. Never Say Never is a stunning 37m Oceanfast yacht which was built in Australia. She’s been featured in many high-profile events and publicity stunts and was the backdrop for “I’m on a boat” music video by Lonely Island and T-Pain. Did you know that Never Say Never was the yacht that the music mogul Farrell Williams got married on? Expect to see lots of Art Deco architectural style on board with her elegant interior and exterior. This eye-catching vessel features fantastic accommodation with four state rooms for up to eight guests. All of these cabins are beautifully furnished. The yacht’s unique exterior styling and large round port lights make her ideal for attention seekers. There are lots of great entertaining spaces such as the aft deck, perfect for al fresco dining. Enjoy sundowners on deck, sunbeds as well as a barbecue, Jacuzzi and spa pool tub. Never Say Never is certainly a celebrity’s superyacht dream.
Yacht Galaxy - Niomi Campbell
One model who is definitely no stranger at being spotted on a superyacht is Naomi Campbell. Indeed, one of her favourite yachts to charter is the Galaxy. This stylish 56m Benetti superyacht has also attracted a whole host of music stars too like Jay Z, Rhianna and Beyonce. No expense has been spared on the Galaxy’s recent extensive refit. One of the reasons why celebs just love to charter Galaxy is her styling and artistic interior. There’s even an original Andy Warhol painting in the owner’s study and a David Lachapelle Pop Art image hanging in the elevator foyer. What could be more interesting than quirky sketches by Jean-Michel Basquiat which are placed strategically around the yacht? This superyacht really is in mint condition especially with her original works of modern art. Galaxy offers relaxed vibes for families and friends as well as being a chic party vessel for high profile events. Comfort is the key with large white sofas and a huge TV screen in the sky lounge, perfect for curling up and watching a movie. For more formal occasions, the main saloon dining table offers a tranquil setting. The large sun deck is a great place to hold a party or entertain fellow stars.
Yacht Topaz - Leonardo DiCaprio
Star of the film “Wolf of Wall Street”, Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to the joys of chartering a superyacht. Back in 2014 he enjoyed the World Cup in Brazil on board the glamorous 147m mega yacht Topaz. Topaz really stands out with her futuristic and functional design. It’s one of the most luxurious, largest and most comfortable superyachts in the world. She’s equipped with facilities celebrities love like the gym, swimming pool, hot tubs and a personal movie theatre. Jacuzzis are on the aft deck next to the pool which at night are illuminated by coloured light beams through a system of underwater lighting. There’s also a conference room as well as two heliports on board. Topaz can provide fantastic accommodation for up to an impressive 64 guests although apparently, Leo only invited 21. This prestigious yacht is owned by the Manchester City Football Club owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Topaz is one of the most expensive yachts to charter and with good reason. The interior was custom-designed by Terence Disdale and the exterior by the renowned team of Tim Heywood Design. Skilfully built by engineers from Lurssen Yachts Shipyard in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany, Topaz certainly lives up to her lavish reputation.
Yacht Andreas L - Cara Delevingne / Rihanna
When you’re a rich celeb you certainly want a high-profile vacation with a difference. With this in mind Cara Delevingne, the top model, and her friend the singer Rihanna enjoyed a vacation on the superyacht Andreas L recently. This magnificent 60m motor-yacht built by Benetti has many endearing and stylish features. There’s a huge sundeck, lots of sunbathing areas and a Jacuzzi. Celebrities love the massage room located on the bridge deck where they can enjoy full or half body massages, facials as well as reflexology treatments. To keep fit while on vacation the on-board gym has state-of-the-art facilities, perfect for celebs to stay trim. The spacious and contemporary interior is complimented by clear lines throughout. Andreas L also has an extensive toy box which includes jet skis, a slide, a water trampoline and even an inflatable iceberg! This superb motor yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 large cabins all of which are beautifully furnished. Guests can choose from six state rooms comprising of a master suite, a VIP cabin, two double cabins and two twin cabins. The Andreas L has the latest audio entertainment and communications systems on board so there’s plenty of fun along the way.
Yacht Serene - Bill Gates
The philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates chartered the superyacht Serene to the coast of Sardinia a few years ago. Built in 2011 this 134m motor yacht by Fincantieri was awarded a top spot at the World Superyacht Awards in 2012. Launched in 2011 by Fincantieri Yachts this elegant vessel’s exterior design and engineering feats are the work of Espen Oeino. The interior features styling by Reymond Langton Design. Considered to be one of the most technically advanced yachts constructed, she is fully equipped with stabilisers, thrusters and has a cruising speed of 15 knots. This fine vessel has seven decks with a generous beam of 18.5m. She also has two helicopter landing platforms, storage for a large submarine and a huge internal sea-water pool. This can be adapted for tender docking. The 134m motor yacht has 12 state rooms. She can accommodate up to 24 guests and carry a crew of up to 52. Other features include a wet bar, two additional bars, a bandstand, dance floor and a number of dining areas. Serene also has one of the best superyacht spas offering a sauna and even a snow room! No doubt Bill Gates and family enjoyed the jet-stream swimming pool too.
Yacht Silolona - Gwyneth Paltrow
Everything can happen on Silolona and everything did when Gwyneth Paltrow chartered this beautiful sailing yacht around Indonesia some years ago. It was a dream come true for her especially when she spotted a Komodo dragon, swam over a huge sea turtle and ran her hands through the ocean at night. Silolona has very modern amenities, safety features and provides a service that is just out of this world. Enjoy the ocean as your playground when on board this magnificent vessel which was built in 2004. With her enormous windows, enjoy the spectacular views from the air-conditioned teak dining space and lounge. The main deck is ideal for al fresco dining where the tables can be converted into day beds. Professional chefs cater for every taste of the Silolona’s guests, always serving fine, fresh local ingredients. Choose from Western food or Asian fusion, the choice is entirely up to you. Ten guests can be comfortably accommodated on board the Silolona which has lots of water toys to try out. There are three full-size tenders and experienced PADI instructors. These instructors will take you to some incredible underwater diving sites to explore coral reefs and see a wonderful array of aquatic life.
Yacht Slipstream - Simon Cowell
Now Simon Cowell is a guy not to be messed with and that includes him wanting the very best out of a vacation. Slipstream provides more than a relaxing time on board, she offers plenty of facilities and amenities too. Cowell has thoroughly enjoyed his time on Slipstream in the Med and the Caribbean, so if he gives this superyacht the thumbs up, then it must be good. Slipstream is a 60m motor yacht that has a karaoke machine, smoke machine, bubble machine and an outdoor cinema. If that isn’t enough she also has a fabulous Jacuzzi and a fully-equipped gym. Sleeping up to 12 guests in seven luxurious cabins, Slipstream also has three spacious decks. Enjoy a fantastic adventure on board this iconic superyacht just like Simon Cowell did. With her amazing interior, distinctive black hull and silver superstructure, she is definitely a yacht for the stars. The huge 32m sun deck has a retractable roof which provides shade if the temperature gets too hot to handle. A circular dining area is located on the upper deck which has retracting glass doors to let the fresh sea breezes in. Just a few of the wonderful water toys to try out are 2 kayaks, a sailing dinghy, water skis, wake boards and fishing gear plus plenty more.