Famous people have the nicest toys and the following are no exception. Here are thetop 10 celebrities with the nicest yachts.
10 Roman Abramovich, Eclipse
Roman Abramovich is a Russian multi-billionaire who just can’t seem to haveenough of toys for the big boys. Known for sending out sushi takeaways across thecontinent on a jet plane, he is also the owner of the Chelsea Football Club in the EnglishPremier League. After buying the club, he then went out to purchase the best playersand manager that money could buy. He famously succeeded, with the clubearning plaudits with several league titles, cup victories and European success.The only problem is that he never seems to get satisfied, so anything other than thechampionship is considered a failure. He owns the Eclipse, reputed to be the biggestprivate yacht in the world. Built by Blohm + Voss, it measures an astounding 163.5meters long.
9 Saddam Hussein, Al Mansur
Saddam Hussein will definitely go down as one of history’s worst villains. The ironyof it all is that he was not always perceived to be that way. Back when Iran was thechief enemy of the Western world, Hussein was acclaimed as a hero for initiating aconflict with its neighbor in one of the most bitter and destructive wars since WorldWar II. The royal family of Saudi Arabia even gave him a yacht as a token of theirgratitude. Called the Al Mansur, the yacht was 85 meters long. It also had a secretpassage that led to an escape pod going to a mini-submarine. Too bad the yachtwas destroyed and sank after it was hit 16 times by air strikes from the UnitedStates-led coalition.
8 Dolce and Gabbana, Regina d’ Italia
Dolce and Gabbana is an Italian fashion house founded by Domenico Dolce andStefano Gabbana in 1985. They are primarily known for their clothes, but it also createsfootwear, handbags, sunglasses and watches. They usually host parties for their modelsand celebrities on their yacht called the Regina d’ Italia. The yacht is 51 meters longand was built by Codecasa. Water slides have been incorporated into the yacht toadd fun activities for its beautiful guests.
7 Giorgio Armani, Main
Giorgio Armani is considered to be one of the finest and most successful designersto ever come out of Italy. His fashion house is known primarily for its men’s wear andits clean tailored lines. Everything about Armani spells luxury, class and elegance.The same principles hold true for his yacht, nicknamed as Main. Codecasa built itand it measures 65 meters long. It looks distinguished in its fine black finish. Asidefrom parties, the yacht also hosts photo shoots for various high fashion magazines.
6 Roberto Cavalli, Baglietto
Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer from the city of Florence. He is knownfor his designs that feature exotic prints. The sand blasted look of jeans that we havethese days originally came from a design made by Cavalli. This unique pattern andlook are also applied to his yacht christened as the Baglietto. Built by Codecasa andmeasuring 41 meters long, the yacht has a distinctive color combining gold, greenand iridescent purple. One can spot his yacht from a mile away.
5 Bono, Cyan
Bono is the lead singer of the hugely popular Irish band called U2. Known forhis philanthropic work, Bono and his band have survived the test of time, havingproduced numerous hits for over 30 years now. They have succeeded in bothmaintaining their rock tradition and reinventing themselves constantly to stayrelevant to the young market. And Bono has rewarded himself for all his hard workwith his very own yacht. He calls the Codecasa-built yacht the Cyan. It measures 49meters long.
4 Tiger Woods, Privacy
Tiger Woods is one of the best golfers of all time. He has won 14 major titles,winning at least three times each in the US Open, Masters, US PGA and the BritishOpen. He is so successful that a mere top 10 finish is considered a disappointment.He has recently been in a drought when it comes to major tournaments as hestruggles to build up his life after the messy divorce with his wife brought about byhis infidelity. He is now dating alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, though they prefer tokeep things private. Woods also has a yacht that he has named Privacy. It measures47 meters long and it was built by the renowned yacht maker called Christensen.
3 Johnny Depp, Vajoliroja
Johnny Depp is one of the most talented actors around. His iconic take on thecharacter of Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series willforever be gauged as the standard of all pirate roles. The months spent on the waterwhile shooting the movie trilogy may have enhanced Depp’s love for the sea, somuch so that he now has his own yacht. The yacht was built by Proteksan Turquoisein Turkey and is considered to be a modern classic superyacht. It measures 47meters long. The name of Vajoliroja is a combination of the names in Depp’s family.“Va” is his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, “jo” is for the actor, “liro” is for his daughter LilyRose and “ja” is for his son Jack.
2 Eric Clapton, Va Bene
Eric Clapton is one of the most accomplished musicians in the world. He is calledSlowhands and his guitars are some of the most expensive on the market. He has atendency to fall in love with things that he does not own, like Pattie Boyd, who usedto be the wife of George Harrison, and the Va Bene, a yacht that used to be ownedby Bernie Ecclestone. He bought the yacht after he chartered it in 2005. Measuring47.8 meters long, it can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.
1 Steven Spielberg, Seven Seas
The acclaimed director Steven Spielberg is the owner of Seven Seas, an 86-meteryacht built by Oceanco from a design by the Nuvolari Lenard Design company. Itfeatures an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that can be converted into a cinemascreen, thus allowing guests to view the classic movies helmed by Spielberg.