Celebrities and Their Boats

Sting's All This Time Album Cover. Image Credit: A&M.

Many celebrities like to spend their spare time on their luxury yachts and boats.  Here are a few of them.

Singer Sting recently borrowed his billionaire friend James Packer £32 million yacht while vacationing in Sydney, Australia.  The mega vessel, which is 50 metres long, includes five guest rooms as well as jet and water skis.  Tom Cruise is also a fan of the boat and uses it regularly when vacationing in the area.

Jazz legend Nina Simone was also a fan of the waters.  She was once quoted as saying that “My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second.”

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani owns a few boats, one of the most notable being the Main, a 65-metre which took three years to build.  The interior was completely designed by Armani.

World-famous golfer Tiger Woods is quite enamored with his luxury yacht named Privacy.  The $20 million superyacht is a sight to behold, with three SeaDoos, two kayaks and two Vespa scooters onboard.  Privacy also contains a large Jacuzzi, sweeping staircases and an elevator that can hold up to three people

Singer-songwriter James Taylor is an outspoken boat enthusiast who once famously said that “Being on a boat that’s moving through the water [everything becomes] so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.”.

U2 singer Bono is the proud owner of the Cyan, a $21.8 million megayacht that he purchased after vacationing on it with his family.  Upon purchasing, he had it painted blue and re-fitted with a state-of-the art stereo system.

Comedian Bernie Mac had many fond memories of the waters: “When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars – that’s heaven here on earth,” he once said.

Hip hop musicians Beyonce and Jay-Z are big-time boat lovers, having rented yachts for vacations in France and Italy.  Recently, the pair rented the Benetti at a price of $300,000 per week.  The stunning boat includes a helicopter platform, gymnasium, and a roof-top Jacuzzi.

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