Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The Top 10 Celebrities with the Nicest Yachts

The Top 10 Celebrities with the Nicest Yachts
Famous people have the nicest toys and the following are no exception. Here are the
top 10 celebrities with the nicest yachts.

10. Roman Abramovich, Eclipse

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Roman Abramovich is a Russian multi-billionaire who just can’t seem to have
enough of toys for the big boys. Known for sending out sushi takeaways across the
continent on a jet plane, he is also the owner of the Chelsea Football Club in the English
Premier League. After buying the club, he then went out to purchase the best players
and manager that money could buy. He famously succeeded, with the club
earning 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 the
championship is considered a failure. He owns the Eclipse, reputed to be the biggest
private yacht in the world. Built by Blohm + Voss, it measures an astounding 163.5
meters long.

9. Saddam Hussein, Al Mansur

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Saddam Hussein will definitely go down as one of history’s worst villains. The irony
of it all is that he was not always perceived to be that way. Back when Iran was the
chief enemy of the Western world, Hussein was acclaimed as a hero for initiating a
conflict with its neighbor in one of the most bitter and destructive wars since World
War II. The royal family of Saudi Arabia even gave him a yacht as a token of their
gratitude. Called the Al Mansur, the yacht was 85 meters long. It also had a secret
passage that led to an escape pod going to a mini-submarine. Too bad the yacht
was destroyed and sank after it was hit 16 times by air strikes from the United
States-led coalition.

8. Dolce and Gabbana, Regina d’ Italia

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Dolce and Gabbana is an Italian fashion house founded by Domenico Dolce and
Stefano Gabbana in 1985. They are primarily known for their clothes, but it also creates
footwear, handbags, sunglasses and watches. They usually host parties for their models
and celebrities on their yacht called the Regina d’ Italia. The yacht is 51 meters long
and was built by Codecasa. Water slides have been incorporated into the yacht to
add fun activities for its beautiful guests.

7. Giorgio Armani, Main

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Giorgio Armani is considered to be one of the finest and most successful designers
to ever come out of Italy. His fashion house is known primarily for its men’s wear and
its clean tailored lines. Everything about Armani spells luxury, class and elegance.
The same principles hold true for his yacht, nicknamed as Main. Codecasa built it
and it measures 65 meters long. It looks distinguished in its fine black finish. Aside
from parties, the yacht also hosts photo shoots for various high fashion magazines.

6. Roberto Cavalli, Baglietto

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Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer from the city of Florence. He is known
for his designs that feature exotic prints. The sand blasted look of jeans that we have
these days originally came from a design made by Cavalli. This unique pattern and
look are also applied to his yacht christened as the Baglietto. Built by Codecasa and
measuring 41 meters long, the yacht has a distinctive color combining gold, green
and iridescent purple. One can spot his yacht from a mile away.

5. Bono, Cyan

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Bono is the lead singer of the hugely popular Irish band called U2. Known for
his philanthropic work, Bono and his band have survived the test of time, having
produced numerous hits for over 30 years now. They have succeeded in both
maintaining their rock tradition and reinventing themselves constantly to stay
relevant to the young market. And Bono has rewarded himself for all his hard work
with his very own yacht. He calls the Codecasa-built yacht the Cyan. It measures 49
meters long.

4. Tiger Woods, Privacy

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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 British
Open. 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 he
struggles to build up his life after the messy divorce with his wife brought about by
his infidelity. He is now dating alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, though they prefer to
keep things private. Woods also has a yacht that he has named Privacy. It measures
47 meters long and it was built by the renowned yacht maker called Christensen.

3. Johnny Depp, Vajoliroja

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Johnny Depp is one of the most talented actors around. His iconic take on the
character of Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series will
forever be gauged as the standard of all pirate roles. The months spent on the water
while shooting the movie trilogy may have enhanced Depp’s love for the sea, so
much so that he now has his own yacht. The yacht was built by Proteksan Turquoise
in Turkey and is considered to be a modern classic superyacht. It measures 47
meters 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 Lily
Rose and “ja” is for his son Jack.

2. Eric Clapton, Va Bene

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Eric Clapton is one of the most accomplished musicians in the world. He is called
Slowhands and his guitars are some of the most expensive on the market. He has a
tendency to fall in love with things that he does not own, like Pattie Boyd, who used
to be the wife of George Harrison, and the Va Bene, a yacht that used to be owned
by Bernie Ecclestone. He bought the yacht after he chartered it in 2005. Measuring
47.8 meters long, it can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.

1. Steven Spielberg, Seven Seas

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The acclaimed director Steven Spielberg is the owner of Seven Seas, an 86-meter
yacht built by Oceanco from a design by the Nuvolari Lenard Design company. It
features an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that can be converted into a cinema
screen, thus allowing guests to view the classic movies helmed by Spielberg.
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