Diane Von Furstenberg became one of the first celebrities spotted on a yacht in the Caribbean in 2016 when friend and socialite Derek Blasberg shared this picture of the fashion designer in late November. The pair spent time in yachting hotspot St Barths and, although Blasberg did not disclose which yacht they were on, Diane Von Furstenberg is just one of the many celebrities who own their own yachts with her chosen vessel being the 93 metre Lürssen sailing yacht Eos.
Former Spice Girl and The X Factor Australia judge Mel B shared this snap for a luxury yacht cruise around Sydney Harbour in November 2016. The British star was joined by two friends and the trio made the most of the yacht's outside spaces, sharing videos of themselves dancing in front of famous landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Mother-and-daughter reality TV stars Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian were spotted enjoying an extended superyacht cruise in the Mediterranean in September 2016. The pair were joined by Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble (pictured), as well as Kardashian's three children Reign, Penelope and Mason, for the vacation on board 61.8 metre Sealyon which saw them take in a number of yachting hotspots including Portofino, Capri, St Tropez and Monaco.
British actress Naomi Watts shared this fun snap from a classic Riva during a brief moment of downtime during the Venice Film Festival 2016. Watts was in the European city to promote her new film The Bleeder in which she stars alongside her husband Liev Schrieber and the pair were sure to make the most of their time in the city, visiting its famous museums and taking plenty of trips out on the water.
Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon enjoyed a luxury yacht vacation in the Mediterranean with a group of friends in summer 2016. Her trip began in Venice where she took in the sights from a classic Riva before meeting a superyacht in Croatia for some true relaxation. The star made good use of all the yacht's facilities, sharing this fun snap showing her using a pair of the best binoculars on the yacht's aft deck at sunset.
Orange is the New Black actress Ruby Rose mixed work and pleasure on a recent superyacht vacation in the Balearic Islands. Rose was in the yachting hotspot as a guest DJ at famed Ibiza nightclub Ushuaia but found plenty of time to relax with friends, including celebrity hairdresser Castillo, Courtney Africa McLellan and Harley Gusman, on board a luxury yacht. The famously thrill-seeking actress made good use of the yacht, jumping from her top deck and zipping around the coast on Jet Skis.
This is not the first time Rose has been spotted on a luxury yacht this year. In spring the star enjoyed a rare day off as a guest on board American nightclub mogul Dave Grutman's S.S.Groot in Miami. The pair indulged in a little yacht spotting and shared a snap showing a number of impressive yachts including the 58.9 metre Austal ShipsIdol. Rose was also seen in Ibiza last summer showing off her adventurous side on a water jet pack. Rose was staying on board luxury yacht Zazazu 2 with her ex-fiancee Phoebe Dahl and a group of friends who were all sure to make full use of the yacht's extensive toy box.
American model and socialite Olivia Palermo was spotted enjoying a luxury yacht vacation in Mykonos in August. Palermo was joined by her husband, model Johannes Huebl, and photographer Carlos Souza as a guest of Giancarlo Giametti and Valentino Garavani on board their yacht T.M. Blue One. The yacht is a permanent fixture around the Italian Riviera and Greek coastlines during the Mediterranean season and has been host to a number of celebrities, including Anne Hathaway and Bianca Brandolini, in recent years. However, she has also become known for the numerous pictures of pets on board that her fashion designer owners share of their adorable pugs and Chihuahuas
American actress Lindsay Lohan was spotted enjoying a luxury yacht vacation in Sardinia in August 2016. Lohan chose the 48.2 metre CRN yacht Kanaloa - which is currently for sale- for the vacation and appeared very taken with the yacht, even posting numerous pictures of her sundeck and exterior. The star also made good use of the yacht's large toy box and was seen enjoying a fishing trip and leaping from the yacht's top deck into the sea below.
This is not Lohan's first yacht vacation of 2016. In May she became one of the many celebrities spotted on yachts at the Cannes Film Festival when she took a vacation with former boyfriend Egor Tarabasov on board 45 metre Fathom. She also provided a number of 2015's best celebrity yacht moments while enjoying superyacht vacations in St Tropez and Greece.
American country singer Carrie Underwood took a break from her US tour in summer 2016 to enjoy a luxury yacht vacation in Mexico. The star was joined by her husband Mike Fisher, their son Isaiah and a group of friends for the trip, which was planned to coincide with the couple's sixth wedding anniversary.
American pop star Nicole Scherzinger shared a series of snaps from her Mediterranean superyacht vacation in August 2016. Scherzinger joined Black Eyed Peas band members Will.I.Am, Apl.de.Ap and Taboo Nawasha to discover some of Croatia's hidden gems on board the luxury yacht and made good use of the vessel's outdoor spaces for sunbathing and yoga - one of the top sports you can do on your yacht.
Reality TV star Kylie Jenner celebrated her 19th birthday in style with a cruise on board a luxury yacht in Turks & Caicos in August 2016. Jenner was joined by friends including Jordyn Woods (pictured) and models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin for the trip which saw the group anchor at one of the best beaches in the Caribbean for a secluded swim.
Sipping a drink and enjoying the breeze on the bow, American actress Kate Hudson is the perfect example of what make the yachting lifestyle so special in this snap shared to her social media. Although Hudson did not confirm which yacht she was on, the actress has been spotted both enjoying a luxury yacht charter in Spain with friends and in the French Riviera as a guest on board Roman Abramovich's 162.5 metre Eclipse - the second largest yacht in the world - in recent weeks.
British pop star Ellie Goulding was spotted vacationing on board Silver Fast in St Tropez in July 2016. The sleek 77 metre superyacht, which was delivered in 2015 and played host to last year's Monaco Yacht Show Owners' Club lunch, is currently for sale with Burgess - good news for Goulding who seemed very taken with the yacht's Jet Skis, paddleboards and gourmet food.
Goulding is a well known fan of a superyacht cruise having enjoyed numerous luxury yacht vacations including a cruise during the American leg of her world tour in Florida in April 2016 and a break on board 37 metre OceanfastNever Say Never.
Sofia Richie - daughter of music legend Lionel Richie - was spotted enjoying a summer vacation on board 85 metre Feadship superyacht Ecstasea in St Tropez in July 2016. Richie joined a bevy of models on board the yacht - including Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and Doutzen Kroes - as the group made the most of their time on the French Riviera to attend the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala 2016. Richie was clearly taken with the celebrity-favourite charter yacht and even shared a snap of her impressive superyacht slide on social media.
Mexican singer Thalia (right) joined Dee Ocleppo, wife of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, for a luxury yacht cruise around the Italian Riviera this week (July 14). The pair shared plenty of snaps from their superyacht vacation showing off the chef's delicious Italian cuisine, sunbathing on the sundeck and using the yacht's extensive toy box which included windsurfing equipment and some of the best Jet Skis.
Pop star Mariah Carey joined her fiancé James Packer on board his 87 metre explorer yacht Arctic P in Naples in July 2016 giving fans a glimpse of the yacht's luxurious interiors with this cute snap. The pair have enjoyed a number of holidays on board the superyacht in recent years, even providing one of the best celebrity yacht moments of 2015, and are believed to be returning to the island of Capri where they celebrated their engagement last year.
Swedish TV personality and model Victoria Silvstedt was spotted in the French Riviera in July 2016 enjoying a luxury yacht vacation on board Daddy Cool. Silvstedt is known to be a big fan of the yachting lifestyle and has been taking annual vacations on board the luxury yacht for many years - certainly qualifying it as a celebrity favourite charter yacht.
American actress Dakota Fanning took to the famous waters around Key Biscayne in style in July 2016 on a luxury yacht cruise in Florida. Fanning was joined on board by friends Jasmine Saei and model Alessandra Garcia Lorido and the trio made good use of their time on board sunbathing and trying out the yacht's paddleboards.
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris took time out from a busy tour schedule to enjoy a luxury yacht cruise in Mexico in June 2016. Harris posted a series of videos and pictures to social media showing him relaxing on board with friends including Emil Nava, the photographer and director that recently shot Harris' How Deep Is Your Love? music video featuring supermodel Gigi Hadid on board a luxury yacht in California.
Rising star Willow Smith shared this snap on social media from a recent luxury yacht vacation on the Amalfi Coast with her parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. The family are believed to have chartered 52.4 metre Baglietto superyacht Mischief which they met in Naples and cruised around the Italian coastline to Positano.
Even looming clouds couldn't stop American actor Ansel Elgort sharing his yacht experience on a recent trip to Thailand. Elgort was on holiday with his model girlfriend Violetta Komyshan and the pair made the most of their trip by cruising around Thailand's stunning coastline causing Elgort to dub the country 'the most beautiful place I've ever been'.
One reason celebrities love to charter luxury yachts is because of the unforgettable memories they provide. Supermodel Naomi Campbell proved this when she shared this throwback snap of herself and British über stylist Edward Enninful on a superyacht vacation to celebrate him being awarded an OBE in June 2016.
British pop star Leigh-Anne Pinnock took some time out from her busy schedule to enjoy some early Med season sun on board a luxury yacht in Marbella. Pinnock, who is currently on tour as a member of girl group Little Mix, also proved herself to be another celebrity who favours private jets, sharing a series of images to social media using both the yacht and jet as a glamorous backdrop.
Pinnock is well known to be a fan of a superyacht vacation and was spotted earlier this year on board a luxury yacht in Cabo, Mexico where she was holidaying with her footballer boyfriend Jordan Kiffin.
Musician Robin Thicke and his girlfriend, model April Love Geary (pictured), shared a series of snaps to social media as they explored the Maldives on a superyacht in May 2016. The pair began their vacation in Dubai, where they also made use of a luxury yacht to cruise the coastline, before heading on to the paradise destination.
However, this is not the couple's first superyacht vacation this year. Love Geary shared a snap of the pair's lavish New Year's Eve meal on board a superyacht in St Barts in January and the pair were also spotted visiting Leonardo DiCaprio - who was staying on a neighbouring yacht - and checking out one of the largest superyachts in the world, Roman Abramovich's Eclipse, from the comfort of their jet skis.
Reality TV star turned swimwear designer Kimberley Garner was just one of many celebrities spotted on superyachts in Cannes during the film festival in May. Garner was spotted at many of the resorts most famous locations, including the Eden Roc hotel in Cap d'Antibes, but spent her last day in Cannes soaking up the sun on a luxury yacht cruise in the French Riviera.
A ballgown may not be the most practical garment to set sail on a luxury catamaran in but Bollywood star Nargis Fakhri certainly makes a good case for them in this snap shared from a recent photoshoot with fashion magazine L'Officiel India. Inspiration for your next superyacht party perhaps?
American television presenter Andy Cohen showed just how much fun sailing superyachts can be when he shared this snap from a recent luxury yacht vacation in Mustique. Cohen is staying on board 92 metre LurssenEos as a guest of her owners IAC Chairman Barry Diller and his fashion designer wife Diane von Furstenburg. Along with a group of friends they have been enjoying a cruise around a number of Caribbean islands, taking in the sights, enjoying al fresco lunches on board and making the most of the Caribbean's world-class diving.
British pop star and radio presenter Myleene Klass has been soaking up the sun in Mauritius with her daughters Hero and Ava in April 2016. The family made the most of their trip to the exotic location with a cruise on a luxury yacht which saw Klass' young children given the chance to swim with dolphins. However, as this snap of Klass kitted out in snorkelling gear and one of the best women's diving watches suggests, she didn't miss out on the fun either.
Pop star Kylie Minogue is no stranger to a glamorous superyacht vacation so when she headed home to perform in Sydney it only made sense that she should make time for a envy-inducing cruise around Sydney Harbour. Looking relaxed and at home on a luxury yacht, Kylie demonstrated why there really is no better way for an international music sensation to travel.
Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos enjoyed a trip on a luxury yacht in Abu Dhabi this week (March 28). The TV personality has been sampling the highlights of life in the United Arab Emirates - including a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and a camel ride in the desert - but it is certainly this shot of Contostavlos lounging on the sun deck of a superyacht that is the most envy-inducing.
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer once again showed off her funny side this week during a luxury yacht vacation. Schumer - who sent the internet into a frenzy in 2015 when she posted an image of herself performing a human pyramid on board a superyacht with Jennifer Lawrence - this time opted for the slightly more traditional shot of herself and friends leaping off the yacht's aft deck swim platform.
Schumer is once again on holiday with famous friends including Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica, fellow comedian Bridget Everett and Schumer's boyfriend Ben Hanisch.
American dancer and actress Julianne Hough shared this snap from a family getaway on board a luxury yacht in Mexico. Former Dancing with the Stars judge Hough is holidaying with her mother Marianne and her three sisters Marabeth, Katherine and Sharee. The family made the most of their time on board dancing, drinking and taking plenty of pictures.
How better to celebrate your engagement than with a trip out to sea? After accepting a proposal from Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson during a vacation in the Seychelles, pop star Ciara accompanied her new fiancé onboard a luxury yacht for a day at one of the best places in the world to fish - with quite impressive results.
American actress Shay Mitchell combined work and pleasure as she enjoyed some time on board a luxury catamaran during a photoshoot in Hawaii on February 27, 2016. Mitchell, best known for her role in TV thriller Pretty Little Liars, was joined on board by fellow actress Elysia Rotaru and the pair turned a work trip into a vacation by snorkelling, sunbathing and jumping from the side of the catamaran into the ocean below.
The boat may be more super-fast tender than superyacht but expect to see much more of actors Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron at sea this year as they begin filming for the upcoming Baywatch movie. Dressed in traditional lifeguard costume and riding a speedboat, The Rock shared this snap of the pair filming a rescue scene in Boca Raton, Florida but fans will have to wait until May 2017 to see the finished movie.
Heiress and DJ Paris Hilton celebrated her 35th birthday in style with an exotic luxury vacation. Although she has kept quiet about her exact location, it is easy to tell from her social media posts that she has visited a far flung destination such as the Maldives or French Polynesia. While there Hilton also shared this snap from a yacht during a trip to one of the world's best scuba diving spots.
Christened 'TV's cutest couple' by the Times of India, husband-and-wife acting team Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali cemented their romance with a relaxing day on a luxury yacht in Mumbai on Valentine's Day. The couple were joined by friends and made the most of their time on the yacht by taking selfies and sunbathing.
British actress Joanna Lumley shows her support for the recent rise in popularity of top explorer yachts by sharing this image of herself draped in warming furs aboard an ice-covered ship. The image was taken during filming in Japan although it is not yet known exactly what the footage will be used for.
Of course, this is not Lumley's first time enjoying time on board a luxury yacht for work purposes. The recently released trailer for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie shows characters Patsy and Edina (played by Lumley and Jennifer Saunders) relaxing on board a luxury day boat and taking a superyacht vacation in the Mediterranean.
Kiwi glamour model and reality TV star Zilda Williams (right) enjoys some winter sun alongside fellow model and TV presenter Jordan Finlayson aboard a luxury yacht in Australia. The television personality is known to be a great fan of luxury yachts and is often spotted at parties and events which include a superyacht cruise around Sydney Harbour.
Actress Nina Dobrev is no stranger to a superyacht vacation - she provided one of 2015's best celebrity yacht moments when she holidayed on board L'Albatros with a group of friends last summer. This year, however, she indulged her adventurous side by using her yacht trip to free dive with sharks in Hawaii with friends including fellow actress Hillary Harley.
Scottish singer/songwriter Tallia Storm opted for a slightly different yacht vacation this winter as she took to a catamaran during a family holiday in Barbados. The teenage star was joined by her parents and brother and the family made the most of their time on board by challenging each other to a diving contest.
American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was also one of the many celebrities who headed to St Barts for some winter sun this New Year. DeGeneres was joined by her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, and nieces Eva (pictured) and Perry on board one of the many stunning yachts currently moored in the luxury Caribbean destination.
Of course, pop star Justin Bieber wasn't going to miss out on all the St Barts fun. Between performing at Leonardo DiCaprio's New Year's Eve party and hanging out with his model girlfriend Hailey Baldwin, Bieber managed to squeeze in some family time on a yacht with his siblings Jazmyn and Jaxon.
However, this isn't Bieber's first time on a luxury yacht. During summer 2015 the singer caused an Internet storm by posting a naked photo of himself standing on the aft deck of a yacht and weeks later added another photo - captioned 'I caught a big one' - showing off his fishing prowess while standing on the bow of a large yacht. Although it is unclear exactly which yacht Bieber chose for this jaunt, he is known to be a fan of the 37.18 metre Oceanfast yacht Never Say Never, which shares the same name as the singer's 2011 tour.