Top superyachts chartered by celebrities

Between exclusive Hollywood parties and sporting seasons, it's not uncommon for an A-list celebrity to be spotted seeking some much-needed respite on board a luxury yacht. From Leonardo di Caprio's yacht of choice to the boats that have hosted Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Kim Kardashian, meet the charter superyachts with a celebrity seal of approval...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z | Flying Fox

Credit: Guillaume Plisson

Music icons Beyoncé and Jay-Z were spotted on board the world’s most expensive charter yacht, Flying Fox, in September 2021. Opting to skip out on the 2021 Met Gala to spend some quality time in the sun, the pair enjoyed their holiday on board the 136 metre superyacht cruising the French Riviera together with their children, sharing pictures from their charter on social media.

The couple have plenty of experience cruising on sizeable superyachts, such as 95.2 metre Lürssen superyacht Kismet and 107m Benetti superyacht Lana, but Flying Fox is the biggest yacht they have chartered out yet. Delivered by Lürssen in 2019, she boasts a 12 metre swimming pool, an observation lounge with skylights designed for stargazing, a cinema, a dive centre and a spa spread over two floors, equipped with a sauna and cryo sauna as well as professional therapists. Meals on board are also a treat thanks to the Teppanyaki grill, rotisserie oven, BBQ and spit roast tandoori oven. A total of 25 guests and 54 crew can be accommodated on board.

Flying Fox is managed for charter by Imperial with a weekly charter rate starting from €3,000,000.

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FLYING FOX

Lurssen   136 m •   2019

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FLYING FOX

Lurssen   136 m •   36 guests • Price from €3,500,000 p/w

Paris Hilton | Otoctone 80

Media personality and US socialite Paris Hilton spent her summer holidays in August 2021 in Corsica on board Sunreef catamaran Otoctone 80. Hilton was joined by her fiancé Carter Reum and shared images of her time on board the Sunreef 80 Power Catamaran on social media.

Launched in 2020, Otoctone 80 measures 23.8 metres LOA. She can accommodate up to eight guests across four cabins, with additional cabins for four members of crew. Interiors have been finished in pastel tones and feature a main saloon and dining area complemented by panoramic windows.

The exterior is designed with high bulwarks, teak decks and a terrace lounge at the bow with sunbathing pads. Other outdoor highlights include al fresco dining and a wet bar for drinks. A hydraulic swim platform offers easy access to the water and the toybox comes stocked with a range of toys including an e-foil, Jet Skis, e-bikes, Sea Bobs, wakeboarding gear and a DJI drone.

Otoctone 80 is managed for charter by Sunreef Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from €69,000.

Michael Jordan | O'Pari

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American basketball legend Michael Jordan was spotted stepping on board 94.6 metre superyacht O’Pari in late August 2021. Boarding in the Croatian city of Split, Jordan spent his time on O'Pari cruising the Dalmatian Coast.

Delivered in 2020, O’Pari is the eleventh hull in the “O” series by Golden Yachts, commissioned by the Greek Dragnis dynasty and the newest sistership to superyachts such as 84.73 metre O’Ptasia and 57 metre O’Mathilde. She was designed inside and out by Studio Vafiadis and can accommodate up to 12 guests across 14 cabins. A helipad allows for arrivals and departures in style and an elegant atmosphere awaits inside with interior spaces decorated in artworks hand-selected by the owner’s son. Key features on board include an expansive beach club with a massage room, dry Finnish sauna and Turkish hammam plus a spa pool on the upper deck. The sundeck is designed for entertaining, with a firepit lounge for cosy dining, an outdoor screen for al fresco movie nights and a DJ booth and fully equipped wet bar for parties. O’Pari also boasts a well-stocked toybox, carrying Sea-Doos, as many as four Seabobs, two Fliteboards, kayaks, tubes, slides, water skis and more.

O’Pari is managed for charter by Atlanta Golden Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting from €1,000,000.

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O'PARI

Golden Yachts   94.6 m •   2020

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O'PARI

Golden Yachts   95 m •   12 guests • Price from €1,000,000 p/w

Valerie | Jennifer Lopez

To celebrate her 52nd birthday in July 2021, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez spent her special day on board 85.1 metre superyacht Valerie. She was joined on board by boyfriend Ben Affleck, having rekindled the relationship more than a decade after the pair were first engaged in the early 2000s. 

The Lürssen superyacht has been cruising around St Tropez while Lopez and Affleck have been on board. Most recently refitted in 2019, Valerie was first launched in 2011 to a design by Espen Øino. Her Reymond Langton-styled interiors can accommodate up to 17 guests served by 27 crew. Guests can arrive by helicopter thanks to the touch and go helipad, and have plenty to keep themselves entertained on board with a six metre swimming pool and multiple hot tubs, al fresco dining and lounge areas and cocktail bars. There’s also an on board spa complete with a hammam and beauty treatment room/hair salon.

Valerie is not available for charter but is listed for sale by Dynamiq Sales & Charter with an asking price of €110,000,000.

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VALERIE

Lurssen   85.1 m •   2011

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VALERIE

Lurssen   85.1 m •  17 guests •  €110,000,000

Triple Seven | Tom Cruise

Mission Impossible film star Tom Cruise was rumoured to be on board Nobiskrug superyacht Triple Seven in in July 2021 as she cruised around the coastlines of Cornwall. Cruise has reportedly been spending some time in the UK to work on a project with fellow actor Simon Pegg, but took a break from filming to enjoy some downtime on board the 67.74 metre motor yacht. Easily recognisable thanks to her distinctive navy blue steel hull, Triple Seven was first launched in 2006 and refitted in 2014. She can host up to 12 guests spread across five cabins, including a full-beam owners suite with its own study and library as well as his and hers dressing rooms. Standout amenties throughout Triple Seven’s multiple decks include a private cinema, a sundeck with a hot tub and sunpads and a beach club complete with a lounge, bar, steam room, gym and swimming platform. Triple Seven is also perfect for hosting A-lister parties thanks to her nightclub set-up featuring DJ decks, karaoke equipment, a smoke machine and special lighting and lasers.

Triple Seven is not available for charter but is listed for sale with Edmiston, POA.

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TRIPLE SEVEN

Nobiskrug   67.74 m •   2006

Siren | Michael B. Jordan

Nobiskrug superyacht Siren played host to American actor Michael B. Jordan and his girlfriend, model Lori Harvey, in the early months of 2021. The two were seen spending time on board during their charter vacation off the Caribbean island of St Barths. Measuring 73.5 metres in length, Siren was first delivered in 2008 and has all the ingredients for the ultimate yacht charter. Her four decks are home to a private cinema, a circular bar connecting the main saloon and the aft deck, a sun deck with a Jacuzzi and sunpads, an outdoor cinema and a beach club and gym where guests can be whipped into shape by an on-board personal trainer or treated to a lengthy afternoon massage.

Siren is managed by Burgess with charters starting from €623,000 per week.

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SIREN

Nobiskrug   73.5 m •   2008

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SIREN

Nobiskrug   73.5 m •   12 guests • Price from €490,000 p/w

Mustique | Justin Bieber

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was spotted on a romantic getaway on board the 55 metre Mustique with his wife Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) in June 2021. The couple spent some time cruising around the Greek islands and soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine. Mustique was first delivered in 2005 and can accommodate up to 12 guests in her six cabins - although the Biebers opted for some quality, one-on-one time. The yacht's classically styled interior, designed by Dee Robinson, is finished in moody, mahogany panelling with marble and crystal throughout. Highlights include a grand piano and drinks bar in the main saloon as well as a wine cellar for oenophiles on board. 

Mustique is managed by Merle Wood & Associates with charters starting from $272,309 per week.

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MUSTIQUE

Trinity Yachts   54.86 m •   2005

Il Sole | Catherine Zeta-Jones

The 44.6 metre Benetti Il Sole played host to a pair of famous guests in July 2021 as Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and her American husband, actor Michael Douglas, chartered her around the islands of Ibiza and Mallorca. The actress shared pictures of herself on social media enjoying a spot of yoga on deck and a dip in the sea. Spanning four decks, Il Sole is perfect for summer cruising in the Balearics, with plenty of space for sunbathing dn sunset dining. She can sleep up to 12 guests in total.

Il Sole is managed by CSO Yachts with charters starting from €145,000 per week.

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IL SOLE

Benetti   44.6 m •   1994

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IL SOLE

Benetti   44.6 m •   12 guests • Price from €125,000 p/w

Aquila | Magic Johnson

Retired NBA player Magic Johnson is a regular yacht charter guest. In the past, he’s spent time on 70.41 metre Felix and 73.5 metre Siren. He's also been a repeat guest on board 85.6 metre motor yacht Aquila (previously Cakewalk), and was last spotted on board during summer 2021. During this trip he was joined by a few famous faces including rapper LL Cool J and actor Samuel L. Jackson as Aquila explored the coasts of Italy.

Delivered by Derecktor in 2010, Aquila can accommodate 12 guests and 28 crew. She is the biggest yacht to be built in the US since the 1930s. Highlights on board the Redman Whiteley-designed motor yacht include a Jacuzzi, gym, elevator, cinema and even a nightclub. Aquila is also equipped with a range of toys including waterskis, a pair of SeaBobs and a scuba diving store. 

Aquila is available to charter with Burgess with a weekly rate starting from $945,000.

The Devocean | Conor McGregor

MMA and boxing champion Conor McGregor was spotted on board a 36.8 metre Sunseeker. The Irish fighter has been known to charter superyachts in the past, and in June 2020 was reportedly enjoying himself aboard The Devocean. In an Instagram post, McGregor is seen pouring himself a glass of Irish whiskey in the saloon and also spending time on the water making good use of the yacht's SeaDoo. The Devocean was delivered in 2008 and can welcome up to 10 guests. She features a distinct dark hull and boasts amenities including a large bar area, a Jacuzzi and a dining space on her upper dining deck.

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