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7 superyachts given as gifts

7 superyachts given as gifts

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Johnny Depp renames yacht after new wife Amber Heard

In February 2015 rumours circulated that Johnny Depp had renamed his 46 metre superyacht Vajoliroja to Amphitrite as a present for new bride Amber Heard. The yacht’s former tongue-twister of a name was an abbreviation for the names of his former partner Vanessa, himself and their children Lily-Rose and Jack.

However, Boat International believes that Vajoliroja was actually sold long before Johnny Depp’s wedding – we ran a story about Vajoliroja being listed for sale in February 2013 – and it was her new owner that chose to rename her.

The rumours began due to the belief that new name is a nod to Amber, with Amphitrite being the ancient Greek goddess of the sea, the wife of King Poseidon. Regardless of the truth behind the story, it's hard to deny that this is a highly romantic gesture - even if renaming a boat does go against some of the strangest sailor superstitions.

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