The best celebrity yachting moments of 2018

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick on Attessa IV


2018 was another bumper year for celebrity superyacht vacations with sports stars, models, actors and the like all opting for some of the world's largest yachts for vacations around the world. Click through to see which stars were spotted on board this year and which vessels they chose to charter...

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick on Attessa IV

Sofia Richie, daughter of music legend Lionel Richie, and her boyfriend, reality television star Scott Disick, were spotted enjoying the expansive deck spaces on board Attessa IV in Mexico in January 2018. The pair visited the 100 metre yacht while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta and seemed particularly impressed by her aft helideck and huge sundeck, sharing snaps of themselves on social media in these areas. However, with room for 26 guests, along with a top deck pool and majestic living spaces, these are just two of Attessa IV's many draws.

Bella Hadid on Monokini


American model Bella Hadid was one of many stars to turn out for the Monaco Grand Prix in May 2018. In attendance as part of her duties as spokesmodel for watch brand Tag Heuer, Hadid stayed on board 44 metre Baglietto Monokini but indulged in a good old-fashioned yacht hop, sharing this snap on board a classic yacht with her agent Luiz Mattos.

Of course, this is not Hadid's first time in the principality. In 2015 she vacationed on board Axioma with Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid during the Monaco Grand Prix. The trio were later joined by Lewis Hamilton - a sports star well versed in luxury yacht vacations. Hadid was also spotted on board in Mykonos in July 2017 and in St Barths, St Vincent and the Grenadines in July 2016 as well as at the Cannes Film Festival and in yachting hotspot Sydney where she spent some time cruising around the city's famous harbour.

Elsa Hosk on Aya


Swedish model Elsa Hosk was spotted on board a luxury yacht in Formentera in June 2018. Hosk was joined by friends on board 26.8 metre Arno superyacht Aya in the Spanish yachting destination with the group making particularly good use of the yacht's swim platform and range of toys, including paddleboards and Seabobs.

Melanie Griffith on Addiction


American film star Melanie Griffith was spotted taking a luxury yacht vacation on board 52.3 metre Amels superyacht Addiction in the Mediterranean in June 2018. Griffith was joined by friends Polina Kitsenko (pictured left), Masha Adonyeva, Loree Rodkin and Joy Ostin for the trip, which took in a number of yachting hotspots, including Monaco, Sardinia and Corsica, with the group delighting in yachting life and posting plenty of pictures and videos to social media - including footage of a visit from some dolphins while underway.

Kourtney Kardashian on the Riva 110 Dolcevita


Reality television star Kourtney Kardashian was spotted enjoying a summer vacation in Italy in July 2018 which included no fewer than three separate yachts. Kardashian, who was joined by her boyfriend Younes Bendjima and her three children, was first seen on board a classic Riva day boat exploring the coastline of Capri before upgrading to a larger but equally classic yacht (pictured left) for a trip to the glamorous Capri Palace hotel. The group then upgraded once again, this time to the brand new 34 metre Riva 110 Dolcevita (pictured right) which only debuted in May 2018, to head to yachting hotspots Portofino and Positano.

Karlie Kloss on Rising Sun


American model Karlie Kloss was spotted on board the 138 metre Lurssen superyacht Rising Sun in Italy in July 2018. Kloss and her boyfriend Joshua Kushner stayed on board as guests of the yacht's owner, David Geffen, and the group spent time in some of Italy's most beautiful yachting hotspots including Portofino and Capri. A famously generous owner, Geffen has welcomed many high-profile friends on board with his most recent guests including Paul McCartney, Barry Diller, Dasha Zhukova, Oprah Winfrey and Diane von Furstenburg.

Of course, Kloss is no stranger to life on board. In January 2017 the model shared a series of fun snaps from a yachting vacation in St Barths with friend Derek Blasberg for New Year. Kloss also posted colourful images from a luxury yacht vacation on the Italian Rivieria in August 2016. Although Kloss did not confirm which yacht she was on, it is thought she may have been a guest of Dolce & Gabbana on the Italian design duo's 51 metre yacht Regina d'Italia. The model was also spotted soaking up the sun on Roman Abramovich's huge Eclipse earlier in 2016 and in 2015 shared an image of herself with Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid accompanied by their former partners Calvin Harris and Joe Jonas on the Thames Limo. The charter tender is famous for its Union Jack branding and is available for private hire for those who want to see London in style.

Vanessa Hudgens on Groot


American actress Vanessa Hudgens was spotted enjoying a scenic trip along the coastline of Miami in August 2018. Hudgens was a guest on board Groot, the yacht belonging to nightlife entrepreneur Dave Grutman and his wife Isabela Rangel, which often features in the social media feeds of the couple's celebrity friends. The group were also joined by dancer Laura New and enjoyed a day on the water swimming, diving and donning appropriately naval gear.

Mollie Sims on Emelina


American actress and model Mollie Sims was spotted enjoying a late summer vacation on board a luxury yacht in Newport in August 2018. Sims was staying on board the 51 metre Codecasa yacht Emelina, which is currently listed for sale with Burgess, as a guest of fashion designer Mary Alice Haney whose family owns the yacht. Along with Haney, Sims was joined on the trip by her husband film producer Scott Stuber, fellow actress Ali Larter and a number of other friends.

Magic Johnson on Siren


NBA legend Magic Johnson embarked on his famously lavish summer vacation on board 73.5 metre Nobiskrug superyacht Siren, which is available for charter with Burgess, in August 2018. Johnson was joined by his wife Earlitha (AKA Cookie) and a whole host of friends, including Samuel L Jackson, to take in some of the Med's most famous destinations, including Porto Cervo, Portofino, Antibes and Capri. Johnson timed the trip to coincide with his 59th birthday and, as any charter guest might expect, received the red carpet treatment, even thanking the Siren crew on social media for making his day so special.

However, this is not Johnson's first time on board, or even on Siren. In summer 2017 Johnson was joined by his wife Cookie and children Elisa, Andre and EJ as well as a bevy of famous friends on board the yacht for a trip which took in Antibes and Capri.

Claudia Schiffer on Nita K II


Modelling icon Claudia Schiffer was spotted enjoying a summer vacation on board the 52 metre Amels superyacht Nita K II in August 2018. Schiffer was joined by her husband Matthew Vaughn, children Clementine, Caspar and Cosima and numerous friends for the trip which took in some of Italy and France's most famous yachting destinations, including Positano and Antibes, where Schiffer celebrated her birthday at the famous Hotel du Cap Eden Roc.

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