The 42.67 metre motor yacht Leight Star made a recent appearance in the Netflix docudrama Inventing Anna, based on the true story of fraudster socialite Anna Delvey. The yacht was renamed Caprilla for the episode and sees protagonist Anna Sorokin stepping out of a Chris Craft tender and onto the swim platform to join her friends in Ibiza. Leight Star was built in 1984 by US shipyard Sun State.
The most spectacular yachts in film and TV
The glitz and glamour of superyachts makes them ideal stars for everything from box office blockbusters to the latest Netflix drama...
A Spirit 46 sailing yacht takes a starring role in the soon to be released James Bond film No Time to Die. The 14 metre sailing yacht features in the film, which catches up with Bond following his departure from active service. This is not the first time Spirit Yachts has collaborated with the Bond franchise. In 2006, the 16.4-metre sailing yacht Spirit featured heavily in Daniel Craig's first Bond film Casino Royale when it became the first sailing yacht to travel up Venice's Grand Canal in 300 years.
The 73 metre explorer yacht Planet Nine takes centre stage in Christopher Nolan’s latest time travelling blockbuster Tenet. Spanning seven countries, Tenet follows protagonist David Washington as he fights to ensure the survival of the whole world.
Delivered in 2018, the ice classed explorer Planet Nine features a large helicopter hangar and pair of superyacht elevators connecting all five decks. Elsewhere the yacht boasts a panoramic observatory lounge and cinema room on the upper deck as well as accommodation for a total of 12 guests.
The 95.2-metre Lürssen superyacht Kismet takes a pivotal role in Michael Bay’s newly released Netflix debut 6 Underground. Starring Ryan Reynolds, 6 Underground sees a team of international operatives tasked with taking down a notorious dictator. The Espen Øino-designed superyacht is the setting for the climactic final scenes of the film which sees Kismet, the final stronghold of the dictator, dramatically blown up.
Lurssen’s 85.1 metre superyacht Solandge took a starring role in the second series of Sky Atlantic’s Succession. The climactic final episode, in which Brian Cox’s Logan Roy makes a life changing decision, is based entirely on the yacht and showcases its first class facilities. Scenes of the episode journeyed from Solandge’s massive indoor and outdoor gym on the main deck to the outdoor cinema and nightclub. Elsewhere, Solandge features a full dive centre, extensive spa with a sauna, steam room, massage room and beauty salon, as well as a generous swimming pool on the sun deck.
The 60 metre Mondomarine-built superyacht Sarastar is the setting of Netflix’s newly released film Murder Mystery. The action follows a stagnant married couple played by Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston who join a billionaire on board his family yacht. They are soon caught up in an Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery on board and it doesn’t take long for the couple to become prime suspects.
The glitz and glamour of superyachts makes them ideal stars for blockbuster movies and big-budget television shows. The 55.4 metre superyacht Turquoise — having starred in the new Sky Atlantic series Riviera.
Launched by Turkish yard Turquoise Yachts in 2011, Turquoise features British design, with the late Ed Dubois penning her exterior lines and London-based studio H2 Yacht Design styling her lavish interiors, which can accommodate up to 12 guests and 13 crewmembers. Her star features include a Jacuzzi on the upper deck and two Caterpillar 3512B engines that allow for a top speed of 16.5 knots. Currently offered for sale, Turquoise can carry up to 83,000 litres of fuel, meaning that she can cruise across the Atlantic at a stately 12 knot speed without needing to fill up.
When US comedy series Entourage was given the Hollywood treatment in 2015 it was only fitting that the party-loving boys should be seen living the high life on a glamorous yacht.
Delta Marine’s 2007 launch Usher (ex-Mr Terrible) took on a starring role by hosting a yacht party in the film’s opening scene, before lead character Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) embarks on a disastrous career directing movies.
M3 (previously Lady M) played a crucial role in 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street. When Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) hits the big time, he splashes out on the luxury yacht and names it Naomi after his second wife (as played by Margot Robbie).
However, the film takes a disastrous turn when the superyacht sinks during a stormy passage between Porto Cervo and Capri — a scene that closely mirrors Belfort’s real-life yachting disaster in 1997. Directed by Martin Scorcese, The Wolf of Wall Street was one of the most successful movies of 2013, grossing more than $116 million at the box office.
Daniel Craig's recent turns as 007 brought a new generation of beautiful sailing yachts onto the big screen, the most notable of which being Aria I. This 56 metre steel schooner from Pruva Yachting starred in the 2012 film Skyfall as Chimera, the yacht which carried James Bond to villain Raoul Silva's island hideaway. Preparing the yacht for filming was an arduous process, including re-upholstering inside and out, as owner Doğukan Boyacı explained. "We did lots of modifications. It was really very difficult but we succeeded finally."