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Spotted: celebrities on superyachts

25 January 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Even celebrities need to get away from it all. From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, BOAT spots the celebrities choosing to enjoy their well-earned vacation time on board some of the most glamorous superyachts in the world, including Drake, Kylie Jenner and Robbie Williams...

Kylie Jenner 

Credit: @kyliejenner on Instagram

As seen on her Instagram, Kylie Jenner has most recently been sighted soaking up the Spanish sunset on board the 138-metre Lurssen yacht Rising Sun in Mallorca along with her sister Kendall and mother Kris. The yacht was the last to come from the late designer Jon Bannenberg’s drawing board and is recognisable by its extensive use of structural glass – giving a clean, stripped-down profile. Onboard highlights include a double-height cinema, basketball court and a top deck dedicated entirely to owner use. The yacht is owned by American film producer David Geffen and has played host to a star-studded guest list over the years, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Roberts. 

Credit: @kyliejenner on Instagram

This isn't the first time the A-Lister has been spotted on a superyacht. Jenner has marked numerous milestones on the water, ringing in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks display onboard an unknown superyacht (with new boyfriend and actor Timothée Chalamet reportedly accompanying her). The billionaire businesswoman and founder of Kylie Cosmetics also famously celebrated her 25th birthday on board the luxurious Party Girl charter yacht.

Built by Icon Yachts in 2013, Party Girl's exterior was dreamed up by Redman Whiteley Dixon while the interior is by Christiano Gatto. Refitted in 2019 and 62.5 metres in length, she has enough space to accommodate up to 12 guests in eight staterooms. Onboard entertainment includes a beach club, swim platform, Jacuzzi, gym as well as a huge selection of water toys and accessories such as paddleboards, wakeboards, Seabobs, inflatables, snorkelling gear and a waterslide. She also celebrated her 22nd birthday bash on board the Oceanco-built superyacht Tranquillity in August 2019.

Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos

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Lauren Sánchez was seen celebrating her 54th birthday in style, hosting a lavish, red-themed party onboard her fiancé Jeff Bezos' 125.9-metre Koru. On the guest list was actress October Gonzalez, attorney Lydia Kives and the celebrity dermatologist known as Nurse Jamie.

Koru was delivered in 2023 as Oceanco's flagship and the world's largest sailing yacht. She has since been spotted cruising in Mallorca, Florida and the British Virgin Islands. While details on the superyacht have been kept tightly under wraps, exterior imagery reveals a large swimming pool on the aft deck, a seating area on the bowsprit and multiple areas for relaxing across her open decks.

Charles Leclerc

Currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari, Charles Leclerc was spotted "with the boys" onboard his 20.7-metre Riva Sportfly Sedici. She's named after his race number (the Italian for "sixteen"), with his choice of model coming as no surprise considering Riva's ongoing partnership with the luxury car manufacturer. Accommodation is for up to 12 guests with the yacht's standout feature being her large, "aggressive" sundeck.

Central Cee

Central Cee's adventures in Phuket, Thailand included a stint onboard a charter yacht. The British rapper packed a copy of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea to read while cruising – a BOAT-approved choice, as the film adaptation is one of our top picks for a movie night onboard a yacht.

Rafael Nadal

In November 2023, international tennis superstar Rafael Nadal was spotted enjoying his 80 Sunreef Power yacht Great White alongside his wife and toddler. Great White was delivered in June 2020 after Nadal commissioned the fully customised 24.4-metre power catamaran. Nadal has often been seen cruising around his beloved home of Mallorca both before and after the Wimbledon championships. He had previously chartered a number of Sunreef catamarans.

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field

This summer the former Take That singer Robbie Williams was snapped enjoying a sun-soaked holiday by wife Ayda. Previously spotted in Turkey on board the 43.2 metre Trinity Yachts superyacht Keyla, the pair are frequently seen on board luxury yachts, with Ayda also joining James Packer and ex-wife Erica onboard the mammoth IJE in St. Tropez last year. IJE is named after Packer's three children with Erica: Indigo, Jackson and Emmanuel, and is an 108-metre custom creation from British design studio RWD and Italian builder Benetti.

Jeremy Clarkson

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson dropped his annual "inspirational" tweet as hundreds of thousands of British students receive their A-Level results in 2022. The tweet reads: "Don’t worry if your A level results are disappointing. I got a C and 2 Us and I’m currently holidaying on this boat". The boat in question is the 64.4-metre classic superyacht Shemara and Clarkson has been spending time on board cruising the Ionian islands in Greece. Visible in the picture is the aft deck with a wooden Jacuzzi and classic tender.

Conor McGregor

Irish boxer Conor McGregor has been captured enjoying a break with his family on board his Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63 yacht, in addition to chartering Devocean in the tranquil bays of Majorca. Now well acquainted with the yachting lifestyle, McGregor was previously snapped on board the 91.4-metre, Neorion-built superyacht Moonlight II, which was moored in Abu Dhabi back in January 2021. Devocean was built in the UK by Sunseeker, she has a top speed of 27 knots and can fit up to 10 guests and six crew.

JBalvin and Jared Leto

Actor and musician Jared Leto was spotted with friend and Columbian "prince of reggaeton" J Balvin on Tranquility at the start of the month. Built by Oceanco, Tranquility was delivered in 2014 and with accommodation for up to 26 guests. She is well equipped for adventure with a range of toys including SeaBobs, Jetskis, Wave Runners and SeaBobs – very suitable for fun-loving Leto, who was also spotted rock climbing off the coast of Sardinia after attending the sixth edition of LuisaViaRoma’s charity event for UNICEF, hosted in Capri’s magical Certosa San Giacomo.

Drake

Drake’s music video for track “Sticky” features 72.54 metre Coral Ocean. The visuals of Honestly Nevermind also heavily feature the 1994 Lürssen yacht. Coral Ocean emerged from a full-scale, €35,000,000 refit earlier in 2022, sporting a new hull colour as well as a host of other modifications that have maintained her Jon Bannenberg prestige. The video was shot by Drake’s long-time visual collaborator, Theo Skudra. Coral Ocean is currently owned by Australian businessman Ian Malouf and is available for charter via Ahoy Club.

David and Victoria Beckham

British lovebirds Posh and Becks were spotted on 108-metre IJE enjoying their 2022 summer vacation. The family spent quality time off on the Amalfi Coast before heading to dreamy St Tropez onboard the Benetti flagship. Joining them were children Harper and Cruz, as well as Tana Holding and newlyweds Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz. The yacht offers plenty of deck spaces for the family to soak up the sights, with highlights including a large aft deck pool and beach club. The yacht is also home to a nightclub.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Months after he and his partner Georgina welcomed their new baby daughter Bella Esmerelda, Ronaldo was spotted on the sunny island of Majorca in June 2022. Boarding CG Mare with his son Cristiano Jr earlier that year, the Portuguese football star purchased the Azimut-Benetti model after frequently chartering superyachts in previous years. The CG Mare was delivered in 2020 in Italy and was designed by Stefano Righini, with interiors by Salvagni Architetti. In December 2014 he opted for a superyacht charter in Dubai and was later spotted soaking up some sun on Lionchase in the French Riviera.

Gal Gadot

Actress and model, Gal Gadot, wished her partner Jaron Varsano a Happy Father's Day with a heartfelt post featuring one of their daughters. Varsano can be pictured sitting on the spacious main deck of a sailing yacht in June 2020 with the sun setting in the background. Gadot, who has starred as Wonder Woman in the past, was more recently featured in Red Notice, an action comedy featuring The Rock and Ryan Reynolds.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, an Indian actress, producer, model and singer, was pictured on a superyacht with husband Nick Jonas not long after welcoming in the New Year. The winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant, Chopra celebrated with her husband near St. Barth’s as well as friends Natasha Poonawalla and Cavanaugh James.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

In September 2021, celebrity power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been spotted cruising the French Riviera on board the 136-metre Lürssen superyacht Flying Fox. The couple were noticeably absent from last year's Met Gala and were soon tracked down enjoying the Mediterranean sun on board the world's most expensive charter yacht. The couple are no strangers to superyacht getaways and have been previously spotted on board the 95.2-metre Lürssen superyacht Kismet and 107-metre Benetti superyacht Lana.

Flying Fox is now back on the charter market but still subject to US sanctions, meaning Beyoncé and Jay Z are unlikely to step back on board anytime soon.

Kendall Jenner

Model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner took some time off in the 2021 summer season in Sardinia on board the 49.9-metre CBI Navi superyacht Eleni. First launched in 2005, Eleni can accommodate a total of 12 guests on board and features an opulent interior penned by Luca Dini. Eleni is well equipped for an action-packed charter and carries an inflatable slide, two SeaDoos and Jetskis.

Ed Sheeran 

Music superstar Ed Sheeran demonstrated the true meaning of downtime when he shared this image of himself relaxing on board in January 2019. Sheeran was joined by his security guard Kevin Myers, jokingly captioning the picture, "A rare sight of me reading a book and @securitykev bird watching." Although Sheeran did not reveal which yacht he had chosen for his holiday, it seemed it provided the ideal location for a little rest and relaxation during time off from his world tour.

More about this yacht

CBI-Navi   49.9 m •  2005
Lurssen   138.01 m •  2004

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