Richard Branson is a billionaire philanthropist known for kitesurfing with nude models on his back. Being the proud owner of a private island, buying a 5.3-million-pound yacht to reach it shouldn’t be a problem. Branson’s 105-foot vessel, the Necker Belle, is a pleasure craft and houses its own submarine — the Neck Nymph.
There is something about Branson that makes him seem part Bond villain, and part all-around nice guy. He bravely used his yacht in relief efforts following Hurricane Irma and Maria. The billionaire later sold his award-winning catamaran in 2018 to a secret buyer. Could it be Dr. No?
Diddy’s Maritime Oasis
Going by many names through the years, Sean Combs is a rapper/producer millionaire who bought his yacht, Oasis, from the executive chairman of Google because, well, he could. The music mogul is worth $855 million. Every breath he takes earns him money. We’ll be watching you, Diddy.
The 195-foot sea vessel has a nightclub and an AquaGlide waterslide. Oasis is big for Diddy to party with his friends like Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, and their respective husbands Kanye West and Jay-Z, among other A-list celebrities.
Regina d’Italia by Dolce & Gabbana
As titans of the fashion world, Dolce & Gabbana got them an equally titanic boat. Let’s hope Leo doesn’t get on board anytime soon. Regina d’ Italia hosts some glamorous parties full of models and celebrities on her luxurious decks (which will probably tempt Leo). The amenities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and 167-foot custom waterslide.
All the doorknobs are outstretched hands made of gold, and leopard-skin rugs cover the marble floors. The ship can host 12 guests, and each room follows the theme of a different exotic animal.
Tiger Woods’ Privacy (and he needs a lot of it)
Tiger Woods often docks his super-yacht, Privacy, near golf courses where he’s competing. The superstar golf player has overcome many rough patches in his career, from injuries to his highly publicized marital infidelities. It’s easy to see why he would hang out in his yacht so much.
The super-yacht has everything he needs to live on the high seas while he’s away from home. This $20 million ship has a gym, bar, five guest rooms, two wall safes, and more. Tiger has come a long way, winning his fifth Master’s title, and I’m sure he celebrated in Privacy (pun intended).
Elton John’s Rumored Ex-Yacht
There was a rumor that the Rocketman owned the Wabi-Sabi. Whoever the owner was, the super-yacht was sold for $25.9 million. The sea vessel included a large plasma-screen television, sofas, a barbecue area, and a large dining room table that can serve 12 guests.
The Wabi-Sabi also had a swimming platform, jacuzzi, air conditioning, and underwater lighting, as well as room for 11 crew members to make sailing as smooth as possible. Thanks to the current owners, Moran Yacht & Ship, you can now charter the Wabi-Sabi for $195,000 per week. Excentric glasses not included.