Victoria’s Secret Modeling on a luxury yacht in Cannes

The 24 year old Dutch-Frisian Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes is seen here taking part in a photo shoot on a luxury yacht in Cannes, France on Monday afternoon (May 18).

Doutzen Kroes the Victoria's Secret Model on a yacht at the Cannes Film Festival.

Doutzen Kroes the Victoria's Secret Model on a yacht at the Cannes Film Festival.

Doutzen Kroes the Victoria’s Secret Model photo shooting on a yacht at the Cannes Film Festival.

The beauty switched in and out of her various outfits for the nautical photo session. She dipped her foot in the water and possed on the superyacht’s boarding passerel as the professional photographers snapped up the shots.

The Victoria’s Secret lingerie beauty also attended the premiere of the movie “Looking for Eric” at the Cannes Film Festival on the same day, in making the most of her time on the French Riviera.

Miss Kroes joined her fellow celebrities at Cannes on the star studded red carpet, mingling with the likes of Hilary Swank, Evangeline Lilly and Eva Herzigova.

Victoria's Secret Model on a yacht

Victoria's Secret Model on a yacht

A Luxury Yacht for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?

 

Angelina and Brad walking down the dock.

Angelina and Brad walking down the dock.

Around the middle of last summer reports began to surface that superstar actor couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were looking at purchasing a new luxury yacht to be built for them in Italy. (http://www.actressarchives.com/news.php?id=5016 ) Further later reports have stated that these rumors are inaccurate.  Does anyone know whether the famous couple are actually planning to own a superyacht? 

We truly hope they are going to own a boat as a private yacht would be ideal for them to escape the media and paparazzi and enjoy vacations of peace and solitude with their beautiful young family.  Like other famous celebrities, such as Tiger Woods, Eric Clapton, U2’s Bono and Johnny Depp, Brad and Angelina are sure to discover the benefits of a floating paradise away from the crowds.

Here is an extract from actressarchives.com back in April 11 2007:

“Now, it looks like Brangelina are going to start living the rich life on their own, as rumors are swirling that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will purchase a luxury yacht valued at roughly $137 million.

Despite the fact Angelina Jolie has added another child to the always-growing family in the form of Vietnamese toddler Pax Thien Jolie, she and Brad Pitt are reportedly ready to make the big-ticket purchase of a 240ft-long three-deck luxury yacht, according to Monsters and Critics. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly ordered the massive luxury liner from a company located near Rome.

Perhaps Brad Pitt, an architecture enthusiast with an environmentally-friendly mind set, is preparing his family for the possibility of living on the boat, as the yacht comes more fully equipped than many houses do. The £70 million yacht will come complete with six ensuite bedrooms, complete with marble and gold fittings throughout. The massive yacht will also come complete with a helicopter pad, though there is no indication Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are buying a helicopter for their new yacht. As well, the 240-foot yacht will house a swimming pool and a full gym.

A&C reports that professional boat builder Mario La Via has confirmed the Privilege Yard near Rome has received an order for a luxury vessel with those specifications, though he would not say whether Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the people who had ordered the vessel.”

The couple actually tried out some yachting last summer around the time of the Cannes Film festival on a friend’s yacht (Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s yacht “Tatoosh), and the images of that can be seen here. https://celebritiesonyachts.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/hello-world/

Brad and Angelina are no strangers to yachting.

Brad and Angelina are no strangers to yachting.

Here at Celebrities on Yachts we sincerely hope that Brad, Angelina and family are indeed planning to try out the pleasures of luxury yachting.  We are sure that a superyacht will fit their busy lives ideally and provide the perfect respite and privacy. 

If anyone has any more recent information related to Brad and Angelina and luxury yachts, please make a comment below.

Celebrities on Luxury Yachts.

A very large luxury motor yacht in the background.  See below for stories and pictures of famous celebrities on yachts.

A very large luxury motor yacht in the background. See below for stories and pictures of famous celebrities on yachts.

Welcome to the celebrities on luxury yachts website blog!

 

We love luxury superyachts!  We are interested in all types (both motor yachts and sailing yachts, both new and old) and especially we love to see which famous celebrities are enjoying what type and style of yachts.  You can find more images and details on the yacht pictured above here.

Who are the rich and famous stars that love boats too? Lets see.

Please have a look around and feel free to leave your comments.  Enjoy!

Luxury Yacht Videos

In this part of the site we post interesting videos of luxury yachts of all types as they come to hand.  The videos are embedded from outsite video hosts like YouTube.

There is also a great luxury yacht video resource here.

Please enjoy:

Here are a couple of amazing performance motor yachts over 100 feet long.

A Wally Yachts 118 foot motor yacht:

Here is the American built Palmer Johnson luxury performance motor yacht.

Saddam Hussein’s luxury yacht

Yacht Saddam underway

Yacht Saddam underway

Feel like owning Saddam Hussein’s luxury yacht?  Its up for auction with a starting price of 20 million dollars.

This yacht was built for and owned by former Iraq leader Saddam Hussein by a Denmark yacht building company back in 1981. The Middle East dictator was exectuted some years ago.

The Luxury Yacht Saloon

The Luxury Yacht Saloon

Gold, marble and other expensive materials along with mahogany furniture were used in the decoration of the luxury motor yacht.

Saddam's Luxury Yacht

Saddams Luxury Yacht

The yacht also has a secret passage to allow the owner to access a second motor boat.  This can be used as an escape in case of emergency. The yacht is also outfitted with two surgery rooms and a special operation room. The luxury yacht was once equipped with a ground-to-air missile system.  This system is not going to be auctioned.

Saddam Hussein Bedroom

Saddam Hussein Bedroom

Legally, the yacht now belongs to the incumbent government of Iraq. Organizers of the auction say that it would be naïve for them to think that the auction market has not been affected with the global credit crisis / crunch.

The interior

The interior

The yacht is currently laying in Nice, France.

Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen loves Luxury Yachts

Paul Allen Yacht

Paul Allen Yacht

Last week, former Microsoft boss and co-founder (with Bill Gates) Paul Allen arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on his super yacht.  Microsoft has made vast fortunes in computer software.

Paul Allen loves the luxury yacht and yachting lifestyle.  It’s an ideal way for a billionaire to spend some of his money as he can trip around the world in complete safety and privacy.

The Yacht is big enough for a floating basketball court.

In fact Paul Allen’s superyacht is an extraordinary example of a private motor yacht. OCTOPUS is a whopping 416 feet (127 m) – long enough to have secured its position as one of the world’s largest yachts in 2003 when it was launched. The luxury yacht’s is presently eighth in the list of motor yachts by length. Super yacht OCTOPUS is equipped with a music studio and a basketball court.

Philanthropy

The other way Paul Allen spends his cash is by giving it away.  Through the Paul Allen Family Foundation, he awards approximately $30 million in grants annually to organizations related to health and human services, and toward the advancement of science and technology.

Kenya

It is interesting that Kenya has been visited by several celebrities lately, not just Paul Allen. Naomi Campbell and previous boyfriend Mr Flavio Briatorre were recently sighted holidaying in the Mida Creek in Malindi, East Africa’s largest mangrove creek.  While Superman’s Dean Cain and The Last King of Scotland’s Forest Whittaker enjoyed Kenya’s internationally acclaimed game parks and stayed in the country’s capital Nairobi.

Amy Winehouse On A Yacht

Amy and Blake on a Yacht

Amy and Blake on a Yacht

 

Here is an image of Amy Winehouse the music singer enjoying a spot of boatting with her boyfriend.  Don’t they look happy.  Amy has also been seen on a motor boat called Moby Dick.

Mariah Carey boating in Italy

Carey relaxing in the sun

Carey relaxing in the sun

Nothing like messing around in boats to bring out the bikini.

Mariah Carey on a luxury boat

Mariah Carey on a luxury boat

Mariah Carey the famous singer songwriter is sporting a bikini on a yacht off the coast of Italy. Who had the best bikini and bikini body this summer?? Mariah certainly made a strong run for the curvy body of the month and looks like she is having fun to boot.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Tigers Woods Wants Luxury Yacht PRIVACY

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Well its probably not surprising that famous pro golfer Tiger Woods owns a luxury motor yacht being a leading world sportsman.  Tiger named the superyacht PRIVACY because he and family and wife can enjoy the ultimate privacy onboard when they sail away from the media and fans.  Giving him valuable time away from the media buzz, PRIVACY may be one of Tiger’s most important pieces of golf equipment – even more than his putter.

Tiger Wood's Luxury Yacht PRIVACY

Tiger Woods owns this luxury yacht

Yacht PRIVACY was built by Christensen Yachts. She is 155 ft long with stabilizers, a Jacuzzi pool and is made from composite material.

The Yacht's Main Saloon

The Main Saloon on the Yacht

However, when you put down $20 million for a luxury yacht and call it “Privacy,”  you probably expect a little discretion from the company that sold it to you. So you can imagine why Tiger Woods was less than impressed at the Vancouver Shipyard Company for allegedly breaching a confidentiality agreement and braging to the world about the golfer’s purchase of the swanky megayacht.

The Owner's Stateroom

The Owner Cabin

Anyway, all is well now and Tiger and family enjoy cruising the world in privacy and safety.  Interestingly, another famous golfer Greg Norman also built and owned a large luxury motor yacht which is now called FLORIDIAN. It seems both legendary sportsmen have a little more than just golf in common.

Tiger Woods Relaxing and Cruising Out To His Main Yacht.

Tiger Woods Relaxing and Cruising Out To His Main Yacht.

Tigers Woods is a professional golfer who has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer.  His amazing achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1, he earned an estimated $122 million from winnings and endorsements in 2007 making him the highest paid athlete in 2007. Woods has actually won more pro major golf championships than any other male, and with 65 PGA Tour events he is the third all time in that respect.

Bono’s New Luxury Yacht.

Bono's luxury motor yacht

Bono owns this motor yacht

The Italian media have reported that Bono has shelled out millions of euros on a luxury yacht. Management at U2 have declined to comment on the reports.

Bono, a 48 year old famous rock singer for superband U2, one of the world’s best-known humanitarians and leading charity activists, is understood to have bought the superyacht Cyan. The luxury motor yacht was built by the respected Codecasa firm of central Italy.

Until recently, luxury yacht Cyan had a weekly charter price of between €140,000 and €175,000. It had an estimated asking price of over €15m.

“We don’t comment on the private lives of band members,” a spokesperson for the band said in replies to queries about the yacht yesterday.

Bono, his wife Ali Hewson, and their children were on holiday on the yacht last year, and were photographed disembarking when it docked in Naples in August 2007.

The 140 foot motor yacht has six cabins and room for 12 guests to sleep comfortably. Among its features are a large deck space, a Jacuzzi dip pool, a large swimming platform and a garage for holding “watersport toys”.

The interior is constructed with mahogany and limed oak, with each of the rooms fitted with plasma screen tvs, satellite TV, and dvd players.

According to the reports in the Italian media, Bono has repainted the yacht in blue and has an expensive new stereo system fitted. The sale price, however, is not known, with some speculation that it might top €20m.

Even that would be unlikely to put too much pressure on the Dubliner’s bank account, however, as he has an estimated personal wealth approaching €200m.

U2 has sold more than 140 million albums worldwide and will release a new album early next year.

Codecasa, who were founded in 1825 and started out making wooden boats, built the yacht in 1997 for a group of European ship owners and it was extensively refitted in 1999.

The Italian yacht builder has sold yachts in the past to famous names such as fashion designers Giorgio Armani, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Giorgio Armani’s yacht, the Mariu, is 210-feet long and when not in use he rents it out with a price tag of €180,000 per week.