Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis sunbathe aboard 138m Lurssen Mega Yacht RISING SUN

Famous Hollywood actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis, were spotted during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, while sunbathing aboard the impressive 138-metre mega yacht RISING SUN. Built by Lurssen for Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle, the 2004-launched luxury motor yacht RISING SUN currently represents the 11th largest superyacht in the world.

Lurssen mega yacht RISING SUN - Photo by Splash News

Lurssen mega yacht RISING SUN – Photo by Splash News

Superyacht RISING SUN by Lurssen has been superbly designed by Jon Bannenberg, with interior design by Laura Seccombe. Spanning over five breath-taking decks, she boasts 8,000 square metres of living space. Among the many luxury amenities aboard this striking vessel belongs a gym, a cinema, an extensive wine cellar and basketball court, as well as accommodation for 16 in the owner’s party.

Leonardo DiCaprio aboard RISING SUN superyacht - Photo by Splash News

Leonardo DiCaprio aboard RISING SUN superyacht – Photo by Splash News

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, 41, is an American actor and film producer. In 1997, DiCaprio starred in James Cameron’s Titanic as twenty-year-old Jack Dawson. The film transformed DiCaprio into a commercial movie superstar. So far, he has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards.

Juliette Lewis aboard RISING SUN Yacht - Photo by Splash News

Juliette Lewis aboard RISING SUN Yacht – Photo by Splash News

Juliette L. Lewis, 42, is an American actress and singer. She became famous for her role in Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake of the thriller Cape Fear for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

Hayden Panettiere in Bikini on a Luxury Yacht In France

Hayden Panettiere in a Bikini on a France Yacht

Hayden Panettiere is pictured her in Cannes, on the French Riviera relaxing on a luxury yacht in her beautiful bikini She is with friend on a yachting vacation in France and looks to be having fun – what a lifestyle. Celebrities love superyachts!

Hayden Panettiere is an American actress and singer who came to prominence at the age of eleven with her portrayal of Sheryl Yoast in Disney’s Remember the Titans. Some of Hayden Panettiere’s latest films include:

Alpha and Omega (2010) , Kate Carmel (2010), Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2010), Red Riding Hood, I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009), Heroes, Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008) (V) (voice),  Fairy Princess Willow, Fireflies in the Garden (2008), Young Jane Lawrence “Robot Chicken”.

Hayden Panettiere was born on the 21 August 1989, Palisades, New York, USA.

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

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.

Photographer fined for Princess Diana and Dodi luxury yacht photos

Princess Diana relaxing on a luxury yacht

AFP:- A Paris appeals court has convicted British celebrity photographer Jason Fraser of invasion of privacy by snapping photos of Princess Diana kissing her boyfriend Dodi Fayed on a luxury yacht.

It overturned on Thursday the not guilty verdict made by another court in 2006 and fined Fraser, as well as the publisher of the France Dimanche weekly which published the pictures in 1997, 3,000 euros (2,400 pounds) each.

Fraser, 41, was also ordered to pay Mohamed Al Fayed, Dodi’s father, 5,000 euros (3,900 pounds) in damages. The convicted men were also told to pay him 3,000 euros towards his legal fees.

It was Mohamed Al Fayed, the Egyptian-born billionaire owner of London’s upscale Harrods department store and the Ritz Hotel in Paris, who took the case to court.

They showed Diana and Fayed kissing on a yacht off the Italian Riviera village of Portofino shortly before the crash, and reportedly earned Fraser more than two million euros in sales to British tabloids and abroad.

He was taken to court in France because those British newspapers were available in France, and because the photos were also reprinted in the French publications Paris Match and France Dimanche.

The court in 2006 had found Fraser not guilty because it accepted arguments that the privacy of Diana and Fayed had not been breached because they had not tried to hide from photographers as they relaxed on the yacht.

But the appeals court on Thursday took a diametrically opposed view, ruling that not hiding from photographers “could not in any way be interpreted as an implicit acceptance that their pictures be taken.”

It noted that this argument was all the stronger because of the great lengths to which photographers went to take such pictures, using powerful zoom lenses, helicopters, and boats to snap celebrities.

The court said that France Dimanche for its part had published pictures “showing the couple in a moment of intimacy (in photos) taken by means which invaded their privacy.”

But Fraser’s lawyer William Bourdon said “the ruling is extremely questionable legally … we have high hopes that the supreme court will overturn this strange ruling.”

London-born Fraser, who speaks fluent French, was said to have been in close contact with Diana in the weeks before her death, but he was not in Paris the night of the crash that killed her and Fayed.

He told the BBC in 2002: “I was the person who revealed her relationship, I don’t know whether that feels good or not, but I will be remembered for it.”

Queen Rania, Bono and the Sarkozys

Queen Rania with Bono

Queen Rania with Bono

Bono, the U2 front man and human rights campaigner was invited to join Queen Rania of Jordan at a dinner organised by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni at her family villa in Cap Negre, in the French Riviera.

Bono rendezvoused with the elegant Jordanian royal who has been holidaying nearby in St Tropez at a point close by the Bruni’s property. The pair then boarded a helicopter which took them to their hosts.

On their first proper break since their February wedding, the President and his First Lady have been unwinding in the south of France since the start of this month. They’ve been dividing their time between Carla’s family estate and the official presidential summer residence of Fort of Bregancon, in the picture-perfect village of Bormes-les-Mimosas. No stranger to luxury yachts you can see them below doing a spot of yachting.

The French President and his First Lady

The French President and his First Lady

Naomi Campbell Yachting in the Mediterranean

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

The famous supermodel Naomi Campbell is seen here on the back of a luxury yacht in a bikini, fresh from a Mediterranean swim.

The man she is kissing is her billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, a property developer, AKA Moscow’s Donald Trump.  What a way to spend the day on vacation.The rich and fabulous couple took a romantic cruise near Saint Tropez aboard the amazing luxury yacht Lady in Blue.

St Tropez, is definitely the 2008 summer hotspot for celebrities and superyachts are the best place to be.Naomi is also below on a tender to a yacht, reportedly in Ibiza, Spain.