Orlando Bloom on a Cannes Film Festival Superyacht

British superstar celebritiy actor Orlando Bloom is pictured here on a superyacht at the Cannes Film Festival 2009.

Actor Orlando Bloom Likes SuperYachts

Actor Orlando Bloom Likes SuperYachts

There is no more stylish way for a VIP celebrity to visiting Cannes than by staying on a beautiful superyacht.

Here Orlando Bloom is in Cannes during a photo shoot to promote the film ‘Main Street’ at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival 2009.

The luxury motor yacht Orlando Bloom was onboard is Rising Sun yacht, France.

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born 13 January 1977 and he is a classically trained English movie and television actor.

His breakthrough roles include a role as Legolas the elf prince  in The Lord of the Rings tirlogy and as the blacksmith, Will Turner, in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films.

His latest movies include:
New York, I Love You 
Sympathy for Delicious The Stain
Main Street
2010 The Cross

Ellen Loves Yachts

Here is a photo of Ellen enjoying a relaxing luxury yacht  vacation last summer.  Will she come back for another one this summer?  Who knows. 

Ellen on the yacht tender

Ellen on the yacht tender

Summer means celebrities on yachts.

LimeLife Image of Celebrities and Yachts

LimeLife Image of Celebrities and Yachts

Even though we are only in autumn, summer is quickly approaching.  When summer comes the celebrity actors, musicians, rock stars, fashion designers, entertainers, models and business people and the rich and famous are going to flock to their beautiful luxury yachts in the most amazing vacation spots in Europe.

Yachts are perfect for the rich and famous because they can more easily avoid the paparazzi – if they want to! Smart vacation move for famous and the ultimate in relaxation!  What a superb lifestyle.

Pictured: Cindy Crawford yachting around Sardinia hopping aboard George Clooney’s charter yacht in Sardinia, Bono in the Frech Riviera, George Clooney in St Tropez, Brangelina in Italy.

Pictured: Ben Affleck had some male bonding time on deck with Bradley Cooper and who could ignore gorgeous Bar Rafaeli, Leonardo DiCaprio, in Cannes, Crawford and George. Kid Rock shows off a tanned chest while partying on the Lido deck. Bar Rafaeli leaves Leo behind on the beaches of Cannes. Ben Affleck shares a joke with Bradley Cooper. P. Diddy, relaxes on board during his vacation in Ibiza.

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.

Abramovich meets James Bond to counter pirates!

Megayacht ECLIPSE will eclipse all other luxury yachts.

Megayacht ECLIPSE will eclipse all other luxury yachts.

Update: Superyacht Eclipse has now been launched.

Mr. Roman Abramovich has a James Bond approach to the largest private yacht in the world.  I found this article at LiveYachting.com so you can read more there.

Roman Abramovich has a fantastic solution for keeping pirates and other unwelcome visitors at arm’s length – a huge megayacht with all the toys imaginable! The Motor Yacht in question is to be called ECLIPSE and she will be the biggest yacht in the world!

eclipse

Somalian pirates are a serious threat to commercial shipping presently. Mr. Roman Ambrovich is a very well known patron of the yachts and his solution is creating a motor yacht (megayacht ECLIPSE) which is complete with a missile detection system.

First, it will have radar designed specifically to warn of incoming rockets. And of course there will also be armored protection around the wheelhouse and the billionaire’s cabin – along with bullet proof windows.

If pirates do in fact do breach the security cordon and climb on board the beautiful superyacht and Abramovich, 41, can escape through secret corridors to a submersible submarine that is launchable underwater and can dive away to safety, up to 160ft in depth!

Some of the serious hardware on this massive yacht!

Some of the serious hardware on this massive yacht!

Motor yacht Eclipse will be the largest private yacht in the world and is rumoured to be about 508 feet (155 m) to 525 feet (160 m) long – even larger than Ambrovich’s the others in his impressive collection of yachts, such as the 37 foot Pelorus or Sussurro and Ecstase. The motor yacht is due for delivery next summer and is reported to be costing around £200m. She is currently under construction in the Hamburg, Germany by the shipyard Blohm + Voss that produced the famous World War II naval vessel the Bismarck.

Billionaire Roman Abramovich is famous for, amongst other things, being the owner of the Chelsea Football Club.

If you are surprised that such project will still go ahead in this economic climate, then be prepared for more surprise. So far the credit crunch has had little effect on the world of mega-yachts and according to ShowBoats International Magazine, 916 new private luxury yachts longer than 80ft are on order in 2008. This is an 18% rise from last year!

Larry Ellison owns 5th largest yacht

Larry Ellison - Motor Yacht RISING SUN

Larry Ellison - Motor Yacht RISING SUN

Larry Ellison owns a private luxury yacht – The fifth largest in the world, in fact.  She has a length of almost 138 meters (453 ft) and reportedly she cost over US$200 million to build.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Despite RISING SUN’s huge size she is actually sleek in profile and doesn’t blot out the sun like many luxury yachts this size.

Larry Ellison is the ninth richest man in the world and founder and CEO of Oracle. He’s worth around $18 billion, so he can afford to have a boat of this magnitude, even if it costs millions each year to just maintain it…

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

The yacht provides a gymnasium/spa and sauna, an extensive wine cellar, a private cinema with a giant plasma screen, a basketball court (like Paul Allen’s yacht) on the main deck which can be used as a helicopter pad if necessary.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Larry Ellison is a great patron of yachts and yacht racing.  He owns an America’s Cup sailing team called BMW Oracle. BMW Oracle is currently battling Team Alinghi in the courts over the fairness of Alinghi’s organisation of the next event.

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!