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.

Chinese King marries table tennis star on a yacht

Chinese King gets married

Chinese King gets married

China’s four-time Olympic table tennis gold medalist Wang Nan (R) laughs with her husband Guo Bin aboard a yacht to celebrate their wedding in Yantai, Shandong Province, Sept. 27, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

China’s four-time Olympic table tennis gold medalist Wang Nan (L) ties the knot with her long-time partner Guo Bin aboard a yacht in Yantai, Shandong Province, Sept. 27, 2008. Wang’s teammate Ma Lin, the reigning Olympic men’s table tennis champion, and Japan’s most popular table tennis star Ai Fukuhara were best man and maid of honor respectively.

The ceremony

The ceremony

Britney Spears On A Yacht

Here Britney Spears the pop music singer enjoys some yachting in a pink bikini.

Britney

Britney

Britney Spears is planning to go on a world tour “definitely next year”.

The ‘Womanizer’ singer – whose new album ‘Circus’ is released on December 2 – wants to perform her new material live for her fans.

Brintney said: “I am rehearsing for a tour around the world which will happen definitely next year. I cut ‘Circus’ like two weeks ago. I’ve been working on this album for like six months now!”

 Britney also revealed winning three awards for the promo for her single ‘Piece of Me’ at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) earlier this year has inspired her to experiment in the genre further.

“‘Piece of Me’ is a cool video but I think by far I’ve done videos that are way better. But it was really inspiring to win because now I can go there and do something crazy.”

The mother-of-two also gave some insight into the meaning of her new single ‘Womanizer’, adding: “It’s a really cool song. It’s basically saying, ‘We know what you’re up to.’ It’s about guys cheating on girls. It’s a girl anthem. That’s why I like it.”

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.

Bar Refaeli photographed on a yacht.

You can go a long way before finding a woman as sexy and beautiful as Bar Refaeli.  These shots present her on a luxury yacht in a lovely blue dress.

The beautiful Bar Refaeli on a luxury yacht in a lovely blue dress.

The beautiful Bar Refaeli on a luxury yacht in a lovely blue dress.

Refaeli is a fashion super model, turned movie star actress, who has appeared in the French ELLE magazine, as well as becoming the first Israeli model to be featured in Sports Illustrated.

Bar Refaeli posses on a luxury yacht in Cannes

Bar Refaeli posses on a luxury yacht in Cannes

She co-starred in Israeli TV series Pick Up in 2005 and in 2009, Rafaeli is to star in a psychological thriller film called Session which is directed by Israeli Haim Bouzaglo.

Go Bar

Go Bar

A bikini shot:

Bikini Photo

Bikini Photo

Anne Hathaway and Raffaello Follieri Yachting

Actress Anne Hathaway seen here having fun on her luxury yacht

Actress Anne Hathaway seen here having fun on her luxury yacht

 

Hathaway and boyfriend Raffaello Follieri are seen here having fun on a luxury yacht.

Anne Hathaway pondering the water on the aft of a motor yacht

Anne Hathaway pondering the water on the aft of a motor yacht

 

 

Here the famous couple are ‘coupling up’ on the sundeck of the yacht.

 

The yachts Sundeck

The yachts Sundeck

 

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.