Battle of the Celebrity Super Yachts – from Michael Jordan’s £ 60million ship with basketball court to disco aboard Beyonce
DON’T FORGET the jet set – it’s all about the yacht club when the world’s richest celebrities want to make a splash.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan reached new heights when he bought a stunning £ 60million boat with its own sports field and hoop.
He bought the luxurious vessel in 2019, which sits alongside his £ 6million Catch 23 fishing boat.
And plenty of other stars have snatched a slice of luxury at sea – often paying a fortune to rent one.
Some, like Jay Z and Beyonce’s floating house, have their own nightclub, while others have hot tubs perfect for that enviable Instagram shot.
But which star does it best? Here we go up to the bridge to examine the evidence.
Superior functionality: Full size basketball court.
The sports legend showed off his £ 60million, 230ft long ship called the Joy.
The name is certainly apt, as it has a jacuzzi on the deck, a gym, and an elevator to reach all five decks.
And naturally, the 58-year-old former Chicago Bulls player had equipped him with a full basketball court.
Superior functionality: Jacuzzi on the upper deck
Elton John enjoys inviting his famous friends, including Victoria and David Beckham, to relax on his 164ft cruiser called Wabi Sabi.
The £ 21million delight can accommodate 18 people in the eight bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and can also accommodate 12 crew members.
The singer’s luxury additions include the jacuzzi on the upper deck, a 50-inch plasma screen and a bookcase.
Superior functionality: Nightclub
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z rented a 300-foot-long houseboat for a family vacation.
The £ 160million Kismet has a ‘club room’ for hosting parties, where the rapper and singer could have challenged themselves to dance.
After a night of delirium, you can unwind in the dedicated spa, which features marble and gold features.
Superior functionality: Beauty salon
When reality TV star Kylie Jenner celebrated her 23rd birthday two years ago, she hired the £ 200million Quiet.
The 300 foot vessel, with a bling ‘bamboo, marble and gold leaf’ interior, costs around £ 1million per week to charter.
For this, you have a hot tub, a swimming pool, a Turkish bath, massage rooms, a hammam, a sauna and a beauty salon.
Superior functionality: Jousting platform
UFC legend Conor McGregor unveiled his 150-foot ship which features a hot tub, stunning bar and lounge area.
There is a sea pool that tows out from the back for her children to swim in.
And if the yacht isn’t going fast enough, he bought himself a Lamborghini that does 75 mph.
Superior functionality: Toboggan
Man Utd striker Cristiano Ronaldo dived, but this time from the lavish yacht Africa I.
He chartered the boat for a family vacation in 2019 and spent much of his time with his wife Georgina in the jacuzzi.
There is a fully equipped gym on board and an inflatable slide that runs from the top deck of the ship.
Superior functionality: Gold plated elevators
Heiress Chloe Green lives up to her father Philip Green’s £ 100million mega-yacht Lionheart.
It has three jet skis on board, a swimming pool, a large outdoor dining area, a bar, a helipad and three gold-plated elevators.
Philip is said to always have his personal chef from Monaco on board while the family is sailing – so they can ensure a diet that’s only superfoods and lots of fresh fish.
Superior functionality: A swimming pool that turns into a dance floor.
Chelsea owner Romanc Abramovich paid around half a billion dollars for the 533-foot Eclipse.
It was the largest superyacht in the world when it was built in 2009.
The ship has two helipads, a wood-burning fireplace and a 16m swimming pool that turns into a dance floor.
Superior functionality: Two helipads
The owner of Man City has loaned this monster ship to friends like Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Topaz is 482 feet long, has eight floors, two helipads, three swimming pools, a gym, jacuzzi, and cinema.
DiCaprio took 21 guests with him when he chartered the Topaz in 2018 and is said to have used the yacht four years earlier as well.