Celebrity Charter Yachts are the Ultimate Nautical Holiday Splurge
, 2022-06-17 15:09:11,
The Kardashian clan chartered a yacht and went to Komodo National Park in Indonesia | Source: Ultimate Bali
It’s no secret that celebrities love to charter yachts. And why shouldn’t they? Sipping bubbly from a jacuzzi in the fresh sea air sounds pretty good. While cruising to the most glamorous locations enjoying dramatic seaside scenery is the ultimate luxury experience.
One of the advantages of chartering these magnificent vessels is that you don’t need to be an experienced mariner to enjoy the open ocean. While making these yachts available for charter has advantages for the owner too.
The running costs of a superyacht can often be the biggest hurdle for people wanting to invest in one. Many are offered for charter in order to offset these expenses and many of the world’s rich and famous love spending their spare time aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean or Caribbean.
But which yachts do these wealthy trendsetters prefer?
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: Phocea
A$280,000 per week
Curious that the star of one of the most well-known castaway movies would choose to spend his free time on a sailing yacht, but even more curious is the eventual fate of this luxurious schooner. The Hollywood A-lister took a cruise along the Turkish coastline on 75 metre sailing Yacht, Phocea, with his wife Rita Wilson back in 2004. They paid A$280,000 for the week, although it’s no longer available for charter, and Tom didn’t even have to make friends with a volleyball. It was a prestigious yacht and an excellent choice for the celebrity to charter.
Phocea was able to cruise at 12 knots and had cabins for 12 guests as well as space for 16 crew and was at one time the largest sailing yacht on earth. Unfortunately in February 2021, Phocea was anchored…
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