, 2022-05-23 02:00:00,
Those looking to cruise the seas with the greatest of ease have a new option in their midst — one with rare celebrity pedigree.
A mega-yacht that once belonged to the late glam rock icon David Bowie is going up for sale, asking $5.17 million (sans spiders from Mars).
The vessel dates to 1977 — and Bowie owned it throughout the 1980s, according to his rep and longtime friend, Bill Zysblat.
Bowie, who passed away in 2016, famously had a fear of flying — admitting in an interview that his phobia led to several hit songs, including “Space Oddity.”
“It allows me to just write about space as opposed to going into it,” he said in a 2002 interview with “60 Minutes.”
Instead, he traveled across the seas from country to county on the yacht while touring. When he finally overcame that fear, he sold the yacht in the late ’80s. It has since had two different owners.
The yacht has been used actively during its own lifetime, sailing throughout the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
First known as Deneb Star, it later changed its name to El Caran. The six-stateroom boat was recently rented for $85,000 per week.
It was refitted in 2020 with some newer upgrades to include a fresh…
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