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Famous Superyacht Owner Says He Makes Stupid Money

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The cover of Vanity Fair magazine, featuring Johnny Depp, who is a yacht owner

Johnny Depp, yacht owner

A well known owner of a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel charges nearly €100,000 per week to rent his yacht, but it is his day job that brings him vast sums of money.

Actor Johnny Depp, owner of the 156′ motor yacht VAJOLIROJA, opens up about his staggering paychecks in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he admits in the magazine article.  “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

Depp has shot to the top of the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors, thanks to the stellar success of Disney‘s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.   While Depp is mum on the size of his Pirates “ransom,” a recent report puts his total take in the $300 million range, due to a gross-profit-sharing deal brokered with Disney. To date, the four-film franchise has tallied $3.7 billion in worldwide receipts, and Depp is slated to star in a 5th installment. 

Photograph of brown and white old-fashioned motoryacht owned by Johnny Depp. Depp headshot with him dressed as a pirate is superimposed into the lower left corner of the photo. He is smiling and holding an old-fashioned pistol up by his chin. The words, 75 $ million, are written over the top of the photos.

Johnny Depp yacht, ValJoLiRoJa

It’s believed Depp’s passion for the sea, and his purchase of a mega yacht charter vessel stems from his years of filming the Pirates movies in exotic locales such as the Bahamas.  His yacht, motor yacht VaJoLiRoJa — the boat’s clever name comes from combining the first few letters of each family member’s name, partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny, and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack — is a 156 foot yacht of distinctive character, inspired by the classic gentleman’s yachts of the 1930’s. 

The lavishly-styled interior evokes the romance and glamour of a bygone era (with a few pirate-themed hints throughout).


Relive the Golden Era of yachting on board a classic yacht this winter.  Depp’s yacht VAJOLIROJA is available for hire in the Bahamas or St Martin.  It joins another classic-style Caribbean charter yacht,
sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA

In other destinations, classic-styled sail yacht  MONTIGNE is available in the Far East, and in the Mediterranean, sail yacht ATLANTIC and motor yacht CHRISTINA O are available this winter.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your yacht today.

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Finest Yacht Charter Vessels Shine at Gala

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World Superyacht Awards logo

SIXTH ANNUAL WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS

Some of the newest and largest yachts for hire win awards.  They starred at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards. This was in London, May 7, 2011.

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR

Sixteen new yachts were honored.  Nine are available for hire.  These are in popular vacation destinations around the world.  The 50 meter EXUMA was co-winner of the prestigious,”Motor Yacht of the Year,” with yacht, Eclipse.

 

OSCARS OF YACHT INDUSTRY

The Neptune awards are considered the “Oscars of the yacht industry.”   The evening ceremony took place at London’s historic Guildhall.  The glittering gala was attended by a distinguished guest list.  For instance, over 500 yacht owners and naval architects.  Also included were designers, their families, and friends.  With this in mind, it was an amazing event.

 

NEPTUNE TROPHIES

Silver Neptune trophies went to owners of sail and motor yachts delivered in 2010.  For instance, Kokomo (sailboat) and Sycara V (motoryacht).

Photograph of Neptune trophies. There are 4 stairs, and one trophy per stair

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters beamed as the final award was announced. 

“We are so proud to represent for charter nine of the winning yachts,” said Sheeder.  “This is a great testament to the talents and keen eye of our charter department. Our team spends countless hours identifying potential yachts for hire.  We look at nearly one hundred vessels each year, hoping to discover 10 to 20 new yachts that exemplify elegant design and luxurious amenities. It is these yachts – the best of the best – that we present to our clients for their yachting vacations.”  


AWARD WINNERS

Here is the list of winners, with click-for-brochure charter yachts highlighted in yellow:

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 3,000 Gross Tons (GT) and Above
Winner: Eclipse
Judges’ Special Award: Palladium
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V

Judges’ Special Award: Lady Christine
Judges’ Commendation: Pacific
 

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA
Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH

THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE

 

TWO DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: Framura 2

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winner: Eclipse
Joint Winner: EXUMA

BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC
Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO
Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE

 

BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE

Judges’ Commendation: Lady B


SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR
Winner: Zefira

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, isn’t it time you embarked on a cruise on a private yacht?  Contact our destination specialists HERE for a summer getaway.

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Head East – Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels To Be Feted in Istanbul

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Photograph of Istanbul, Turkey. Photo taken from the water. Shows a few yachts docked at a seawall.  Shows multiple large buildings with domes on top.

Istanbul, Turkey

The ancient city of Istanbul will play host to the seventh annual World Superyacht Awards
at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski on 5 May, 2012.

Photograph of Ç?ra?an Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Ç?ra?an Palace Kempinski – Istanbul


Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner/dance, the Awards , often dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht industry, will be attended by an elite guest list of megayacht owners from around the globe.

World Superyacht Awards logo

While the nominations include private yachts as well as charter vessels, it’s the newest and largest yachts for hire that seem to steal the show each year.  Some of the winners at the six annual installment in London, May 7, 2011 include:


Aerial photograph of motoryacht SYCARA V.

SYCARA V

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA 

Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH  


THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE 

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC

Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO

Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE 


Straddling the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, Istanbul embodies the best of both cultures. The city has been the capital of three empires, each leaving a heritage of amazing architecture and monuments.

Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus with spectacular views over the strait. A 5-star resort, it is a registered member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Its 313 luxurious rooms include 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace.

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To attend the superyacht awards ceremony, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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