Superyachts and superstars just seem to go hand and hand.
Whenever a superyacht is spotted, it stimulates conversation about who owns it, or who might be onboard. Sometimes that can be movie moguls, TV stars, or lately, superstars from the world of sports. Here are 5 recent superstar athlete yacht sightings as compiled by Boat International.
Rafael Nadal – Tennis star Rafael Nadal, took time off from the hectic Grand Slam schedule to spend time with his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello on board the 98 foot motor yacht Avanti in Mallorca, Spain. The sporty couple made good use of the yacht’s tender and enjoyed frequent scuba diving trips.
David Haye – British boxer David Haye, was spotted on board the almost 200 foot Trinity Yachts Skyfall in Miami in February 2017. Haye was in the American yachting hotspot for a training camp ahead of his much-hyped fight with fellow Brit Tony Bellew in March and turned the yacht into his personal gym trying out the many sports you can do on board, including boxing on the aft deck, sun deck yoga and testing out Skyfall’s basketball court.
Lewis Hamilton – – Champion Formula 1 Racer Lewis Hamilton, was spotted relaxing before the Hungarian Grand Prix on board the sailing superyacht Roxane in St Tropez in July 2016. No stranger to yachts, Hamilton ws spotted earlier in the year celebrating his win at the Monaco Grand Prix 2016 on board a luxury yacht in the French Riviera where he was joined by fellow sports star, NBA great Dwayne Wade.
Scottie Pippen – Retired Chicago Bulls star and six-time NBA winner Scottie Pippen, spends most of his time now off of the floor boards, on the deck of his 100 foot Burger yacht, Lady Larsa. Named for his wife – Real Housewives of Miami reality TV star Larsa Pippen – the couple bought the custom yacht in 2001 and have been posting pictures of themselves enjoying the yachting lifestyle ever since.
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Team USA – While it may not exactly be a superyacht, and more of a cruise ship, during the 2016 Olympic games, which were plagued by poor accommodations, the entire men’s and women’s basketball teams, which included several NBA stars, such as Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, were housed in the lap of luxury aboard the Silversea Silver Cloud.
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