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Athletes With Expensive Superyachts


Athletes With Expensive Superyachts – The exorbitant sums professional athletes are paid mean they can afford to splash out on flashy toys.

Some splash out a little more than others, though.

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. topped the list, forking out $200 million for his knockout superyacht.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan and pro golfer Tiger Woods landed in second and third place, paying $80 million and $15 million for their yachts, respectively.

UFC champ Conor McGregor ranked last but still shelled out $3.6 million for his Tecnomar speed machine.

Elite athletes often seek the pinnacle of quality and performance, so, when they buy yachts, they’re looking for vessels that match their success and lifestyle, featuring the latest in design, technology, and comfort.

These high-profile purchases not only reflect their personal achievements but also set trends in the luxury market.


Athletes With Expensive Superyachts – Floyd Mayweather Jr Unnamed $200 Million

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s unnamed behemoth reportedly cost him a punchy $200 million.

The 15-time world champion, fittingly nicknamed “Money,” shared a series of snaps of himself on the superyacht via Instagram in 2023, adding the caption “I’m the Yacht Master [sic] and I ain’t talking about a Rolex.”

Very little is known about the vessel itself, but it is rumored to have several bedrooms, a cinema room, and a sizeable swimming pool.

Mayweather’s pics show the yacht has an enviable swim platform and sun-soaked foredeck, too.


Michael Jordan Joy $80 Million

Basketball icon Michael Jordan owns, not one, not two, but three luxurious superyachts.

His most expensive vessel is a 230-footer named Joy. Delivered by Feadship in 2016, the custom cruiser was designed to meet the owner’s brief to “create something totally different to every other yacht,” according to the Dutch yard.

It is the first superyacht to feature an exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and the first Feadship with an interior by Studio Indigo.

Highlights include a bar, a state-of-the-art gym, a Jacuzzi, and a basketball court, naturally. 

Joy reportedly set the former Chicago Bulls player back $80 million.

As for Jordan’s other two yachts, Mr Terrible reportedly cost $21 million, while Catch 23 was priced at $7 million.


Athletes With Expensive Superyachts – Tiger Woods Privacy $15 Million

Pro golfer Tiger Woods purchased the 155-foot Privacy at the height of his fame in 2004, shelling out $15 million for the custom superyacht.

Built by the now-defunct U.S. yard Christensen, the tri-deck vessel is equipped with everything from a Jacuzzi and gym to a decompression chamber for diving.

Woods reportedly went to North Carolina’s Fort Bragg military base in 2009 to spend a week training with the Marines to become a master scuba diver.


Tony Parker Infinity Nine $15 Million

NBA star Tony Parker reportedly gave himself a $15 million explorer for Thanksgiving in 2022.

Built by Turkish yard AvA Yachts, the 114-foot Infinity Nine has a range of 6,500 miles, enabling Parker to cruise from his San Antonio home across the Atlantic and nearly back again.

The yacht is also tough enough to withstand arctic weather and conditions, despite not being “ice-classed.”

Other highlights include a large beach club, a sky-high Jacuzzi, multiple alfresco dining areas, and a full arsenal of water toys.


Athletes With Expensive Superyachts – Cristiano Ronaldo CG Mare $6.9 Million

Soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly scored a legendary Azimut Grande for $6.9 million in 2020.

The custom 88-footer, known as CG Mare, features five luxurious cabins for up to 10 guests, meaning there is plenty of space for the Portuguese forward, his wife, and five children.

In addition, the yacht features a Jacuzzi, an outdoor cinema, a plush foredeck lounge, and a lavish outdoor bar.

The footballer and his family have previously been spotted cruising in Sardinia. It seems like 22 years on the field has paid off.


Tom Brady Viva a Vida $6 Million

Tom Brady can now live a life of luxury aboard the 55-foot Viva la Vida.

The retired NFL star reportedly purchased his elegant, blue-hulled Wajer 55S for $6 million in 2021. 

Viva a Vida is named after the charity of Brady’s ex-wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, but the Spanish phrase also means “long live life” or “live the life.”

Brady can live a thrilling life, too: Powered by three 435 hp Volvo Penta engines, the yacht has a top speed above 40 knots.

Wajer previously told Robb Report that Brady’s was only the fourth 55S model in the U.S.


Athletes With Expensive Superyachts – Rafael Nadal Great White $5.4 Million

Tennis star Rafael Nadal shelled out $5.4 million for an ace Sunreef catamaran in 2018.

The fully custom Sunreef 80 Power, which the Spaniard christened Great White, combines five-star comfort with exceptional seaworthiness.

It is also the only multihull on this list, with two hulls that provide more stability and buoyancy than the traditional monohull.

In addition, the cat is equipped with two 1,200 hp engines that enable a top speed of 24 knots or cruise speed of 14 knots.

The centerpiece is the owner’s stateroom, which features a flip-down TV above the bed, a walk-in wardrobe, a plush sofa, and a private fold-out balcony.

Other highlights include a hydraulic swim platform, a large aft garage, and a spa.

To top it off, the flybridge is outfitted with a bar, a barbeque, and a pop-up TV.

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