2016 was a big year for big celebrities, celebrating big events on even BIGGER boats! A-list celebrities and luxury motor yachts just seem to go hand in hand. Many celebrities own their own yachts, and others simply enjoy the ability to charter a yacht just about anywhere they visit, not only for the luxury, but the privacy a yacht charter affords.

Even when these celebs cruise out to sea to allegedly avoid the paparazzi, you know they often still love to be seen. So here in no particular order are The Top Ten Celebrity Yacht Sightings from 2016. (Source: Boat International)

Justin Bieber – The “Biebs” kicks off our list, since it was almost exactly one year ago that he “kicked off,” 2016 aboard a luxury yacht chartered out of St. Barths. Somehow between performing at Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Year’s Eve bash, and hanging out with his model girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin, Bieber managed to squeeze in some family time on the yacht with his siblings Jazmyn and Jaxon.


Amy Schumer – Funny lady comedian, Amy Schumer, posted this equally funny leap off of a luxury yacht charter vacation she shared with famous friends including Jerry Seinfeld (in the orange suit) and his wife Jessica, fellow comedian Bridget Everett, and Schumer’s boyfriend, Ben Hanisch.


Kylie Minogue – Australian singer, songwriter, and actress Kylie Minogue, is no stranger to the yachting lifestyle. So when a 2016 tour took her back “Down Under,” of course she was spotted looking chic cruising about Sydney Harbor on a luxury motor yacht.


Mariah Carey – Before starting off 2017 with her New Year’s Eve lip-synch debacle, Carey spent many an occasion throughout 2016 celebrating aboard the Artic P, The 285ft Exploration Yacht, owned by Mariah’s fiancé, Australian billionaire, James Packer.


Sophia Richie – In July of 2016, the daughter of music legend Lionel Richie, was spotted enjoying her summer vacation on the French Riviera on board, Ecstasea, a 300 foot Feadship superyacht. Richie was joined by a bevy of models on the luxury yacht, including Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and Doutzen Kroes. They were all there to attend the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala 2016.


Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner – What list of celebrity sightings could possibly be complete without an entry about the Kardashians! Mother-and-daughter reality TV stars, Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, were spotted on an extended superyacht cruise in the Mediterranean in September 2016. The pair were joined by Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble, as well as Kardashian’s three children Reign, Penelope and Mason.


Paris Hilton – Heiress and DJ, Paris Hilton, celebrated her 35th birthday in style with an exotic luxury motor yacht vacation. Although she has kept quiet about her exact location, it is easy to tell from her social media posts that she has visited a far flung exotic yacht charter destination such as the Maldives or French Polynesia.


Kate Hudson – This picture that Kate shared on Social Media shows her really enjoying the yachting lifestyle in 2016, perhaps aboard Roman Abramovich’s 530ft Eclipse – the second largest yacht in the world – where she was known to be a frequent guest last year.

Kate Hudson on Yacht


Willow Smith – Like most girls her age, Willow Smith just can’t resist taking photos of herself and posting them to social media. However, unlike most girls her age, her parents are megastars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and that means this picture was taken aboard a luxury charter during a 2016 yacht vacation along Italy’s Amalfi Coast!



Pop star Beyoncé didn’t let recent motherhood spoil her 2016 summer vacation. She can be seen here taking the plunge from Halo, Feadship’s 197 foot superyacht. Apparently Beyoncé, who was joined by her daughter and partner Jay Z on the superyacht, made a special arrangement with Halo’s owner to charter this magnificent boat.


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