Inside the super yachts of the world’s greatest players and football’s richest owners

AH, to be a footballer.

Not only do they have their private planes, luxurious cars and homes to die for – they earn so much money they can splash out on expensive yachts too.

 Roman Abramovich owns the Eclipse yacht, which is worth around £1.2billion

GETTY – CONTRIBUTOR: Roman Abramovich owns the Eclipse yacht, which is worth around £1.2billion
The world’s top players all spend their downtime on some incredible cruisers that are the Ferraris of the sea.

However, the real money is with chairmen like Roman Abramovich and Sheikh Mansour who own their boats, while the footballers tend to spend thousands on renting.

Here we look at what the game’s ocean-going stars spend their time on.

5. Wayne Rooney

Pershing 90

Value: £3m

Wazza and his missus Coleen don’t do things by halves, so it’s only natural they’d use a Pershing 90 for some holiday fun.

 Wayne Rooney uses the £3million Pershing 90 yacht

ALAMY: Wayne Rooney uses the £3million Pershing 90 yacht

The Pershing 90 has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a media room and can accommodate eight guests – perfect for the Rooneys and their brood.

Built in 2013, it’s over 91 feet long and has its own detachable jet skis for Rooney and Co to enjoy whizzing around on.

When they went to Mykonos last summer, both Coleen and Wayne were spied enjoying the pleasures of the Pershing 90.

 The plush yacht has an astounding master bedroom

PERSHING: The plush yacht has an astounding master bedroom
 The Pershing 90 has detachable jet skis

AFP OR LICENSORS: The Pershing 90 has detachable jet skis
 Up to eight guests can stay on board the Pershing 90

PERSHING: Up to eight guests can stay on board the Pershing 90
 Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen enjoy the pleasures of the Pershing 90 last summer in Mykonos

SPLASH NEWS: Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen enjoy the pleasures of the Pershing 90 last summer in Mykonos

4. David Beckham

Horizon E88

Value: £3.8m

The E88 is nicknamed “The Sophisticated Lady” in the boating world, which sounds fit for the Beckhams.

It has space for eight people and can reach speeds of up to 40mph, so it’s nippy in those choppy seas and ideal for Miami weather.

 David Beckham's boat of choice is worth a stunning £3.8m

HORIZON: David Beckham’s boat of choice is worth a stunning £3.8m
 The master bedroom on board the Horizon E88 is very spacious and comfortable, as you'd expect really

HORIZON: The master bedroom on board the Horizon E88 is very spacious and comfortable, as you’d expect really
 David Beckham's privacy is assured on board the Horizon E88 because it has two separate crew cabin rooms

HORIZON: David Beckham’s privacy is assured on board the Horizon E88 because it has two separate crew cabin rooms
 The Horizon E88 is nicknamed 'The Sophisticated Lady'

HORIZON: The Horizon E88 is nicknamed ‘The Sophisticated Lady’
 David Beckham could get more use out of the Horizon E88 now he's going to be in Miami

GETTY IMAGES – GETTY: David Beckham could get more use out of the Horizon E88 now he’s going to be in Miami

As you can imagine, designs are extravagant and there’s a gym on board for the family to stay fit.

It’s huge too at 94 feet long and has four ensuite bedrooms, as well as two separate crew cabin rooms, so privacy for the Beckhams is assured.

3. Sergio Ramos

Fairline Squadron 78

Value: £4.8m

Just days before he played in the Champions League final in 2017, the Real Madrid ace spent a bit of downtime on board this super boat.

He was joined by team-mates Luca Modric and Lucas Vazquez as they relaxed in Ibiza before the big game.

 Sergio Ramos uses this Fairline Squadron 78

FAIRLINE: Sergio Ramos uses this Fairline Squadron 78
 The Fairline Squadron 78 is worth £4.8m
The Fairline Squadron 78 is worth £4.8m
 Sergio Ramos takes a break from the yacht for a jet-ski ride

SPLASH NEWS: Sergio Ramos takes a break from the yacht for a jet-ski ride
 Sergio Ramos enjoyed some downtime on the Fairline Squadron 78 before the 2017 Champions League final

SPLASH NEWS: Sergio Ramos enjoyed some downtime on the Fairline Squadron 78 before the 2017 Champions League final
 Sergio Ramos and his team-mates Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez stayed on the Fairline Squadron 78

FAIRLINE: Sergio Ramos and his team-mates Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez stayed on the Fairline Squadron 78

It’s slightly smaller than the others at 80ft, but the Squadron 78 isn’t lacking in features.

There are four cabins, two double berths and two twins and it can hit a top speed of 38mph.

Plus, there’s the all-important jet-skis to have some fun on.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Palmer Johnson Ascari

Value: £7.5m

The world’s greatest footballer, who just celebrated his 33rd birthday, loves to do things as luxuriously as possible.

 Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys the Palmer Johnson Ascari which is worth £7.5m

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys the Palmer Johnson Ascari which is worth £7.5m
 Cristiano Ronaldo soaks up the sun on board the Ascari super yacht

SPLASH NEWS: Cristiano Ronaldo soaks up the sun on board the Ascari super yacht
 The Ascari yacht has a VIP room
The Ascari yacht has a VIP room
 Up to nine guests can stay on board the Ascari yacht
Up to nine guests can stay on board the Ascari yacht
 Cristiano Ronaldo opts for the ultimate party yacht called the Ascari

REUTERS: Cristiano Ronaldo opts for the ultimate party yacht called the Ascari

That’s why the 92-foot yacht is equipped with some incredible features, including a VIP room, which is obviously where the Portuguese reside whenever he’s onboard.

And there’s plenty of places for him to bronze his statuesque body, as well as enjoy the company of nine guests.

It really is the ultimate party yacht.

1. Lionel Messi

Maiora Seven C

Value: £10m

He may be the second best player in the world, but he favours the best boat out of all footballers.

The Barcelona and Argentina legend is a fan of Ibiza, and he loves to take the Maiora Seven C out for a spin.

The same size at Ronaldo’s at 92 feet, it can hit top speeds of 25mph in choppy waters.

 Lionel Messi loves the Maiora Seven C worth £10m

MAIORA: Lionel Messi loves the Maiora Seven C worth £10m
 The luxurious Seven C yacht has four ensuite bedrooms

MAIORA: The luxurious Seven C yacht has four ensuite bedrooms
 Up to ten guests can enjoy the comfort of the Seven C yacht

MAIORA: Up to ten guests can enjoy the comfort of the Seven C yacht
 Lionel Messi has a tender, a wave runner and two kayaks at his disposal on board the Seven C yacht

SPLASH NEWS: Lionel Messi has a tender, a wave runner and two kayaks at his disposal on board the Seven C yacht

There are four ensuite bedrooms and a VIP bedroom with queen-sized beds, but that’s not the clincher.

It comes equipped with many toys, including a tender, a wave runner and two kayaks.

But if it pays to be a player, it pays even more to be a club owner. These fellas own these monsters.

Sheikh Mansour

Topaz

Value: £400m

It’s not worth that much for nothing!

The Topaz is the fifth largest boat in the world and is massive at 427 feet long.

It was custom-built in Germany by Lurssen Yachts, has eight floors, two helipads, three swimming pools, a gym, jacuzzi and a cinema.

 Sheikh Mansour owns the £400m Topaz

PA: PRESS ASSOCIATION: Sheikh Mansour owns the £400m Topaz
 Sheikh Mansour's yacht was once borrowed by Leo DiCaprio

GETTY – CONTRIBUTOR: Sheikh Mansour’s yacht was once borrowed by Leo DiCaprio

This yacht is so incredible it was once borrowed by Leo DiCaprio when the Hollywood movie star went to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup with his mates.

Roman Abramovich

Eclipse

Value: £1.5bn

Worth almost a tenth of what the Russian Chelsea owner’s valued at, the Eclipse is the world’s second largest largest private yacht.

 Roman Abramovich owns the second largest yacht in the world

CORBIS: Roman Abramovich owns the second largest yacht in the world
 Roman Abramovich needs 70 crew members to man his yacht

GETTY IMAGES – GETTY: Roman Abramovich needs 70 crew members to man his yacht

It’s 533 feet long, features 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs and even a nightclub.

70 crew members are needed to man this monster, which was first launched in 2009.

It sits near Roman’s luxury home in St. Barts and is at his disposal whenever he wishes. Lucky fella.

 

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