These Local Celebrities Are Living Your Dream of Owning a Private Yacht
When luxury cars and motorcycles aren't enough, celebrities buy themselves a luxury yacht. Some use it for island hopping; others use it as the venue of their parties. Here are celebrity-owned yachts that made headlines.
Boxing champion/politician Manny Pacquiao bought it for P25 million as a Christmas gift to his family in 2011. On the heels of his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny told ABS-CBN News, "Regalo ko sa pamilya ko at sa mga kids ko, wife ko after ng fight."
For her part, Jinkee said, "Andaming blessing na dumating 'tsaka yung yate, iniisip lang namin dati na kelan kaya kami magkakaroon ng ganyan? 'Tapos ngayon, eto na."
According to the report, the vessel was considered the "Ferrari" of yachts. It could also carry three jet skis.
In May 2017, Jinkee gave a sneak peek of what's inside their yacht during a summer bonding session with her family.
Wowowin host Willie Revillame owns two private yachts, which are docked at the Subic Yacht Club. The first one is the M/V Wow Cruiser I, a 94-footer yacht that he bought in 2008 during the heyday of his now-defunct Kapamilya noontime show Wowowee. According to GMA News, Willie's yacht then cost around P80 million. The second one, smaller in size, is called M/V Wow Cruiser II.
Talent manager Annabelle Rama celebrated her 56th birthday in these vessels in 2008. Willie usually boards his yachts each time he's taking a short break on Boracay Island.
One of Gretchen Barretto's favorite settings for her Instagram photos are their yachts. She and her long-time partner, business tycoon Tonyboy Cojuangco, own two yachts. One was named after their daughter Dominique. The 47-year-old actress fondly calls it "The Bapor."
An Instagram follower with the handle name @mckaysalesa commented, "Yacht over yacht...yours must be the mega yacht @gretchenbarretto?"
Gretchen replied, "@mckaysales both belong to us"
THE ESCALERA AND M/Y HAPPY LIFE
Chavit Singson, former governor of Ilocos Sur and present chairman of the LCS Group of Companies, also owns two luxury yachts. One is called The Escalera, which came with a massive US$4 million (around P180 million) price tag at the time it was purchased. It was also used by Annabelle as one of venues for her 56th birthday in October 2008.
In 2017, Chavit's new luxury yacht called M/Y Happy Life was featured on Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho. At the time, it had a staggering price tag of US$12 million or around P600 million.
Currently docked at the Manila Yacht Club, it ferried some of the Miss Universe 2016 candidates between Manila and Batangas province during one of the pre-pageant events. M/Y Happy Life has five floors, 16 bedrooms, and six jacuzzis. Businessman Joel Cruz used Chavit's yacht after the Miss Universe event for his birthday party.
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.