Publish October 10 2019
Celebrity in Superyachts: Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot and More! – Grace Kelly made history in April 1956 when she married into royalty and set sail for a dreamy honeymoon around the Mediterranean on an incredible superyacht. She is undeniably one of the most glamorous stars to ever be featured on our screens and this classic yacht represented her presence perfectly. The yacht was gifted to the royal couple as a wedding present by Aristotle Onassis and, today, the refurbished M/Y Grace cruises the crystal clear waters of the Galapagos Islands, where you can enjoy its amazing wooden deck.
Grace Kelly at Festival de Cannes 06 mai 1955 France.
Considered one of the world’s sexiest actresses ever, Brigitte Bardot made her way to St. Tropez in the 50s to star in “And God Created Woman”, a movie that propelled her and the peaceful fishing town into stardom. Nowadays, thousands of visitors walk the beaches of St. Tropez each summer, with the French village continuing to proper thanks to its image as one of the world’s most glamorous sailing destinations. The now-iconic picture of Bardot on a Riva Aquarama speedboat represents what nautical living is all about: effortless elegance and luxury.
Sophia Loren is often referred to as a ‘cinema treasure’ and, to this day, still radiates allure like no other. The actress shot to stardom in the late 1950s thanks to a contract with Paramount that secured her image as a poster-girl for Mediterranean glamour. Loren often sails the waters of the Italian coastline and is even asked to christen mega-ships. Her personal radiance mixed with an incredibly designed boat make for the perfect combination.
Former American President John F. Kennedy’s favourite way to escape the chaotic life in the White House was to set sail on his beloved yacht, the Honey Fitz, nicknamed the ‘White House on the water’. This incredible wooden vessel was built in 1931 and served five American presidents, from Harry S. Truman to JFK, whose wife, Jackie installed the boat’s very first colour television in the 60s. Both Kennedy and Jackie exude glamour, with Kennedy being considered one of the most handsome presidents of all time and Jackie is a style icon to this day. Both are a major inspiration when it comes to nautical style and aesthetics.
The iconic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” star had her hearts from the very beginning of her career. Always stylish from head to toe, Audrey’s style at sea was always impeccable and inspiring. After filming “Roman Holiday” with Gregory Peck in 1953, Hepburn resided in the Italian capital for over 20 years. Often spending summers sailing around the Mediterranean, Audrey’s classic sailing style is still imitated today by women all over the world.
The incredible Elizabeth Taylor loved to sail and looked incredible doing it. Taylor’s husband, Richard Burton, purchased their Edwardian motor yacht, the Kalizma, for her in 1967. After renting the iconic boat, the couple bought it and had it completely refurbished. Nearly every week, the yacht was moored at one of the beautiful ports along the Mediterranean and boarded by famous friends and guests who indulged in lavish meals as they sailed the stunning coastline together.
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