You’ll probably never get the chance to own a yacht, and that’s okay. Neither will I. After all, the going rate for a luxury private vessel these days is somewhere in the ballpark of $275 million. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your grandest yacht dreams and desires: You could either read this coffee table book about yachts and live vicariously through the guys who race them, or better yet, just rent your own big-ass boat for a day—hell, even for an hour.
Allow me to introduce you to GetMyBoat, which boasts over 66,000 boat rentals and yacht charters in 171 countries around the world. You can use the service to rent a luxury yacht for you and your buddies any time you’d like, for however long you’d like, affording you the opportunity to experience the good life without making the long-term investment of actually owning a friggin’ yacht.
But if I were you, I wouldn’t rent just any old multimillion-dollar yacht. I’d rent a Hollywood yacht. In fact, here are the 12 most famous yachts you can rent on GetMyBoat, ranked from least to most baller. (It should be noted, however, that these are all very baller.)
-The Providence V in Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia. This was apparently used in the 1992 movie Savage of the Seas, but I have never heard of the 1992 movie Savage of the Seas. ($82/day)
-The Strait Runner(Bamaga, Queensland, Australia.) This was used in the TV show The Straits. I also haven’t heard of this one. ($112/hour)
-The Striker-1 (Miami Beach, Florida), which is operated by a dude named “The Shark Hunter,” who has been profiled in some books and was once called ‘the most notorious bounty hunter since Captain Ahab,’ which is good enough for me. ($175/hour)
-The Gulet Charter in Falmouth, England, which ‘appears somewhere behind Johnny Depp’ in the film Pirates of the Caribbean. This is your better Depp option, even though Jack Sparrow didn’t actually sail on it. ($451/person)
-The Santa Marina in Varna, Bulgaria. In 2011, the ship was turned into a film set for Conan the Barbarian—not the Schwarzenegger one, unfortunately. ($1035/day)
-The Mariner III in West Palm Beach, Florida, a mega yacht that’s been used in Tommy Hilfiger commercials. Free Tommy swag not included. ($1600/hour)
-The Ghost 1 (Sydney, Australia). Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie chartered this yacht for a couple weeks back in 2015. If you rent it, maybe you can invite them aboard and try to get them back together. ($1191/hour)
-The Shaken Not Stirred, in Chelsea Harbor, London, which was appropriately used in the opening speedboat chase from MI6 to the O2 in the ‘99 Bond flick The World Is Not Enough. ($850/hour)
-The Sunseeker Predator 108(Sibenik, Croatia), which, in addition to boasting the most badass name on this list, was also prominently featured in 2006’s Casino Royale, a superior Bond movie. ($10,421/day)
-The Cruising Monohull in Phuket, Thailand, which almost takes the #1 spot because it’s the only yacht currently owned by a legitimate famous person: Blockbuster director Roland Emmerich, who has helmed big-budget disaster flicks like Independence Day, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow. Which, come to think of it, may not bode well for your journey at all. ($2,054/day)
-The Never Say Never (Miami Beach, Florida), which is THE BOAT (!) in The Lonely Island and T Pain’s immortal “I’m On a Boat” video. You, too should be on this boat, motherfucker. Just don’t forget your flippy-floppies. ($1750/hour)