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Johnny Depp bought a pirate ship-themed yacht in 2007 that could accommodate 10 guests – take a look

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  • Johnny Depp bought a yacht for an undisclosed price in 2007.

  • The yacht is known for its art deco style interior and “pirate ship” design.

  • Depp sold the yacht to JK Rowling in 2015 for $27 million.

Johnny Depp purchased a yacht from Turkish shipyard Proteksan Turquoise yacht in 2007. The yacht is known for its art deco interior and “pirate ship” design.

Johnny Depp's yacht arrives in Zattere on April 26, 2010.

Johnny Depp’s yacht in Zattere on April 26, 2010.Barbara Zanon/Getty Images

Depp bought the Turkish-made yacht for an undisclosed sum and named it “Vajoliroja”. At the time, he was dating Vanessa Paradis. The name of the yacht is a combination of their names, as well as those of their children, Lily-Rose and Jack.

Depp and Paradis were seen enjoying the yacht on several occasions with their daughter Lily-Rose in 2011. The couple separated in 2012.

When Depp married Amber Heard in 2015, he renamed the yacht “Amphitrite”. Fifteen months after the wedding, Heard filed for divorce. The couple are now embroiled in a fierce lawsuit that began in April.

The yacht played a role in Heard’s testimony against Depp. Heard claimed Depp pinned her against the wall in one of the cabins on the yacht. Heard said Depp was drunk and upset that he had to sell the boat. Depp has denied ever abusing or assaulting Heard.

Depp sold the yacht to JK Rowling in 2015 for $27 million. The yacht has since been sold to an American businessman and is now called “Arriva”.

Depp hired Californian interior designer LM Pagano to renovate the yacht in 2008.

Pagano, who designed the yacht, said she wanted the 47.6-metre (156ft) yacht to look like “the Orient Express on the ocean”.

“There’s so much going on in there, but it all works. I had some of these velvet patterns rewoven for me on quirky art deco looms!” she told Steinway in an undated interview.

Pagano did not respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

The yacht, which can accommodate 10 guests and nine crew members, has a home cinema and a lounge.

The yacht has four decks, according to Yacht Harbour. Its seven-meter beams give it the silhouette of a pirate ship. It is equipped with a Kaleidescape entertainment system.

A video tour of the yacht shows velvet decor and an antique-style wooden interior. The interior of the yacht is made of vintage textiles and silk, according to a 2021 Facebook post from Pagano.

“I was honored to work with Johnny, who has an extraordinary knowledge and serious appreciation of historical decorative arts,” she wrote in the post. The boat also has a dining room inspired by the 1930s.

The yacht has five large cabins.

Three of the cabins have double beds, while two have twin beds. All bedrooms are en-suite, according to Charter Index. In a 2019 Facebook post, Pagano wrote that the bedroom decor featured items purchased around the world.

The yacht also has a helipad, a swimming pool and a jacuzzi.

Depp chartered the yacht when not in use in 2013.

Depp reportedly charged charterers $130,000 per week during high seasons and $110,000 during low seasons.

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