Some even go so far as to charter superyachts for their trips overseas so they may bask in the sun in style now that they are able to travel again.
Ronaldo is just one of many footballers who enjoy yachting’s luxuries
Mauricio Pochettino, a former manager of the Tottenham Hotspurs, and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been caught flaunting their budgie smugglers while lounging on million-dollar yachts in recent years.
But how much did they pay for their hiring? We make everything public.
Angels and Demons, £23k-per-week
After regularly performing for the La Liga team, Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper deserves a rest. He spent a few years ago in Ibiza with his girlfriend, soaking in the rays on the Angels and Demons yacht.
The Pershing 76 was built in 2010 and measures 73.03ft/22.26m and accommodates up to 6 passengers in 3 cabins, including a master suite, 1 VIP bedroom, and 1 twin cabin. Each accommodation is fully air-conditioned, and Wi-Fi is provided throughout the yacht, which cruises at 32 mph and tops out at 45 knots.
Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid enjoyed Ibiza by boat
Their Angels and Demons boat can accommodate six people
MARIO GOTZE & MANUEL NEUER
Baloo 1 Pershing 74X, £35K-per-week
German actors Neuer and Gotze made sure to pamper their lovely Wags Ann Kathrin Brommel and Nina Weiss to a luxury yacht when they whisked them away for the weekend.
They also made the decision to travel to the Balearic Islands, where they chartered the huge Baloo 1, which has three cabins and can accommodate six people. The vessel offers both an interior eating area and an outdoor dining area where you may work on your tan. It can go through to 43 knots but typically travels at 35 knots.
Although there are no water toys on board, you can use their snorkeling gear.
Mario Gotze and Ann Kathrin Brommel rented a boat with Manuel Neuer and Nina Weiss
German football stars Neuer and Gotze could have paid around £35k for a week on their yacht
On the sun deck, Neuer and Weiss work on their tans
Yacht Golden Touch, £24k per week
The 2019 Football Writers’ Player of the Year treated himself to a trip to Miami that year. He was also seen on the Golden Touch, a luxury yacht that is ordinarily anchored in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
On board, there are four cabins, including one VIP cabin with its own ensuite bathroom. The indoor eating space has soft armchairs and a six-person dining table. It is the most classic of the yachts available, having been built in 1992 and restored in 2014, although it remains extremely sumptuous.
When Raheem Sterling was in Florida, he hired the Golden Touch
Cala Di Luna, £30,000/week
Walker and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Annie Kilner were photographed on the Cala Di Luna in Formentera. He spent £250,000 on a private plane before the outbreak to fly Kilner on holiday. Walker made the decision to spend lavishly on this lovely Sunseeker motor yacht, which was introduced in 2010.
The two crew members on board the Cala Di Luna can accommodate eight passengers in its four cabins. This is a true family yacht with three outdoor sitting places perfect for sunbathing. Three Seadoo sea scooters, water skis, paddle surfboards, and snorkeling equipment are all included in the yacht’s amenities.
Kyle Walker spent £30,000 per week on a Balearic Island boat
Wajer 38, £20K-per-week
Since returning to Ajax, the Dutch club’s star has been spectacular, winning a flurry of trophies and reaching the Champions League semi-finals in 2019. So a trip to the Amalfi Coast for the former Manchester United footballer and his lovely missus, Candy-Rae Fleur, was just what the doctor ordered.
The pair rented a Wajer 38 for up to £20,000 per week or £2,500 per day. It’s not as big as the others on the list, but it’s still powerful. She can attain a top speed of 45 knots if you need to get someplace quickly.
According to the brochure, the Wajer can sleep 14 people, yet there are no cabins to sleep in.
The smallest yacht on the list belonged to Daley Blind
TO BE CONTINUED…