David Bowie’s mega-yacht lists for $5.17M

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Those looking to cruise the seas with the greatest of ease have a new option in their midst — one with rare celebrity pedigree.

A mega-yacht that once belonged to the late glam rock icon David Bowie is going up for sale, asking $5.17 million (sans spiders from Mars).

The vessel dates to 1977 — and Bowie owned it throughout the 1980s, according to his rep and longtime friend, Bill Zysblat.

Bowie, who passed away in 2016, famously had a fear of flying — admitting in an interview that his phobia led to several hit songs, including “Space Oddity.”

“It allows me to just write about space as opposed to going into it,” he said in a 2002 interview with “60 Minutes.”

Instead, he traveled across the seas from country to county on the yacht while touring. When he finally overcame that fear, he sold the yacht in the late ’80s. It has since had two different owners.

David Bowie on the Dneb Star yacht in the 1980s.
David Bowie on the then-known Deneb Star yacht in the 1980s.
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The El Caran is luxury motor yacht which measures 123 feet wide.
The now-named El Caran is luxury motor yacht that measures 123 feet wide.
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The upper deck is lined with a sofa along the stern and has two cranes for the launch and retrieval of tenders and larger water toys.
The upper deck is lined with a sofa along the stern, and has two cranes for the launch and retrieval of tenders and larger water toys.
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The main deck aft offers a shaded space for alfresco dining for all 12 guests around the large table, with sweeping views aft of the location.
The main deck offers a shaded space for alfresco dining for all 12 guests around the large table, with sweeping views of the location.
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The bridge.
The bridge.
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The main salon.
The main salon.
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The yacht has been used actively during its own lifetime, sailing throughout the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

First known as Deneb Star, it later changed its name to El Caran. The six-stateroom boat was recently rented for $85,000 per week. 

It was refitted in 2020 with some newer upgrades to include a fresh paint job and a new teak deck.

A close-up of the main indoor living space.
A close-up of the main indoor living space.
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The dining area.
The dining area.
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The master suite.
The master suite.
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The studio cabin.
The studio cabin.
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A bathroom.
A bathroom.
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It was designed and built by Italian boatbuilding company, Benetti.

The interior of the yacht features a mahogany finish with paintings and art installations.

It can accommodate up to 12 guests with over six cabins — including a master suite, two VIP staterooms, one double cabin and two twin cabins.

Giulio Riggio at Fraser’s Palma office holds the listing.

Since the singer’s death in 2016, sever other items previously belonging to him have come up for sale, which includes 400 artworks auctioned off from his personal collection (including pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ettore Sottsass).

Meanwhile, his longtime New York City apartment he shared with his wife, supermodel Iman, sold last summer for $16.5 million after nearly five years on the market.