Own A Part Of Music History With This Luxury Yacht Once Owned By David Bowie

A massive 128-foot yacht created by the boatbuilding company Benetti in 1977 is currently for sale for $5.17 million, as per New York Post. Though, its giant presence isn't the only interesting thing about the yacht — it used to be owned by David Bowie in the 1980s.

While touring country to country, Bowie often opted to travel by sea instead of sky. The "Space Oddity" singer had an extreme fear of flying for a long time which led him to seek other forms of travel such as by yacht or railway. In the late 80s, Bowie was said to have overcome his fear which is why he sold the yacht. Afterward, the ship previously named the Deneb Star changed hands twice before adopting its new name, El Caran. In 2020, the El Caran sustained a major refitting where it received a new paint job, a teak deck, at-anchor stabilizers, and more, according to Fraser Yachts.

Three beautiful decks ready for use

The mega-yacht, previously owned by Bowie, sports three separate decks to enjoy the salty air and warm sun. The sun deck, which is on the highest level of the ship, supports several lounging chairs for getting your tan on. The deck, albeit small, is perfect for hosting a small group of people while sipping on a fruity drink while watching the sun set over the sea. Down a short flight of stairs, you'll find the upper deck, also known as the bridge deck. This exposed area features a white sofa that lines the stern, a table, and even more lounge chairs. In one photo on the listing by Fraser Yachts, you'll notice a large red covering stretched out above the deck to shield passengers from the heat. The cover is apparently removable, so you can decide if you want shade or full sun.

The main deck dining area is located directly beneath the upper deck, so it is protected by its floor. On the main deck, guests will find a long dining table set for six that can be accessed from the living area or stairs on the upper deck. In the promotional video for the ship, the international yacht brokerage shows off some of the many Mediterranean-style meals prepared by the onboard chef that may be served for lunch and dinner on the El Caran.

Staterooms for you and all your guests

The luxury yacht currently includes six staterooms that were all updated in 2020. On the main deck are the owners' cabin and the studio cabin. Both rooms use fresh interiors, as per Penta, featuring mahogany finishes that make up much of the storage solutions. They include large windows that can be dimmed with custom blinds. At the head of each bed is an art piece that reflects fun pops of color seen all over the boat. Ensuite bathrooms are also available in the rooms. They come outfitted with large walk-in showers and monogrammed towels set out by the onboard staff.

The lower deck accommodates four more guest cabins. Two are VIP cabins that are significantly smaller than the suites on the main deck. However, they look just as comfortable. Similar art adorns their walls, and guests can find ample storage space built under the beds. The other two are twin cabins. They make great use of space with two twin beds lining the walls. With storage options between and underneath the beds, two children or younger guests would fit quite comfortably during a voyage on this yacht.

Gorgeous getaways from the heat

Most of the indoor entertainment space is located on the main deck. Here, guests will enjoy the sofa area and indoor dining area. Both rooms are beautifully decorated with modern touches that also nod to Bowie's history with the ship. Pops of color coming from the chairs, throw pillows, and art are reminiscent of 80s style. Though, they are muted by the dark mahogany interior, white couches, and white dining chairs, as shown on the listing by Fraser Yachts. These spaces are essential for windy or cold weather when you wouldn't want to stand out on any of the decks.

On the bridge deck, near the owner's suite and the wheelhouse, is the bar and a lounge area. The lounge area includes a comfortable seating area and several large windows to let light in while allowing guests to peer out at the ocean while staying indoors. It's a great space to grab a drink during the heat of the afternoon to cool off and relax before your next tanning session.