Kylie Jenner sails the Mediterranean as super-yachts swarm Italian coast
INTERNATIONAL - Kylie Jenner is celebrating her 22nd birthday in Europe and jumping off yachts.
The cosmetics billionaire chartered the 300-foot “Tranquility” to sail the Mediterranean and took to Instagram to document the trip.
The six-year-old vessel, capable of sleeping 22 guests, rents for about $1.25 million a week and is more than 140 feet longer than the median yacht size in the Bloomberg Yacht Tracker. The boat, formerly owned by Malaysia’s fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, was previously known as Equanimity.
Italy is currently a magnet for super-yachts, with 274 of them stationed off the coast, a 35% increase from July and 38% from a year ago. More than 100 yachts were nestled in coves along Sardinia’s scenic Costa Smeralda, with the the Amalfi Coast the second-most-popular location.
The U.S. currently ranks third, with strong numbers for Long Island’s East End, Newport, Rhode Island and Nantucket. The U.S. may reclaim the top ranking in October as the warmer Florida climate draws more vessels to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach.
Canada, meanwhile, made it’s first appearance on the leader board this summer, with a total of 18 yachts. Vancouver, along the Strait of Georgia, was the most popular location, while some ventured as far north as Nunavut and the Northwest Passage, as well as Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.