JK Rowling's Yacht, Previously Owned by Johnny Depp, Is for Sale at $23 Million

It has four decks, room for 10, and a colorful backstory.

JK Rowling’s 157-foot yacht is for sale — and if you can cough up a cool $20 million in U.S. currency equivalent, it can be yours.

The Harry Potter author has only owned the yacht — known as Amphitrite — for a short time, having purchased it in January, according to a report in the Daily Mail. But she’s now put it back on the market. That’s not much for a women whose net worth is estimated around $750 million.

According to data in Yacht Harbor, Amphitrite was built in 2001. Her engines give her a maximum speed of 13.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12.5 knots, with a max cruising range of about 2,240 nautical miles. The yacht can accommodate nine crew as well as 10 guests in five cabins with interior design by Redman Whiteley. There are four teak decks.

Photo: Yacht Harbour

Rowling isn’t the only celeb owner of this pristine vessel: Johnny Depp previously owned it, back in the day when it went by the name Vajoliroja — a pun nodding to the Jolly Roger pirate flag. He spent nearly $7.5 million to revamp the yacht in 2008, giving it a bohemian vibe with lots of wood and fabric throughout the Art Deco interior, and an understated pirate's theme, according to the Mail report. But then there was trouble in paradise: Depp changed the name to its current one after he split with ex Vanessa Paradis, and he gave the ship to his new wife Amber Heard. And we all now know how that turned out.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were among the famous names to have spent time on the ship over the years, having vacationed on it in 2010.

Depp later sold the vessel — and the rest is yachting history.

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