Harry Potter author JK Rowling puts luxury yacht on market for £15m months after paying £22m for it


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JK Rowling has put her luxury yacht up for sale – but she could suffer a financial hit after reportedly buying it for £22m just months ago.

The Harry Potter author is selling the 47.6-metre yacht, called Amphitrite, with an asking price of £15m, the website Yacht Harbour reported.

She bought the Edwardian-style yacht , which once belonged to actor Johnny Depp , from a US shopping magnate last January.

Rowling – believed to be worth around £580m – fell in love with the yacht and decided to purchase it after a family holiday.

Over three decks, Amphitrite boasts five cabins, state-of-the-art sound systems, Art Deco furniture, vintage velvet and a pirate’s head sculpture.

The new owner will enjoy an upper deck that is gilded with period references from the Golden Age, and a half-moon sun pad where they can work on their tan.

A claret and gold master suite on the main deck has 180-degree panoramic sea views, velvet window seats, a large TV and an en-suite bathroom.

With a cruising speed of 12 knots (13.8 mph), it has enough room to accommodate ten overnight guests and nine crew members.

The vessel was available for charter this summer at a price of £100,000 a week.

Depp bought the yacht in 2006 and named it Vajoliroja – a mash-up of the names of his ex, Vanessa Paradis, and their children Lily-Rose and Jack.

He later spent a reported £5m renovating it as a gift to Amber Heard , now his ex-wife.

Amphitrite was built as Anatolia in Turkey in 2001, and sold to American owners in 2014 before it was purchased by Rowling earlier this year, Yacht Harbour reported.

The American owners renamed the vessel Amphitrite and Rowling opted not to change the name.

News Source MirrorNews

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