From a newspaper vendor at the age of 12, Sean “Diddy” Combs has built a successful business empire in addition to his music career. The business mogul has a net worth of nearly $1 billion and his fortune comes from stakes in businesses such as Ciroc Vodka, Sean John clothing line, DeLeon tequila, Aquahydrate water, and sponsorships deals.
Aside from his businesses, Diddy is accustomed to the high life and he has a superyacht to match his status as a musician, artiste manager and business investor. The business mogul owns a $65 million superyacht he bought in 2012.
According to autoevolution, Diddy has been sailing in Europe, like other celebrities and multimillionaires. The difference here is that Diddy travels using his own yacht, Maraya, which means “many mirrors” in Arabic or “admired” based on its Spanish origin.
Maraya was built and delivered in 2008 by CRN Ancona, a Ferretti Group subsidiary. The yacht is 54.2-meter (177.8-foot) and has interiors by Claude Missir and Zuccon. Also, the yacht is a five-decker that offers ample exterior space and lavish interiors.
According to autoevolution, the superyacht’s hull is steel and the superstructure aluminum. It has a sparkling white with a clean silhouette exterior; the interiors are more masculine, with heavy woods and real leather accents.
The yacht has accommodation for 12 people over eight rooms, including a master suite, five VIP staterooms, three twin cabins and one Pullman bed. It can carry up to 17 crew members onboard to ensure a truly relaxing experience, according to Daily Mail.
The yacht also has other luxurious amenities like a jacuzzi on the sundeck, a fully-equipped gym and wellness area, and vast lounge areas. The yacht also has a nightclub-like area with a bar, a screening room, formal and informal dining rooms, and a chef’s kitchen.
The Maraya, powered by twin Caterpillar engines, can reach maximum speeds of 16.5 knots and travel leisurely at 14.5 knots, according to autoevolution.
Diddy was raised by his grandmother following the killing of his dad when he was only two years old. He graduated from the Roman Catholic Mouth Saint Michael Academy in 1987 and proceeded to Howard University as a business major, but left after his sophomore year, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He is credited with nurturing talents such as Jodeci and Mary J. Blige besides Notorious BIG, Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, 112, Total, and Father MC.