Even those who have never tuned in to a professional tennis tournament are still likely to have heard Rafael Nadal’s name before. Nadal is one of the biggest names in men’s professional tennis, and he has one of the greatest resumes in the history of the sport. His success has given him incredible wealth and celebrity status, and he used some of his sizable earnings to purchase a huge superyacht.
Rafael Nadal’s hugely successful tennis career
The now 35-year-old tennis star has been wielding a racket since he was just three years old, and he transitioned into a professional tennis player at 15. Nadal was born in Spain, and his uncle Toni, a former professional tennis player, noticed his interest and innate talent in the sport.
Toni coached his nephew for several years. According to Biography, Nadal rose among the tennis ranks through his teen years, and he eventually became the youngest male to reach the third round of Wimbledon since Boris Becker when he was just 17.
His first significant win came two years later when he won the French Open in 2005. His career flourished throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s, picking up wins at major tournaments regularly. 2009 and 2010 were considerable years for Nadal, as he won the Australian Open in 2009 and the French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open, in 2010. This made him the second men’s player in history to bring home a Grand Slam.
Since that pivotal time, Nadal has had a few offseasons but continues to play a steady game overall. Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth sits at $200 million. Unfortunately, Nadal announced last month that his 2021 is overdue to a nagging foot injury, but at least the tennis great can recover from his yacht.
Nadal’s 80 Sunreef Power Great White
In a video released by Sunreef last year, the maker of Nadal’s yacht, viewers are treated to various views of 80-foot Great White catamaran yacht. This supership is outfitted with numerous full-sized bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as several areas for lounging on long couches, both in front of massive television screens and outside to soak up the sunshine.
One mind-blowing feature is the automatic ramp for Nadal’s Jet Skis, which keeps them safe and sound while the ship moves, and makes deploying the vehicles simple. Its state-of-the-art cockpit provides the captain with a plethora of water depth information, navigation panels, and numerous levers that can modify the speed and ride of the ship.
Inside, you can see a gorgeous floating staircase, a spacious dining room table, and floor lighting that illuminates the room with a subtle glow. Nadal also has the ship outfitted with a Spanish flag on the back to symbolize his home territory.
The superyacht’s specs
According to Forbes, Nadal’s superyacht cost him approximately $6.2 million, and he had spent a long time working with Sunreef to design the exact yacht he wanted for his family. It’s powered by two 1,200 hp engines, and it can cruise up to 24 knots. The interior measures about 4,000 square feet.
Not seen in the video are a wet bar and barbeque, and the tennis star reportedly enjoys unwinding by catching some rays in the designated relaxation area and snorkeling with his equipment kept in the boat’s garage.
Although a boat this size with these features may seem trivial or unnecessary to some, Nadal commented, “It helps me restore positive energy. That’s something that helps me move forward with my tennis career.” Athletes are under tremendous pressure to perform year after year, and this yacht-owning strategy seems to be working for him.