American mega-yacht docks off County Antrim coast

Locals aren’t the only ones flocking to the Northern Irish coast during this heatwave. An American mega-yacht has just docked off the County Antrim coast.

With Hollywood icons setting foot on Irish soil to film upcoming movies, the island is becoming a popular destination among the rich and famous.

An unusual site – a new member of Portrush Yacht Club?

American mega-yacht docks off the County Antrim coast.
Credit: Tourism Northern Ireland

Yesterday, an American mega-yacht was spotted off the County Antrim coast in Northern Ireland.

Sailing up to Ramore Head in the popular seaside town of Portrush, the superyacht dwarfed the boats normally harboured in the area.

The triple decked ship, known as ‘Liquid Rehab’, dropped anchor close to Skerries, just north of the popular seaside resort.

With a top speed of 28 knots, this impressive craft sleeps ten guests with a crew of seven.

Who is the owner? – a holiday for the rich and famous

American mega-yacht docks off the County Antrim coast.
Credit: Facebook / @bangorbythesea

As the American mega-yacht docks off County Antrim coast, you may be wondering just who could be on board.

‘Liquid Rehab’ is the property of U.S. pharmaceutical millionaire Kevin Martin. Martin is the chairman of Genoa Healthcare, an on-site pharmacies operator for mental health communities within the United States.

The ship is captained by Jameson Cooper from North Palm Beach in Florida.

Touring Northern Ireland’s ports – a different kind of maritime heritage for Belfast

American mega-yacht stops on County Antrim coast after visiting Bangor.
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After stopping off at Belfast Lough beside the SSE Arena, the hub of Belfast’s maritime history, the yacht docked at Bangor Marina.

While in Bangor, the guests, captain, and crew enjoyed lunch with the Royal Ulster Yacht Club members in the clubhouse.

Now, the American mega-yacht has docked off County Antrim coast, and we’re sure those onboard be checking out some of the Causeway Coast’s top attractions.

A celebrity hotspot – the new Hollywood?

Patrick Dempsey during a visit to Northern Ireland.
Credit: Instagram / @patrickdempsey

Over recent years, both the Republic of Ireland and the North have become a hotspot for celebrities.

Earlier this month, big names such as Patrick Dempsey, Hugh Grant, and Elizabeth Banks were seen exploring the Emerald Isle.

Other stars set to make an appearance in Northern Ireland in the coming month include Mamma Mia 2 heartthrob Jeremy Irvine. Then, fans spotted Regé-Jean Page filming Dungeons and Dragons alongside Hugh Grant.

Finally, the cast of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends have made their presence known around Belfast. Many ‘Swifties’ have been keeping an eye out for a peep of the pop star’s actor boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.

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