JK Rowling buys Johnny Depp's old yacht

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JK Rowling has splashed out £22 million on a luxury yacht previously owned by actor Johnny Depp.

The Harry Potter author reportedly fell in love with the 156ft vessel after taking it on a family charter trip.

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According to The Sun, the boat features three large decks, five cabins which can sleep up to ten guests and nine crew.

Depp spent £5 million renovating the boar in 2008. It was named Vajoliroja after his ex-wife Vanessa Paradis and their children Lily-Rose and Jack.

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The Daily Mail reports that the 52-year-old actor changed the name to Amphitrite in February 2015, after his new wife Amber Heard.

JK, 50, will use the yacht for holidays with her family. It can also be chartered from £72,000 a week.

MetaYachts says the vessel is "not your average classic, old fashioned looks and no story". Inspired by the gentlemen's yachts of the 1930s, it evokes the romance and glamour of the by-gone era.

In 2014, it was reported that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were looking to buy a £13 million English country pile in Somerset.

The A-list star was planning on buying Hadspen Manor for an English base for him and his soon-to-be wife.

Hadspen Estate in Castle Cary, Somerset, had been in the Hobhouse family since 1785, and was said to be up for sale for between £12m and £13 million.

The house sits on 850 acres of land, and features 12 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and beautiful walled gardens.

It also includes additional houses and cottages, farm buildings, and a tenanted dairy farm.

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