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Pay Rs 58 lakh for a week of indulgence in Captain Jack Sparrow's boat.

PUT ON the red bandana and curl up your beard, for this is your chance to be Captain Jack Sparrow.

Actor Johnny Depp, unlike his rambunctious character in Pirates of the Carribean , legally owns a boat -- a yacht named Vajoliroja -- and it is available on charter in the Mediterranean for the royal sum of $ 130,000 ( Rs 58 lakh) per week.

The 156- foot- long yacht has the look of steam ships of the 1930s. The Vanity Fair magazine describes it as Depp's " floating salon, garret, and getaway". The actor often stays aboard the yacht when he's shooting at a location.

It was built in 2001 by the Turkey- based Turquoise Yacht Construction and was originally called Anatolia . Depp bought it in 2007 and renamed it in the form of an acronym for his entire family -- wife Vanessa Paradis, himself, and their children, Lily Rose and Jack.

He was also not satisfied with the interiors.

So he sent the yacht to three different shipyards for refitting. In 2008, he hired Los Angeles- based designer L. M. Pagano, who had earlier done actor Nicholas Cage's house in Malibu and his two boats.

The result was a unique mix of retro with vintage -- Persian upholstery with Oriental decor and an art deco feel. This yacht has a formal dining room, outdoor seating areas, a master suite and four guest cabins. Depp, who's also an avid reader, created room for his on- board library, which is tastefully done in expensive walnut with Honduran mahogany panelling. The yacht also features the latest entertainment and communication systems -- Wi- Fi Internet access, satellite television, and iPod, PlayStation 3 and Wii docking stations.

The boat is also equipped with gears for windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and snorkelling for guests who enjoy action onboard. Pagano has described the yacht as a " combination of the Orient Express and an Art Deco gypsy caravan". The yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests and a crew of eight.

Where most actors would prefer to fly to the location of their shoot, Depp prefers to sail. For the film The Rum Diary , based on a book by Hunter S. Thompson, Depp took his yacht to Puerto Rico, before leaving for his private island in the Bahamas.

Now, if you wish to partake of the same experience, shell out $ 130,000 and feel like the prince of the Med.

neha.mathur@mailtoday.in

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