Homegrown mogul/playboy Michael Saylor lives like the characters of “Entourage” — well, at least enough to make his Miami-based yacht the backdrop for parts of the movie version of the HBO show.
Last week, the cast, including Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon, shot some scenes aboard a posh boat called Usher. And what scenes they were: topless women (among them, Sports Illustrated supermodel Nina Agdal) and flutes of bubbly, according to Celebuzz — you know, just an average day on the high seas for the “Entourage” guys.
Turns out, Usher is the new name of the behemoth craft Saylor bought last year, a 154-footer formerly called “Mr. Terrible.” Usher can accommodate 10 guests in 5 suites and boasts amenities like exotic carved woodwork, multiple bars, and an “opulent hand hammered copper soaking tub,” according to its rental listing.
The founder of Tysons Corner-based tech company MicroStrategy said when he purchased the floating party pad last year (asking price was $31.5 million) that he planned to change the name. And the new moniker wasn’t inspired by the R&B star of the same name. Instead, it was apparently named after one of the crown jewels in Saylor’s enterprise: “Usher is a mobile identity platform that delivers biometric-caliber security to every application and business process across the enterprise,” the company’s website reads. Um, OK.
Tom Heyer, the agent from Fleet Miami, which represents Usher, wouldn’t say how much the movie company paid to rent the yacht, but said the weekly published rate is $200,000 a week.