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Happy New Year

The New Year's Parties in St Barths are known to draw megayachts from around the Caribbean. Megayachts arrive in Gustavia Harbor weeks in advance to be sure of getting a spot.

Vanity Fair reports on the party Roman Abromovich threw to ring in 2010 at his estate on the island. He used his (and his friends') megayachts as floating hotels for his illustrious guests. (Personally I'd love to see how those sleeping arrangements are made. Who gets the owner's suite? Who is put together on a yacht? This really raises more questions than it answers.)

This year, the party attendees included: Fergie (who performed with the Black Eyed Peas and stayed on P. Diddy's yacht), Salma Hayak, Demi and Aston (who stayed aboard A), Ellen and Portia DeGeneres, and George Lucas.

But most perhaps the biggest star (for the boating world) is Eclipse. She left Blohm & Voss in mid-December, and this is her international debut.

How did you spend your New Year's? On a boat?