Pop superstar Robbie Williams is taking to the seas after buying a personalised $14.4 million (GBP8 million) luxury yacht.

The FEEL singer bought a 115 foot-long Athena cruiser from Italian boat company Riva, after taking the craft for a test drive in August (05).

And Williams has engraved the top of the range craft with the name "My RW'.

An insider says, "Robbie is keen to escape the limelight when he can. He felt the boat was the perfect way to disappear without being recognised.

"He is going to keep it in the Mediterranean so he can enjoy sun-soaked holidays a short hop from his flat in London."