Yacht scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street were shot on The Lady M Yacht. // © 2013 The Lady M Yacht
In “The Wolf of Wall Street” film, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, Wall Street’s biggest crook. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film brings to life Belfort’s memoir, which describes his decadent lifestyle as a crooked and wildly successful stockbroker. Belfort illegally earned close to one million dollars a week, which translates to some fairly wild scenes: DiCaprio tosses wads of money overboard his luxury yacht, throws outrageous parties in his office and walks around holding a suit-wearing chimpanzee — and that’s just in the trailer.
Interested in experiencing a New York day inspired by Belfort’s wild world? Here are some legal ways to live lavishly like the Wolf of Wall Street himself, including a trip to Wall Street, a decadent steak dinner, a yacht charter and luxury accommodations.
Wall Street Tour
Due to the now-computerized selling process, a trading floor full of suspender-wearing traders holding up their tickets and passionately screaming “Sell!” is a thing of the past, as are public tours inside the New York Stock Exchange. Security is tight and those who wish to enter need a special appointment or a sponsor to host them. Don’t let this stop you from visiting the outside of this monumental building, though.
Get the inside scoop and hear shocking stories on the highly-acclaimed Financial Crisis Tour by tour operator, The Wall Street Experience. The two-hour walk through the Financial District is led by industry professionals and stops at the New York Stock Exchange, American International Group, Federal Hall, The House of Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Trump Tower, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the “Charging Bull” sculpture and more. Tickets are $50 per person for participants over the age of 15. Children under 15 are free with an accompanying adult.
The Wall Street Experience
Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger Steak House has been a New York City favorite for years, and it is also the restaurant where Belfort convinces the film’s Danny Porush, played by actor Jonah Hill, to work with him at a shady penny stock brokerage. Of the restaurant’s two locations, Brooklyn and Long Island, the Brooklyn restaurant is the original and its large red brick building is a famous New York City landmark. Established in 1887, the restaurant features a long wooden bar, weathered beer-hall tables, brass chandeliers and some of the best steaks in the area.
Peter Luger Steak House
Living in Luxury
If you happened to be strolling down East 55th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues last November, you may have seen DiCaprio’s stunt double being thrown off a penthouse balcony. The film’s producers spent about $25,000 a day for access to one of the Milan Condominium building’s multimillion dollar penthouse condominiums to serve as Jordan Belfort’s bachelor pad in the film.
The Milan, where condo prices hover at about $2 million, boasts a health club, a bamboo garden, an atrium and a full-time doorman. If shelling out a couple million dollars on a New York condo is out of the question, there is a great selection of luxury hotels within a mile of Belfort’s onscreen penthouse, including the award-winning St. Regis New York and the Four Seasons Hotel New York, where the penthouse suite rivals the Milan’s and is the highest hotel suite in the city.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
St. Regis New York
New York Yacht Charter
Perhaps the most enviable part of “The Wolf of Wall Street” trailer is when Belfort is lounging and partying on an extravagant yacht. Belfort’s 167-foot super yacht — renamed Nadine after his second wife — was originally built for Coco Chanel in 1961. Unfortunately Nadine sank in a storm in 1997, making her unavailable for the movie shoot.
The 147-foot Lady M yacht played the part of Nadine as Scorsese and DiCaprio filmed in Dennis Connor’s North Cove Marina in New York. The yacht, which includes a main salon with a grand piano, a formal dining room, a sky lounge bar, a restyled flying bridge, a wet bar and a hot tub, sleeps 10 guests and can be chartered for $125,000 per week plus expenses through International Yacht Collection (IYC). Aside from Lady M, IYC has an extensive selection of other yachts for charter and for sale. Looking for a one-day charter specifically in New York? Contact Yacht Owners of New York for a yacht event or sightseeing cruise of Manhattan.
International Yacht Collection
The Lady M Yacht