08/27/2012 03:59 pm ET

Tina Turner Parties On Luxury Yacht In Croatia

Tina Turner is still "simply the best" at 72. The eternally youthful performer showed no signs of slowing down when she made a rare public appearance on Wednesday aboard a luxury yacht in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

“She came into Dubrovnik on a private plane from Lugano in Switzerland with her friends and then went on the luxury yacht Lady Marina,” Mario Juric from Dubrovnik TV tells me. “She was dancing, singing and giving some kind of presents while drinking champagne. I thought it was someone’s birthday on the yacht because I heard her singing 'Happy Birthday.' I asked her, 'Are they celebrating someone’s birthday?' And she said, 'No, just summertime' and started singing 'Summertime.'"

Dubrovnik seems to be the place for celebrities this summer; Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend were just spotted vacationing there on a yacht, along with Kelly Ripa and her husband.

Tina, who is rarely seen out in public, was last spotted in June attending Giorgio Armani’s fashion show in Hong Kong. She lives in a lake house in Zurich, Switzerland, with her long-term boyfriend, music executive Erwin Bach. Tina and Bach have been dating since 1985.

“She said she likes Dubrovnik and was so happy,” Juric said. “The yacht Lady Marina is 64 meters long and even has a helicopter. I saw a crew bringing a lot of alcohol in boxes on that yacht, so I think she'll really enjoy her vacation.”


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