Rising Sun Yacht
is a mega-yacht commissioned by Larry Ellison. Today, the yacht is owned by
Delivered in 2004, the Rising Sun
was built by Lursson Yacht
of Germany. The exterior of Rising Sun
was designed by Bannenberg &
Rowell Yacht Design of the United Kingdom. The interior of Rising Sun
was designed by Seccombe Design of the United States.
measures 453 feet (138 meters) in
length, which is about 50% longer than a football field, and weighs almost 8,000 tons.
The yacht has more than 80 rooms with a total living space of over 86,000 square
feet in five decks, all for the pleasure of only sixteen guests, who are
served by a crew of over forty. That averages five rooms and almost three crew
members per guest.
Propelling the Rising Sun
are 4 screws that are powered by four
MTU 20V 8000 M90 diesel engines with a combined thrust of 49,000 horse power. It has a maximum
speed is 28 knots, which is fast for a yac
ht this big.
Finding the 244 feet (75 meter) long Katana
, his previous water toy, too
small for his ego, especially when compared to
Paul Allen's Octopus
is 414 feet or 126 meters long, Larry Elli
the Rising Sun
to be 40 feet longer than Microsoft co-founder's water toy.
He sold Katana
when the Rising Su
n was delivered, and then sold
the Rising Su
n in 2010 to David Geffen, the music producer and
Hollywood mogul who in 1994 co-founded DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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