Rising Sun Yacht

Rising Sun Megayacht


Rising Sun Yacht

Rising Sun Yacht

Rising Sun

The Rising Sun is a megayacht with five decks and eighty-two rooms, including a master suite fit for a king, eight luxurious double cabins for sixteen guests, and thirty cabins for forty-five crew members.

The Rising Sun also has a swimming pool, a spa and a sauna, a fitness center, a wine cellar, a movie theater, and a basketball court on the deck that doubles as a helipad when the guests fly in and out.

Propelling the Rising Sun are four screws powered by four MTU 20V 8000 M90 diesel engines with a combined thrust of 49,000 horse power, enough to give this 7,600 ton yacht a maximum speed of 28 knots, which is about 32 miles per hour.
The Rising Sun's was originally commissioned by Larry Ellison, the head of Oracle who found his 244 foot (74 meter)-long Katana too small compared to Paul Allen's Octopus and ordered the Rising Sun to be forty feet longer than Microsoft co-founder's water toy.

The exterior of Rising Sun was designed by Jon Bannenberg of UK's Bannenberg & Rowell Yacht Design, the interior was designed by Laura Seccombe of US' Seccombe Design, and the yacht was engineered and built by Germany's Lürssen Yachts, which also built Paul Allen's Octopus, Alisher Usmanov's Dilbar II, and Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's Azzam.

When it was completed in 2004, the 453 foot (138 meter)-long Rising Sun became the longest yacht in the world and held that title for two years before passing it onto Dubai in 2006, Eclipse in 2010, and Azzam in 2013; it will soon pass to the Gigayacht.

When the Rising Sun was delivered in 2004 for $250 million, Larry Elllison sold Katana, and then sold Rising Sun in 2010 for $300 million to David Geffen, the Hollywood mogul and art collector (see Priceless Paintings) who in 1994 co-founded DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Who overpaid for the Rising Sun - Larry Ellison or David Geffen?