The Rising Sun off Mallorca. | Michels


The luxury superyacht Rising Sun, reportedly worth some $590 million dollars, has returned to Mallorca. She has been owned since 2010 by entertainment tycoon David Geffen, who had bought a half share of the yacht initially in late 2006. He is one of the founders of Dreamworks and has a fortune estimated at 10 billion dollars.

The yacht is a firm favourite with some of the most famous people in the world and W magazine listed some of the previous guests on Geffen's yacht: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Julia Roberts, Maria Shriver, Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, Martin Short, Diane Sawyer, Diane von Furstenberg, Karlie Kloss, Peter Harrington-Cressman, Jen Meyer, Josh Kushner, and Sir Paul McCartney.

Geffen is known as a philanthropist with a huge art collection and as a generous donor to Democrats in the US. Geffen and his crew of 45 self-isolated in the Grenadines on Rising Sun during the Covid Pandemic pandemic.

The Rising Sun is one of the biggest yachts in the world. New analysis reveals the most expensive celebrity yachts, with David Geffen taking the top spot.  Many of these yachts were spotted in Balearic waters last summer.  The research, conducted by Yacht Charter experts Ritzy Charters, examined celebrity-owned yachts and their price tags to determine a ranking of the most expensive celebrity yachts on the planet.

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The second most expensive celebrity yacht is owned by Jeff Bezos, whose impressive vessel takes up 417 feet and is known as the largest sailing yacht on the planet; the Y721, also named the Koru. The yacht features a great-sized pool on its deck alongside accommodation for up to 18 guests and 40 crew members. The beautiful boat design was inspired by Māori art, with its name Koru symbolising strength, new life and peace. Bezos reportedly cost $500 million. Bezos set sail aboard the Koru for a Mediterranean cruise from Palma.

Ranking in third is the Eos superyacht, owned by Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and her husband, Barry Diller. The power couple reportedly bought the yacht back in 2009 for $200 million, with its exquisite design and luxurious interior. Eos can perform top speeds of 18mph, is 305 feet long and can guest up to fourteen people simultaneously; it is certainly a luxurious experience. Some of the most unique amenities of the yacht include a glass staircase, a 14-foot world map, a jacuzzi and a figurehead of owner Diane von Furstenberg.

Laurene Powell, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, owns the fourth most expensive celebrity yacht. The $120 million Venus yacht, designed by Phillippe Stark, features beautiful large floor-to-ceiling windows across its 78-metre span, reaching up to 18 knots. The superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins and 22 crew members in 14 cabins, and the vessel's annual running cost is around $10-$15 million.The Venus has been a regular visitor to Palma.

The fifth most expensive celebrity-owned yacht is The Maraya, owned by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and cost approximately $65 million in 2012. The superyacht is an impressive 54.2 meters long, and when Diddy is not using the vessel for his own cruises, it can be chartered for approximately $300 thousand per week. On board, the yacht can hold up to 12 guests at a time in six cabins, as well as luxurious features like a sundeck jacuzzi, gym and wellness area, not to mention its very own chef.