Designed by the late legendary Jon Bannenberg and built by German master ship building company Lürssen, the Rising Sun is a 138 metre superyacht built in 2004 and she is currently cruising the Balearics.
It is one of the largest yachts in the world.
The Rising Sun was originally bought by Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison but ownership was subsequently taken over by Geffen Records’ David Geffen.
The American business magnate and philanthropist first acquired half shares in the Rising Sun in 2004, before taking outright tenure in 2010.
Frequented by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Beatrice, the Princess of York, the Rising Sun offers a living area of over 8,000 square metres over five levels and 3,300 square metres of deck space lavishly layered in teak.
Jacuzzzi bathrooms and countertops fashioned out of onyx gives the yacht a particularly sumptuous atmosphere. Up to 16 guests can comfortably cruise on the Rising Sun, their every need taken care of by as many as 43 crew members, who can also be easily accommodated onboard the yacht.
The Rising Sun has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with hawseholes plated in chromium. A cruising speed of up to 26 knots can easily be achieved and a maximum speed of up to 28 knots makes longer journeys easier.
To further ensure the absolute comfort and enjoyment of every guest onboard, the luxury yacht is also equipped with a full gymnasium, a wide-ranging wine cellar and a sauna and a spa.
The basketball court on the main deck doubles up as a helicopter pad when required and the private cinema features an enormous plasma screen offering limitless entertainment to royalty and celebrities alike.