Rising Sun is a motor yacht designed by the late Jon Bannenberg, and built by Lürssen. It is currently co-owned by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, and David Geffen. It costs over R2.2 Billion to make.
It has four engines that allow it to reach speeds of about 28 knots (52 km/h)… that’s fast. The Rising Sun has over 8 000 square meters of living space from a mere 82 rooms spread over five stories. If that amount of living space does not sound amazing to you (it does to us because we have only been in a few houses that can compare to this) then how do numerous Jacuzzi bathrooms, a gymnasium/ spa and sauna, an extensive wine cellar, and private cinema sound?
Now you are probably wondering where the helipad is that comes standard on most super yachts… there is one, but it doubles as a basketball court just so the owners don’t “show off” – even if the 100 meters of yacht is not swank enough already.