8: Rising Sun

The legendary John Bannenberg was designed Rising Sun for original owner and Oracle founder Larry Ellison who recently took delivery of a new and slightly smaller yacht with similar inspiration. For a time, Rising Sun had two owners. David Geffen, who co-founded DreamWorks with Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, is now the sole owner of this iconic yacht.
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Rising Sun

LENGTH: 454ft. 1in. (138.4m)
SHIPYARD: Lürssen, Germany
YEAR: 2004

The legendary John Bannenberg designed Rising Sun for original owner and Oracle founder Larry Ellison who recently took delivery of a new and slightly smaller yacht with similar inspiration. For a time, Rising Sun had two owners, Ellison and David Geffen, who co-founded DreamWorks with Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg. Geffen is now the sole owner of this iconic yacht, said to have four engines and a top speed of 28 to 30 knots. The yacht returned to Lürssen for an extended refit and emerged a few months ago with little apparent changes to her original design, still novel and unmistakable as the latter work of the father of modern yacht design.

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