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St. Thomas:  Rising Sun Super Yacht | by Scott Smith (SRisonS)
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St. Thomas: Rising Sun Super Yacht

I wish I had known at the time that this is the 10th Largest Yacht in the World!!! I probably would've focused on it a little more. I did get a few more that make the yacht look even bigger. I can't recall having a series of shots of something that makes it "vary in size" so much. Not only from this vantage point; but from across the water as well.



Here's some info from the Boat International - Top 200 largest yachts List.......


"This vessel’s Japanese-style name is sufficient clue that she was built for Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle. In 2006 he sold half ownership to media mogul David Geffen who bought the remaining half in 2010.


Reported to have originally cost of more than $290 million, rumour has it that Rising Sun’s length was extended by some 18m during construction (her project name was LE120, rather indicating an original length of 120m) to ensure she was larger than the 126.2m Octopus belonging to Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen.


Rising Sun was built in Germany and launched in the autumn of 2004. She made her first appearance in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2005. Her five decks, which contain 8,000 square metres of living space, include a gym, a cinema, an extensive wine cellar and basketball court, plus accommodations for 16 in the owner’s party. One of her tenders is a catamaran whose main function is to carry the yacht’s 4x4 vehicle ashore.


Builder: Lürssen

Naval architecture: Jon Bannenberg

Interior design: Laura Seccombe"


Rising Sun

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Taken on November 6, 2012