The 138 metre superyacht Rising Sun at anchor
By Maarten Janssen, photo by Benoit Donne
Lürssen’s Rising Sun at anchor
The 138 metre Lürssen superyacht Rising Sun was delivered in 2004 and was one of the last creations of superyacht design legend Jon Bannenberg. She was built for an experienced owner, Larry Ellison, who now owns the 88 metre Musashi, a simular looking yacht, built at Feadship in 2011. Rising Sun was sold to David Geffen late 2010. Four MTU diesel engines and quadruple screw propel the yacht up to an impressive speed of 28 knots. To give you a sense of her size, the two open hatches coming out onto her bathing platform, are over two metres high.