#1: RISING SUN—452'8"
Rising Sun kicked off 2008 by anchoring in one of her preferred places: North Sound in the British Virgin Islands. Good choice, Larry (that’s Larry Ellison, head of Oracle Corporation, to the uninitiated). Given the expanse of windows lining her upper decks, we’re sure Ellison and his guests thoroughly enjoyed the views in the islands as well as in Panama in May, before the yacht headed to the South of France and Italy for the summer. Ellison may be enjoying the view from Rising Sun’s decks more than ever these days, considering this is the only mega-motoryacht left in his fleet; he sold Ronin, a 192-footer that was on our list for several years, to a Venezuelan.
Y: 2004; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: builder; H: steel; E: 4/12,000-hp MTUs
This article originally appeared in the November 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.