David Geffen’s $590 Million Yacht has Hosted Many Celebrities. Can You Guess Which Ones Partied Here?
Billionaires love showing off their wealth such as the massive private jets, expensive fleet of cars or mega yachts. After Roman Abramovitch, another business tycoon is edging ahead in the luxury vessels race with his mega-yacht, Rising Sun. David Geffen, entertainment tycoon and billionaire, had built the 454-foot cruiser in 2004 with co-owner, Larry Ellison, but in 2010, bought out Ellison’s share, becoming the yacht’s sole owner. Since then, he has had numerous high-profile boat parties with celebrity guests including the Obamas, Julia Roberts and Madonna.
Geffen founded Asylum Records in the 1970s which produced music for some iconic rock bands like Aerosmith, Eagles, and Guns N Roses. The American business mogul is conscious of his society obligations by funding several philanthropic causes. After score years of growing his record label, Geffen sold his company for an astounding US$550 million to MCA Records. As on date, Geffen’s net worth has already soared to a mind-blowing $6.8 billion! His immense wealth enabled him to fund several philanthropic organizations to enable his pay back to the community while spending on his expensive hobbies, without draining his bank account. One of Geffen’s insane hobbies includes buying expensive yachts.
The Rising Sun
In 2004, the renowned businessman visited Lurrsen, a legendary yacht manufacturer in Germany to build the biggest super-yacht in the world, named Rising Sun. Geffen recruited a team of the best boat designers supervised by late Jon Bannenberg to ensure that his own personal preferences and touches are added to the vessel. The Rising Sun cost $590 million to build and the sprawling 138 meter super-yacht, features over 8,000 square meters of living area and a spacious deck for guests.
The Luxurious Features
The vessel features an aluminium superstructure, chromium-plated hawsehole and a steel hull. Its cruising speeds can reach anywhere between 26 and 28 knots per hour to make the journey easier and much shorter. With such a luxurious yatch, Geffen proudly shows it off to his celebrity guests. The super-yacht offers five spacious floors where guests relax and enjoy the sun along with the luxurious amenities. Celebrities like Princess Beatrice of York and Oprah Winfrey have boarded the Rising Sun. It has bathrooms equipped with Jacuzzi as well as onyx-fashioned countertops to match the vessel’s elegance. The Rising Sun also accommodates 43 cabin crew members, to attend to the celeb guests’ every need.
The Enchanting Amenities
No further proof is needed about Geffen’s yacht which is nothing short of a very large mansion; the vessel features a fully-equipped gymnasium where guests can stay in shape and exercise. He also maintains his wine cellar fully stocked with only the finest champagne and wine bottles for his esteemed guests to savor when eating out on the huge deck. The Rising Sun also sports a spa and sauna for those who need an extra-long massage after partying hard onboard. Among some of its plethora of impressive amenities is a massive basketball court on the main deck for all sports lovers. The Rising Sun also has its own private cinema hall with a big plasma screen to entertain royals and celebrities. But easily the vessel’s most impressive feature is its massive helicopter pad where the private choppers of celebs can land with ease.
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