Larry Ellison owns 5th largest yacht

Larry Ellison - Motor Yacht RISING SUN

Larry Ellison - Motor Yacht RISING SUN

Larry Ellison owns a private luxury yacht – The fifth largest in the world, in fact.  She has a length of almost 138 meters (453 ft) and reportedly she cost over US$200 million to build.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Despite RISING SUN’s huge size she is actually sleek in profile and doesn’t blot out the sun like many luxury yachts this size.

Larry Ellison is the ninth richest man in the world and founder and CEO of Oracle. He’s worth around $18 billion, so he can afford to have a boat of this magnitude, even if it costs millions each year to just maintain it…

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

The yacht provides a gymnasium/spa and sauna, an extensive wine cellar, a private cinema with a giant plasma screen, a basketball court (like Paul Allen’s yacht) on the main deck which can be used as a helicopter pad if necessary.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Larry Ellison is a great patron of yachts and yacht racing.  He owns an America’s Cup sailing team called BMW Oracle. BMW Oracle is currently battling Team Alinghi in the courts over the fairness of Alinghi’s organisation of the next event.

Sir Richard Branson Owns A Sailing Yacht.

Richard Branson Bought This Yacht

Richard Branson Bought This Yacht

The entrepreneurial superstar Richard Branson owns a superyacht.  Always the active adventurer his yacht of choice is a large sailing catamaran. By its very nature a sailing catamaran is the ultimate ecological yacht. 

Richard Branson has a fantastic record of doing great things for yachting.  A leading adventurer the ocean and sailing suits his love to explore and his ecological ideals.  He has attempted various sailing records, such as the recent Virgin Money transatlantic attempt.

Sir Branson also owns a beautiful Caribbean island called Necker Island.  No doubt he can use his beautiful sailing yacht to explore other surrounding tropical islands with family and friends.  He is famous for Virgin Records, Airlines, Money – amougst many other things.

The catamaran interior

The catamaran interior

The yacht is able to accommodate 10 guests.

Branson bought this yacht at the end of year 2005 at a time it was listed at $9.2 Million. He is also very active in record breaking attempts and the latest was an attempt at the transatlantic sailing record.

Richard Branson - Always The Inivator

Richard Branson - Always The Innovator

Mike Sanderson

Mike Sanderson when talking about the failed 2008 Transatlantic Record attempt on virgin Money: “Next time I tell you I’m going to take a 100ft sloop into 30-40 knots in the North Atlantic, I want you to push me in a room and lock the door.”

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2006

 

 

Mike Sanderson is well known by insiders as one of the most experienced and successful ocean racers around at the moment.  In between transatlantic sailing record attempts aboard Sir Richard Branson’s yacht VIRGIN MONEY Mike has been skippering on the Volvo Ocean race.  The Kiwi (New Zealander) has a long and impressive sailing resume to long to list here but it includes skippering the last Volvo race winner and being skipper of British entry to the Americas Cup Team Origin.

The Superstars of Yacht Racing

Yacht racing as a sport has produced its own superstars.  In this section I would like to cover sailing sportspersons, famous racing yachts and the sponsors that make the great yacht races possible.

 

Alfa Romeo at the Superyacht Cup 2007

Alfa Romeo at the Superyacht Cup 2007

 

 

Celebrities on Luxury Yachts.

A very large luxury motor yacht in the background.  See below for stories and pictures of famous celebrities on yachts.

A very large luxury motor yacht in the background. See below for stories and pictures of famous celebrities on yachts.

Welcome to the celebrities on luxury yachts website blog!

 

We love luxury superyachts!  We are interested in all types (both motor yachts and sailing yachts, both new and old) and especially we love to see which famous celebrities are enjoying what type and style of yachts.  You can find more images and details on the yacht pictured above here.

Who are the rich and famous stars that love boats too? Lets see.

Please have a look around and feel free to leave your comments.  Enjoy!

Luxury Yacht Videos

In this part of the site we post interesting videos of luxury yachts of all types as they come to hand.  The videos are embedded from outsite video hosts like YouTube.

There is also a great luxury yacht video resource here.

Please enjoy:

Here are a couple of amazing performance motor yachts over 100 feet long.

A Wally Yachts 118 foot motor yacht:

Here is the American built Palmer Johnson luxury performance motor yacht.

Who owns a luxury yacht?

A new private motor yacht cruising.

A new private motor yacht cruising.

In this section of the site we focus on which famous, wealthy and interesting people own which superyacht.  We are not talking about the charter of a yacht or merely visiting friends on a yacht for a vacation.  Here we are talking about a celebrity who has actually chosen to purchase or build a yacht of a particular style or type for the long term. Someone who has thought long and hard about their boat. Yachts and their owner’s will be added here over time.  Please come back to see it grow. 

The type and style of yacht a person chooses to buy tells you a lot about their personal taste and style; their likes and dislikes.  The type of auto a person drives can tell you something about that person but a yacht can tell you a lot more.  A yacht is a large custom built home and no two yachts are alike.

Everyone would own a luxury yacht if they could.  I would anyway.  Luxury yachts are beautiful things indeed.  Being individually designed by the best designers in the world and then hand built by skilled craftsmen luxury yachts are like huge pieces of living sculpture that glide over the world’s oceans.  When a private yacht is large there is no other yacht the same.  There is no other crew the same and there is certainly no two owners alike.

The type and style of a yacht tells you a lot about that person.  What are their individual tastes?  Modern latest design or older classic? Do they like romantic classic motor boat like Jonny Depp’s yacht?  Do they like extra large yachts like?  Is it and ‘all ocean’ expedition yacht that can explore all parts of the world’s oceans, like Bono’s yacht from U2, or is it a coastal fast yacht design to sip around the fashionable coast lines of St Tropez, Monaco and Capri?  Do they like the sporty sailing yachts which use the wind’s natural forces for propulsion? It also tells you about a person by looking at the yacht they fell in love with.

The interior decoration of a yacht also gives an insight into someone’s likes and dislikes.  Because there are a huge number of yacht types to choose from it tells you about their particular tastes.  Modern interiors are chic, stylish and fashionable.  Classic interiors can be more relaxing – a place for friends and family to get away from it all and feel homely and comfortable: to float away in piece and privacy.

Tiger Woods owns a beautiful new American built motor yacht with relaxed and comfortable interior styling.

What about amenities, extras and water toys?  What can you do on the yacht?  Is there a deck Jacuzzi – somewhere to sip champagne and relax or throw a bikini party!  What type of water toys does the yacht have? Does the yacht have a Jet Ski and water ski speed boat?  What about windsurfers or even a submarine?  Is the celebrity the action and adventure type; is there a compressor for diving?