Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis sunbathe aboard 138m Lurssen Mega Yacht RISING SUN

Famous Hollywood actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis, were spotted during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, while sunbathing aboard the impressive 138-metre mega yacht RISING SUN. Built by Lurssen for Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle, the 2004-launched luxury motor yacht RISING SUN currently represents the 11th largest superyacht in the world.

Lurssen mega yacht RISING SUN - Photo by Splash News

Lurssen mega yacht RISING SUN – Photo by Splash News

Superyacht RISING SUN by Lurssen has been superbly designed by Jon Bannenberg, with interior design by Laura Seccombe. Spanning over five breath-taking decks, she boasts 8,000 square metres of living space. Among the many luxury amenities aboard this striking vessel belongs a gym, a cinema, an extensive wine cellar and basketball court, as well as accommodation for 16 in the owner’s party.

Leonardo DiCaprio aboard RISING SUN superyacht - Photo by Splash News

Leonardo DiCaprio aboard RISING SUN superyacht – Photo by Splash News

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, 41, is an American actor and film producer. In 1997, DiCaprio starred in James Cameron’s Titanic as twenty-year-old Jack Dawson. The film transformed DiCaprio into a commercial movie superstar. So far, he has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards.

Juliette Lewis aboard RISING SUN Yacht - Photo by Splash News

Juliette Lewis aboard RISING SUN Yacht – Photo by Splash News

Juliette L. Lewis, 42, is an American actress and singer. She became famous for her role in Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake of the thriller Cape Fear for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

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.