The yacht has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The yacht is powered by 4 MTU engines. They bring her a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots.
He purchased her in 2010 after he was co-
It reportedly cost over USD 200 million to build. Rising Sun can accommodate 16 guests and she has 45 crew. Her interior is designed by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. The yacht is seen here in 2011 in the bay of Cannes.
In the summer of 2013 famous talk show host Opray Winfrey had a holiday on board the superyacht. Opray Winfrey does not own a yacht herself (as far as Superyachtfan is informed…).
Who is David Lawrence Geffen? He is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer and philanthropist.
In 1990 Geffen Records was sold to MCA Records for US$ 550 million.
He is also one of the founders of DreamWorks SKG. The co-
With financial backing of US $33 million from each of the three founders. And $500 million from Microsoft co-
The founders agreed on three conditions. They would make fewer than nine movies a year. They would be free to work for other studios if they chose. They would go home in time for dinner.
He is an active philanthropist, supporting medical research. He also supports AIDS organizations, arts and theatre. In 2002 Geffen supported the University of California in Los Angeles with US$ 200 million. The university was renamed in the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Forbes estimates his net worth at USD 6.6 billion. In March 2015 Geffen donated USD 100 million to New York’s cultural institution Lincoln Center.
The amount will be used to renovate the Avery Fisher Hall. The concert hall will be renamed David Geffen Hall.
For a few years he owned the yacht Pelorus. Pelorus is now owned by Hong Kong based billionaire Samuel Tak Lee.
He owns a large house in the East Hamptons which he purchased for US$ 50 million. And he owns a Malibu Beach House at Carbon Beach with a value over USD 20 million.
He also owns an estate in Beverly Hills. It was built for Warner Bros founder Jack Warner.