Aside from the recent buzz in the media regarding his probable ownership of the 136-metre Lürssen charter superyacht Flying Fox, the richest person in the world Jeff Bezos (Forbes) has been photographed on-board another Lürssen giant, the 138-metre Rising Sun, reports Bloomberg, in the company of her owner David Geffen and Lloyd Blankfein.
On Tuesday, David Geffen posted the shot on his Instagram account, with the caption: ‘Having a great time in the Balearics.’ On the shot, the company is joined by a group of people including Lauren Sanchez, the model Karlie Kloss and her husband, Josh Kushner, reports Business Insider.
Jeff Bezos’ net worth is currently estimated at $113.7 billion. Founded by Bezos in 1994 who has remained its CEO ever since, Amazon pulled in $230 billion in revenues and a record $10 billion in net profit in 2018, up from $3 billion the prior year. In addition, Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer developing a rocket for private human access to space.
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Hollywood's richest man and the co-founder/founder of film studio DreamWorks and record labels Asylum Records, Geffen Records and DGC Records, David Geffen has his net worth estimated at $8.3 billion. He is also known for sparing time for philanthropy, pledging $150 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or donating to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
With a reported net worth of $1.1 billion, Lloyd Blankfein remains CEO of Goldman Sachs. The company boasts nearly $1.5 trillion in assets for corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. In early 2018 it was reported that Blankfein would retire at the end of the year, but he distanced himself from the reports.
In the meantime, the total net worth of the three figures above is combined to over $123 billion.
Concerning the Rising Sun, not very much information has been known about the world’s fifteenth largest yacht, although she is frequently in focus of her owner’s Instagram activity. One of Lürssen mega projects, the superyacht was built in 2004, with design by Jon Bannenberg.
She cost $200 million to build, according to some reports. David Geffen had co-owned Rising Sun along with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison since 2004, before he bought it completely in 2010.
First and foremost, Rising Sun is defined through banks of windows across the superstructure. The yacht takes advantage of 8,000 square metres of living space across 82 rooms.
The vessel can accommodate 18 guests in nine cabins, with the capacity to carry a crew of up to 46. The interior by Laura Seccombe includes a gym, cinema, and wine cellar. One of the most distinctive hallmarks of the yacht, the rear cockpit deck, was designed as a basketball court.
Orlando Bloom and M/Y Rising Sun
In general, Geffen has been known for cruising the high seas with celebrity guests on-board, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Hanks, reports Business Insider, while Oprah Winfrey celebrated her 65th birthday on the yacht. The pop star Katy Perry and the actor Orlando Bloom also were aboard Rising Sun last month.
According to the data from Marine Traffic, the vessel is currently located at the shores of Mallorca.
Taiwan's Johnson Yachts superyacht shipyard has launched the interior of the Johnson 80 superyacht series. The yacht was launched in March 2019.The yacht features exterior designed by Bill Dixon of the Dixon Yacht Design and interior designed by Karen Lynn.The external design of Dixon creates a series of external vertical windows, this allows to see panoramic views from the inside of the main deck.The kitchen has an open galley, marble countertops and a bar counter. The layout with four cabins is located on the lower deck and includes an all-wheel drive captain of the middle class, VIP seats and two double cabins for guests.
February 26, 2020
Elada Yachts, part of the Lazzara Yachts group, is set to launch its first superyacht.This is the most spacious Sky Lounge in this market segment.The spacious wheelhouse provides a full 180 degree view, and its straight position provides excellent lines of sight and optimal ease of navigation. Above the steering wheel feed is an elevated living room that looks over 4 large monitors. The latest generation of navigation equipment and alarm monitoring systems seamlessly integrates yacht systems.The aft flybridge include large table for eight people, the sofa and bar and also an additional Jacuzzi layout. An automatic canopy system provides adequate sun protection.The Bow Lounge has a spacious tanning bed, a large crescent-shaped seating area, and a sofa to enjoy magnificent views. On the lower deck there is a beach club with a convenient storage for runners and a fenced railing with a swimming platform.The yacht has a VIP cabin and double guest cabins and includes large windows, wardrobe, queen-size bed, desk and TV.Surfaces are made of exotic wood and stone. Each double room has a desk and two single beds.
February 25, 2020
The first 80-meter superyacht Bilgin 263 became the longest superyacht ever built in Turkey by Yachtley yard. The yacht will be ready to be shown and delivered this spring or summer.Bilgin Yachts is a boutique shipyard in the Istanbul area, which builds luxury superyachts ranging in length from 40 to 100 meters. The shipyard operates on facilities with an area of 59,500 m2 with a modern marine furniture factory, a universal mechanical workshop and a stainless steel workshop.Currently, Bilgin Yachts has built three units of the 80-meter series of Bilgin 263. The second building, which has already been sold, is scheduled to be launched in 2021, after which the third case of the model will be delivered to its owner in the same year. The series emphasizes environmental friendliness due to the special exhaust system. According to words of Emrecan Özgün, CEO and the Founder of Unique Yacht Design,"the Bilgin 263 is truly one-of-a-kind. We created a very attractive yacht with a sleek and sexy profile while avoiding high dosage design clichés. The increase in living areas normally results in bulky designs. The Bilgin 263 has a design attitude that will dominate the yachting sector around the world. This will clearly make her a trendsetter among steel-aluminum superyachts of today." The exterior and naval architecture was designed by Unique Yacht Design, the interior by H2 Yacht Design.Yacht can speed up to 20 knots, while the cruising speed 12 knots keeps her fuel consumption as 250 l/h. She is built in compliance with IMO Tier III certification and is considered to be the most environmentally-friendly yacht in her class.
February 25, 2020
The Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has developed a new line of crossovers Pilot, which will be available in a range of lengths, starting with a 23-meter model and above. Designed by the Amsterdam-based studio Cor D Rover, the new Pilot series combines a rugged explorer inspired exterior with comfort and quality. There is lots of space particularly on the aft deck for sunbathing as well as the storage of tenders, Jet Skis and other toys.Owners can make a wide range of adaptations to the 23-meter model, including adding a gym at the stern and changing the size of tenders and toys on board. The saloon can even be extended aft to expand the socialising space here by creating a larger dining area.The main deck lounge on board the yacht will feature uninterrupted views of the outdoors thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a galley and a full-beam master stateroom.The rest of the guest accommodation is located on the lower deck, consisting of two double cabins with bathrooms and a VIP suite. At the same time, the crew room includes two double cabins and a separate crew area with a bathroom and mess, which is served by its own staircase.
February 21, 2020
After a growth period of 20-30 meters and megayachts, which is even closer to the recession, there was a short period for high demand for medium-sized superyachts.The market for 40-60 meter yachts, the last of which began to grow before the recession began, has also recently begun to gain momentum, as owners are looking for yachts in order to switch to them with growing disposable incomes. Indeed, if several years earlier it was expected that yachts in this range would be traded at 30-40% at the asking price, this gap narrowed to 25-30% in recent quarters.Shipyards, primarily known for their 20-30-meter yachts, are also expanding their ranges to 40-60 meters in order to keep customers who want to grow in size. For example, Sanlorenzo, which for decades focused on 20-30-meter yachts, put at the beginning of this year its newest flagship - the 64-meter Attila.Atilla is a 64.25m luxury yacht, built by Sanlorenzo and delivered in 2019. Her top speed is 18.0kn and her power comes from two 2375.0hp Caterpillar 3516-C diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 12 people with 18 crew members.Yacht was designed by Officina Italiana Design, and the interior design was created by Francesco Paszkowski.
February 21, 2020