Discussion in 'Lurssen Yacht' started by capitan_buzo, Jul 21, 2004.
My sister emailed me this photo she took of Rising Sun in Cape Town on 6 May.
Nice shot Mike. Thanks for the close up!
As far as I know RS top speed is 30 knots!
The fastest Giga-Yacht (over 100m) ever built.
And it was initially designed as such by Ion Bannenberg.
The only Giga-Yacht with 4 props.
Even Eclipse has only 3.
Reported elsewhere that David Geffen is now full owner of Rising Sun.
Apparently so, however, I am not totally surprised by this because we know that "Musashi" is soon on the verge of delivery to the former owner of RS.
well, seems she is at Lürssen for refit, maybe for then new owner as supposed. Nearby are also PACIFIC, TITAN and AQUARIUS, those at A&R.
Yes, "Rising Sun" was or still is at Lurssen for refit. Since around September or October she was at the yard for refit work. She has changed hands (ownership) well sort of, as many as you know to the person that part owned her for the last few years. The refit included full repaint, the sat domes are now the same grey as the mast. The major modification that can be seen is of the aft decks. The overhangs seemed to have been lengthed considerably with a different style to it. The hoop is gone from the aft main deck overhang to accommodate that lengthening. Even her name is gone too, so who knows, Rising Sun may be no more.
Does anyone know what this is on the side of Rising Sun?
Yeah, I have been wondering the same thing...At the refit it looked like silver/grey spray paint but in other pics it looks tacky.
I'm sure many of you have seen the 65 or so interior shots on another site but, upon further investigation, there is also the deck plan for only deck two (the one with the tenders, gym, jacoozi, etc.) availible on another architecture website.
I find this an interesting picture, "Rising Sun" with the Rising Sun-esq "Fountainhead" in the background.
Awesome shots, thanks!
I always thought that Musashi is the succesor of Rising Sun. She has the same iluminated railing like Rising Sun..
Doesn't "Fountainhead" have the same illuminated railings?
The Rising of the Sun...
I am not aware of that but again thanks for these nice photos.
I guess taken from a cruiseship?
"Rising Sun" has departed the Caribbean, on her way for Gibraltar as expected. 19.3-knots!
Rising Sun´s propulsion
´Rising Sun´ is propelled by four MTU engines of the same series, 8000, as ´Azzam´, with a slightly different power rating, 20V 8000 M90 (9.000 kW), each coupled to the screw. ´Azzam´ has two engines of the series 8000, model 20V 8000 M91 (9.100 kW), each coupled to the Wartsila´s steerable axial waterjet and two GE LM2500 (25.060 kW) gas turbines each coupled to the booster non steerable waterjet.
Otherwise, the latest and the most powerful version of the series 8000 is engine model 20V 8000 M91L with the power output of 10.000 kW. During the construction of the yachts ´Rising Sun´ and ´Azzam´ it did not exist yet.
MTU´s engines of series 1163 (yachts: ´Eclipse´ (?), ´Dubai´, ´Al Salamah´, ´Katara´, ´Dilbar´, ´Radiant´, ´Carinthia VII´, ´Indian Empress´, ´Constellation´, ´Stargate´...) and series 8000 (yachts: ´Azzam´, ´Al Said´, ´Yas´ and ´Rising Sun´) are in direct market competion with MAN Diesel & Turbo engines of series 28/33D, but I don´t know for any yacht having installed those MAN engines except yacht ´A´ which has two engines of series RK280 (an older MAN 28/33D´s version) that MAN B&W Diesel AG overtook together with the complete Ruston in 2000.
MTU 20V 8000 M91
The Mannequin Challenge of Rising Sun's crew. Besides the crew area, one can have a glimpse of the RS pool.