The owner invariably bears a Japanese inspired name and Musashi, his latest yacht built by Feadship's De Vries' yard in Makkum, is no exception. The yacht is named after the renowned samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, who is not only revered as the greatest samurai
of all time but also as the author of The Book of Five Rings which deals with strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.
This Feadship XL-88 is the largest of her marque and bears a resemblance to Ellison's last yacht, Rising Sun, even sporting his trademark basketball hoop on the main deck aft overhang.
At almost 80 metres in length, she is some 58 metres smaller than Rising Sun, a dimension that will allow her to berth in the larger marinas, rather than being exiled to grubby commercial docks.
Few further details are yet known about the yacht other than that all her guest accommodation is on or above the main deck and comprises a forward facing master suite on the upper deck and a second owner's suite aft on the bridge deck.
The seven guest staterooms are positioned on the main deck. Other facilities include a spa/gym/massage room extending outdoors, and a cinema at the maindeck aft. She carries two 11.5m tenders, a 5.5m tender and two Wave runners.
|Length over all||:||87.78 m|
|Owner||:||Larry Ellison, USA|