The relentless attraction of St. John for the rich and famous brought what is believed to have been the world’s 4th largest yacht to the island this week. The ship, believed to belong to Oracle chairman Larry Ellison was anchored off the island’s north shore, roughly around Frank Bay.
Traveling from Red Hook to Cruz Bay Thursday, a Ranger for the National Park Service identified the ship as Rising Sun. Here’s a picture taken during the ferry crossing. (Click it for a larger graphic.)
According to Wikipedia, Rising Sun is a five-stories tall and has 82 rooms including a gymnasium, a media room, and a private cinema. There is also a basketball court on the main deck, which can be used a helicopter landing pad.
The ship was anchored off St. John Thursday night and departed toward the BVI’s Friday morning.