The 288-foot Feadship superyacht “Musashi,” owned by Oracle CEO and 2013 America’s Cup defender Larry Elison, was moored prominently next to Honolulu’s famous Aloha Tower this past weekend.
As has been widely noted in the media, Elison purchased the island of Lanai from fellow billionaire David Murdock last year, so the arrival of his yacht for a visit in Hawaii shouldn’t be too surprising, although there are few suitable ports for such a large vessel in the state.
The luxury yacht Musashi was originally launched at the De Vries Makkum facility in the Netherlands in 2010, and it has been surmised that her Japan-influenced name (Miyamoto Musashi was a 16th-century samurai and authored the classic “A Book of Five Rings”) is due to Elison’s attraction to all things Japanese.
Superyacht Musashi is propelled by four MTU 16V 4000 M90 marine diesel engines, which are rated at 3,650 horsepower each, and has been estimated by various yachting media to cost at least $125 million.
The yacht has also drawn critical acclaim, according to yachting media, by winning the International Superyacht Society award for “Best Motoryacht over 65 Meters (213 feet),” and she also took home the prize for “Best Interior,” capping an excellent year for one of the largest Feadships built to date.