Hollywood mogul David Geffen was recently in Mallorca to show off his latest superyacht acquisition: The $300 million 115 meter (or 377 foot) Pelorus – the nineteenth largest yacht in the world. Previously owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abravomich who had to hand it over to Irina Abramovich in 2009 as part of a divorce settlement, the superyacht was then sold via broker Merle Wood to David Geffen in 2011.
The Pelorus is reportedly equipped with a few standard superyacht features such as a swimming pool, spa pool, two helipads, a private owner’s deck that comes with 180 degree panoramic views and a garage full of various “toys” for the enjoyment of passengers. Otherwise, little is known about Pelorus’s interiors as Abramovich was always highly security conscious when he owned it.
However, this is actually David Geffen’s second superyacht to be among the top 20 largest yachts in the world as last year he also purchased Larry Ellison’s 138 meter (or 453 foot) Rising Sun – the world’s eighth largest yacht which reportedly cost $200 million to build.
The Rising Sun has 82 rooms on five storeys and a total living area of more than 8,000 square meters. In addition, the superyacht features 3,300 square meters of deck space outfitted in teak along with a wine cellar, gymnasium/spa and a private cinema fitted with a giant plasma screen.
No word on why Geffen owns or needs two of the largest superyachts in the world and how his environmentally conscious Hollywood friends view his not so green superyacht collection. However, Geffen is worth more than $4 billion – meaning he can more than offset any carbon impact from his superyacht collection by donating to any number of environment causes.