The 'blog of Boatboy, a moderate-to-progressive former liveaboard.
Friday, April 17, 2009
This is just one of Larry Ellison's yachts. Ellison, of Oracle fame, was a fairly avid yachtsman (if puttering around on something that size and letting the crew do all the work can be considered yachting), and comissioned this behemoth back in Oracle's heady days in the '90s.
Her name is Ronin, but it used to be Izanami. Izanami is a goddess in Japanese mythology, of which Ellison is said to be a fan. Rumour has it Ellison was very happy with the yacht's name until someone mentioned to him that her name, spelled backwards, was,... um...
These photos are not mine; however, I did tie up with my lady on the same dock with her in Sausalito some years back.