Billionaire Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison’s mega-yacht Musashi is back in Hawaii again, docked at Kewalo Basin Harbor near the former Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant property in Honolulu.
It’s not known if Ellison, the 98-percent owner of the island of Lanai, is onboard.
According to those with access, the vessel includes a basketball court and a crane to launch racing boats.
The Howard Hughes Corp., which owns 60 acres across it is currently developing as its Ward Village master-planned community, also recently became the manager of Kewalo Basin Harbor.
A spokeswoman for the Texas-based developer told PBN Thursday that it couldn’t provide any information on Musashi due to its policy on tenant privacy.
In 2013, the 288-foot super yacht, which has five decks, docked at Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor for about six months.
It costs $2,193.51 per month to dock a ship that size in Honolulu, not including the costs for electrical and water supply, and a port entry fee of $68.75 to enter the harbor.
Ellison was apparently onboard during his 2013 visit to Hawaii, stopping by Lanai to meet with Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, among others.
“It’s huge,” Butch Gima, president of the community advocacy organization Lanaians for Sensible Growth, previously told PBN. “I saw it as I was heading down to the harbor to pick someone up.”
About a year ago, a pair of mega-yachts owned by two of the world’s wealthiest people, Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen and former Miss UK Kirsty Bertarelli, were docked at Honolulu harbor.
Allen, along with his research team, recently claimed to have found the wreck of another ship named Musashi, the sunken remains of a World War II Japanese vessel.
He plans to live-stream an underwater tour of that ship.
Duane Shimogawa Reporter – Pacific Business News