The Yacht The Obamas Are Cruising On Has Major Music Ties (And A Basketball Court)

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Bruce Springsteen performs at the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 1, 2016 in New York City. 

While Coachella 2017’s first weekend was kicking off on April 14, the Obama's were spotted vacationing with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey on a 454-foot yacht named Rising Sun— living, by all appearances, the ultimate post-presidential life. Yachting has been a longtime favorite of the music industry’s biggest names, including Katy Perry and Mick Jagger, thanks to the privacy offered, top-notch service, and access to far flung destinations. To better understand the rarified nature of the Obama's holiday, here are 5 things you need to know about Rising Sun, which is owned by movie and music mogul David Geffen.      .


Rising Sun has a basketball court


Rising Sun

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Why leave the basketball on dry land when you can play on a boat? The 454-foot megayacht, which accommodates 16 guests and 45 crew, has ample space for the court. 


The yacht's music ties run deep


My birthday 1991

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Music producer and founder of DreamWorks SKG David Geffen owns the Rising Sun. At age 74, the multi-billionaire -- he’s worth $7.4 billion according to Forbes -- has had a hugely successful career working with artists such as the Eagles, Bob Dylan, and Elton John through his record labels (Asylum Records, Geffen Records). ​


It's worth $590 million


In the Sea of Cortez

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Entrepreneur and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison commissioned the Rising Sun, which is the eighth largest yacht in the world, in 2004. Geffen bought the yacht for $590 million in 2010.


Stars are always on deck 


Leo on RS

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Among the many notables invited to cruise, Geffen has vacationed on the Rising Sun with music legends like Mariah CareyRita Wilson, and Paul McCartney


You can FOMO on Instagram


With Janes Packer, Mariah Carey in Capri July 4 on RS

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Geffen generously posts his vacation snaps on Instagram, including selfies in tropical destinations and group photos with the likes of Oprah Winfrey.