Bono and wife on holiday

Helping Bono on his way to recover he seems to have a great deal of support from his friends in high places.

U2’s front man his wife of nearly 29 years, Ali, were snapped lounging on Oracle owner, Larry Ellison’s yacht “The Rising Sun” with Roman Abramovich. “The Rising Sun” is the largest privately owned yacht in the world.

This spotting of Bono comes just weeks after he hung with his friend Lance Armstrong at his villa in the South of France. It must be nice to be in with such circle of friends.

The Chelsea football club owner, Roman Abramovich, met the couple of the massive yacht in the Mediterranean sea just off the French coast.

Bono has been staying at his own holiday home in the South of France. His hope is to be healthy enough to return to performing this fall for the next leg of his “360 Tour”.

If these are the people he calls friends imagine who his doctors are!

Did you know ?

Co-owned by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, and David Geffen of Geffen Records, Rising Sun carried a price tag of $200 million.

Built with the intention of surpassing Octopus in size, 453 feet long Rising Sun was built by Lürssen in Germany. Not only did Rising Sun surpass Octopus, the yacht is so big that it can’t even dock at most marinas—it exceeds their size limits.

With 82 rooms on five stories, Rising Sun’s living area exceeds 8,000 square meters. Rising Sun is totally pimped-out with onyx countertops, a gym, spa and sauna, Jacuzzi bathrooms and a private movie theater with giant plasma screen.

It also boasts an extensive private wine cellar, 3,300 square meters of teak-layered deck space, and a basketball court on the deck doubles as a helicopter pad.

Also did you know that “The Edge” owns one? 

U2 guitarist The Edge (David Howell Evans)  has banded together with a group of mates to buy £12m luxury yacht The Cyan. Bono had a chance to lease the boat a couple of years back. Wonder if the going rate of 200K is still available ?

Rumours wondered if it was that Bono  had purchased the yacht however the The Edge set the record straight by saying:


It’s not Bono’s yacht at all, it’s mine. Bono doesn’t know a thing about boats.

“For years it was a dream of mine to own a yacht, but to be honest, it was a bit out of my league. So myself and a few friends got together, chipped in, and bought the Cyan. I don’t know where the story that Bono owns it came from.”


Luxury motor yacht CYAN has a total of 6 cabins able to sleep 10 guests. The yachts master cabin which is full width of the beam on the main deck has a King size bed, a large study, two walk-in closets, and his and hers bathrooms interconnected by a Jacuzzi bath. Aldo located on the main deck is an additional Queen cabin with ensuite which is best suited for a nanny or bodyguard as the entrance for this cabin is via a separate corridor leading to the galley. On lower deck are another 2 Queen staterooms with ensuite bathrooms and 2 Twin cabins with ensuite shower room. All of the cabins have a TV, DVD and VCR. All guest cabins are decorated in limed oak and are light and spacious.

Rock Stars and their toys, you gota love it. Hey what would you do with your rock star money?