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Tantalizing TAG

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted July 2006

If you're in the market for a high-performance marine watch, you simply cannot ignore the Aquaracer Calibre S from the Swiss company TAG Heuer. Designed with yacht racing in mind...

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Wondrous Wenger: Aquagraph 1,000 Meter Diver

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted July 2006

Looking for a high-performance Swiss watch that's stylish and rugged but don't want to dip into the kids' college fund to pay for it? Then one of these from the maker of the famed...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

Gentle reader, it's time we had a talk. We've noticed you've been behaving rather, well, peculiar lately. You know, like how you've been describing leaving your car in your...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #1: Al Salamah

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#1: AL SALAMAH—456’10”CNN said it best about Al Salamah: "a vessel beside which most similar boats look like little more than glorified pedalos." That’s not hard to do,...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #2: Rising Sun

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#2: RISING SUN—452’8"Residents and visitors alike in the British Virgin Islands got a good look at Rising Sun, which adorns our cover, a few months ago, when she dropped...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #3: Octopus

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#3: OCTOPUS—414’0”Even though she’s not the largest private yacht in the world, she’s arguably the most popular, at least judging by the number of pages and page views...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #4: Savarona

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#4: SAVARONA—408’0”If there’s any doubt that people in general, not just regular readers like you, can’t get enough of these yachts, then here’s your proof: There’s a...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #5: Alexander

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#5: ALEXANDER—400’2”This former cruise ship can accommodate upwards of 80 guests. That’s a big attraction for large charter parties as well as corporate charters. Among the...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #6: Turama

By | Posted July 2006

#6: TURAMA—381’11”Seventy guests and 60 crew can fill the decks of Turama, and still there’d be plenty of elbowroom left over. The main saloon has a grand piano as well as a...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #7: Atlantis II

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#7: ATLANTIS II—379’7”When the Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos was alive, he commissioned this yacht as a replacement for one he gave to Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd....

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #8: Pelorus

By | Posted July 2006

#8: PELORUS—377’3”Pelorus and her owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, spent the winter cruising in the Indian Ocean, including the Seychelles and the Maldives. The...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #9: Le Grand Bleu

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#9: LE GRAND BLEU—370’0”Here’s the second of three yachts on our list that are owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich (see Pelorus and Ecstasea). Or does he still own...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #10: Lady Moura

By | Posted July 2006

#10: LADY MOURA—344’0”To say that Lady Moura is impressive is like saying Claude Monet was a good painter. She towers over every other yacht in Monaco’s Port Hercule, where...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #11: Christina O

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#11: CHRISTINA O—325’3”If we had a dollar for each time a gossip sheet or entertainment magazine showed pictures of a celebrity aboard “his yacht” or “her yacht,” we’d own...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #12: Carinthia VII

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#12: CARINTHIA VII— 321’5”When 19-year-old Heidi Jelinek walked into a hotel bar in 1959, little did she suspect that she’d end up one of the richest people in the world....

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #13: Limitless

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#13: LIMITLESS—315’8”Forty-one feet wide, Limitless has abundant room for her owner, American Leslie Wexner (CEO of Limited Brands, which owns The Limited, Victoria’s Secret...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #14: Evergreen

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#14: EVERGREEN—302’4”Given the strength of sales throughout the megayacht market, especially in this stratospheric size range, it’s strange to see that this yacht has been...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #15: Tatoosh

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#15: TATOOSH—301’8”Just like Paul Allen’s other yacht Octopus, Tatoosh gets around the world. Last spring she cruised from Tahiti to Mexico before heading across the...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #16: Nahlin

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#16: NAHLIN—300’0”Nahlin arrived at Nobiskrug in Germany last summer for a long and undoubtedly laborious restoration, given her age and condition. From the 1980’s through...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #17: Ice

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#17: ICE—295’3”Formerly known as Air under Italian ownership, this Lrssen sold to 40-year-old oil billionaire Suleiman Kerimov of Russia last year. The yacht ventured from...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #18: Constellation

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#18: CONSTELLATION—290’3”There was some confusion as to whether or not this vessel belonged on our list. Part of the reason was we’d confused her with same-named (and...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #19: Asean Lady

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#19: ASEAN LADY—289’0”While Brian Chang, the head of China’s Yantai-Raffles Shipyard and Asean Lady’s owner, commissioned his yacht to withstand rough weather better than...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #20: Arctic P

By | Posted July 2006

#20: ARCTIC P—288’7”Sixty-eight-year-old Australian media baron Kerry Packer, who owned this converted commercial craft for a little more than a decade, died last December....

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #21: Ecstasea

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#21: ECSTASEA—282’0”Given the other big toys owned by Roman Abramovich (see Pelorus and Le Grand Bleu) and the rumors of other yachts he has under construction, no one would...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #22: Kingdom 5KR

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#22: KINGDOM 5KR—281’9”First it was the world’s richest people, then it was the world’s most expensive yachts, and now it’s the world’s most eligible billionaires; Prince...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #24: Annaliesse

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#24: ANNALIESSE—279’8”Given that she’s the same size, carries the same number of guests and crew (36 and 34, respectively), and looks nearly the same as Alysia, why would...

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