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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #87: Sarah

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#87: SARAH—203'4"Sarah is just one of many yachts that have enjoyed cruising in Spain in recent years. Donald Starkey oversaw both her styling and interior design. Fully...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #88: Solemar

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#88: SOLEMAR—201'8"The owner’s suite is a two-deck affair on the main deck aboard Solemar. Just one question, though: Who could possibly concentrate on work in the office,...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #89: Esmeralda

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#89: ESMERALDA—201'7"Esmeralda caters to large charter parties, given her 11 staterooms. Her 33-foot beam also means there’s plenty of room on all four decks.Y: 1981; B:...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #90: New Sunrise

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#90: NEW SUNRISE—201'1"Charter guests can tickle the ivories in this canoe-sterned yacht’s saloon, or they can admire the sunrise insignia (golden, of course) on her mast...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #91: Il Vagabondo Again

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#91: IL VAGABONDO AGAIN—200'7"Owners sometimes do the strangest things: This yacht was rechristened with the name you see here after being known as Il Vagabondo, but all...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #92: Darnice III

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#92: DARNICE III—200'1"When this yacht was being built at Benetti, her owner had a stake in the shipyard. She could still be owned by that same person, a Libyan by birth who...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #93: April Fool

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#93: APRIL FOOL—200'0"Fittingly, this lady was launched on April 1. An American acquired her early in the construction process, under the project name Lioness. Not much is...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #94: Madiz

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#94: MADIZ—200'0"This iron-hulled lady was known as the royal yacht HMS Hiniesta in service of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. She’s been in Greece undergoing...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #95: Mylin IV

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#95: MYLIN IV—200'0"This is the fourth Mylin commissioned by the late Ted Arison of Carnival Cruise Lines and is presently owned by his son Micky, who runs Carnival and also...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #96: Phoenix

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#96: PHOENIX—200'0"Despite quietly selling within the past year, Phoenix retains her original name. The upper deck’s lounge is truly the main saloon, with a nine-foot-high...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #97: White Rabbit

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#97: WHITE RABBIT—200'0"If you approach this trimaran from aft, you might naturally conclude that the small, teak-lined platform extending out at the water level is a swim...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #98: Mduse

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#98: MDUSE—198'10"While we were told by a reliable source last summer that she’d sold and been renamed Ithaka, that deal didn’t go through, as she remains listed for $52.5...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #99: Nara

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#99: NARA—198'5"The family of the late Rafik Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon who was assassinated in early 2005, continues to use this yacht, which he enjoyed for many...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #100: Blue Moon

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#100: BLUE MOON—198'0"When the American who commissioned this, his second Feadship, attended the christening ceremony, he reportedly told Dick Van Lent, head of the shipyard...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #1: Dubai

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#1: DUBAI—524'10"While yacht-watchers worldwide—including us—expected this yacht to be completed by now, apparently final touches are still being applied to her...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #2: Prince Abdul Aziz

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#2: PRINCE ABDUL AZIZ—482'3"It’s astounding to realize this behemoth is capable of a 22-knot cruise speed. She was launched as just Abdul Aziz but renamed years later, as...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #3: Isham Al Baher

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#3: ISHAM AL BAHER—379'0"This yacht was used by the late King Fahd from the 1970’s through the early part of this decade; since she’s usually in Greece away from the public...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #4: Al Said

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#4: AL SAID—340'0"The royal yacht of Oman also flies the flag of Oman, something you certainly don’t see every day. Her homeport is in the city of Muscat in (you guessed it...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #5: Al Mirqab

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#5: AL MIRQAB—311'7"She went by the name of Trick One while under construction, to keep curious yacht followers from figuring out that the emir of Qatar was her owner. He...

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Insider Knowledge

By Kim Kavin | Posted July 2006

Alex Braden has a philosophy about refits: When a yacht owner invests money to improve a boat, he should be able to see where virtually every penny goes. "Eighty percent of what...

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Megayacht Builder Directory 2006

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

Whether you spy a handful of the world’s largest yachts in your cruising travels or “just” a bunch of 100-odd-footers, chances are they were built by one of the yards listed here...

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June 2006 TOC

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Power & Motoryacht Magazine June 2006 issue •

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PC Charting

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Now Can You Hear Me?

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Touching Bottom

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Captain Courageous

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