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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #16: Apogee

#16: Apogee—205'0"

Upwards of $375,000 per week will let you charter Apogee and see what her 16-person crew can do to help you relax. Given her Wurlitzer jukebox, karaoke system, kayaks, waterskis, and dive gear, however, you’d be hard-pressed not to have a good time.

Y: 2003; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,260-hp

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #17: Fortunato

#17: Fortunato—203'5"

Talk about a cool tender: Fortunato totes a 47-foot Wally. That’s not to imply that her other toys are lacking. In fact, there’s a 26-foot semicustom boat outfitted for fishing and diving, and there’s also a 22-foot ski boat. But our favorite is the 15-foot floating trampoline.

Y: 2000;

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #18: Rasselas

#18: RASSELAS—203’4”

Even though you won’t find her listed on the major yacht-charter broker’s Web sites, Rasselas does indeed charter, but only to a handful of people the owner personally approves. The lucky few would be wise to note her two fireplaces (one in the saloon, the other in the skylounge) and how part of the sundeck becomes an extra “saloon”

Outer Reef 80 Raised Pilothouse

Outer Reef 80 Raised Pilothouse

Some people think “classic” and “stylish” are at opposite ends of the spectrum, i.e., traditional versus modern. However, some classics never go out of style, like two-seater sports cars and the basic black cocktail dress. Among the ranks of these durable classic styles is the raised-pilothouse

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #21: Mduse

#21: Mduse—198’10”

Sometimes even solid-looking sales don’t go through. That’s apparently the case with this Feadship; we’d been told last year by a well-placed source that new owners had named her Ithaka, in honor of a Greek island, but she is still in the hands of Paul Allen (see

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #23: Paraffin

#23: Paraffin—197'2"

Michael Kittredge, founder of Yankee Candle Company, and his wife Lisa certainly know how to make guests feel welcome aboard their yacht. As soon as they step foot inside the entry foyer, visitors are greeted by a small bar, where they can get into vacation mode. The Kittredges are also music fans,

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #24: Oasis

#24: Oasis—194'9"

If you hear dance music emanating from a yacht on the horizon, it just might be Oasis. Her sundeck converts to a disco and party deck through the use of special lighting, a fold-away TV, and of course a killer sound system. When the party’s over and guests are in recovery mode, they can sprawl out

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #25: Intuition II

#25: Intuition—193'7"

The populace of Sag Harbor, New York, is often treated to the sight of this converted tug come summertime, though this past June residents of St. John’s, Newfoundland, got a good look at her, too. A local blogger took a photo and wrote about her visit as well, but somehow got the impression that she’s bulletproof.

Y:

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #26: Calixe

#26: Calixe—193'0"

Calixe has spent a significant portion of this year in the South of France, though she did travel over to Montenegro in July.

Y: 1986; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,605-hp Deutz-MWMs

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #27: Linda Lou

#27: LINDA LOU—191’10”

Just as we were going to press, this new Lrssen was expected to be handed to her owner. She made her debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Y: 2006; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Espen Oino Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1.950-ho Caterpillars

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #29: Dolce Far Niente

#29: Dolce Far Niente—190'8"

News broke in January that the converted tug Seawolfe C, which had been in Greek hands and on the market for a few years, had sold to an American. The current owner has had a 151-foot Benetti for a while, which he’s used privately and has made available for charter, so we anticipate seeing the same thing happen with

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #30: Helios

#30: Helios—189'3"

Exotic destinations have been on the itineraries of a few yachts on our list so far, and Helios is no different: She was in Papeete, Tahiti, in June. Named for the god of the sun, she has a bar in her skylounge that’s carved from onyx and glows at night.

Y: 2001; B: Oceanco, South

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #31: Excellence III

#31: EXCELLENCE III—187’10”

Ciao, bella! The largest yacht to date built by Abeking & Rasmussen was spotted in Naples, Italy, in August. Her owner, Herb Chambers, who also owns about two dozen car dealerships in New England, told The New York Times last November that he charters out the yacht about ten weeks per year to cover part of the $3 to

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #32: Ultima III

#32: Ultima III—187'9"

Ron Perelman, the head of Revlon who recently acquired the film-processing company Deluxe Film, has owned this yacht since her launch. He reportedly welcomed about 200 guests aboard in St. Barts last December on his birthday, which happens to be New Year’s Eve.

Y: 1998; B: Abeking &

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #33: Bad Girl

#33: Bad Girl—186'0"

The ex-Chamar was seen cruising around New York City and Nantucket, Massachusetts, this summer. She’s available for charter in the Caribbean this winter for up to $252,000 per week. Interesting fact: Over the course of 14 years, the yacht has only had one other owner.

Y: 1992; B: Brooke Yachts, England; N: Luigi

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #34: Sirona III

#34: Sirona III—185'4"

Northeastern car dealer extraordinaire Ray Catena sold this Oceanfast, formerly known as Sycara III, a few months ago in preparation for taking delivery of another yacht next year. The proud new owner wasted no time in putting her to good use, docking her outside the American Airlines Arena in Miami in June to catch the Heat

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #35: Barbara Jean

#35: Barbara Jean—185'3"

Forty-five million dollars will get you this classic-looking and well-traveled beauty, featuring a signature John Munford interior (mahogany everywhere). How well traveled? She’s been to New Zealand and the Baltic and was in Venice, Italy, just before presstime, so you’ll know you’re getting a proven cruiser. One thing you won’t

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #36: Paladin Shadow

#36: Paladin Shadow—185'0"

Here’s another shadow boat, this time part of the Paladin series. She also debuted at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, ready to be packed with all the toys you could ever want to tote, ranging from PWCs to fishing boats and even cars. (Yep, cars: We’ve seen a Mini Cooper easily accommodated alongside myriad

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #39: Altitude

#39: ALTITUDE—180’4”

Talk about very important people: There are two VIP suites aboard this charter yacht. Among her cool toys are two kayaks with removable drive units that, when in place, permit pedaling versus paddling propulsion.

Y: 2003; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: Steel; E: 2/1,850-hp Caterpillars

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