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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #6: Turama

#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 dance floor, plus a plasma TV—but movie watching is arguably better in the private theater that can seat 12. Should you decide to charter

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

#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. Atlantis II remains in the hands of the Niarchos family and is nearly always tied stern-to in Monaco’s Port Hercule. She did leave the marina briefly in May, however, in the days

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #8: Pelorus

#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 yacht has a clever assortment of hatches that open up or fold down to reveal various tenders and their respective launching systems as well as

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

#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 you’ll typically find her in the summer, and is kept in pristine condition. She’s been accompanied over the years by a variety of yachts that

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

#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 one of these ourselves. So we had to laugh when British rag OK! featured Sean “P Diddy” Combs on its cover in August 2005, posing aboard Christina O beneath the cover

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

#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. Today, known as Heidi Horten, she’s worth about $3 billion, according to Forbes, and does what many wealthy individuals do: travels to various vacation

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #13: Limitless

#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, and other apparel stores), and guests to spread out and relax. While you can see the layout of her various decks on Lrssen’s Web site, you

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #14: Evergreen

#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 for sale for the past several years. She can accommodate 28 guests, features a karaoke lounge, and belongs to Evergreen shipping corporation founder and chairman Chang

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #16: Nahlin

#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 the late 1990’s, she’d been left to deteriorate in Romania, having been used as a restaurant for a few decades prior to that. And while she’d been partially refitted earlier

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #17: Ice

#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 Barcelona to Antigua before ringing in 2006, then visited Aruba in March, where some people were under the impression that she belonged to

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #18: Constellation


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 similar-size) Oceanco belonging to a Middle Eastern head of state, and for the purposes of this list, we exclude yachts such as that. Confusion over, we now know that this

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

#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 traditional motoryachts, he certainly didn’t expect to have to put her to the test the way she was in 2004. Anchored off Phuket, Thailand that December, the yacht experienced the

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

#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. Hundreds of people, including several titans of business from around the world, attended his funeral, and some people, such as British financier Joe Lewis, were put up on the yacht.

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

#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 Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia is on all of these Forbes’ lists. (What will they think of next, the world’s richest eligible bachelors who own the world’s most expensive yachts?) In

World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #24: Annaliesse

#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 someone opt to charter Annaliesse instead? Maybe it’s the 1,313-square-foot master suite, with

World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #25: O'Mega

#25: O’MEGA—270’7”

For $413,000 per week plus expenses, you can use O’Mega’s yoga and pilates studio, beauty salon, massage services, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi tubs (hey, a proper yacht can’t have just one, you know), and myriad watertoys, such as windsurfers, kneeboards, three-seater PWCs, and even a banana boat.

World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #26: Golden Odyssey

#26:GOLDEN ODYSSEY —265’7”

Golden Odyssey is the pride of Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, who serves as the country’s deputy defense minister. He’s passionate about ocean research, particularly the preservation of coral reefs, and has loaned his yacht as well as others in his “Golden Fleet,” including

World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #27: Bart Roberts

#27: BART ROBERTS—265’0”

Here’s another yacht that has unfortunately remained for sale for some time. Her current asking price is $15 million, $20 million less than originally desired. Perhaps her pirate-theme interior and exterior are just too much for most buyers to swallow. It took a little more than a year to transform her from a Canadian Coast Guard

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #28: Al Diriyah

#28: AL DIRIYAH —257’9”

Al Diriyah has spent many a day in Puerto Banus, Spain, alongside a number of yachts owned by the Saudi royal family—and leading us to believe in previous years that she belonged to the late Saudi King Fahd. She’s named for a protected site in the abandoned former capital of Saudi

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #29: Delphine

#29: DELPHINE—257’8”

This is the only steam yacht in this size range available for charter—and one of the few steam yachts still equipped with her original engines. Delphine also carries two tenders that were made especially for her in 1927. Jacques Bruynooghe, a Belgian businessman, and his daughter Inneke oversaw the refit and restoration

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #30: Montkaj

#30: MONTKAJ—256’0”

This yacht frequents Monaco as well as Cannes and Antibes in France. Distinctive round ports dot her upper decks. While most yachts these days have custom lighting that beautifully illuminates them at night, the scheme aboard Montkaj is truly impressive; warm accent lighting highlights her upper

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #31: Lone Ranger

#31: LONE RANGER—255’0”

Lone Ranger was seen Down Under in Sydney around the Christmas holidays. She’d had quite a year in ‘05, kicking it off with a trip to Antarctica in January and February and then heading to the decidedly warmer waters of Tahiti.

Y: 1973/1994; B: Schichau-Unterwesser, Germany; N: Claus Kusch (conversion); H: Steel;

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #32: Samar

#32: SAMAR—252’6”

For the better part of the past three years, this yacht has been shrouded in secrecy. In fact, if you’re an avid yacht-watcher, this is probably the first time you’re seeing her real name, as she’s been known as Project Lana at the owner’s request since the contract was signed. While most of her features are a mystery, there are a few