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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #53: Sherakhan

#53: SHERAKHAN—229'7"

Friends or family members who complain about the size of their accommodations won’t have any argument aboard this charter yacht, as the guest staterooms range from 98 to 164 square feet each. And each is equipped with a minibar, though a Mars bar can’t possibly compare to the meals served at the formal dining table (for 26). Just

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #54: Floridian

#54: FLORIDIAN—228'0"

Her interior is quite posh, from the “F” inlaid in marble in her entry foyer to the master suite, featuring a handful of cushy settees and chairs plus a king-size bed (backed by an equally cushy, tufted headboard). There’s also a curtained massage area on her aft deck.

Y: 2003; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Builder/Sam

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #55: Siran

#55: SIRAN—225'1"

If you’re an avid follower of this list and these yachts, then you’ve probably noticed something different already about Siran’s statistics—specifically, her LOA. Since launch she’s been 208'9", but she ventured to Feadship’s newly acquired facility in Makkum, Holland, last summer to begin a five-meter (about 16-foot)

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #56: Attessa

#56: ATTESSA—225'0"

We deserve 30 lashes with a wet chamois for having Attessa’s LOA wrong in last year’s edition. While she was originally launched (for a European, under the name Aviva) at 205 feet, her present owner, American industrialist Dennis Washington, had her extended—and extensively rebuilt,

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #57: Lady Anne

#57: LADY ANNE—224'7"

Six decks provide quite a good amount of play space aboard this yacht. She was in Copenhagen in May, where a tour-boat operator reportedly told his passengers that she belonged to a Microsoft millionaire (but not, oddly enough, Bill Gates, given how so many people think he owns practically every yacht afloat). If you get a chance to

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #58: Amazon Express

#58: AMAZON EXPRESS—220'11"

Despite many changes to her styling (particularly her superstructure) and, of course, her interior, Amazon Express still has a commercial air to her. She was built as a research vessel and converted into a yacht during two stints in yards in Norway and Italy in 1984 and 1994,

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #61: Haida G

#61: HAIDA G—218'0"

From the tips of her masts to the top of her yellow funnel and right on down to her fantail stern and her original (yes, original) engines, Haida G is a glorious example of a classic yacht. She was once owned by Hollywood producer Robert Stigwood, but her current owner, a European, likes keeping a lower profile. You can charter

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #62: White Cloud

#62: WHITE CLOUD—218'0"

Two years ago we’d received word that this yacht had been extended from 197 feet LOA and undergone a dramatic interior change, though we were told conflicting information on the new LOA, so we kept her original length in last year’s edition of “The World’s 100 Largest Yachts.” But the length here is what at least one service yard

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #63: Dilbar

#63: DILBAR—216'6"

There are hot tubs, then there are Jacuzzi tubs, and then, there’s Dilbar’s setup: a waterfall Jacuzzi, on the flying bridge. Should anyone fail to find that enough of a diversion, there’s also an outdoor cinema and an outdoor disco.

Y: 2005; B: Oceanco, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,400-hp

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #64: Al Menwar

#64: AL MENWAR—216'5"

This Middle Eastern-owned yacht was put on the brokerage market for the first time, for $20 million, several months ago, but as this list was being updated, we received word an offer was on the table. The new owner is getting an unusual yacht: All of the guest accommodations are on the upper deck, just aft of the bridge, and the

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #67: Ambrosia

#67: AMBROSIA—213'3"

This is the third same-named Benetti for her owner, Taiwan native Ambrose Young, but she’s his and the yard’s first with azipod propulsion. Her interior is Art Deco, but an exterior element will probably be discussed more: Two stripes encircle the large dome on her mast.

B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: Steel; E:

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #68: Wedge Too

#68: WEDGE TOO—213'3"

Lebanese deputy Prime Minister Issam Fares and his wife Hala have entertained many international dignitaries, ranging from political to philanthropic figures, onboard their Feadship. The teak panels lining her superstructure clue you in to the fact that this is a

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #69: White Rose of Drachs

#69: WHITE ROSE OF DRACHS —213'2"

Talk about a royal welcome: Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, christened this canoe-stern yacht two years ago. You’re apt to see her in Cap d’Ail, France. You might also see a press briefing or two onboard, as her owner, Michael Evans of the UK’s Evans Property Group, has done so in

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #70: Shemara

#70: SHEMARA—212'0"

Harry Hyams, a retired British property developer, has owned this yacht for several years. If his name is familiar, it’s because earlier this year he became the victim of Britain’s biggest-ever theft: 80 million (about $150 million) worth of art from his manor house. His collection is said to be rivaled only by that of the Queen

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #71: Van Triumph

#71: VAN TRIUMPH—212'0"

Van Triumph is a yacht surrounded by mystery; we’ve been trying unsuccessfully for two years to determine whether she’s in the hands of a new owner. Hong Kong financier David Lieu kept her close to home for many years and offered her for sale for $12 million in 2004.

Y: 1984; B: Supercraft, Hong Kong; N: Builder; H:

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #73: Lady Marina

#73: LADY MARINA—209'10"

Lady Marina calls Monaco home. She’s the successor to a 164-footer and, like that yacht, features a number of intricate murals. Sergio Mantegazza, a self-made Swiss billionaire (worth more than $2 billion, thanks to the international travel firm Globus), enjoys his yacht so much that he

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #74: Shahnaz

#74: SHAHNAZ—209'9"

In recent years this yacht had her bridge deck extended to make more room for guests and the stern modified to accommodate crew better. She’s Saudi-owned.

Y: 1991; B: Cantieri Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/2,250-hp Deutz-MWMs

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #75: Cedar Sea II

#75: CEDAR SEA II—208'8"

Her faucets are real gold, and the woodwork is set with real gems. That’s fitting, as the yacht is owned by the same family that owns the international diamond and jewelry company Mondera.

Y: 1985; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #76: Sokar

#76: SOKAR—208'3"

Thirty-two million dollars will get you the famous yacht upon which the late Dodi al-Fayed wooed the late Princess Diana. Anyone with young children or assistants on call around the clock will like how two guest staterooms lay just outside the master suite.

Y: 1990; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E:

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #77: Lionheart

#77: LIONHEART—206'7"

A repeat customer of Benetti (widely reported to be Philip Green, a British retail magnate) took delivery of his latest and largest yacht this spring. If you see her, keep your eyes open for her great tender, Lioncub, a Cigarette Heritage 45 that sports some

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #78: Force Blue

#78: FORCE BLUE—206'0"

Formula One team owner Flavio Briatore took in the sights and sounds of the Monaco Grand Prix from the decks of his yacht in May. He often entertains super models and other beauties.

Y: 2002; B: Royal Denship, Denmark; N: Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

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