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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

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #79: Northern Star

#79: NORTHERN STAR—206'0"

While her country-home interior decor stands in sharp contrast to her rugged exterior looks, Northern Star is intended to be a home away from home for her Canadian owners, who enjoy venturing to unusual places like the Labrador coast of Canada and Nova Scotia.

Y: 2005; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Espen ino Naval

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #80: Lady Lola

#80: LADY LOLA—205'5"

While the Travel Channel continues to air a program featuring a tour of this yacht given by her former owners, an American couple, Lady Lola has been owned by a European for more than a year now. Besides keeping the name, he kept one of her great toys, a custom 28-foot tender (though we’d hate

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #81: Apogee

#81: APOGEE—205'0"

A funny thing happened to Darwin Deason, a Texan who runs the computer company ACS, several years ago. He told D Magazine, “We were going to the beach one day, and it was raining like hell, and these friends convinced me to go look at boats. I said, ‘Aw, I don’t want a boat.’ Well, at the end of the day, I had bought an 85-foot

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #82: Fortunato

#82: FORTUNATO—204'5"

The ex-Cakewalk has been used by a private owner for personal cruises in the Med and other spots for about two years.

Y: 2000; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #83: Virginian

#83: VIRGINIAN—204'2"

The mahogany-paneled saloon with a working fireplace is the perfect place to relax aboard Virginian. If her walls could talk, imagine the tales they’d tell; people ranging from Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (the Sixth Duke of Westminster) to John Kluge (founder of Metromedia) and even the late Malcolm Forbes (who needs no

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #84: Lady Christina

#84: LADY CHRISTINA—203'4"

If you’re going to treat yourself to a little luxury, borrow a page from this yacht’s owner: He’s devoted a private saloon and dining area to himself within his suite, plus a duplex bath and the complete upper deck. Considering there are only four guest cabins, friends or family won’t feel terribly slighted

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #86: Rasselas

#86: RASSELAS—203'4"

If you compare interior photos of this Rasselas to her predecessor, another Feadship about 30 feet smaller, you might conclude that she’s a carbon copy. But in reality, there are big differences between the two, though mostly on the technology side. One stylistic difference, though, is evident right below the mast: An open area

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #87: Sarah

#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 forward on her uppermost deck is a Jacuzzi tub, one of the best spots in the house for taking in the view.

Y: 2002; B: Amels Shipyard,

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #88: Solemar

#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, raised on the same level as the lounge/day room, considering it offers panoramic views? Take the virtual tour yourself at

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

#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 from the Jacuzzi or lounges on the sundeck.

Y: 1999; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

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

#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 while under the same Saudi ownership. She calls Port Camille Rayon in France home.

Y: 1987; B: CRN, Italy; N: Terence Disdale/ Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/3,312-hp

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

#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 held Italian and Canadian passports at one point, though it’s hard to obtain information on her.

Y: 1986; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Cerri & Cerri; H: Steel; E: 2/1,250-hp

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

#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 known about her at this point, other than that her owner also has a 156-footer built by International Shipyards Ancona a few years ago.

Y:

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #94: Madiz

#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 a thorough refit, drydocked for 19 months alone. Once completed, she’ll be the oldest yacht classed with Lloyd’s Register.

Y: 1902; B: Ailsa Shipbuilding, Scotland;

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