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

#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 has since taken her to Venice, Italy, among other places, accompanied by a crew of 42.

Y: 2000; B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N:

Insider Knowledge

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 you're doing must give a visible improvement to the boat," explains Braden, a director who handles sales and new construction at Britain-based brokerage house Yachting Partners International (YPI). "If you're rebuilding a

Megayacht Builder Directory 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. From Maine to Monaco and even China to New Zealand, there’s a yard skilled at building these magnificent machines. We’ve compiled their contact information along with details about current and future projects 80 feet or

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Broward 120 Raised Pilothouse Yacht

Broward 120 Raised Pilothouse Yacht

Broward is on the comeback trail.

New ownership, new styling, and a whole new philosophy should make this venerable brand once again a force to be reckoned with in the yachting world. New owner Tom Lewis has

Cheoy Lee 45-Meter Marco Polo

Cheoy Lee 45-Meter Marco Polo

As the name suggests, Cheoy Lee Shipyard's Marco Polo series of Transocean Explorer yachts is intended for voyaging to the far reaches of the globe. But unlike the plethora of expedition-style yachts that have come to define the genre, this new offering is more a blend of merchant ship and motoryacht.

Beautiful Lady, Gray Day

The Thames Estuary in winter is not necessarily a place you'd choose for a cruise. For many yachtsmen, even in summer it's a necessary evil: the strangely blank, slightly foreboding link between the river and the sea.

Thousands of boats pass through every year. Local motoryachts based in the scenic upper reaches of the river make an annual pilgrimage downstream—from bucolic Henley,

Sovereign of the Seas - Part II

Even with many cruises under her hull, this Feadship finds circling South America extraordinary.

Editor's Note: We recently introduced you to the South American circumnavigation that the Feadship Queen of Diamonds undertook from late 2004 through 2005. Capt. Ian van der Watt, who has been master of Queen of

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