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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #100: Lady Joy

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#100: LADY JOY—157'0"Lady Joy had a star-studded christening in New York City last year in October, where her owner, socialite (and ex-wife of financier Marc Rich) Denise...

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Third Time’s the Charm

By Alan Harperphotos by Klaus... | Posted October 2008

If you’re familiar with Monaco, you’ll also be familiar-unless you’re very rich or very lucky-with the neck ache you get from looking up at those enormous motoryachts. Last time I...

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Golden Girl

By Kim Kavin | Posted October 2008

I am walking down the quay at the megayacht marina in Genoa, Italy. I see a big, white trideck. And a big, white trideck. And a big, white trideck. Palmer Johnson's HokulaniAnd a...

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Alloy 40m Allogante

By | Posted October 2008

Yacht design is an inherently iterative process: From the conceptual sketches to the final production drawings there are seemingly endless tweaks and refinements in a quest for...

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Palm Paradise

By Catherine Pearsonphotos by Tom Salyer | Posted September 2008

"We need to pick a fight," I whispered to my boyfriend, Ben, needling him in the side. "Let's make it a big one with lots of shouting. And tears. I can't handle all this...

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Go-Anywhere Attitude

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2008

Sure, I'm excited as I approach Latitude, but like everyone else in the dinghy, I can't help but look past her. In any other place, on any given day, odds are the 170-footer would...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #14: Limitless

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008

#14: LIMITLESS —315'8"If the largest yacht to fly the American flag from her transom is too rich for your blood—she'd easily cost a few hundred million dollars to...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008

Missile detection systems. Fifty Navy SEALs and/or Royal SAS servicemen as crewmembers. Escape pods that jettison under water to let their high-profile owners get away from...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #1: Al Salamah

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008

#1: AL SALAMAH—456'10"When it comes to private yachts, oftentimes a small group of people is paid to keep quiet. But in reference to this nearly 500-footer, a lot of people...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #2: Rising Sun

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008

#2: RISING SUN—452'8"One and a half football fields long. About 140 feet longer than the distance from home plate to the Green Monster in Fenway Park in Boston. And 16 feet...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #3: Octopus

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008

#3: OCTOPUS—414'0"Leave it to The New York Times to refer to this yacht as "relatively miniscule." In a wide-ranging article that ran last March, the paper compared Octopus

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #4: Savarona

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008

#4: SAVARONA—408'0"Fifty-two and a half feet in beam, graceful Savarona still turns heads more than 75 years after she was launched. She charters in the Med and has hosted...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #5: Alexander

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008

#5: ALEXANDER—400'2"Built as a cruise ship, Alexander can still handily accommodate more people than most mega-size megayachts: upwards of 80 guests (plus a crew of 60)....

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