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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #89: Esmeralda

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#89: ESMERALDA—201'7"Esmeralda caters to large charter parties, given her 11 staterooms. Her 33-foot beam also means there’s plenty of room on all four decks.Y: 1981; B:...

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

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#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...

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

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#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...

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

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#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...

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

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#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...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #94: Madiz

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#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...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #95: Mylin IV

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#95: MYLIN IV—200'0"This is the fourth Mylin commissioned by the late Ted Arison of Carnival Cruise Lines and is presently owned by his son Micky, who runs Carnival and also...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #96: Phoenix

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#96: PHOENIX—200'0"Despite quietly selling within the past year, Phoenix retains her original name. The upper deck’s lounge is truly the main saloon, with a nine-foot-high...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #97: White Rabbit

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#97: WHITE RABBIT—200'0"If you approach this trimaran from aft, you might naturally conclude that the small, teak-lined platform extending out at the water level is a swim...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #98: Mduse

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#98: MDUSE—198'10"While we were told by a reliable source last summer that she’d sold and been renamed Ithaka, that deal didn’t go through, as she remains listed for $52.5...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #99: Nara

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#99: NARA—198'5"The family of the late Rafik Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon who was assassinated in early 2005, continues to use this yacht, which he enjoyed for many...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #100: Blue Moon

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#100: BLUE MOON—198'0"When the American who commissioned this, his second Feadship, attended the christening ceremony, he reportedly told Dick Van Lent, head of the shipyard...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #4: Al Said

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#4: AL SAID—340'0"The royal yacht of Oman also flies the flag of Oman, something you certainly don’t see every day. Her homeport is in the city of Muscat in (you guessed it...

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