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

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006

#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...

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Insider Knowledge

By Kim Kavin | Posted July 2006

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...

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Beautiful Lady, Gray Day

By Alan Harper | Posted June 2006

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...

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Sovereign of the Seas - Part II

By Ian van der Watt | Posted June 2006

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...

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Dutch Treat

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The Shadows of Giants

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2006

If Stan Antrim gets his way, converted offshore supply vessels will be the next big thing in megayachts.Paladin Shadow put on no airs. That's why she stood out among the tridecked...

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A Star is Reborn

By Kim Kavin | Posted January 2006

Ronno Schouten can still remember the day he stepped aboard the 203-foot Feadship Lady Aviva. It was late 2002, and the badly burned yacht had been rescued from her Red Sea...

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