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The Yacht that Vanished

By Andy LavinCapt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2008

Years ago, while packing boat-test gear into a Pelican case on the Fort Lauderdale waterfront, I fell into conversation with a white-haired gent in a plaid shirt who’d spent much...

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A Different Kind of Cruising

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted November 2008

Basic black gets the souped-up superyacht treatment from renowned designer Martin Francis.At first glance, this column may seem like it’s in the wrong publication--better suited...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #1: Rising Sun

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#1: RISING SUN—452'8"Rising Sun kicked off 2008 by anchoring in one of her preferred places: North Sound in the British Virgin Islands. Good choice, Larry (that’s Larry...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

With the news of late being dominated by weakness in the economy, politicians bickering over who’s the more qualified presidential candidate, and wildly unstable fuel prices, it’s...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #2: Octopus

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#2: OCTOPUS—414'0"There’s no way Paul Allen’s Octopus was going to host the wedding of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (a.k.a. Brangelina) this spring, despite the breathless...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #3: Le Grand Bleu

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#3: LE GRAND BLEU—370'0''Forty-four-year-old Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler, an oil and gas billionaire born in Russia but who became an American citizen, enjoys cruising on this...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #4: Limitless

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#4: LIMITLESS—315'8"Eleven years after her delivery, despite being eclipsed by larger yachts, this blue-hulled lady continues to impress. Apparently so does her owner,...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #5: Attessa

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#5: ATTESSA—302'4"The major refit and extension of the yacht formerly known as Evergreen continues. Besides extending the LOA given here by about 26 feet, the work involves...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #6: Tatoosh

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#6: TATOOSH—301'8"Greek residents got a good look at Tatoosh, this summer when she spent a few weeks in Athens. But the big buzz about the yacht occurred in France in May...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #7: Lone Ranger

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#7: LONE RANGER—255'0"Forty-eight million dollars will get you this converted icebreaking tug, which has a 31,000-mile range. That puts far-flung corners of the globe within...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #8: Talitha

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#8: TALITHA—247'4"You read that name right: She’s now Talitha, not Talitha G. This summer, shortly after she emerged from a refit at Blohm + Voss that saw the construction...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #9: Laurel

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#9: LAUREL—240'0"If you ever see Laurel, be sure to say hello to the littlest "crewmember," a toddler, who’s the daughter of the captain and the purser. The yacht was built...

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #10: Utopia

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008

#10: UTOPIA—234'9"Despite sarcastic suggestions by Wall Street watchers who want him to sell his toys and prop up their stock holdings, Bill Miller, the Legg Mason Value...

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