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CRN’s Dislopen Concept

CRN says it looked at everything from the big, fast Mangustas to the dreamy Wally Island concept and came up with something roughly in between. Its Dislopen design, launched in July in London, looks like the improbable outcome of a marriage between a lightweight, aluminum express cruiser and a heavy steel

Star Power

About a decade ago, 43 meters (141 feet) was considered big for a megayacht. I remember interviewing a leading stylist and interior designer back then, and he was shaking his head at the contracts for custom 150-footers he was just beginning to receive.

CRN's Emerald Star

Funny how quickly things change. These days yachts that

Mind, Body, and Spirit

From the crest on her superstructure to the owner's-suite balcony, Ability personifies custom construction.

I've never had the urge to pet a yacht the way I'd pet a puppy, but this time I just couldn't help myself.

I was standing in the skylounge of Ability, and there before me was a veritable fur fest: a large

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #53: Taipan

#53: Taipan—172'0"

The master suite onboard this Asian-themed lady has a great feature: Mandarin characters representing long life, luck, and good health, carved out of teak. The yacht’s name is also carved there.

Y: 1982/1998; B: CRN, Italy/Rybovich Spencer, USA (refit); N: Builder/Calhoun & Co.; H: Steel; E: 2/1,120-hp Blackstones

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #88: Kanaloa

#88: Kanaloa—157'5"

Mediterranean and Caribbean chartering are the order of the day—or should we say week, at a rate of $220,000. While only one guest at a time can enjoy her towable donut, upwards of six can get splashed while being pulled along on the banana boat.

Y: 1996; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp

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

#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 from the Jacuzzi or lounges on the sundeck.

Y: 1999; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

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

#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 while under the same Saudi ownership. She calls Port Camille Rayon in France home.

Y: 1987; B: CRN, Italy; N: Terence Disdale/ Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/3,312-hp

CRN Saramour

Increasingly over the past several years, builders of custom yachts worldwide have been adding semicustom series to their offerings. It's a move that's paid off handsomely for some yards: Not only have they been able to retain more control over design and construction costs, but also they've fulfilled the desires of buyers looking for lower-priced yachts that can be ready months—and, in

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