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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #22: Fortunato

#22: FORTUNATO—204'5"

Some yachts show off new paint jobs, others show off an extension or restyling. Not to be outdone, shortly after New Year’s Day, Fortunato showed off a cool new accessory: a water slide. It lets guests take a thrilling trip from the uppermost deck down into the sea. You can learn more by visiting her Web site,

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #23: Mylin IV

#23: MYLIN IV—200'0"

Seen in Norway in July, Mylin IV has been visiting northern climes in summertime for the past few years. She’s the larger of two yachts (see no. 38) belonging to Mickey Arison, head of Carnival Cruise Lines. His late father was the original owner and named her for his wife, Lin.

Y: 1992; B: Feadship/Royal Royal Van

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #24: April Fool

#24: APRIL FOOL—199'10"

Despite what other yachts her size range feature, April Fool has just four guest staterooms. Her owner planned to cruise with just intimate parties, so he didn’t feel the need to add more. When the sun becomes too much but guests still want to enjoy the alfresco ambiance, retractable awnings on the sundeck come to the

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #25: Mduse

#25: MDUSE—198'10"

Mduse, whose name means jellyfish in French, is the second yacht on our list owned by Paul Allen (see no. 2). He’s traveled to some amazing places onboard, including the Amazon River. That’s also where rock star Peter Gabriel reportedly put good use to the onboard recording studio. This year he pulled into New Orleans for Jazz

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #26: Blue Moon

#26: BLUE MOON—198'0"

You’ll have to pardon the residents of Milwaukee who went a little nuts last July when this yacht pulled into town. You see, some of them swore they saw Oprah Winfrey and her film crew on or near the boat, and naturally some of them assumed the yacht belonged to her. Even a local NBC affiliate was amazed by Blue Moon,

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #27: Paraffin

#27: PARAFFIN—197'2"

Why would a 400-bottle wine collection be aboard a yacht unless there was a gimbaled champagne holder to accompany them, to prevent precious drops from spilling? Seriously, you’ve got to see the perfectly polished, beautifully inscribed holder aboard Paraffin. Custom made by a Dutch company called Bottler and designed by the

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #28: Pegasus

#28: PEGASUS—196'9"

Formerly known as Aviva II, this lady had us a bit confused last year. One reliable source insisted her owner under that name was American, while others declared the owner was British but was getting interest from an American. Turns out the latter was true and he ended up buying the yacht.

Y: 2004; B: Oceanco, Holland;

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #29: Oasis

#29: OASIS—194'9"

When this yacht’s owner was putting together the build and design team, he chose Glade Johnson for the styling because he was a fan of Johnson’s handiwork aboard another Lrssen, Capri. He and his wife also wanted the sundeck to serve multiple purposes, so it not only accommodates touch-and-go helicopter operations but also transforms

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #30: Intuition II

#30: INTUITION II—193'7"

A familiar site in the Northeast, Intuition II often spends summers in Sag Harbor, New York. She was launched as Spica, a pilot ship, and still retains some of that commercial charm in her styling. But inside she’s all yacht class, with dark wood paneling.

Y: 1974/1999; B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK),

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #31: Calixe

#31: CALIXE—193'0"

Wendy McCaw, the Californian who’s been embroiled in a two-year-long battle with employees of her newspaper, the Santa Barbara News-Press, keeps her Feadship at the International Yacht Club of Antibes in France in the summertime. Some of the media who’ve been following the brawl have mentioned the yacht’s luxury and scope ("the size of

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #32: Linda Lou

#32: LINDA LOU—191'10"

With just four guest staterooms on her lower deck, Linda Lou ensures friends and family of the owners are comfortably accommodated. Birch, elm, madrona, and teak are used for wall panels and/or soles throughout the yacht.

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #33: Seawolf

#33: SEAWOLF—190'8"

This yacht’s recent history as far as her name is concerned is a bit confusing, so bear with us. A few years ago, when she was converted from her origins as a Dutch pilot ship, she was christened Seawolfe, then Seawolfe C. An American purchased her and rechristened her Dolce Far Niente, but now that yet another American owns her, he’s

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #34: Helios

#34: HELIOS—189'3"

A six-month refit at Knight & Carver in San Diego transformed this yacht’s saloon, six staterooms, and sundeck into beach-chic areas. Her owners wanted her interior, which was decidedly elegant European, to be more contemporary and reflect their fun, relaxed personalities yet still be sophisticated.

Y: 2001; B: Oceanco, South

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