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Palm Paradise

By Catherine Pearsonphotos by Tom Salyer | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

"We need to pick a fight," I whispered to my boyfriend, Ben, needling him in the side. "Let's make it a big one with lots of shouting. And tears. I can't handle all this dreaminess."It was night one...

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Go-Anywhere Attitude

By Kim Kavin | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

Sure, I'm excited as I approach Latitude, but like everyone else in the dinghy, I can't help but look past her. In any other place, on any given day, odds are the 170-footer would be the biggest boat...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #14: Limitless

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#14: LIMITLESS —315'8"If the largest yacht to fly the American flag from her transom is too rich for your blood—she'd easily cost a few hundred million dollars to build today—then...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

Missile detection systems. Fifty Navy SEALs and/or Royal SAS servicemen as crewmembers. Escape pods that jettison under water to let their high-profile owners get away from paparazzi or pirates....

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #1: Al Salamah

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#1: AL SALAMAH—456'10"When it comes to private yachts, oftentimes a small group of people is paid to keep quiet. But in reference to this nearly 500-footer, a lot of people seem to be getting...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #2: Rising Sun

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#2: RISING SUN—452'8"One and a half football fields long. About 140 feet longer than the distance from home plate to the Green Monster in Fenway Park in Boston. And 16 feet longer than the...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #3: Octopus

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#3: OCTOPUS—414'0"Leave it to The New York Times to refer to this yacht as "relatively miniscule." In a wide-ranging article that ran last March, the paper compared Octopus

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #4: Savarona

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#4: SAVARONA—408'0"Fifty-two and a half feet in beam, graceful Savarona still turns heads more than 75 years after she was launched. She charters in the Med and has hosted everything from...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #5: Alexander

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#5: ALEXANDER—400'2"Built as a cruise ship, Alexander can still handily accommodate more people than most mega-size megayachts: upwards of 80 guests (plus a crew of 60). Imagine what her main...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #6: A

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#6: A—390'4"Klaus Gaeth / Monacoeye.comAYes, you read that name right: This debut is simply named A. For the better part of this year, online forums, blogs, and even general news sites have...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #7: Turama

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#7: TURAMA—381'11"Six-hundred thirty-thousand euros (about $857,000 at presstime) will allow you to charter this former cruise ship. Intended mostly for corporate charters and huge charter...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #8: Atlantis II

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#8: ATLANTIS II—379'7"Do a quick Google search for info on this yacht, and you may come across some Google Maps showing her berthed in her usual spot in Monaco. Atlantis II rarely departs the...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #9: Pelorus

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

#9: PELORUS—377'3"Pelorus was in Denmark earlier this year, after having spent several months at Blohm + Voss' facility in Germany for some maintenance work. While we don't have details on what...

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