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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #61: Haida G

#61: HAIDA G—218'0"

From the tips of her masts to the top of her yellow funnel and right on down to her fantail stern and her original (yes, original) engines, Haida G is a glorious example of a classic yacht. She was once owned by Hollywood producer Robert Stigwood, but her current owner, a European, likes keeping a lower profile. You can charter

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #62: White Cloud

#62: WHITE CLOUD—218'0"

Two years ago we’d received word that this yacht had been extended from 197 feet LOA and undergone a dramatic interior change, though we were told conflicting information on the new LOA, so we kept her original length in last year’s edition of “The World’s 100 Largest Yachts.” But the length here is what at least one service yard

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #63: Dilbar

#63: DILBAR—216'6"

There are hot tubs, then there are Jacuzzi tubs, and then, there’s Dilbar’s setup: a waterfall Jacuzzi, on the flying bridge. Should anyone fail to find that enough of a diversion, there’s also an outdoor cinema and an outdoor disco.

Y: 2005; B: Oceanco, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,400-hp

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #64: Al Menwar

#64: AL MENWAR—216'5"

This Middle Eastern-owned yacht was put on the brokerage market for the first time, for $20 million, several months ago, but as this list was being updated, we received word an offer was on the table. The new owner is getting an unusual yacht: All of the guest accommodations are on the upper deck, just aft of the bridge, and the

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #67: Ambrosia

#67: AMBROSIA—213'3"

This is the third same-named Benetti for her owner, Taiwan native Ambrose Young, but she’s his and the yard’s first with azipod propulsion. Her interior is Art Deco, but an exterior element will probably be discussed more: Two stripes encircle the large dome on her mast.

B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: Steel; E:

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #68: Wedge Too

#68: WEDGE TOO—213'3"

Lebanese deputy Prime Minister Issam Fares and his wife Hala have entertained many international dignitaries, ranging from political to philanthropic figures, onboard their Feadship. The teak panels lining her superstructure clue you in to the fact that this is a

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #69: White Rose of Drachs


Talk about a royal welcome: Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, christened this canoe-stern yacht two years ago. You’re apt to see her in Cap d’Ail, France. You might also see a press briefing or two onboard, as her owner, Michael Evans of the UK’s Evans Property Group, has done so in

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #70: Shemara

#70: SHEMARA—212'0"

Harry Hyams, a retired British property developer, has owned this yacht for several years. If his name is familiar, it’s because earlier this year he became the victim of Britain’s biggest-ever theft: 80 million (about $150 million) worth of art from his manor house. His collection is said to be rivaled only by that of the Queen

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #71: Van Triumph

#71: VAN TRIUMPH—212'0"

Van Triumph is a yacht surrounded by mystery; we’ve been trying unsuccessfully for two years to determine whether she’s in the hands of a new owner. Hong Kong financier David Lieu kept her close to home for many years and offered her for sale for $12 million in 2004.

Y: 1984; B: Supercraft, Hong Kong; N: Builder; H: