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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:
#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
#69: WHITE ROSE OF DRACHS —213'2"
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
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
#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:
#73: LADY MARINA—209'10"
Lady Marina calls Monaco home. She’s the successor to a 164-footer and, like that yacht, features a number of intricate murals. Sergio Mantegazza, a self-made Swiss billionaire (worth more than $2 billion, thanks to the international travel firm Globus), enjoys his yacht so much that he
In recent years this yacht had her bridge deck extended to make more room for guests and the stern modified to accommodate crew better. She’s Saudi-owned.
Y: 1991; B: Cantieri Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/2,250-hp Deutz-MWMs
#75: CEDAR SEA II—208'8"
Her faucets are real gold, and the woodwork is set with real gems. That’s fitting, as the yacht is owned by the same family that owns the international diamond and jewelry company Mondera.
Y: 1985; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp
Thirty-two million dollars will get you the famous yacht upon which the late Dodi al-Fayed wooed the late Princess Diana. Anyone with young children or assistants on call around the clock will like how two guest staterooms lay just outside the master suite.
Y: 1990; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E:
A repeat customer of Benetti (widely reported to be Philip Green, a British retail magnate) took delivery of his latest and largest yacht this spring. If you see her, keep your eyes open for her great tender, Lioncub, a Cigarette Heritage 45 that sports some
#78: FORCE BLUE—206'0"
Formula One team owner Flavio Briatore took in the sights and sounds of the Monaco Grand Prix from the decks of his yacht in May. He often entertains super models and other beauties.
Y: 2002; B: Royal Denship, Denmark; N: Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars