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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #77: Lionheart

#77: LIONHEART—206'7"

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

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #78: Force Blue

#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

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #79: Northern Star

#79: NORTHERN STAR—206'0"

While her country-home interior decor stands in sharp contrast to her rugged exterior looks, Northern Star is intended to be a home away from home for her Canadian owners, who enjoy venturing to unusual places like the Labrador coast of Canada and Nova Scotia.

Y: 2005; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Espen ino Naval

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #80: Lady Lola

#80: LADY LOLA—205'5"

While the Travel Channel continues to air a program featuring a tour of this yacht given by her former owners, an American couple, Lady Lola has been owned by a European for more than a year now. Besides keeping the name, he kept one of her great toys, a custom 28-foot tender (though we’d hate

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #81: Apogee

#81: APOGEE—205'0"

A funny thing happened to Darwin Deason, a Texan who runs the computer company ACS, several years ago. He told D Magazine, “We were going to the beach one day, and it was raining like hell, and these friends convinced me to go look at boats. I said, ‘Aw, I don’t want a boat.’ Well, at the end of the day, I had bought an 85-foot

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #82: Fortunato

#82: FORTUNATO—204'5"

The ex-Cakewalk has been used by a private owner for personal cruises in the Med and other spots for about two years.

Y: 2000; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #83: Virginian

#83: VIRGINIAN—204'2"

The mahogany-paneled saloon with a working fireplace is the perfect place to relax aboard Virginian. If her walls could talk, imagine the tales they’d tell; people ranging from Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (the Sixth Duke of Westminster) to John Kluge (founder of Metromedia) and even the late Malcolm Forbes (who needs no

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #84: Lady Christina

#84: LADY CHRISTINA—203'4"

If you’re going to treat yourself to a little luxury, borrow a page from this yacht’s owner: He’s devoted a private saloon and dining area to himself within his suite, plus a duplex bath and the complete upper deck. Considering there are only four guest cabins, friends or family won’t feel terribly slighted

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #86: Rasselas

#86: RASSELAS—203'4"

If you compare interior photos of this Rasselas to her predecessor, another Feadship about 30 feet smaller, you might conclude that she’s a carbon copy. But in reality, there are big differences between the two, though mostly on the technology side. One stylistic difference, though, is evident right below the mast: An open area

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #87: Sarah

#87: SARAH—203'4"

Sarah is just one of many yachts that have enjoyed cruising in Spain in recent years. Donald Starkey oversaw both her styling and interior design. Fully forward on her uppermost deck is a Jacuzzi tub, one of the best spots in the house for taking in the view.

Y: 2002; B: Amels Shipyard,

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #88: Solemar

#88: SOLEMAR—201'8"

The owner’s suite is a two-deck affair on the main deck aboard Solemar. Just one question, though: Who could possibly concentrate on work in the office, raised on the same level as the lounge/day room, considering it offers panoramic views? Take the virtual tour yourself at

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