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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #82: Attessa

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Attessa | 225'0" ( 71 ) Billionaire industrialist, shipping magnate, and true boat lover Dennis Washington owns this 226-foot beauty, which has a storied past despite her youthful appearance. She...

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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #78: Martha Ann

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Martha Ann | 229'6" ( 67 ) ( tie )Martha Ann’s a globe-trotter of the first order. Since her launch in December 2007, she’s already made landfall in a host of palm-fringed ports in the Bahamas and...

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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #65: Predator

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Predator | 238'8" ( 54 ) At first glance Predator may seem like something out of a Jules Verne novel, but she is very real and very eye-catching. Her axe-bow design is actually a throwback to ships...

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The World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009 #46: Madsummer

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Madsummer | ( tie ) 257'2"Do you have a million bucks you’re looking to do something with? Well, you could use it to charter this American-owned 257-footer for the week. And what a yacht you’d get...

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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #31: Vibrant Curiosity

By | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Vibrant Curiosity | 280'4"Talk about pedigree. Vibrant Curiosity is the fourth in Oceanco’s line of Y700-code yachts, which means she counts as sisterships fellow Top 100-ers like Alfa Nero (35) and...

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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #23: Dubawi

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009Dubawi | 297'2"A lot of effort goes into any refit, but converting a 20-year-old passenger ship that’s six decks tall and just one yard short of a football field into a...

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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #12: Dilbar

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

DEBUT: Dilbar -- 360'9" ( tie )Known as project Opal during her construction, Dilbar launched in 2008. Since then she’s often been mistaken for other yachts by amateur yachtspotters, most often the...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2009

By | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

There’s no denying that, economically speaking, this has been a turbulent year all over the world. And yet flipping through the 2009 edition of "The Power...

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American Custom Yachts 90

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Back in 1989, Monterey Marine, which became American Custom Yachts (ACY), launched a vessel named Renegade. At 80 feet LOA, her displacement was a mere 120,000 pounds, even with twin 7,000-hp MTU...

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Blue Belle

By Alan Harperphotos by Klaus... | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Room for 12 guests, 32 crew, and two 20-plus-foot sportboats.No, your eyes do not deceive you: This yacht’s hull is blue. Not just any blue, but baby blue—perhaps the babiest blue ever applied to...

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Big bucks

By Brad Dunn | Posted July 2009 | Add a Comment

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced in April that about $13 million in grants would go to 14 major boating infrastructure projects from Florida to Washington. As part of the U.S. Fish and...

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The Yacht that Vanished

By Andy LavinCapt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

Years ago, while packing boat-test gear into a Pelican case on the Fort Lauderdale waterfront, I fell into conversation with a white-haired gent in a plaid shirt who’d spent much of his life...

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A Different Kind of Cruising

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

Basic black gets the souped-up superyacht treatment from renowned designer Martin Francis.At first glance, this column may seem like it’s in the wrong publication--better suited to Motor Trend,...

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