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100 Largest Yachts 2009 #96: Trident

Trident | 213'9" ( tie )

In June, during a tour of Dutch-based builders, I got a chance to take a short cruise around Amsterdam aboard this 214-foot beauty. And even though her Donald-Starkey interior was not yet complete, I did get to check out some of her more striking design elements. From the centerpiece elevator that Feadship rightly describes thusly: “[it looks] as if [its] inside a solid block of marble,” to the mirrored ceilings of her skylounge that make this already massive yacht feel three times her actual height, her interior is nothing short of exotic. Add to that exterior features like semi-circular extensions with glass bulwarks on the aft deck and what Feadship calls “fashion plates” on her stern that are meant to visually tie together her three decks, and you’ve got a vessel that’s as stylish as she is big. And though we took our river cruise nice and slow, Trident has a maximum speed of 16 knots.

Y: 2009; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland: N: De Voogt N.A.; H: steel; E: unknown

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009

This article originally appeared in the July 2009 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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