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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #35: Excellence III

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

#35: EXCELLENCE III—187'10"Considering Herb Chambers, a successful car dealer, sold the larger successor he was building to replace this yacht, he decided to keep this "small" lady after all....

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #36: Ultima III

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

#36 ULTIMA III—187'9"Actor Christian Slater, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, and many more boldface names cocktailed and dined aboard Ultima III during the Cannes Film Festival in May, at...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #37: Bad Girl

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

#37: BAD GIRL—186'0"Ya gotta love a boat with a name like this-though we wonder if the implied meaning got conveyed in translation for the Italians who saw her cruising their coastline all...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #38: Sirona III

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

#38: SIRONA III—185'4"Despite having a fleet of cruise ships at his disposal, Mickey Arison (of Carnival Cruise Lines) knows that yachts are where it’s at, considering this is the second one on...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #39: Lady J

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

#39: LADY J—162'6"Between conflicting anecdotal evidence and Coast Guard records, getting this yacht’s LOA straight has been a challenge. For years we had her at 185 feet LOA, but someone told...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #40: Pangaea

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

#40: PANGAEA—184'0"With her 65,000-gallon fuel capacity, Pangaea can and does voyage far and wide, having visited Tahiti, Bermuda, and the United States within the past three years. Her take-on...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #41: Allegro

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

#41: ALLEGRO—183'7"This summer media outlets were abuzz with stories quoting reliable sources that Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino mogul, purchased this three-year-old yacht. They also claimed...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #42: Huntress

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

#42: HUNTRESS—180'5"A two-deck atrium greets visitors when they step through Huntress’ main entrance. Her owner refers to the area commonly called the skylounge as a family room-you can see it...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #43: Altitude

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

#43: ALTITUDE—180'4"Despite her high-gloss, sophisticated interior, Altitude is all about fun. She’s equipped with PWCs, a nearly 30-foot sportfisherman, sailing dinghies, kayaks, and a water...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #44: Platinum

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

#44: PLATINUM—179'4"The same American has owned this cruiser since the day we started tracking America’s largest yachts more than 20 years ago. He’s protective of his privacy, so few details...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #45: Starfire

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

#45: STARFIRE—178'0"You may feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to the 1920’s or 1930’s aboard Starfire, given her decor. But she’s a thoroughly modern maiden, with high-speed WiFi, a...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #46: Fortunate Sun

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

#46: FORTUNATE SUN—177'0" Christofer Suffeleers#45: FORTUNATE SUN—177'0" Seen in Venice, Italy, in July, Fortunate Sun has done a lot of Med cruising over the years. Her original owner...

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #47: Katharine

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

#47: KATHARINE—177'0"Katharine is one of many yachts equipped with special ocean-monitoring equipment from the International SeaKeepers Society. It collects data on everything from water...

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