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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #27: Paraffin

#27: PARAFFIN—197'2"

Why would a 400-bottle wine collection be aboard a yacht unless there was a gimbaled champagne holder to accompany them, to prevent precious drops from spilling? Seriously, you’ve got to see the perfectly polished, beautifully inscribed holder aboard Paraffin. Custom made by a Dutch company called Bottler and designed by the

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #28: Pegasus

#28: PEGASUS—196'9"

Formerly known as Aviva II, this lady had us a bit confused last year. One reliable source insisted her owner under that name was American, while others declared the owner was British but was getting interest from an American. Turns out the latter was true and he ended up buying the yacht.

Y: 2004; B: Oceanco, Holland;

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #29: Oasis

#29: OASIS—194'9"

When this yacht’s owner was putting together the build and design team, he chose Glade Johnson for the styling because he was a fan of Johnson’s handiwork aboard another Lrssen, Capri. He and his wife also wanted the sundeck to serve multiple purposes, so it not only accommodates touch-and-go helicopter operations but also transforms

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #30: Intuition II

#30: INTUITION II—193'7"

A familiar site in the Northeast, Intuition II often spends summers in Sag Harbor, New York. She was launched as Spica, a pilot ship, and still retains some of that commercial charm in her styling. But inside she’s all yacht class, with dark wood paneling.

Y: 1974/1999; B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK),

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #31: Calixe

#31: CALIXE—193'0"

Wendy McCaw, the Californian who’s been embroiled in a two-year-long battle with employees of her newspaper, the Santa Barbara News-Press, keeps her Feadship at the International Yacht Club of Antibes in France in the summertime. Some of the media who’ve been following the brawl have mentioned the yacht’s luxury and scope ("the size of

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #32: Linda Lou

#32: LINDA LOU—191'10"

With just four guest staterooms on her lower deck, Linda Lou ensures friends and family of the owners are comfortably accommodated. Birch, elm, madrona, and teak are used for wall panels and/or soles throughout the yacht.

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #33: Seawolf

#33: SEAWOLF—190'8"

This yacht’s recent history as far as her name is concerned is a bit confusing, so bear with us. A few years ago, when she was converted from her origins as a Dutch pilot ship, she was christened Seawolfe, then Seawolfe C. An American purchased her and rechristened her Dolce Far Niente, but now that yet another American owns her, he’s

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #34: Helios

#34: HELIOS—189'3"

A six-month refit at Knight & Carver in San Diego transformed this yacht’s saloon, six staterooms, and sundeck into beach-chic areas. Her owners wanted her interior, which was decidedly elegant European, to be more contemporary and reflect their fun, relaxed personalities yet still be sophisticated.

Y: 2001; B: Oceanco, South

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

#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. She charters for F340,000 (about $462,400) per week in the Med and Caribbean, and she boasts a skylounge that converts to a theater, complete with Surround Sound.

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

#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 the invitation of her owner, makeup mogul Ron Perelman.

Y: 1998; B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: builder; H: steel; E: 2/1,877-hp

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

#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 summer. The yacht has Xbox and Playstation units for the kiddie crowd plus more than 400 movies on demand.

Y: 1992; B: Brooke Yachts, England; N: Luigi

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

#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 our list that he owns (see no. 23). Since Arison also owns the Miami Heat basketball team, he’s docked Sirona III near the arena for certain games.

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

#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 us she was stretched to 190 feet-around the same time that we saw her listed at 162'6'' in Coast Guard documentation. Turns out the Coast Guard confused her LWL

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