World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #7: Turama

#7: TURAMA—381'11"

Six-hundred thirty-thousand euros (about $857,000 at presstime) will allow you to charter this former cruise ship. Intended mostly for corporate charters and huge charter parties (she boasts accommodations for 70 guests), Turama is also kid-friendly: There's a playroom dedicated to them. As for adults, you can dance the night

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #8: Atlantis II

#8: ATLANTIS II—379'7"

Do a quick Google search for info on this yacht, and you may come across some Google Maps showing her berthed in her usual spot in Monaco. Atlantis II rarely departs the port, which has led some bloggers to wonder whether the Niarchos family, the Greek shipping heirs who own her, would let them take her for a spin.

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #9: Pelorus

#9: PELORUS—377'3"

Pelorus was in Denmark earlier this year, after having spent several months at Blohm + Voss' facility in Germany for some maintenance work. While we don't have details on what was done, we do know about one cool feature she has: a dedicated elevator for taking guests up to the helipad. She then went on to visit Stockholm (an

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #10: Le Grand Bleu

#10: LE GRAND BLEU—370'0"

Who needs tenders like PWCs and rubber ducks? Le Grand Bleu has a 74-foot sailboat and a 67-foot speedboat, both stowed on her vast aft deck along with a helicopter. Eugene Shvidler, an asset-management and oil billionare from Russia who became an American citizen two decades ago, reportedly received the yacht as a gift in

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #11: Lady Moura

#11: LADY MOURA —344'0"

Lady Moura caused more of a stir than usual both on shore and on the Internet during last year's Cannes Film Festival when she ran aground on some rocks. Thankfully a tugboat pulled her free, and the damage to her hull didn't penetrate her fuel tanks. After repairs were completed in Gibraltar, Lady Moura went back to

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #12: Christina O

#12: CHRISTINA O—325'3"

The aptly named Onassis Suite on the bridge deck of this yacht, formerly belonging to the famous Greek tycoon, is larger than some cozy homes (and easily half the apartments in New York City): 736 square feet. A handful of the 18 guest cabins are about 200 square feet, making for pleasing stays on charter. Dimensions aside, the

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #13: Carinthia VII

#13: CARINTHIA VII—321'5"

Carinthia VII is the largest yacht in the world owned solely by a woman, Heidi Horten, a German retail giant. The vessel rarely leaves the International Yacht Club of Antibes in the South of France, but when she has within the past few years, it's been for Dubai.

Y: 2002; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Builder/Tim

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #15: Indian Empress

#15: INDIAN EMPRESS—311'7"

Indian Empress

If you're going to throw a party aboard your boat, then borrow a page from the book of this yacht's owner, Vijay Mallya, the Indian-born liquor billionaire and Formula 1 team owner. In early May, during the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul, he

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #17: Mayan Queen

#17: MAYAN QUEEN—301'8"

The code-named project Safari hit the water in May and should be ready for delivery around the time you're reading this. Through super-sleuthing, we discovered her real name is Mayan Queen, which means her owner is Mexican mining billionaire (and experienced yachtsman) Alberto Baillres. She represents a huge step up from

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #19: Nahlin

#19: NAHLIN—300'0"

Three years and still going, the refit of this nearly 80-year-old yacht continues in Germany. It began at Nobiskrug, but she was seen in March en route to Hamburg, possibly to the Blohm + Voss shipyard, which was a sister company at the time. Strict confidentiality agreements have kept even the smallest details about the refit from

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #20: Nero

#20: NERO—295'6"


Said to be owned by a Turkish national, this lady launched last year but apparently wasn't delivered until this year. Instead of a transom “beach” with a fold-down platform for guests to climb in and out of the water to swim or dive, Nero has an 18-foot-long side

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