Megayachts

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #21: Ice

#21: ICE—295'3"

Do you remember your 40th birthday party? As cool as it might have been, it has to pale in comparison to what Suleiman Kerimov, the owner of Ice, did: The Russian oilman and investor paid singers Christina Aguilera and Shakira to perform. (When your estimated worth exceeds $17 billion, you can do things like that.) Seems he views

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #22: Lauren L

#22: LAUREN L—295'3"

Last year, when Liveras Yachts purchased this boat, then known as Constellation, we knew the yacht-management company would have her undergo a refit—and what a refit it turned out to be. Her sixth deck was extended fully to become a sundeck and to reconfigure the space dedicated to the sauna, hair saloon, and other health

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #23: Asean Lady

#23: ASEAN LADY—289'0"

Say what you will about Asean Lady's unusual two-hull design, but there's proven principle behind it. Based on an outrigger canoe, it provides a more stable platform in some seas; in fact, the owner, Brian Chang (who also owns the yard which built her), got the idea while watching boats and ships rock and roll in big seas. Of

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #24: Arctic P

#24: ARCTIC P—288'7"

When Arctic P headed to Tahiti early this spring, one person in particular was probably more excited about stepping aboard than anyone else: the lucky bidder who won a week's charter in the region. The yacht's owner, Australian media magnate James Packer, donated a trip in Tahiti as an auction item during Rock for the Cure, a

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #26: Kingdom 5KR

#26: KINGDOM 5KR—281'9"

This floating palace has another floating palace to compete against: Her owner, Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia, has a new Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial passenger jet, as a private plane. Somehow we don't think Kingdom 5KR will lose out, considering the prince has both relaxed and run his business empire aboard

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #27: Alysia

#27: ALYSIA—279'8"

With a nearly one-to-one guest-to-crew ratio, Alysia ensures charter guests are pampered to the max. That's why she's able to demand—and get—weekly rates ranging from €434,000 to €696,500 plus expenses. What are "expenses"? Things like champagnes and premium alcohol, harbor and agency fees, and of course

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #28: Delma

#28: DELMA—279'8"

Last year we were informed that this lady was strictly being used for personal and family trips, but she's actually available for charter, too. In fact, she'll be doing a special charter in Croatia, Slovenia, and Montenegro from late August through early September, where guests will additionally enjoy private on-land excursions to caves,

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #29: O'Mega

#29: O'MEGA—270'7"

What could be better than starting your day with a rousing ride on a banana boat, partaking in a little windsurfing and water skiing, and winding up the day with yoga and pilates in a climate-controlled studio? All of that and more are available aboard O'Mega. Her ability to handle charters with 32 people has attracted

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #30: Alfa Nero

#30: ALFA NERO—269'0"

When Alfa Nero made her boat-show debut at last year's Monaco Yacht Show, even the most jaded attendees found their jaws dropping. From the aft-deck pool made all the more impressive due to a see-through section in the transom to the fact that the pool can transform into the helipad when the water is drained and the floor

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #31: Sarafsa

#31: SARAFSA—269'0"

Sarafsa

Four years of secrecy preceded the delivery of this six-deck beauty a few months ago. In fact, known only as Project 54 until she emerged from Devonport's build shed, the yacht was one of the best-kept

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #32: Golden Odyssey

#32: GOLDEN ODYSSEY—265'7"

Way before it was popular to be eco-minded, Prince Khalid bin Sultan, the assistant defense minister of Saudi Arabia, was worried about the impact man was having on the ocean and its inhabitants, particularly coral reefs. So for nearly 20 years, he's been welcoming scientists aboard this yacht for research trips. But there's fun

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #33: Bart Roberts

#33: BART ROBERTS—265'0"

When a young (think thirtysomething) Saudi purchased this converted ice breaker, one of the first things he had done to the yacht was change her hull from black to red. Her funnel still boasts a crossed-sword design, in keeping with her pirate name. Not all was fun and games aboard, though. Last August a lawsuit was filed in a New

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