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Big Bills, Little Bills

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted September 2006 | Add a Comment

The fish is peeling line off my heavy-duty Penn International 70VS like a Japanese bullet train hell-bent to make one station stop—freedom. Fighting 22 pounds of drag at strike, the unseen and...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #23: Alysia

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

#23: ALYSIA—279’8”This is the sistership to Annaliesse, both of which were built to address the growing demand for large-party charters. And for her weekly rate of E504,000 (about $647,500 at...

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2006

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

Gentle reader, it's time we had a talk. We've noticed you've been behaving rather, well, peculiar lately. You know, like how you've been describing leaving your car in your driveway as Med-mooring....

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #1: Al Salamah

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#1: AL SALAMAH—456’10”CNN said it best about Al Salamah: "a vessel beside which most similar boats look like little more than glorified pedalos." That’s not hard to do, considering she rises...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #2: Rising Sun

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#2: RISING SUN—452’8"Residents and visitors alike in the British Virgin Islands got a good look at Rising Sun, which adorns our cover, a few months ago, when she dropped anchor near The Bitter...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #3: Octopus

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#3: OCTOPUS—414’0”Even though she’s not the largest private yacht in the world, she’s arguably the most popular, at least judging by the number of pages and page views devoted to her on our...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #4: Savarona

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#4: SAVARONA—408’0”If there’s any doubt that people in general, not just regular readers like you, can’t get enough of these yachts, then here’s your proof: There’s a Turkish restaurant in...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #5: Alexander

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#5: ALEXANDER—400’2”This former cruise ship can accommodate upwards of 80 guests. That’s a big attraction for large charter parties as well as corporate charters. Among the 26 guest staterooms...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #6: Turama

By | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#6: TURAMA—381’11”Seventy guests and 60 crew can fill the decks of Turama, and still there’d be plenty of elbowroom left over. The main saloon has a grand piano as well as a dance floor, plus a...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #7: Atlantis II

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#7: ATLANTIS II—379’7”When the Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos was alive, he commissioned this yacht as a replacement for one he gave to Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd. Atlantis II remains in...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #8: Pelorus

By | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#8: PELORUS—377’3”Pelorus and her owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, spent the winter cruising in the Indian Ocean, including the Seychelles and the Maldives. The yacht has a clever...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #9: Le Grand Bleu

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#9: LE GRAND BLEU—370’0”Here’s the second of three yachts on our list that are owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich (see Pelorus and Ecstasea). Or does he still own her? Rumor-mill

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