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

#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 the hands of the Niarchos family and is nearly always tied stern-to in Monaco’s Port Hercule. She did leave the marina briefly in May, however, in the days

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #8: Pelorus

#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 assortment of hatches that open up or fold down to reveal various tenders and their respective launching systems as well as

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #10: Lady Moura

#10: LADY MOURA—344’0”

To say that Lady Moura is impressive is like saying Claude Monet was a good painter. She towers over every other yacht in Monaco’s Port Hercule, where you’ll typically find her in the summer, and is kept in pristine condition. She’s been accompanied over the years by a variety of yachts that

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #11: Christina O

#11: CHRISTINA O—325’3”

If we had a dollar for each time a gossip sheet or entertainment magazine showed pictures of a celebrity aboard “his yacht” or “her yacht,” we’d own one of these ourselves. So we had to laugh when British rag OK! featured Sean “P Diddy” Combs on its cover in August 2005, posing aboard Christina O beneath the cover

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #12: Carinthia VII

#12: CARINTHIA VII— 321’5”

When 19-year-old Heidi Jelinek walked into a hotel bar in 1959, little did she suspect that she’d end up one of the richest people in the world. Today, known as Heidi Horten, she’s worth about $3 billion, according to Forbes, and does what many wealthy individuals do: travels to various vacation

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #13: Limitless

#13: LIMITLESS—315’8”

Forty-one feet wide, Limitless has abundant room for her owner, American Leslie Wexner (CEO of Limited Brands, which owns The Limited, Victoria’s Secret, and other apparel stores), and guests to spread out and relax. While you can see the layout of her various decks on Lrssen’s Web site, you

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #14: Evergreen

#14: EVERGREEN—302’4”

Given the strength of sales throughout the megayacht market, especially in this stratospheric size range, it’s strange to see that this yacht has been for sale for the past several years. She can accommodate 28 guests, features a karaoke lounge, and belongs to Evergreen shipping corporation founder and chairman Chang

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #16: Nahlin

#16: NAHLIN—300’0”

Nahlin arrived at Nobiskrug in Germany last summer for a long and undoubtedly laborious restoration, given her age and condition. From the 1980’s through the late 1990’s, she’d been left to deteriorate in Romania, having been used as a restaurant for a few decades prior to that. And while she’d been partially refitted earlier

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #17: Ice

#17: ICE—295’3”

Formerly known as Air under Italian ownership, this Lrssen sold to 40-year-old oil billionaire Suleiman Kerimov of Russia last year. The yacht ventured from Barcelona to Antigua before ringing in 2006, then visited Aruba in March, where some people were under the impression that she belonged to

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #18: Constellation


There was some confusion as to whether or not this vessel belonged on our list. Part of the reason was we’d confused her with same-named (and similar-size) Oceanco belonging to a Middle Eastern head of state, and for the purposes of this list, we exclude yachts such as that. Confusion over, we now know that this

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #19: Asean Lady

#19: ASEAN LADY—289’0”

While Brian Chang, the head of China’s Yantai-Raffles Shipyard and Asean Lady’s owner, commissioned his yacht to withstand rough weather better than traditional motoryachts, he certainly didn’t expect to have to put her to the test the way she was in 2004. Anchored off Phuket, Thailand that December, the yacht experienced the