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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #89: Esmeralda

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

#89: ESMERALDA—201'7"Esmeralda caters to large charter parties, given her 11 staterooms. Her 33-foot beam also means there’s plenty of room on all four decks.Y: 1981; B: Codecasa; Italy; N:...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #90: New Sunrise

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

#90: NEW SUNRISE—201'1"Charter guests can tickle the ivories in this canoe-sterned yacht’s saloon, or they can admire the sunrise insignia (golden, of course) on her mast from the Jacuzzi or...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #91: Il Vagabondo Again

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

#91: IL VAGABONDO AGAIN—200'7"Owners sometimes do the strangest things: This yacht was rechristened with the name you see here after being known as Il Vagabondo, but all while under the same...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #92: Darnice III

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

#92: DARNICE III—200'1"When this yacht was being built at Benetti, her owner had a stake in the shipyard. She could still be owned by that same person, a Libyan by birth who held Italian and...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #93: April Fool

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

#93: APRIL FOOL—200'0"Fittingly, this lady was launched on April 1. An American acquired her early in the construction process, under the project name Lioness. Not much is known about her at...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #94: Madiz

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

#94: MADIZ—200'0"This iron-hulled lady was known as the royal yacht HMS Hiniesta in service of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. She’s been in Greece undergoing a thorough refit,...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #95: Mylin IV

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

#95: MYLIN IV—200'0"This is the fourth Mylin commissioned by the late Ted Arison of Carnival Cruise Lines and is presently owned by his son Micky, who runs Carnival and also the Miami Heat...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #96: Phoenix

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

#96: PHOENIX—200'0"Despite quietly selling within the past year, Phoenix retains her original name. The upper deck’s lounge is truly the main saloon, with a nine-foot-high vaulted ceiling that’...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #97: White Rabbit

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

#97: WHITE RABBIT—200'0"If you approach this trimaran from aft, you might naturally conclude that the small, teak-lined platform extending out at the water level is a swim platform. But in...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #98: Mduse

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

#98: MDUSE—198'10"While we were told by a reliable source last summer that she’d sold and been renamed Ithaka, that deal didn’t go through, as she remains listed for $52.5 million. She’s a...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #99: Nara

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

#99: NARA—198'5"The family of the late Rafik Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon who was assassinated in early 2005, continues to use this yacht, which he enjoyed for many years.Y: 1979; B:...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #100: Blue Moon

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

#100: BLUE MOON—198'0"When the American who commissioned this, his second Feadship, attended the christening ceremony, he reportedly told Dick Van Lent, head of the shipyard, something along...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #4: Al Said

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

#4: AL SAID—340'0"The royal yacht of Oman also flies the flag of Oman, something you certainly don’t see every day. Her homeport is in the city of Muscat in (you guessed it) Oman.Y: 1982; B:...

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