#73: LADY MARINA—209'10"
Lady Marina calls Monaco home. She’s the successor to a 164-footer and, like that yacht, features a number of intricate murals. Sergio Mantegazza, a self-made Swiss billionaire (worth more than $2 billion, thanks to the international travel firm Globus), enjoys his yacht so much that he
In recent years this yacht had her bridge deck extended to make more room for guests and the stern modified to accommodate crew better. She’s Saudi-owned.
Y: 1991; B: Cantieri Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/2,250-hp Deutz-MWMs
#75: CEDAR SEA II—208'8"
Her faucets are real gold, and the woodwork is set with real gems. That’s fitting, as the yacht is owned by the same family that owns the international diamond and jewelry company Mondera.
Y: 1985; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp
Thirty-two million dollars will get you the famous yacht upon which the late Dodi al-Fayed wooed the late Princess Diana. Anyone with young children or assistants on call around the clock will like how two guest staterooms lay just outside the master suite.
Y: 1990; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E:
A repeat customer of Benetti (widely reported to be Philip Green, a British retail magnate) took delivery of his latest and largest yacht this spring. If you see her, keep your eyes open for her great tender, Lioncub, a Cigarette Heritage 45 that sports some
#78: FORCE BLUE—206'0"
Formula One team owner Flavio Briatore took in the sights and sounds of the Monaco Grand Prix from the decks of his yacht in May. He often entertains super models and other beauties.
Y: 2002; B: Royal Denship, Denmark; N: Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars
#79: NORTHERN STAR—206'0"
While her country-home interior decor stands in sharp contrast to her rugged exterior looks, Northern Star is intended to be a home away from home for her Canadian owners, who enjoy venturing to unusual places like the Labrador coast of Canada and Nova Scotia.
Y: 2005; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Espen ino Naval
#80: LADY LOLA—205'5"
While the Travel Channel continues to air a program featuring a tour of this yacht given by her former owners, an American couple, Lady Lola has been owned by a European for more than a year now. Besides keeping the name, he kept one of her great toys, a custom 28-foot tender (though we’d hate
A funny thing happened to Darwin Deason, a Texan who runs the computer company ACS, several years ago. He told D Magazine, “We were going to the beach one day, and it was raining like hell, and these friends convinced me to go look at boats. I said, ‘Aw, I don’t want a boat.’ Well, at the end of the day, I had bought an 85-foot
The ex-Cakewalk has been used by a private owner for personal cruises in the Med and other spots for about two years.
Y: 2000; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars
The mahogany-paneled saloon with a working fireplace is the perfect place to relax aboard Virginian. If her walls could talk, imagine the tales they’d tell; people ranging from Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (the Sixth Duke of Westminster) to John Kluge (founder of Metromedia) and even the late Malcolm Forbes (who needs no
#84: LADY CHRISTINA—203'4"
If you’re going to treat yourself to a little luxury, borrow a page from this yacht’s owner: He’s devoted a private saloon and dining area to himself within his suite, plus a duplex bath and the complete upper deck. Considering there are only four guest cabins, friends or family won’t feel terribly slighted