World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #49: Ilona
Visit YouTube, and you'll see a great demo of an expandable table custom-made for Ilona. The Internet is replete with plenty of other information about this lady, too, but most of it's wrong. For example, there are reports that the yacht cost anywhere from $70 to $80 million to build, none of which are substantiated. What is fact, however, is that her owner, Frank Lowy, made millions and billions with shopping malls in Australia and around the world, including New York City.
Y: 2003; B: Amels, Holland; N: builder/Redman Whiteley Dixon; H: steel; E: 2/2,500-hp Caterpillars
This article originally appeared in the August 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.