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The World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2005 Page 9

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2005

By Diane M. Byrne

   

Rasselas (#73)
Photo: Christopher Suffeleers
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70. FORTUNATO 204'5"
The American couple who had this yacht, then-named Cakewalk, available for charter for the last few years sold her last fall. Thus far the yacht’s current owner has kept her for private use.
Y: 2000; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

71. VIRGINIAN 204'2"
Last winter Virginian received an overhaul of some of her mechanical systems and modifications to her mahogany woodwork. She’s available for charter in the French and Italian Rivieras; she’d been listed for sale earlier this year as well, though her disappearance from major listings has led us to believe she’s changed hands.
Y: 1990; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,630-hp MANs

72. LADY CHRISTINA 203'4"
More than 1,000 red, white, blue, and orange balloons were released at the April launch party for this new Oceanco. Balloons seemed to be the theme of the day, as a magician made various balloon figures for the children who were in attendance. Lady Christina is probably departing the shipyard for her maiden Med voyage as you read this.
Y: 2005; B: Oceanco, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

73. RASSELAS 203'4"
This is the second Feadship for the same American owner, whose previous same-named yacht was kept in mint condition from her delivery in 1994 to her sale at the Monaco Yacht Show last September. If you’re a literary fan, you’ll realize that her name is the same as a character from a Samuel Johnson tome. Like the previous yacht, this one features mahogany throughout. And like a few yachts on this list, she totes a 26-foot Vikal Limo tender (a custom-made mahogany runabout).
Y: 2005; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

74. SARAH 203'4"
A 36-foot-wide “vista lounge” serves as the skylounge aboard this five-decker. No one would blame the owner for not wanting to venture forth from his suite, however, given that it comprises about 1,100 square feet—or more, if you include the adjacent cabin that can serve as his office.
Y: 2002; B: Amels Shipyard, Holland; N: Donald Starkey Designs; H: Steel; E: 2/2,502-hp Caterpillars

75. SOLEMAR 201'8"
Dolphin motifs are inlaid on Solemar’s sundeck. Inside, the owner’s suite—occupying an impressive two deck levels forward—has a skylight. If you’re a real foodie, wait ‘til you see the gorgeous meals shown on her Web site, www.yachtsolemar. com.
Y: 2003; B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder/Michael Leach; H: Steel; E: 2/2,600-hp Caterpillars

76. ESMERALDA 201'7"
Esmeralda is unusual among yachts from her era in that all of her staterooms are on the main deck and the boat deck. While that permits great views, even better vistas are provided on the “veranda deck,” a.k.a. the sundeck, complete with a Jacuzzi nestled at the base of the mast and an enclosed lounge.
Y: 1981; B: Codecasa; Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp MAKs

77. NEW SUNRISE 201'1"
If you ever see New Sunrise, look closely at her canoe stern. You’ll notice a portion of it folds down to provide easier access to the water for swimmers or for guests wishing to board tenders. She was one of the first megayachts to explore the Croatian coastline a few years ago.
Y: 1999; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

78. IL VAGABONDO AGAIN 200'7"
This Saudi-owned yacht has been spotted in the South of France. She’s equipped with a walk-in cold room measuring nearly 30 square feet.
Y: 1987; B: CRN, Italy; N: Terence Disdale/Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/3,312-hp Deutz-MWMs

79. DARNICE III 200'1"
Typically this yacht can be spotted in Turkey. Her owner, H. Nuaman Soufraki, is a Turkish businessman of Arabic and Italian heritage. He’d had her on the market several years ago, but we’ve yet to see evidence she sold. She was lengthened from about 173 feet within the past few years to a design by Studio Sole, an Italian firm.
Y: 1986; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Cerri & Cerri; H: Steel; E: 2/1,250-hp Caterpillars

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This article originally appeared in the August 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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