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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 10

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne

   

Senses (#84)
Photo: Janet Germano
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80. Elanymor 193'7" · 1974/1999
Yet another former commercial vessel that was converted to a yacht. About the only changes to her exterior were the additions of a hangar to stow the helicopter and, of course, a landing area for it.
B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK), England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

81. Intuition II 193'7" · 1974/1999
Pat Malloy, the New Yorker who owns the Sag Harbor Yacht Club on Long Island, has owned Intuition II for the past five years. He’s entertained family and friends aboard, including the infamous former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Grasso.
B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK), England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 1/1,330-hp Smit Slikkerveer electric motor and 3/650-hp Deutz-MWMs

*Within her first year after being converted into a private cruiser, Intuition II voyaged across the Atlantic Ocean (on her own bottom, of course) and, on this side of the pond, cruised as far north as Newfoundland and as far south as Mexico.

82. Altair 193'6" · 1974/1998
Eighteen guests can enjoy the expansive interior and exterior spaces aboard this yacht, which was originally built to NATO standards for the Dutch navy. When they’re in the mood for active pursuits, guests can try their hand at the three PWCs, four kayaks, kneeboard, wakeboard, or even the banana boat kept aboard.
B: Amels, Holland/Oceanfast, Australia (conversion); N: Builder/Jon Bannenberg (conversion); H: Steel; E: 2/838-hp Paxmans

83. Capella C 193'6" · 1968/1985
The New Zealand Herald proudly listed this yacht as one of the many which spent time in Auckland for the last America’s Cup race. In fact, the Auckland Harbour Board’s records indicate that the yacht visited the city about five times between October 2001 and April 2002.
B: Scheepsbouwwerf Boines, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 3/600-hp Deutz-MWMs

84. Senses 193'6" · 1999
Given her nickname “the Hummer of the seas,” thanks to the designers at Francis & Francis, it’s too bad Senses wasn’t chosen for the Hummer commercial filmed aboard another yacht on our list (see no. 67). Oh well, she can’t have everything, although TheStyleGroup.com, a luxury Web portal, did name her to its “Top 10 Yachts” list in 2003.
B: Schweers, Germany; N: Francis & Francis/Claus Kusch; H: Steel; E: 2/1,550-hp Deutz-MWMs

85. Calixe 193'0" · 1986
An American woman from California who is protective of her privacy owns this Feadship. At one time the yacht was owned by Craig McCaw, the American who made a name for himself in the telecommunications industry.
B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,605-hp Deutz-MWMs

86. Marala 193'0" · 1931
This classic yacht went into the record books between the 1950’s and 1960’s as being the largest private vessel to enter English Harbour in Antigua in more than 150 years. In recent years she’s been in Greek waters.
B: Camper & Nicholsons, England; N: C. E. Nicholson; H: Steel; E: 2/750-hp MANs

87. Capri 192'0" · 2003
An American couple named their yacht after the famous Italian isle, since that’s where they signed the contract to have Lürssen build her. Lest anyone who visits the yacht momentarily forget this fact, the lavishly appointed master bath will immediately remind them. A backlit glass etching depicts one of the island’s ports, and the huge panel curves between two lacquered teak columns as well as the huge onyx tub.
B: Lürssen, Germany; N: Builder/Glade Johnson Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,900-hp Caterpillars

88. Libertad 192'0" · 1986/1992
A sun-deck gym is one of the highlights of this well-maintained yacht. She’s available for sale for $15.5 million.
B: Elsflether Werft, Germany; N: Donald Starkey Designs/builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,720-hp Caterpillars

89. Ronin 191'9" · 1993
Since he’s parted with Katana (see Enigma, no 30), Larry Ellison has only one yacht on our list, Ronin. She’s often seen in and around Sausalito, California. While Ellison has been known to take the helm of his maxi-yacht, Sayonara, we’ve yet to hear he’s been behind the wheel of this lady, the only yacht ever designed by Sir Norman Foster. Ronin reportedly can cruise at a remarkable 30 knots and hit 34 knots during sea trials.
B: Lürssen, Germany; N: Norman Foster/builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/5,875-hp MTUs

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This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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