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The World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2003 Page 8

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2003

By Diane M. Byrne

   

Mylin IV (#64)
Photo: Bill Muncke
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60. ESMERALDA • L: 201'7"; Y: 1981
Here’s something unusual: All 11 staterooms onboard this charter yacht are on the main deck or higher (there are four decks all together), providing terrific views. For the ultimate view, however, guests can head to the big Jacuzzi on the boat deck, nestled at the base of the mast.
B: Codecasa; Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp MAKs

61. NEW SUNRISE • L: 201'1" Y: 1999
Within her first six months after launch, this lady covered about 3,000 NM, including Italy and the Croatian coast in her itinerary. An American who owned a successful chain of Italian eateries sold her last fall to a European. Speculation is that he’s a Brit in the travel business.
B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

62. IL VAGABONDO AGAIN • L: 200'7"; Y: 1987
This yacht was originally called Il Vagabondo, but after she gained a new owner a few years ago, she gained an extra word on her nameplate, too. She’s Saudi-owned.
B: CRN, Italy; N: Terence Disdale/Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/3,312-hp Deutz-MWMs

63. MADIZ • L: 200'0"; Y: 1902
A Greek gentleman has owned this 101-year-old for several years, keeping her mostly in the Athens area. She’s the only yacht on our list with an iron hull. When she was launched, she featured a plumb bow and was steam-powered. She now has a clipper bow and, as you can read below, modern diesels.
B: Ailsa Shipbuilding, Scotland; N: G.L. Watson & Co.; H: Iron; E: 2/650-hp MTUs

64. MYLIN IV • L: 200'0"; Y: 1992
As you can guess by the Roman numeral in her name, Mylin IV is the fourth yacht commissioned by the same owner. That owner was the late Ted Arison of Carnival Cruise Lines. His family keeps the yacht for their own pleasure these days. In fact, they entertained Miami Heat basketball coach Pat Riley onboard last summer off Portugal. Why him? They own the team.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,300-hp MTUs

65. MÉDUSE • L: 198'10"; Y: 1996
Here’s the third—and final—yacht on our list owned by Paul Allen (see nos. 1 and 12). He had Jonathan Quinn Barnett design a new mast late last year to permit more satellite communications equipment to be installed. Because Allen is a fan of all things technical, his yacht also features a tricked-out entertainment system as well as a recording studio (which was designed with input from rocker Peter Gabriel and has been used by U2).
B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,700-hp Caterpillars

66. PARAFFIN • L: 197'2"; Y: 2001
If you have any doubts about the profitability of the candle business, then you only need to spy this Feadship on the horizon to realize business is very, very good. Paraffin belongs to the founders of the Yankee Candle Company, Mike and Lisa Kittredge. As passionate as they are about relaxing, having averaged about six months at sea over the many years they’ve enjoyed yachting, they’re just as passionate about exercising. That’s why the yacht features a gym (with steam room) where a dozen people can work out at once.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

67. NEW HORIZON L • L: 197'0"; Y: 1983
Shortly after we went to press with last year’s August issue, we learned of the death of 84-year-old Prince Leo Van Leeuwen of Lignac, who had owned this yacht since she was delivered. We had the pleasure of interviewing him twice within the past 18 years, and both times it was clear how much he enjoyed the yachting lifestyle. He didn’t just cruise onboard, he lived onboard, except for two months every year during which the yacht underwent maintenance. Last year at the Monaco Yacht Show we had the rare opportunity to see his floating home, and with every corner turned we had to remind ourselves that this was a nearly 20-year-old yacht, for she and her extraordinary collection of Asian art were in impeccable condition. She’s for sale for $21 million.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,000-hp MTUs

68. PALOMA • L: 197'0"; Y: 1965
The Goulandris family of Greece, who made their millions in the shipping business, just sold this yacht, which they’d owned since launch. No information is available on the current owner.
B: Ishikawajima-Harima, Japan; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,744-hp Detroit Diesels

69. GIUSY BLUE • L: 196'11"; Y: 1976/2001
Yet another converted yacht, this time a former military vessel. Not much is known about her.
B: Peenwerft, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

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This article originally appeared in the July 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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