LADY BEATRICE • L: 196'9"; Y: 1993
is a familiar sight in Monaco, although she does cruise throughout the
rest of the Mediterranean. Her owners keep details about her and their
lives under tight wraps.
Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E:
71. FREQUENCY •
L: 195'0"; Y: 1998
This is the
largest yacht built on U.S. soil since the 1930’s; she was the famous
La Baronessa at launch. Some reports have Frequency (as well as a smaller yacht named
Airwaves) belonging to Cem Uzan, a Turkish businessman with interests
in Nokia and Motorola.
Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens/Nuvolari & Lenard; H: Aluminum;
E: 2/1,950-hp Caterpillars
72. ELANYMOR •
L: 193'7"; Y:
The Brit who
enjoys time aboard this former pilot boat prefers calling her an “adventure
yacht” instead of the customary “expedition yacht.” (Hey,
it’s his money, he can call her whatever he wants.) Much of the original
vessel’s styling was kept, with the exception of the addition of
a helipad and helicopter hanger. Elanymor has cruised extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK), England; N: Builder; H:
Steel; E: unknown
73. INTUITION II
• L: 193'7"; Y: 1974/1999
was built as Spica, the sistership to the pilot boat that Elanymor (see. no. 72) used to be. Interestingly, she was refitted
around the same time, but not in the same style or for the same owner.
Intuition II has softer
exterior lines but is still unmistakably rugged. She’s been seen
in Sag Harbor, New York, near where her Long Island owner has a home.
Since he’s also a fan of sailing yachts, there’s a model of
a former America’s Cup entrant displayed onboard.
Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK), England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 1/1,330-hp
Smit Slikkerveer electric motor and 3/650-hp Deutz-MWMs
74. ALTAIR •
L: 193'6"; Y: 1974/1998
converted commercial vessel, Altair has been active on the charter market for the past
few years. She was put up for sale just a few months ago for $14.5 million.
Her extraordinary 35-foot-plus beam lends itself well to the variety of
relaxation spaces aboard.
Holland/Oceanfast, Australia (conversion); N: Builder/Jon Bannenberg (conversion);
H: Steel; E: 2/838-hp Paxmans
75. CAPELLA C •
L: 193'6"; Y: 1968/1985
This was one
of the many megayachts that descended upon Auckland for the America’s
Cup races last year. Her owner didn’t have too far to travel, as
he’s from Australia. Capella C is a converted pilot boat.
Boines, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 3/600-hp Deutz-MWMs
76. SENSES •
L: 193'6"; Y: 1999
is referred to as “the Hummer of the seas” by her design team
at Francis & Francis, due to her go-anywhere, expedition style. She
has two helipads, with one in the traditional top-deck location and the
other just above the transom. Her French owner requested that the interior
focus on intimate spaces instead of the vast expanses that some super-size
megayachts feature. All of this can be yours for $31.5 million, since
Senses is for sale (but don’t forget to set aside funds to fill her nearly
39,000-gallon fuel tanks).
Germany; N: Francis & Francis/Claus Kusch; H: Steel; E: 2/1,550-hp
77. CALIXE •
L: 193'0"; Y: 1986
woman who prefers keeping a low profile uses Calixe for private cruises.
Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E:
78. MARALA •
L: 193'0"; Y: 1931
If you saw
the 2001 film The Cat’s Meow, which relates the famous story about
how William Randolph Hearst’s yacht Oneida was the setting in 1924 for what very well may have
been a murder that was covered up, then you saw this yacht play the role
& Nicholsons, England; N: C. E. Nicholson; H: Steel; E: 2/750-hp MANs
79. CAPRI •
L: 192'0"; Y: 2003
marks the first collaboration between Lürssen and designer Glade
Johnson. She’ll be at the Monaco Yacht Show next month. We hear there’s
a recording studio onboard and a child’s cabin adjacent to the owner’s
suite. Also unusual: just four guest cabins on the lower deck.
Germany; N: Builder/Glade Johnson Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,900-hp Caterpillars
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