The World's 100 Largest Yachts 2001 Page 3

World’s 100 Largest Yachts: 9-17
World’s 100 Largest Yachts — August 2001
By Diane M. Byrne

10. Tatoosh
(Photo: Janet Germano)
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9. Evergreen
302'4" · 1997 The largest yacht built in Japan, five decks high, gets her name from a Taiwan-based shipping company. Both are owned by Yung-fa Chang. Since the yacht spends much of her time in Asian waters, where the summer sun and temperatures can be intense, she emphasizes enclosed spaces within her five decks, including a karaoke saloon, 20 staterooms, and a conference room. However, if the weather cooperates, more than 200 people can attend cocktail parties or dinners at tables set up on the helicopter and boat decks. She's for sale. B: Hayashikane, Japan; N: Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/6,598-hp Wartsilas

10. Tatoosh
301'8" · 2000 The family that plays together, stays together: Tatoosh rang in the new year in St. Bart's alongside Le Grand Bleu (see no. 5), which was fitting, since their owners are brothers. The yacht remained in the Caribbean, including Antigua, for much of the winter. She's named for an island in the Pacific Northwest that marks the entrance to the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Her owner prefers staying out of the limelight, despite being one of the biggest names in wireless technology; in fact, he's told reporters he'd rather spend time on his yacht. Hopefully his various business interests, which include overseeing a sailing team in competition for the next America's Cup, won't occupy too much of his time. B: H.D.W. Nobis Krug, Germany; N: Kusch Yachtagentur; H: Steel; E: unknown

11. Nahlin
300'0" · 1930 What a history! Built 71 years ago for Lady Yule, one of England's wealthiest citizens who is notable for establishing the Hanstead Stud horse, Nahlin cruised more than 200,000 miles in her first four years. Chartered by Edward VIII in 1936 for his now-famous Adriatic cruise with Wallis Simpson, the yacht sold the following year to King Carol of Romania and was rechristened Lucearful. But when the king abdicated the throne in 1940, the yacht's fortunes gradually declined. When she was rediscovered on the Danube in 1989, named Libertatea, she was in a very bad state. Thankfully seven years later one of the principals of the yacht-management firm Edmiston & Company set the wheels in motion to acquire her, reportedly on behalf of a British client, finally getting permission from Romanian authorities to bring her to England for restoration about two years ago. Conflicting reports have placed the yacht at DML shipyard as well as Cammell Laird, with yet another report stating she's in Liverpool. B: John Brown & Sons, Scotland; N: G.L. Watson; H: Steel; E: unknown

12. Asean Lady
289'0" · 2001 While she was originally slated to launch last year, Asean Lady actually debuts on the world stage this year because work was diverted to other, mostly commercial, projects at the yard. But that's okay, since Asean Lady's owner, Brian Chang, also owns the yard. Asean Lady is a motoryacht version of a proa, which is an outrigger canoe used for centuries in the South Pacific. Because the proa hull form is so efficient, the yacht can reportedly cruise at 15 knots on just one engine driving a steerable, retractable stern thruster. Chang is an experienced yachtsman whose previous yacht was a traditional-looking 158-footer. B: Yantai-Raffles Shipyard, China; N: Ian Mitchell; H: Steel; E: 1/2,000-hp Caterpillar

13. Arctic
285'0" · 1969/1995 Kerry Packer, the Australian media and casino baron who's also his country's richest man, takes this converted ice-class tug on world excursions. The $3-billion-man underwent a kidney transplant last fall and wound up back in the hospital for an undisclosed reason this May; perhaps a recuperation cruise is just what the doctor ordered. B: Schichau-Unterwasser A.G., Germany; N: Claus Kusch (conversion); H: Steel; E: 2/4,400-hp Deutz-MWMs

14. Kingdom 5KR
281'9" · 1980 Saudi Arabia's Prince al-Waleed purchased this Benetti from Donald Trump's creditors more than a decade ago. He took Kingdom 5KR to Puerto Rico earlier this year, although no one reported seeing him or anyone else depart the yacht during her stay. A billionaire several times over, he is one of the world's most influential investors, owning more than a billion shares of America Online and is bullish about eBay and as well. If he built his yacht today, the estimated cost would be more than $200 million. B: M&B Benetti, Italy; N: Jon Bannenberg/builder; H: Steel; E: 2/3,000-hp Nohab Polars

15.Golden Odyssey
265'7" · 1990 The Saudi prince who owns this yacht also lays claim to Golden Shadow (see no. 34). Her interior furnishings are said to be unusual, designed by Cabinet Pinto of Paris, which has outfitted some of the finest hotels in the world. The yacht has participated in scientific research voyages, hosting oceanographers whose directive was to assess coral reef damage due to El Niño. B: Blohm & Voss, Germany; N: Platou; H: Steel; E: 2/2,992-hp Deutz-MWMs

16. Constellation
262'4" · 1999 Here are some remarkable statistics: Constellation can speed along at 23 knots and carries 350 tons of fuel. Want to know more? Contact your broker, since she's for sale in Mallorca, Spain, for an astounding $68 million. B: Oceanco, South Africa; N: The "A" Group; H: Steel; E: 2/8,160-hp MTUs

17. Stargate
262'4" · 2001 The sistership to Constellation (see no. 16), Stargate (originally named Stargate II) has six sumptuous guest staterooms plus four VIP suites in addition to the master suite. She belongs to a Middle Easterner. B: Oceanco, South Africa; N: The "A" Group; H: Steel; E: 2/8,160-hp MTUs

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

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