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World’s 100 Largest Yachts: 45-53
World’s 100 Largest Yachts — August 2001
By Diane M. Byrne
   
 

52. Numptia
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45. Cedar Sea ll
208'8" · 1985 The Mouawad family, owners of the famous jewelry company Mondera, use Cedar Sea II for private and corporate functions. Last year during the Cannes film festival, 100 celebrities, supermodels, and European royalty were invited aboard for a party benefiting the American Foundation for AIDS Research. They were able to admire the Ming vases and antique Middle Eastern chess sets, among other rarities, that are kept onboard. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent En Zonen, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/H. W. De Voogt; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp MANs

46. Shanaz
206'6" · 1981 Not to be confused with a same-named yacht measuring a few feet larger (see no. 43), this lady was given to a Saudi prince several years ago by John Latsis (see no. 3). Shanaz entertains many guests in Greece and the rest of the Med. B: Mitsubishi Industries, Japan; N: Terence Disdale/builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,100-hp Daihatsus

47. Lady Aviva
205'0" · 1998 Lady Aviva is one of a number of large yachts that have visited French Polynesian waters. Like a few of his fellow owners, the gentleman who cruises aboard her guards his privacy, and no photos have ever been taken of her interior, although we do know that Andrew Winch designed it. If you're familiar with his style, then you can imagine that the interior of this yacht is dramatic. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent En Zonen, Holland; N: De Voogt International; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpilla

48. Cakewalk
204'5" · 2000 Cakewalk features a stunning interior, highlighted by dark cherry and a dramatic central staircase with hand-cut metallic leaves adorning its ballustrade. Her American owners are extraordinarily proud of the yacht and their crew, especially their chef; in fact, they helped get a book produced about his culinary skills (sea "FYI," this issue). After an invitation-only debut at last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Cakewalk went on to cruise in Bermuda and Spain. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

49. Virginian
204'2" · Y: 1990 Four years ago a British citizen purchased the white-hulled Virginian from famed American businessman John Werner Kluge, head of Metromedia, and gave her a blue hull. She's been active on the charter circuit in the Med since then. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,630-hp MANs

50. Claire T
202'5" · 1973 This American-owned twentysomething is for sale for $6.4 million. She was extensively updated in 1994 and again in 1998 to modernize her interior as well as her communications and navigation equipment. Among her amenities are a game room, complete with large-screen TV, a dive equipment area in the lazarette, a library/office, and a helicopter pad. You may have seen her doubling as the Onassis yacht Christina for the wedding scene in the TV movie about the late Jackie O. B: Astilleros y Talleres Celaya, Spain; N: Sparkman & Stephens; H: Steel; E: 2/1,125-hp Caterpillars

51. Esmeralda
201'7" · 1981 A canoe stern and a raked funnel make it easy to spot Esmeralda. She's available for charter for $126,000 per week. Twenty-two guests can enjoy her bright and airy interior, where an ocean-blue carpet mimics the tone of the waters of the western Med, one of her preferred cruising grounds. B: Codecasa; Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp MAKs

52. Numptia
201'1" · 1999 If you look carefully at this yacht's nameboard, you'll notice the second letter is actually a latinate v; no matter, though, as the name, the Latin word for announcement, is pronounced as if the letter were a u. Numptia has a rounded stern, and her beautiful country-house-style interior complements the classic exterior styling. A baby grand piano and a fireplace are focal points in the main saloon, while cherry paneling lends an inviting atmosphere to the rest of the interior. Her "toys" include a 20-foot wooden tender, PWCs, kayaks, water skis, and mopeds. Want to learn more? Call your favorite charter broker, since she's available for $245,000 a week this summer. B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

53. Il Vagabondo Again
200'7" · 1987 The Saudi sheik who financed the construction of Saudi Arabia's sewer system owned this yacht when she was known as Majestic but apparently felt a name change was in order about two years ago. The yacht was originally called Il Vagabondo, which explains her rechristening. B: CRN, Italy; N: Terence Disdale/Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/3,312-hp Deutz-MWMs

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

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