HAIDA G • L: 218'0"; Y: 1929
by her original engines, Haida G is an extraordinary example of a classic yacht. She’s
been chartered by royalty and “regular” wealthy individuals
alike. Previous owners have been equally noteworthy, including film producer
Robert Stigwood and British Parliament member Loel Guiness. The current
owner is a European.
Krupp Germania Werft, Germany; N: Cox & Stevens; H: Steel; E: 2/750-hp
41. ASTARTE II •
L: 213’9”; Y: 1988
among the Greek and Italian islands is typically the order of the day
for Astarte II. She belongs to a Greek shipping magnate.
& Voss, Germany; N: Builder/Ross Industries; H: Steel; E: 2/2,992-hp
42. WEDGE TOO •
L: 213'3"; Y: 2002
an environmentalist and a left-winger; yachts are among the daftest capitalist
toys imaginable.” That’s what famed French designer Phillipe
Starck bemoaned when a woman approached him about designing a yacht for
her and her husband. Famous last words: He signed on anyway, and the result
is the largest Feadship to emerge from the De Vries Shipyard. In keeping
with his eclectic—some say eccentric—approach, oiled-teak planks
stand sentinel along each level of her superstructure, while inside gnomes,
thrones, and wheelbarrow chairs, among other singular touches, surprise
at every turn. In step with his philosophy of keeping things simple and
clean, there’s no nameplate onboard; instead, there’s just a
large “W2” painted aft on her profile. Bizarre, or brilliant?
Our vote is for brilliant; after all, if you’re going to build something
this big, and given the increasing number of traditional white yachts
on the water, why blend in?
Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects/Phillipe Starck;
H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars
43. SHEMARA •
L: 212'0"; Y: 1938
citizen divides his time between a large estate in England and this yacht.
B: J.J. Thornycroft
& Co., England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/960-hp Atlases
44. VAN TRIUMPH •
L: 212'0"; Y: 1984
a Hong Kong financier, keeps his yacht at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
You can expect to find her cruising in Asian waters.
Hong Kong; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,400-hp Yanmars
45. SANS PEUR •
L: 210'0"; Y: 1933
The name of
this classic yacht translates to “Without Fear.” The yacht reportedly
hasn’t been used much over the past several years.
B: J.J. Thornycroft
& Co., England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown
46. LADY MARINA •
L: 209'10"; Y: 1999
a “mundane” fact that’ll knock your socks off: Lady
Marina has (count `em) 142 Hi-Fog
sprinklers. The owners previously had a 164-footer but obviously decided
they’d like a little more elbowroom. They certainly got it in spades,
considering they have their own private massage room as well as a private
gym—plus five other rooms solely for their use. Although, if they
invite a special guest to come along—like pop singer Mariah Carey,
who was seen sunning herself onboard two years ago in Porto Cervo—maybe
they’ll make an exception.
Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E:
47. AL MENWAR •
L: 209'9"; Y: 1987
Saudi Arabian-owned yacht. The master suite features both a saloon—not
just a sitting area—as well as a bedroom and measures 44 feet long.
Navale Nicolini, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/4,155-hp MTUs
48. SHAHNAZ •
L: 209'9"; Y: 1991
head to the Caribbean after the summer season in the Med is over, but
not this one—she remains in Antibes. Shahnaz is famous for having a 2,500-square-foot owner’s
suite as well as an upper-deck pool.
Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E:
49. SIRAN •
L: 208'9"; Y: 1992
is often seen in Monaco and belongs to two brothers of Lebanese heritage.
They move in some high social and business circles, with British royalty
among their friends.
Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects;
H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars
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