The World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2003 Page 7

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2003

By Diane M. Byrne


Cakewalk (#56)
Photo: Donna & Ken Chesler
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50. CEDAR SEA II • L: 208'8"; Y: 1985
The pride of the Mouawad family, who own the renowned jewelry company Mondera, Cedar Sea II entertained former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and his family last October in France. Two years ago the yacht hosted the pre- and post-show parties for the World Music Awards in Monaco, entertaining pop stars Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera as well as actress Carmen Electra, among others.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp MANs

51. SOKAR • L: 208'3"; Y: 1990
Mohammed al-Fayed, the Egyptian-born owner of Sokar and London’s famed Harrod’s department store, moved to Switzerland a few months ago, declaring he’s the victim of a vendetta being carried out by people within the UK’s Secret Services. He says it’s because he’s “exposing the truth” about the deaths of his son Dodi and Princess Diana. Whatever. You may remember that his yacht, then named Jonikal, was the focus of the paparazzi’s attention several years ago when the Princess enjoyed a vacation onboard.
B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/3,760-hp Wartsila Nohabs

52. LADY HAYA • L: 206'6"; Y: 1981
A Saudi prince received this yacht as a gift from the late John Latsis (see no. 3) several years ago. She cruises throughout the Med.
B: Mitsubishi Industries, Japan; N: Builder/Terence Disdale; H: Steel; E: 2/2,100-hp Daihatsus

53. BIG ROI • L: 206'0"; Y: 2002
Roy Speer, the cofounder of the Home Shopping Network, had owned six other yachts before commissioning this expedition vessel. He sure knows how to treat himself right: The entire second deck is devoted to the master suite, an office for himself, and a private lounge. She was in Bermuda at presstime and expected in New York around the time you’re reading this.
B: Royal Denship, Denmark; N: Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

54. LADY LOLA • L: 205'5"; Y: 2002
Do you enjoy golf? Duane Hagadone sure does—he enjoys it so much that he tees off from his yacht’s large, teak-laid swim platform. (The balls were reportedly made to float.) He also has 18 floating pins and a laser range marker, to figure out how far the ball is from the pin. Besides turning the ocean into his own giant driving range, Hagadone—with his wife, Lola—plans to travel the world onboard. He’ll have more time now that he’s retired from active management of the Idaho-based newspaper and hospitality business that bears his name. May we suggest spending evenings around the Steinway grand piano in the saloon?
B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: The “A” Group--Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

55. ATTESSA • L: 205'0"; Y: 1998
Formerly known as Aviva, this yacht suffered a devastating fire last year and was offered for sale at an undisclosed price, although it was revealed to be a liquidation to accommodate both the European owners and their insurers. Dennis Washington, the Montana entrepreneur who has owned a few yachts over the years, acquired her and is having her repaired. While the original owners never permitted a photo shoot to take place of the interior, we hear there was a cinema onboard; here’s hoping that Washington keeps it.
B: Feadship/C. Van Lent En Zonen, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

56. CAKEWALK • L: 204'5"; Y: 2000
There’s no danger of charter guests being bored on this yacht. Besides having 75 films and 500 CDs to choose from, Cakewalk has a Yamaha Disklavier piano, which can play by itself or permit someone to do his or her best imitation of Beethoven. If they’re more visually inclined, they can admire the spiral staircase that rises through a four-deck cherrywood atrium. Want to know more? Check out—and don’t forget to order a copy of the chef’s cookbook.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

57. VIRGINIAN • L: 204'2"; Y: 1990

Graceful, classic, and elegant are just some of the adjectives typically ascribed to Virginian. Reminiscent of an English country home inside, she features abundant outdoor sunning and dining spaces, too. She’s available for charter for $275,625 per week, which gives you access to great watertoys, like kayaks, windsurfers, and three-man PWCs, plus waterskiing, fishing, and snorkeling gear.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,630-hp MANs

58. SARAH • L: 203'4"; Y: 2002
The owner of Sarah is certainly among the most secretive on our list. Donald Starkey contributed to both her exterior styling, which deftly makes her five-deck-high profile look much sleeker, and her interior design, which includes a huge master suite in excess of 1,100 square feet—and that’s without the adjacent office.
B: Amels Shipyard, Holland; N: Donald Starkey Designs; H: Steel; E: 2/2,502-hp Caterpillars

59. CLAIRE T • L: 202'5"; Y: 1973
Claire T was in a made-for-TV movie about Jackie O a few years ago. Complete with two master staterooms and capable of a 5,700-mile range, she sold just before we went to press; no word on the new name or owner.
B: Astilleros y Talleres Celaya, Spain; N: Sparkman & Stephens; H: Steel; E: 2/1,125-hp Caterpillars

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

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