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The World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2003 Page 9

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2003

By Diane M. Byrne

   


Senses (#76)

Photo: Bill Muncke

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70. LADY BEATRICE • L: 196'9"; Y: 1993
Lady Beatrice 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.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars

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.
B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens/Nuvolari & Lenard; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,950-hp Caterpillars

72. ELANYMOR • L: 193'7"; Y: 1974/1999
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.
B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK), England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

73. INTUITION II • L: 193'7"; Y: 1974/1999
This vessel 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.
B: Amels, 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
Yet another 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.
B: Amels, 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.
B: Scheepsbouwwerf Boines, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 3/600-hp Deutz-MWMs

76. SENSES • L: 193'6"; Y: 1999
Senses 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).
B: Schweers, Germany; N: Francis & Francis/Claus Kusch; H: Steel; E: 2/1,550-hp Deutz-MWMs

77. CALIXE • L: 193'0"; Y: 1986
An American woman who prefers keeping a low profile uses Calixe for private cruises.
B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,605-hp Deutz-MWMs

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 of Oneida.
B: Camper & Nicholsons, England; N: C. E. Nicholson; H: Steel; E: 2/750-hp MANs

79. CAPRI • L: 192'0"; Y: 2003
This yacht 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.
B: Lürssen, Germany; N: Builder/Glade Johnson Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,900-hp Caterpillars

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

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