World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 11

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne


Lady Mona K (#93)
Photo: Janet Germano
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90. Seawolfe 190'8" · 1957/2002
Berthed in Athens in May, Seawolfe is being offered for sale by her Greek owner for $18 million. She has a classic interior with cherrywood paneling and white-lacquer overheads. Even though her exterior was refurbished to yacht standards, she retains an unmistakable rugged air from her years of service as a North Sea tug. She also boasts a 16,000-mile range.
B: Smit Kinderdijk, Holland; N: Dhr Huisman/owner; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Smit/MANs

91. Pegasus 189'3" · 2001
Ron Tutor of California construction giant Tutor-Saliba has Pegasus for sale for $56.9 million. Highlights include a dining room about 21 feet by 30 feet with an onyx overhead and six guest staterooms named after six different Greek isles. And don’t forget the upper saloon: When the eight-foot projection screen drops down from the overhead, the room becomes a cinema, with automatically closing Roman shades.
B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: The “A” Group--Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

92. Princess Tanya 188'10" · 1961
Now this is what we call luxurious: Princess Tanya has three Swarovski crystal chandeliers above her dining table and double-sided silk curtains that can be drawn to separate the dining room from the saloon. And forget about turning on the CD player—just ask the onboard violinist and pianist to play a song or two. She charters for up to $252,000 per week.
B: Austin & Pickersgill, England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/840-hp Busch-Sulzers

93. Lady Mona K 188'6" · 1986
Though she’s nearly 20 years old, this yacht gained a new transom design a little more than a decade ago. A skylight forward lets light spill down a stairway connecting her three decks. She’s also unusual in her ability to accommodate upwards of 16 people in just six staterooms, thanks to some pullman berths.
B: Amels, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,510-hp Caterpillars

94. Excellence III 187'10" · 2001
If there’s any doubt as to how much success can be had in the car biz, this yacht will change your mind. Excellence III is owned by Herb Chambers, whose car-dealer group is among the largest in the United States, generating more than $1 billion in sales in 2002, according to Wards Auto. The yacht generates a lot of business as well, but on the charter circuit, where she’s available for up to s$345,000 per week.
B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,870-hp Caterpillars

95. Kwikumat 187'10" · 2003
Her owner previously had a Feadship with the same name. Kwikumat has a grand piano in the saloon and a few murals, one of which rises up alongside the curving staircase connecting her main deck to her upper deck. There’s another in the master stateroom that depicts a peaceful sea scene.
B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,050-hp Caterpillars

96. Zenobia 187'10" · 2003
A large “Z” incorporated into the nameplate on this lady emphasizes her sleek appeal. She’s spending time in the Med this summer, where she’s also available for charter for $322,000 per week.
B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,050-hp Caterpillars

97. Ultima III 187'9" · 1998
A familiar sight in St. Barts every year around the holidays, Ultima III has belonged to Revlon chairman Ron Perelman since delivery. Earlier this year the tabloids ran reports saying that Perelman and his wife, actress Ellen Barkin, had split, but within weeks new reports had the couple working out their differences. Let’s hope so; the “see and be seen” atmosphere in St. Barts just wouldn’t be the same without them.
B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,877-hp Caterpillars

* Former U.S. President Gerald Ford enjoyed ringing in the millennium as a guest aboard Ultima III in St. Barts.

98. Mawasa 187'8" · 1978
The yacht formerly know as Midnight Saga was acquired by a new owner a few years ago. Judging from her name, the owner may be Middle Eastern (Mawasa is a Beduin tribe). After he acquired her, he decided to reserve her strictly for private use (she was chartered as Midnight Saga), so we don’t know if he has made changes to her decor. However, we expect he kept her stateroom configurations—the yacht comfortably accommodates 12 family members and/or guests.
B: Cammenga Jachtbouw, Holland; N: W. De Vries Lentsch; H: Steel; E: 2/1,350-hp Ruston Paxmans

99. Cleopatra 187'0" · 1985
Launched as My Gail III, this was the first Amels-built yacht that the late Jon Bannenberg designed. She was also known as Cleopatra C for a few years, but the “C” was mysteriously dropped about a year or so ago. She’s visible in the South of France.
B: Amels, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,410-hp Caterpillars

100. Olympia 187'0" · 2002
The rumor mill has it that Roman Abramovich (nos. 5, 6, and 16) owned this yacht at one point, but we’ve also heard that an American owned her. Regardless, the only things that are certain are that she did change hands during construction and that the Bannenberg design firm spent two months redesigning the interior when that occurred.
B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

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This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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