World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 7

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne


Cedar Sea II (#57)
Photo: Janet Germano
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50. White Rose of Drachs 213'2" · 2004
This yacht is expected to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. She’s been kept under tight wraps, although we do know that she features exquisite custom-made carpets from Craigie Stockwell Carpets, which has also supplied comfort underfoot for other megayachts like Tatoosh and Talitha G (nos. 12 and 28), luxury hotels like The Plaza in New York City, as well as a number of palaces and mansions for the ruling families of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Brunei.
B: Kusch Yachts, Germany; N: Kusch Yacht Agentur; H: Steel; E: 2/1,640-hp Deutz-MWMs

51. Shemara 212'0" · 1938
A British citizen owns this yacht, which was at one time a gift to the late actress Jeanne Stuart. The yacht caused quite a stir in the 1940’s, when lavish affairs were hosted about her various decks. In fact, some on-lookers decried her as conspicuous consumption.
B: J.J. Thornycroft & Co., England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/960-hp Atlases

52. Van Triumph 212'0" · 1984
David Lieu, a Hong Kong financier, keeps his yacht at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. He’s owned a few yachts with “Van” in their names, such as Vanguard and Vanda, the latter being the all-wood predecessor to Van Triumph and, interestingly enough, built by the same yard as her.
B: Supercraft, Hong Kong; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,400-hp Yanmars

53. Sans Peur 210'0" · 1933
Here’s another yacht that was pressed into service during wartime, this time for the Canadian Navy (Haida G, no. 46, also served). 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

54. Lady Marina 209'10" · 1999
Talk about luxurious: Lady Marina features an abundance of different woods, such as wenge, cherry, Canadian elm, eucalyptus, and anigre. She also showcases more than a dozen different marbles, from her grand entrance lobby (itself a spectacle, with a four-story atrium stairwell) down to the seven guest staterooms below decks. Also worthy of note is the presence of an eighth guest cabin, on the main deck. Adjacent to the owner’s office, it’s intended for the owner’s secretary or other personal assistants, since he anticipated doing business aboard frequently.
B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

55. Shahnaz 209'9" · 1991
Known for years as El Bravo of Cayman, this yacht has a crew that knows how to have fun. They (along with other yacht crews) participated in the annual Go-Kart Grand Prix in Cannes, France, last fall and walked away with the prize for Best Fair-Play Team.
B: Cantieri Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/2,250-hp Deutz-MWMs

56. Siran 208'9" · 1992
Siran features a hallmark of the late Jon Bannenberg: “wings” extending out from each side of her radar arch. The Sultan of Brunei is among the high-profile individuals who have been entertained onboard by the owner, who is Lebanese by birth but has business interests in England and the United States.
B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars

57. Cedar Sea II 208'8" · 1985
If you can’t make it to the Med to see this yellow-, green-, and purple-stripe yacht, then head to and click on “News & Events.” There you’ll find another link to a show reel with glimpses of glamorous events held aboard the yacht. Why that site? The Mouawad family, which runs the renowned jewelry company Mondera, owns Cedar Sea II. It was Mondera, in fact, that supplied the diamonds for the $12.5-million “fantasy bra” that supermodel Heidi Klum famously wore during Victoria Secret’s 2001 fashion show. Hmm, may we suggest that Leslie Wexner (see no. 10) and the Mouawads get their yachts together for the ultimate fashion show?
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp MANs

58. Sokar 208'3" · 1990
If you have $32 million burning a hole in your pocket, then hand it over to Mohammed al-Fayed, the owner of Sokar (as well as Harrods Knightsbridge department store in London), as he’s “keen to sell,” according to the yacht’s listing on the yacht-brokerage Web site The good news is, you’ll be able to accommodate 18 guests, but the bad news is, you’ll have to settle for what the Web site calls a small master stateroom. Oh well, you can’t have everything. But then again, you’ll have the knowledge that your yacht is famous for being the vessel aboard which Dodi al-Fayed romanced Princess Diana.
B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/3,760-hp Wartsila Nohabs

59. Lady Haya 206'6" · 1981
The late John Latsis (see no. 3) gave this yacht as a gift to a Saudi many years ago. She cruises throughout the Med.
B: Mitsubishi Industries, Japan; N: Terence Disdale/builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,100-hp Daihatsus

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

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