World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 9

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne


Paraffin (#73)

Photo: Jim Raycroft
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70. Madiz 200'0" · 1902
While she’s not the largest yacht on our list, Madiz is definitely the oldest, 102, and reportedly still going strong. A Greek gentleman keeps her in the Aegean.
B: Ailsa Shipbuilding, Scotland; N: G.L. Watson & Co.; H: Iron; E: 2/650-hp MTUs

71. Mylin IV 200'0" · 1992
Over the past decade, this Feadship has hosted dignitaries such as King Juan Carlos of Spain as well as Prince Rainier and Prince Albert of Monaco. She’s owned by Micky Arison, who’s chairman of the board and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines as well as the owner of the Miami Heat basketball team. The yacht was seen in Fort Lauderdale this spring.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,300-hp MTUs

72. Méduse 198'10" · 1996
While Paul Allen had his other two yachts from our list (see nos. 1, 12) in town for the Monaco Grand Prix in mid-May, interestingly he didn’t have Méduse there. Too bad, because what a sight it would have been to see all three together. This yacht’s no stranger to those waters, though, having hosted a party during the Cannes Film Festival four years ago.
B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,700-hp Caterpillars

73. Paraffin 197'2" · 2001
Promptly as the alarm clock goes off at 7 a.m. each morning that owners Mike and Lisa Kittredge are onboard, the curtains in Paraffin’s master stateroom automatically open. That’s not the only thing that the founder of the Yankee Candle Company and his wife ensured would occur onboard. Charter guests get Paraffin-logo canvas luggage in which to take home souvenirs. All we want to know is, can we come?
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

74. White Cloud 197'0" · 1983
The yacht that gained fame as New Horizon L and that truly served as a floating home for a Dutch gentleman changed hands within the past year. No new information is available.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,000-hp MTUs

75. Paloma 197'0" · 1965
This yacht reportedly sold last year, but we’ve been unable to determine the current owner.
B: Ishikawajima-Harima, Japan; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,744-hp Detroit Diesels

76. Giusy Blue 196'11" · 1976/2001
Yet another converted yacht, this time a former military vessel. Not much is known about her.
B: Peenwerft, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

77. Lady Beatrice 196'9" · 1993
Most of the time you can find Lady Beatrice in Monaco. Little is known about her, though her owners may be British.
B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars

78. Alfa IV 196'8" · 2004
Alfa IV has an Andrew Winch interior, complete with art deco touches and walnut, burl oak, and macassar ebony.
B: Oceanco, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

79. Frequency 195'0" · 1998
The Turkish port of Marmaris, popular with several cruising and charter yachts, is where you can expect to see Frequency. Her owner is Cem Uzan, a controversial Turkish businessman with interests in Nokia and Motorola. Not only was Uzan sued in a U.S. court by Motorola for fraud and ordered to pay restitution, but the yacht (as well as a smaller one named Airwaves, which has been alternately linked to him and other family members) was also seized earlier this year in connection with the collapse of Turkey’s Imar Bank.
B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens/Nuvolari & Lenard; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,950-hp Caterpillars

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

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