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The World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2005 Page 10

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2005

By Diane M. Byrne

   

Méduse (#84)
Photo: Shaw McCutcheon
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80. MADIZ 200'0"
Yes, the year of launch below is correct—and yes, the hull material is correct, too. Madiz is presently undergoing an extensive refit in Greece to obtain a higher level of Lloyd’s classification. Some of the work includes replating sections of the hull with steel and creating a stateroom where the original boilers for her steam engines were. The work should be complete by early fall.
Y: 1902; B: Ailsa Shipbuilding, Scotland; N: G.L. Watson & Co.; H: Iron; E: 2/650-hp MTUs

81. MYLIN IV 200'0"
If you log onto the photo-sharing Web site webshots.com and search for the collection of images under “Octopus, the Album” taken by member christo303, you’ll see some startling pictures of Mylin IV. We say “startling” because, at 200 feet LOA, she’s anything but small, but she’s made to look like a veritable dinghy in the images where she’s docked next to Paul Allen’s Octopus (see no. 3). She’s owned by Micky Arison, chairman of the board and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines as well as the owner of the Miami Heat basketball team.
Y: 1992; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,300-hp MTUs

82. PHOENIX 200'0"
Norway was the first stop for this yacht’s maiden cruise last summer. She was spotted in Anguilla earlier this year. Andrew Winch Designs contributed to the yacht’s interior design as well as her exterior styling.
Y: 2004; B: Lürssen, Germany; N: Builder/Andrew Winch Designs; H: Steel; E: 2/2,330-hp MTUs

83. WHITE RABBIT 200'0"
Out of all the interesting designs debuting this year, this one takes the cake. White Rabbit is a trimaran. The concept is to provide more voluminous internal and external relaxation areas—her beam is about 50 feet—while simultaneously reducing resistance, wave noise, and bow slamming through the use of the slender center hull. Her owner is from Singapore and owned a same-named Feadship a few years ago.
Y: 2005; B: North West Bay Ships, Australia; N: Builder/Sam Sorgiovanni; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

84. MÉDUSE 198'10"
Here’s the “smallest” yacht on our list belonging to Paul Allen (see nos. 3, 15). She was moored off the coast of Mozambique back in April. A local dive master learned from the crew that they’d spent about a month at sea getting to Africa from Australia.
Y: 1996; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,700-hp Caterpillars

85. NARA 198'5"
Rafik Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, owned this yacht for several years but was assassinated in a car bombing in Beirut in February. His family still has the yacht.
Y: 1979; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,475-hp MTUs

86. BLUE MOON 198'0"
A repeat customer of Feadship recently took delivery of this lady. Their previous same-named yacht was a 165-footer, and just like that one, this one features an interior by Donald Starkey Designs. The owner is an American from the Midwest.
Y: 2005; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects/Donald Starkey; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

87. PALOMA 197'7"
A European who enjoys buying and refitting classic yachts purchased Paloma a few years ago. She’d hardly been used back then, having been in the hands of the Goulandris family of Greece, who have several yachts at their disposal. So the attention he paid to outfitting her with comfortable seating areas both inside and out, teak decks (to cover areas that were all previously just painted metal), and the latest entertainment systems was certainly welcome. (For more, see “A Moment in Time,” this issue.)
Y: 1965; B: Ishikawajima-Harima, Japan; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,744-hp Detroit Diesels

88. PARAFFIN 197'2"
Mike Kittredge, the founder of the Yankee Candle Company, and his wife Lisa enjoy time aboard their Feadship when she’s not chartering. When the yacht does have a charter party aboard, however, guest laundry is wrapped in tissue paper with a Paraffin seal.
Y: 2001; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

89. WHITE CLOUD 197'0"
Seen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in May, the ex-New Horizon L spent some time in a yard in Hamburg, Germany, last summer, reportedly to receive an extension, among other things. We haven’t received confirmation of her increased length, however, so the LOA here is her original length.
Y: 1983; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,000-hp MTUs

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This article originally appeared in the August 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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