The World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2005 Page 11

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2005

By Diane M. Byrne


Elanymor (#95)
Photo: Janet Germano
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90. GIUSY BLUE 196'11"
This former military vessel is not only a tough yacht to spot, she’s also a tough lady to get information on, though we do know she was in Amsterdam last year.
Y: 1976/2001; B: Peenwerft, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

91. ALFA IV 196'9"
A circular indoor/outdoor dining area lies on Alfa IV’s upper deck, one level down from her flying bridge, providing terrific vistas. As for the flying bridge, it contains a pool and a gym. (Though we suspect the views from the gym make it hard to concentrate fully on working out.) Her Greek owner has her for sale for E52.5 million, which at presstime was about $66 million.
Y: 2004; B: Oceanco, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

92. LADY BEATRICE 196'9"
It’s all in the family for Lady Beatrice’s owners, the Barclay brothers of English media fame. We understand that the yacht was named for their mother. It’s interesting to note that the son of one of the brothers is a yacht owner, too, having acquired Enigma (see no. 34) last summer.
Y: 1993; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars

93. TITAN 196'9"
Available on the charter market for the first time, Titan began life as a military ship and was converted into a private cruiser last year. She’s among the few yachts that can sleep truly large parties—22, in her case. Amenities include a nearly 300-square-foot master suite. Movie buffs will appreciate the main saloon’s cinema-like setup, while those desiring quieter moments may enjoy the upper deck’s library. She’s available for E320,000 (about $400,000) per week this summer in the Med.
Y: 1968/2004; B: Brooke Marine, England; N: Bjorn Johansson/unknown; H: Steel; E: 4/750-hp Lister Blackstones

94. FREQUENCY 195'0"
Controversy has surrounded this yacht for the better part of the past year. The Turkish government seized the yacht from Cem Uzan, a Turkish businessman, last year, stating that the Uzan family committed acts of embezzlement and fraud that led to the collapse of that country’s Imar Bank. Some people claim the move was politically motivated, as Cem created a party that reportedly was challenging the existing leadership. Regardless, the yacht is still in the hands of the Turkish government, though not being used, and some reports have had the government trying to sell her.
Y: 1998; B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens/Nuvolari & Lenard; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,950-hp Caterpillars

95. ELANYMOR 193'7"
Seen in Costa Rica last winter, a country that is becoming increasingly popular with the megayacht set, Elanymor is a converted pilot ship that retains most of her original appearance, with the exception of those must-have items for megayachts, a helicopter and helipad. She was originally a sistership to the next vessel on our list.
Y: 1974/1999; B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK), England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

96. INTUITION II 193'7"
You’ll typically be able to spot this converted commercial craft in Sag Harbor, New York, as her owner is a member of the Sag Harbor Yacht Club. In fact, despite the town becoming more and more popular with the large-yacht set in recent years, Intuition II is typically the largest in the marina. Her interior is classic yacht style, complete with dark woods and even models of famous sailing yachts.
Y: 1974/1999; 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

97. ALTAIR 193'6"
Who needs the stereo to set the scene with a little background music when live musicians can accompany your evening meal? That’s a reality aboard Altair when she’s chartering. Quite unlike Elanymor (see no. 95) and some other former commercial ships on our list, she became yacht-ified in her exterior appearance during her refit.
Y: 1974/1998; B: Amels, Holland/Oceanfast, Australia (conversion); N: Builder/Jon Bannenberg (conversion); H: Steel; E: 2/838-hp Paxmans

98. CAPELLA C 193'6"
While her homeport is Monaco and she’s often spied there, Capella C has done some extensive cruising, having been everywhere from England to New Zealand in recent years.
Y: 1968/1985; B: Scheepsbouwwerf Boines, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 3/600-hp Deutz-MWMs

99. SENSES 193'6"
Talk about toys: Senses totes a 42-footer, a 32-footer, six PWCs, and (arguably the coolest of all) an amphibious car, the latter invented by Alan Gibbs, the New Zealand entrepreneur who co-owns the yacht. And oh yeah, there’s always the helicopter to whisk the owners and the guests from the yacht to shore.
Y: 1999; B: Schweers Shipyard, Germany; N: Francis & Francis/Claus Kusch; H: Steel; E: 2/1,550-hp Deutz-MWMs

100. CALIXE 193'0"
A California resident who generally prefers keeping a low profile owns this Feadship and reserves her for personal use.
Y: 1986; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,605-hp Deutz-MWMs

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

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