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
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
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.
Hong Kong; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,400-hp Yanmars
Sans Peur 210'0" · 1933
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
Lady Marina 209'10" · 1999
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.
Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E:
Shahnaz 209'9" · 1991
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.
Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E:
Siran 208'9" · 1992
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.
Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects;
H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars
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 www.mouawad.com 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?
Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects;
H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp MANs
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 yachtcouncil.com.
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.
Italy; N: Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/3,760-hp Wartsila Nohabs
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.
Industries, Japan; N: Terence Disdale/builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,100-hp
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