The World's 100 Largest Yachts 2001 Page 10

World’s 100 Largest Yachts: 72-80
World’s 100 Largest Yachts — August 2001
By Diane M. Byrne

79. Midnight Saga
(Photo: Janet Germano)
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72. Izanami
191'9" · 1993 Larry Ellison, yacht-lover (see no. 26) and admirer of all things Japanese, decided not to rechristen this lady when he bought her a few years ago. Her name is that of a central deity in the Shintoism creation story. Izanami is mostly notable for what she lacks: a single voluptuous curve to her form. Dramatic and even startling in appearance, since she resembles a military craft, Izanami almost dares other vessels to take her on--the perfect complement to a yachtsman like Ellison, who's an unabashedly competitive sailor (he owns a racing sloop, Sayonnara) and businessman. B: Lürssen Werft, Germany; N: Norman Foster/builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/5,875-hp MTUs

73. Henriette
191'1" · 1950 Part of the Latsis fleet (see no. 3), this lady is used primarily by one of John Latsis's children, a daughter. B: Welding Shipyard, USA; N: John H. Wells; H: Steel; E: 2/950-hp Busch-Sulzers

74. Seawolfe
190'8" · 1957/2001 Astilleros Palma (not Astilleros Mallorca, as some published reports have stated) is transforming this salvage tug into a private vessel for a Greek owner, who has owned other large boats. The two diesel engines drive a single huge propeller, permitting her to cruise economically on one engine, and her range is an astounding 18,000 NM. The new name is, in our opinion, preferable to the original, Clyde. B: Smit Kinderdijk, Holland; N: DBR Huisman/owner; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Smit/MANs

75. Pegasus
189'3" · 2001 Right about now, an experienced yachting couple from the East Coast of the United States should be enjoying their first cruise in the Med aboard their largest yacht thus far. They sure enjoyed themselves during the launch party--the building shed at Oceanco was turned into the Wild West, complete with a mechanical bull, shooting gallery, and a country and western band. Pegasus features a dark-blue hull and a stunning Marc-Michaels interior. B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: The "A" Group--Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

76. Lady Mona K
189'0" · 1986 You can typically spot Lady Mona K in the South of France, although she and her Middle Eastern owner do visit other parts of the Med. She's for sale for $26 million. B: Amels, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,410-hp Caterpillars

77. Princess Tanya
188'10" · 1961 Every proper charter yacht features a variety of watertoys, and Princess Tanya is no different. You can try your hand at the sailing dinghy, windsurfers, PWCs, or water skis. And if any of the fussy ladies (or gents) in your party beg off because their hair will get mussed, tell them not to fret--there's a beauty salon onboard, staffed with a hairdresser/beautician. And speaking of beauty, the superb interior features flawless paneling, large reception areas, and accommodations for 18. All this can be yours for $210,000 per week. B: Austin & Pickersgill, England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/840-hp Busch-Sulzers

78. Ultima lll
187'9" · 1998 Multibillionaire financier Ron Perelman and his wife, actress Ellen Barkin, rang in the new year in St. Bart's aboard their yacht. While he's never permitted the interior to be photographed, we do know that there are some Asian design elements, understandable considering the yacht was originally commissioned by an Asian owner who had to bow out of the contract (due to economic difficulties) when the yacht was nearing completion. B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,877-hp Caterpillars

79. Midnight Saga
187'8" · 1978 Despite an active charter schedule this summer in the Med, where she's available for $140,000 a week ($161,000 through the end of August), Midnight Saga is seriously for sale for $10 million. Ten million dollars gets you a real looker, with classic, elegant lines and an opulent interior. She's also been meticulously maintained by her current owner, who's had her since 1987. B: Cammenga Jachtbouw, Holland; N: W. De Vries Lentsch; H: Steel; E: 2/1,350-hp Ruston Paxmans

80. Cleopatra C
187'0" · 1985 Some owners drive to the marina to board their yachts, others fly in their private jets to rendezvous with the vessels in remote island areas. The owner of Cleopatra C merely has to walk out his back door in Cannes, since she spends time behind his house. B: Amels, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,410-hp Caterpillars

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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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