The World's 100 Largest Yachts 2001 Page 8

World’s 100 Largest Yachts: 54-62
World’s 100 Largest Yachts — August 2001
By Diane M. Byrne

57. Nara
(Photo: Janet Germano)
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54. Madiz
200'0" · 1902 Two things make this yacht stand out from all the others on our list: She's nearly 100 years old and she's the only one with an iron hull. Launched as Triton, she was a steam-powered 160-footer and belonged to a Scottish family. She's been at her present length and owned by the same Greek for some time. Despite having launched several other yachts over the past century for the King of Belgium, the Vanderbilts, and other gentry and aristocracy, her builder still counts her among its favorites. B: Ailsa Shipbuilding, Scotland; N: G.L. Watson & Co.; H: Iron; E: 2/650-hp Maybach-Mercedes

55. Mylin lV
200'0" · 1992 The Arison family, relatives of the late Carnival Cruise Lines founder Ted Arison, use Mylin IV for personal cruises. Son Mickey, who founded the Miami Heat basketball team with his father, was entertained aboard Savarona (see no. 1) last year in Miami; despite that yacht's much larger size and extravagant interior, it seems Mickey still prefers the family Feadship. Among her terrific features are a domed skylight on the sun deck and a "star heaven"--450 tiny lights in the overhead--in the dining room. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/3,300-hp MTUs

56. Méduse
198'10" · 1996 If you're a fan of the rock group U2, check the liner notes of their latest CD--the boys from Dublin thank the crew of this yacht as well as Paul Allen, the owner of Méduse, who's perhaps best known for cofounding Microsoft and commissioning the bizarre-looking Jimi Hendrix museum in Seattle, Washington. Perhaps the rockers enjoyed using the onboard music rehearsal/performing room, which has an adjacent recording studio. Or maybe it was the screening room, where a dozen people can settle in for a good flick. Regardless, we hope they took a peek through the yacht's underwater viewing camera. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt International; H: Steel; E: 2/1,700-hp Caterpillars

57. Nara
198'5" · 1979 Nara's owner is from the Middle East. For years it was easy for even a novice megayacht spotter to instantly recognize this lady way off on the horizon because she carried five satcom domes. Thankfully, advances in technology have permitted her to lose some of the clutter. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/3,475-hp MTUs

58. Paraffin
197'2" · 2001 Do you like candles? So does the owner of Paraffin, since they're the focus of his business (hence the yacht's name). He should be taking delivery of Paraffin about the time you read this; she replaces a 142-footer he purchased in 1997 and sold last year. This lady has six decks and several neat features, including a "warming table" in the galley that can keep 30 plates heated at a time. But our favorite is the lounge that doubles as a movie theater, with a 60-inch plasma-screen TV and "seat shakers" built into the settees. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

59. New Horizon L
197'0" · 1983 Now here's someone who knows how to use his yacht: Eighty-three-year-old Prince Leo Van Leeuwen of Lignac lives on his Feadship. New Horizon L cruises the Caribbean from May through October and the Med from December through April, with the remaining two months set aside for service. The Dutch gentleman has owned four yachts previously, all of which featured "New Horizon" in their names. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/H.W. De Voogt; H: Steel; E: 2/3,000-hp MTUs

60. Paloma
197'0" · 1965 The Goulandris clan of Greece rarely takes Paloma out of her home port of Marina Zea near Athens. The heirs also own several other yachts and have various shipping interests worldwide. B: Ishikawajima-Harima, Japan; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,744-hp Detroit Diesels

61. Giusy Blue
196'11" · 1976/2001 Yet another converted yacht debuts on our list, this time a former military vessel. Although not much is known about her, we're told her owner has her in Europe for the summer and is selling her. B: Peenwerft, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

62. Lady Beatrice
196'9" · 1993 Two brothers share ownership of Lady Beatrice. From her home port in Monaco, this classic-style beauty voyages all over the Mediterranean. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars

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

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