The World's 100 Largest Yachts 2001 Page 9

World’s 100 Largest Yachts: 63-71
World’s 100 Largest Yachts — August 2001
By Diane M. Byrne

63. Frequency
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63. Frequency
195'0" · 1998 A resident of Singapore who's owned several vessels and is in the film business had his five-deck yacht (then named La Baronessa) take one last spin around the Med last summer before he sold her to a Turkish gentleman in September. While we don't know what his plans are for the yacht, we do hope he'll keep the Nuvolari & Lenard interior intact, as it features a terrific art deco-inspired decor. The multitude of entertainment spaces includes a dance floor, saloon measuring 30'x40' on the sky-lounge deck, and another saloon on the main deck. A three-level galley ensures everyone will remain well fed. She's the largest yacht built on American shores since the 1930s. B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,950-hp Caterpillars

64. Senses
193'6" · 1999 Jack Setton, the French yachtsman who's known in sailboat racing circles as well as megayacht circles, is selling his rugged-looking expedition yacht for $43 million. Major bucks, but she offers major fun: two helipads (on separate decks, to boot), a 42-foot Nelson, 39-foot RIB designed by Fabio Buzzi that achieves 60 knots, 28-foot sailing dinghy, 24-foot Halmatic RIB (she does "only" 40 knots), Hobie pedal kayaks, three PWCs, and a handful of other watertoys. Nearly every room onboard Senses provides a water view, and the interior was designed by the famous artist/designer Phillippe Starck. The yacht is also classified by Lloyd's Register for navigation in heavily iced waters. B: Schweers, Germany; N: Francis & Francis/Claus Kusch; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Deutz-MWMs

65. Elanymor
193'7" · 1974/1999 A British owner hired Vosper Thornycroft to transform a pilot vessel into this hardy-looking "adventure yacht," as he reportedly likes to refer to her. He wanted most of the original superstructure's styling to be retained, although he did request the addition of a helipad and hanger for his helicopter. Elanymor has cruised extensively in the Med and Caribbean. B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK), England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

66. Intuition ll
193'7" · 1974/1999 Intuition II originally served as a Dutch pilot cutter in the North Sea, a sistership to the previous vessel on this list. She was purchased by a New Yorker and converted for private cruising. Unlike his fellow British owner, however, Intuition II's owner requested that some of the hardy lines be softened. Part of the rebuild process entailed creating full-height glass bulkheads, which help lend a more yacht-like look. 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

67. Altair
193'6" · 1974/1998 Altair charters in the Med for $210,000 per week. If any of the 18 guests who can be accommodated eat too much due to the chef's delicious creations, they can head to the onboard gym and work out on the rowing machine or stationary bikes. Altair is yet another former commercial vessel. B: Amels, Holland/Oceanfast, Australia (conversion); N: Builder/Jon Bannenberg (conversion); H: Steel; E: 2/838-hp Paxmans

68. Capella C
193'6" · 1968/1985 An Australian enjoys cruising onboard this lady, yet another converted pilot boat. She's often found in Monaco. B: Scheepsbouwwerf Boines, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 3/600-hp Deutz-MWMs

69. Calixe
193'0" · 1986 An American who lives on the West Coast and prefers staying out of the limelight retains this yacht strictly for private cruises. You're likely to see her in the popular cruising spots. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,605-hp Deutz-MWMs

70. Marala
193'0" · 1931 Robert de Balkany, the designer of the Montparnasse Tower in Paris, owned Marala for more than 25 years, but for the past few she's belonged to Sardoc, a Panamanian company with offices in Geneva. B: Camper & Nicholsons, England; N: C. E. Nicholson; H: Steel; E: 2/750-hp MANs

71. Libertad
192'0" · 1986/1992 A European purchased the former October Rose from Larry Ellison of Oracle Corporation (see nos. 26 and 72) a few years ago. Ellison fell in love with the yacht at first sight, saying, "I didn't know life could be this cool." We're sure the current owner knows exactly what he means. The yacht was launched as a 180-footer and stretched by Trinity Yachts about a decade ago. B: Elsflether Werft, Germany; N: Donald Starkey/builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,720-hp Caterpillars

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

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