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The World's 100 Largest Yachts 2002 Page 11

The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2002 - 90-100
The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2002

By Diane M. Byrne

   

97. Lady Christine
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90. Olympia
L: 187'0"  Y: 2002
Scheduled for delivery around the time went to press, Olympia is still very much under wraps from a publicity standpoint. But we hear that the yacht has a light ash interior, courtesy of interior designer John Gallagher. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

91. Sagitta
L: 187'0"  Y: 2001
This yacht holds the distinction of being the largest project Oceanfast has thus far delivered (although larger ones are under construction). Sagitta is capable of maintaining a 22-knot cruising speed, is equipped with carbon-fiber props, and has a computer-controlled stabilization system that encompasses a forward hydroplane as well as an innovative arrangement of stabilizing fins. In addition, floor-to-ceiling windows in the saloon ensure plenty of natural light and terrific views. In addition, skylights are a prominent design feature in the saloons, permitting sunlight to filter down the main staircase to the lower deck. B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg; H: Aluminum; E: 2/3,650-hp MTU-DDCs

92. Chamar
L: 186'0"  Y: 1992
Rumors flew four years ago that rock star Paul McCartney was staying aboard this yacht, since he was seen in the vicinity when Chamar was at the Southport Yacht Club in Australia's Gold Coast. Regardless, two brothers from London certainly enjoy their time aboard Chamar, the largest yacht built by the now-defunct Brooke Yachts. B: Brooke Yachts, England; N: Luigi Sturchio/Don Shead; H: Aluminum; E: 2/3,480-hp MTUs

93. Barbara Jean
L: 185'3"  Y: 2001
The gentleman who purchased the 162-foot Feadship White Rabbit and renamed her Lady Columbo after a refit took delivery of this yacht late last year. Her interior embraces design elements of other Feadships, notably Rasselas, featuring an abundance of Honduras mahogany throughout the various rooms, exquisite marble, and a compass rose motif in the carpet in the main entry. Perhaps that's because the interiors of Rasselas and Barbara Jean were both designed by John Munford. (For more details, see "One Step Beyond," this issue.) B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillar

94. Lady J
L: 185'0"  Y: 1976/1989

Known for the past few years as Quest, this rugged craft was constructed as an offshore oil field supply vessel. She was purchased in 1989 by a private individual for reconfiguration as a charter yacht. That same owner reportedly loaned the vessel to the Discovery Channel to use for programs about the ocean. Lady J is for sale for $3.9 million. B: Quality Shipyard, USA; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,760-hp Wartsila Nohab Polars
 

95. Pangaea
L: 184'0"  Y: 1999
The American who recently took delivery of Big Roi (see no. 51) previously owned this yacht, then named Dream, but sold her in anticipation of the launch of his larger vessel. This lady, launched as Samantha Lin, was one of the first yachts to be built from the keel up to resemble a commercial vessel. Her current owner took her to Fort Lauderdale in the spring for a refit. B: Halter Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,000-hp Caterpillars

96. Paris  
L: 184'4"  Y: 1991
A half deck level separates Paris' forward and aft sections, creating four levels forward. Among the areas taking advantage: two saloons on the main deck, one located aft and one located forward (naturally). B: Amels, Holland; N: Jack Hargrave; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

97. Lady Christine
L: 182'6"  Y: 2001
The owners of Lady Christine wasted no time in showing off their new yacht after taking delivery late last summer. They spent three weeks on the southern coast of England observing yacht races, including Cowes Week, then cruised over to Scotland. No doubt they found the time to enjoy the Caribbean--as in the "Caribbean" lounge on her top deck, which is circular in design and provides great views of the outdoors. It also yields access to the helicopter pad. B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: The "A" Group--Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

98. Varmar VE  
L: 182'0"  Y: 1986

A Greek shipping executive with long ties to the Kennedy family owns Varmar VE. Rory Kennedy was rumored to have honeymooned aboard three years ago, and as you'd expect of anything relating to the Kennedys, the news sent the papparazzi into a frenzy, trying their best to snap photos of the newlyweds. B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

99. Princess Lauren
L: 181'4"  Y: 1984
The most talked-about feature of this charter yacht is her dining room, since it's on the upper deck. It in turn opens onto a large deck area that can handily accommodate large gatherings. B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,450-hp Deutz-MWMs 

100. Southern Cross III  
L: 181'0"  Y: 1986
Once owned by Australian tycoon Alan Bond, this charter yacht emphasizes fun. Guests can gather at the bar and around the piano on the "Verandah Deck" or hit the water in the kayaks, windsurfers, a banana boat, and PWC. B: Nishii, Japan; N: Jon Bannenberg/builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/4,588-hp MTUs 

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

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