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The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2002 - 40-49
The World’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2002

By Diane M. Byrne

   

44. Lady Marina
(Photo: Bill Muncke)
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40. Sokar
L: 213'0"  Y: 1990
The yacht of Mohammed al-Fayed, the Egyptian millionaire who owns Harrod's in London, came to the world's attention when his son, Dodi, and Princess Diana were photographed onboard shortly before their deaths. Sokar, whose name means "sugar" in Arabic, is kept in the South of France. He had put the yacht up for sale a while ago but changed his mind. Reports hold that there is a room onboard dedicated to the memory of his son and Princess Diana. B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/3,760-hp Wartsila Nohabs 

41. Club Atlantic
L: 212'0"  Y: 1967/1997
A Floridian resident commissioned a major interior and exterior refit on this converted commercial vessel a few years ago and took her to the Dominican Republic and South American destinations. Some reports indicate that the yacht is currently undergoing another refit. B: Vickers, Canada; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown
 

42. Shemara
L: 212'0"  Y: 1938
A Brit divides his time between a large estate in England and this yacht. B: J.J. Thornycroft & Co., England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/960-hp Atlases
 

43. Van Triumph
L: 212'0"  Y: 1984
David Lieu, a successful Hong Kong financier, docks this yacht at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club when he's home. Van Triumph was the largest private yacht in Asian waters until Evergreen (see no. 10) splashed in Nagasaki. B: Supercraft, Hong Kong; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,400-hp Yanmars 

44. Lady Marina
L: 209'10"  Y: 1999
Beautiful murals adorn the bulkheads onboard Lady Marina. One lies behind a glass elevator that guests use to get from deck to deck. As for the owners, they get to watch the outdoor scenery pass by from the comfort of a private, raised observation room. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

45. Sans Peur
L: 210'0"  Y: 1933
This classic yacht belongs to a Japanese owner. For many years reports have had her essentially permanently kept at anchor in Japan, but in recent months other reports have indicated that Sans Peur was decommisioned. We've been unable to confirm the latter but will continued to search for information. B: J.J. Thornycroft & Co., England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown  

46. Al Menwar
L: 209'9"  Y: 1987
This yacht's owner hails from Saudi Arabia, and his Middle Eastern heritage is evident in the inlays used throughout the posh interior, highlighted by a variety of maple woods. The master suite is palatial, given that it includes a saloon and measures 26 feet wide and 44 feet long. B: Cantieri Navale Nicolini, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/4,155-hp MTUs 

47. Shanaz
L: 209'9"  Y: 1991
A Saudi Arabian yachtsman owns the former El Bravo of Cayman, the charter yacht that was infamous for being outfitted with a snakeskin-covered, 2,500-square-foot owner's suite when she was launched. B: Cantieri Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: Steel; E: 2/2,250-hp Deutz-MWMs 

48. Siran
L: 208'9"  Y: 1992
Siran spends much of her time in the South of France and is owned by extremely private individuals of Lebanese heritage. The late Jon Bannenberg, who contributed to her exterior styling, also directed her interior design, which features a multitude of marble. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars
 

49. Cedar Sea II
L: 208'8"  Y: 1985
The Mouawad family, owners of the famous jewelry company Mondera, which outfits numerous celebrities and royalty worldwide, use Cedar Sea II for private and corporate functions. Ming vases and antique Middle Eastern chess sets, among other rarities, are kept onboard. B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp MANs

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

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