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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #23: Mylin IV

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#23: MYLIN IV—200'0"Seen in Norway in July, Mylin IV has been visiting northern climes in summertime for the past few years. She’s the larger of two yachts (see no. 38) belonging to Mickey Arison, head of Carnival Cruise Lines. His late father was the original owner and named her for his wife, Lin. Y: 1992; B: Feadship/Royal Royal Van

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #24: April Fool

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#24: APRIL FOOL—199'10"Despite what other yachts her size range feature, April Fool has just four guest staterooms. Her owner planned to cruise with just intimate parties, so he didn’t feel the need to add more. When the sun becomes too much but guests still want to enjoy the alfresco ambiance, retractable awnings on the sundeck come to the

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #25: Mduse

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#25: MDUSE—198'10"Mduse, whose name means jellyfish in French, is the second yacht on our list owned by Paul Allen (see no. 2). He’s traveled to some amazing places onboard, including the Amazon River. That’s also where rock star Peter Gabriel reportedly put good use to the onboard recording studio. This year he pulled into New Orleans for Jazz

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #26: Blue Moon

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#26: BLUE MOON—198'0"You’ll have to pardon the residents of Milwaukee who went a little nuts last July when this yacht pulled into town. You see, some of them swore they saw Oprah Winfrey and her film crew on or near the boat, and naturally some of them assumed the yacht belonged to her. Even a local NBC affiliate was amazed by Blue Moon,

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #27: Paraffin

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#27: PARAFFIN—197'2"Why would a 400-bottle wine collection be aboard a yacht unless there was a gimbaled champagne holder to accompany them, to prevent precious drops from spilling? Seriously, you’ve got to see the perfectly polished, beautifully inscribed holder aboard Paraffin. Custom made by a Dutch company called Bottler and designed by the

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #28: Pegasus

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#28: PEGASUS—196'9"Formerly known as Aviva II, this lady had us a bit confused last year. One reliable source insisted her owner under that name was American, while others declared the owner was British but was getting interest from an American. Turns out the latter was true and he ended up buying the yacht. Y: 2004; B: Oceanco, Holland;

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #29: Oasis

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#29: OASIS—194'9"When this yacht’s owner was putting together the build and design team, he chose Glade Johnson for the styling because he was a fan of Johnson’s handiwork aboard another Lrssen, Capri. He and his wife also wanted the sundeck to serve multiple purposes, so it not only accommodates touch-and-go helicopter operations but also transforms

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #30: Intuition II

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#30: INTUITION II—193'7"A familiar site in the Northeast, Intuition II often spends summers in Sag Harbor, New York. She was launched as Spica, a pilot ship, and still retains some of that commercial charm in her styling. But inside she’s all yacht class, with dark wood paneling. Y: 1974/1999; B: Amels, Holland/Vosper Thornycroft (UK),

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #31: Calixe

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#31: CALIXE—193'0"Wendy McCaw, the Californian who’s been embroiled in a two-year-long battle with employees of her newspaper, the Santa Barbara News-Press, keeps her Feadship at the International Yacht Club of Antibes in France in the summertime. Some of the media who’ve been following the brawl have mentioned the yacht’s luxury and scope ("the size of

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #32: Linda Lou

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#32: LINDA LOU—191'10"With just four guest staterooms on her lower deck, Linda Lou ensures friends and family of the owners are comfortably accommodated. Birch, elm, madrona, and teak are used for wall panels and/or soles throughout the yacht. INTERACTIVE DECK PLANSClick on any of the indicated

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