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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #14: Attessa

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

#14: ATTESSA—225'0"Owned by Dennis Washington (see no. 5), the "small" Attessa on our list has a private cinema and, in the bridge-deck saloon, an antique marble fireplace. She’s solely for private use, and you’re apt to see her cruising up and down the Pacific shoreline of North America. INTERACTIVE DECK PLANSClick on any of the

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #15: Lady Anne

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

#15: LADY ANNE—224'7"Venice, Italy, is one of the European cities Lady Anne visited this summer. Apparently the owners are big fans of cooking, so they have their own galley in their suite. There’s also a hibachi next to the traditional barbecue on an aft deck. Should anyone wish to depart the yacht for dinner, a custom Serenella limousine tender

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #16: Kismet

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

#16: KISMET—223'1"Persian carvings flank the elevator in Kismet’s lobby, just outside the master suite. Guests have no reason to complain about their accommodations, considering the four staterooms are each 323 square feet. And there’s also a massage room aboard. Y: 2007; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: builder/Espen ino Naval Architects; H:

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #18: White Cloud

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

#18: WHITE CLOUD—220'10"From Singapore to the South of France, there’s barely a harbor White Cloud hasn’t visited. She was in Thailand earlier this year, for example, before heading to one of her owner’s favorite marinas, the IYCA in Antibes, France. It’s a long way from his new home in California. Y: 1983; B: Feadship/Royal Royal Van

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #19: Allure Shadow

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

#19: ALLURE SHADOW—220'0"Six guest staterooms, all with balconies, and a dining area that lets you watch a helicopter land and take off from the deck are among the features making this converted vessel stand out. There’s also a 65-inch TV in the theater on the lower deck, just forward of the galley. Y: 1982/2007;

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #20: Turmoil

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

#20: TURMOIL—209'0"Because the late Gary Comer, the founder of Lands’ End clothing company, was passionate about preserving the environment, he had his yacht equipped with special equipment to sample the sea and air, so that scientists could analyze them for the effects of global warming. Of course, she is also outfitted with plenty of creature comforts,

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #21: Apogee

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

#21: APOGEE—205'0"Water skis, fishing gear, kayaks, you name it; Apogee’s got it. There’s even a jukebox and karaoke system to keep guests entertained (or, as the case may be, running to their staterooms for some peace and quiet). She charters for $450,000 for a week. Y: 2003; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: builder; H: steel; E: 2/2,260-hp

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Timber!

By Diane M. Byrnephotos by Scott... | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

No matter how high-tech a megayacht's systems are, and no matter how cleanly laid out the wheelhouse's displays are, what people tend to remember the most when they step off a megayacht is the interior decor.The CNC router not only makes clean, precise cuts, it also determines the most efficient way to lay out components, on a board,

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #14: Limitless

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

#14: LIMITLESS —315'8"If the largest yacht to fly the American flag from her transom is too rich for your blood—she'd easily cost a few hundred million dollars to build today—then how about a $2,900 scale model of her? It's yours if you visit

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008

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

Missile detection systems. Fifty Navy SEALs and/or Royal SAS servicemen as crewmembers. Escape pods that jettison under water to let their high-profile owners get away from paparazzi or pirates. These are just some of the crazy concepts the mainstream media has about megayachts.Christopher SuffeleersOh,

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