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by Diane M. Byrne

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #9: Pelorus

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

#9: PELORUS—377'3"Pelorus was in Denmark earlier this year, after having spent several months at Blohm + Voss' facility in Germany for some maintenance work. While we don't have details on what was done, we do know about one cool feature she has: a dedicated elevator for taking guests up to the helipad. She then went on to visit Stockholm (an

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #29: O'Mega

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

#29: O'MEGA—270'7"What could be better than starting your day with a rousing ride on a banana boat, partaking in a little windsurfing and water skiing, and winding up the day with yoga and pilates in a climate-controlled studio? All of that and more are available aboard O'Mega. Her ability to handle charters with 32 people has attracted

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #38: Montkaj

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

#38: MONTKAJ—256'0"Underwater lighting, stairway lighting, mast lighting, overall accent lighting—Montkaj has got it all and is a sight to behold at night. She's another Saudi-owned yacht on our list and spends nearly all her time cruising up and down the Cte d'Azur. Y: 1995; B: Amels, Holland; N: Terence Disdale; H: steel; E:

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #39: Lone Ranger

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

#39: LONE RANGER—255'0"For $48 million you can buy one of the most adventurous yachts on the planet, from Peter Lewis, the American who headed Progressive Casualty Insurance Company for several years. From the late 1990's through to last year, he and his yacht have been cruising all over the globe; Canada, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Leeward and

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #40: Tueq

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

#40: TUEQ—254'6"Panoramic lounges both fore (for the owner) and aft (for guests) treat everyone to great views, which are surely appreciated in beautiful cruising regions such as Spain and Italy, where Tueq has frequented.Y: 2002; B: GNS Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt International; H: steel; E: 2/3,600-hp Wartsilas

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #41: Samar

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

#41: SAMAR—252'6"When Samar was commissioned, she represented the largest yacht to be built in the UK since Britannia was launched. On her uppermost deck, a helicopter is stowed aft, while a Jacuzzi that can accommodate a crowd is forward. Among our favorite features of hers are the leather-lined pedestal chairs that are positioned next to

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #42: Princess Mariana

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

#42: PRINCESS MARIANA—252'3"Carlos Peralta Quintero, president of Mexican telecommunications company Iusacell, has an unusual tender for this Danish-built yacht: a racy-looking 115-footer named Moon Goddess that was also built in Denmark (but by Danish Yacht). While Moon Goddess can zip around at 45 knots, Princess Mariana's no

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #43: Lady Sarya

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

#43: LADY SARYA—250'4"The refit date you see below isn't a typo: She really was extensively changed two years after her launch, to the tune of being lengthened nearly 40 feet. Sardinia and Greece are among the places she's cruised in recent years. If you're a movie buff, rent the 1978 flick The Greek Tycoon, and you'll get a good look at

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #44: Anastasia

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

#44: ANASTASIA—247'7"Gabriel Whiting / Monacoeye.comAnastasiaKnown as Y703 (her project number at Oceanco) during her build, this new yacht is widely reported to belong to Russian oligarch Vladimir Potanin and named for his daughter. Regardless of who

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #45: Talitha G

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

#45: TALITHA G—247'4"Talitha G underwent one heckuva refit last winter in Germany. Not only were parts of the interior gutted, but the original funnels were taken off the yacht, replaced with new ones. The crew—who seem to be a riotously funny lot, judging from their

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