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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #56: RM Elegant

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

#56: RM ELEGANT—237'5"If you can get past her strange profile (is it just us, or does she resemble half an egg?), RM Elegant offers elegant accommodations for your charter party. Emphasis on "party": She features a grand piano, PlayStation video game consoles, tons o' watertoys ranging from wakeboards to windsurfers to towing rings, and a

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #57: Coral Island

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

#57: CORAL ISLAND—236'0"If you search the Internet high and low, you'll probably come across a promotional video that Lrssen created for this yacht, showcasing her exterior. And what an exterior it is: sleek lines, the unmistakable marks of the late Jon Bannenberg. An aft staircase is particularly striking, rising from the center of the main deck (where

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #58: Kogo

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

#58: KOGO—235'3"Burgess YachtsKogoMansour Ojjeh, who helped found the McLaren Formula 1 racing team, reportedly named his yacht for his wife. Terence Disdale graced her interior with serene, Zen-like design. While the Ojjeh family uses the yacht for both

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #59: Utopia

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

#59: UTOPIA—234'9"Utopia may have her new Web site YachtUtopia.net up and running by the time you read this; it was still under construction when we were going to press. Hopefully it'll showcase some of her terrific spaces, such as the private Jacuzzi and deck area off the owner's suite or

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #60: Skat

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

#60: SKAT—233'0"More yacht owners should be like Charles Simonyi, the Hungarian-American software genius who not only travels frequently aboard his yacht, he actually travels to different countries. After wintering in the Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean, Skat ventured up the East Coast of the United States to New York, right across

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #61: The One

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

#61: THE ONE—233'0"Still graced with a blue hull (which she has had since delivery 35 years ago), this Lrssen frequents the South of France and Monaco. Her owner is Italian.Y: 1973; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Jon Bannenberg/builder; H: steel; E: 2/5,470-hp MTUs

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #62: Boadicea

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

#62: BOADICEA—231'3"With a range of 7,000 NM at 14 knots, Boadicea pretty much can venture where she wants to. She was put up for sale late last year by Australian media baron Reg Grundy but is no longer listed.Y: 1998; B: Amels, Holland; N: builder; H: steel; E: 2/2,590-hp Caterpillars

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #63: Absinthe

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

#63: ABSINTHE—230'4"Her commercial heritage still shines through her lines, as it should, given that Absinthe ventures to cold climates as much as warm ones. She also bears a bright-yellow funnel. Regardless of what the temperatures are outside, inside colorful art and furnishings warm the spirit. She's available for sale for just shy of $16

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #64: Amadeus

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

#64: AMADEUS—229'7"Christo303 / Yacht-Images.comAmadeusFormer British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his wife Cherie, and rock star Bono cruised together aboard this yacht late last summer, at the invitation of her owner, French luxury goods billionaire

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #65: Reverie

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

#65: REVERIE—229'7"Six hundred thousand euros (about $946,260) will get you a week's charter aboard Reverie, where you'll get the use of a steam room, a teppanyaki bar, a private sunpad and deck area off the owner's suite, and a conference room should you need to contact the office (or just want to rub in how much fun you're having). The yacht

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