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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #66: Sherakhan

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

#66: SHERAKHAN—229'7"Sherakhan is a far cry from the abandoned commercial ship she once was, boasting a library, a dining room for 26 that sits beneath an atrium more than 20 feet high, and a revolving bed in the master suite. She's christened in honor of the same-named tiger in the famous book (and Disney film) The Jungle Book.To find out

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #67: Martha Ann

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

#67: MARTHA ANN—229'6"Talk about stepping up to the plate: The American who took delivery of this new yacht in May previously owned a 140-footer. The yacht was code-named Shark, part of a multiyacht deal that also included code names Nemo and Marlin. (The person who commissioned them subsequently sold each contract prior to delivery.) That also explains

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #68: St. Nicolas

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

#68: ST. NICOLAS—229'6"This yacht bears the same name as the patron saint of sailors as well as the patron saint of Russia (both sometimes spelled "Nicholas"). In keeping with this, there's artwork depicting the saint in the saloon. Other features include a split-level master suite, with the bedroom on the lower level and a private observation lounge on

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #69: Nomad

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

#69: NOMAD—228'0"The ex-Floridian, one of the largest aluminum yachts in the world, sold to a Saudi owner last summer. She's no longer available for charter, the way Floridian was. She pulled into a shipyard in Genoa, Italy, in springtime for some maintenance work, but no word on what was done.Y: 2003; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N:

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #70: Siran

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

#70: SIRAN—225'1"A year-and-a-half-long refit lengthened this lady, giving her new alfresco relaxation areas as well as a tender stowage area, revealed when a hatch on her port side drops. She's still in the original owner's hands.Y: 1992; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: steel; E:

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #71: Attessa

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

#71: ATTESSA—225'0"American industrialist Dennis Washington (see Attessa, no. 16) has kept this 225-footer in Mexico most of the year. Since the yacht is strictly for private use, only he and invited guests get to enjoy the marble fireplace, steam room, and comfy

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #72: Lady Anne

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

#72: LADY ANNE—224'7"If there was any doubt as to how appealing this yacht's design is, the fact that photos of her bow and full profile taken on her launch day have been downloaded from our Megayachts forum more than 8,000 times each should put them to rest. She caused a stir in

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #73: Aviva

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

#73: AVIVA—223'1"Aviva's sharp, nearly vertical bow is her most distinguishing feature, purposely chosen by the owner, a Brit who has owned a few yachts previously, for its efficiency in punching through (essentially slicing) waves.Y: 2007; B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany: N: builder/Reymond Langton Design; H: Steel; E:

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #74: Kismet

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

#74: KISMET—233'1"A skylight in this yacht's skylounge lets light filter down through Dale Chihuly glass sculptures, creating a colorful atmosphere, particularly when the room is used as the disco. The owner intended to host large parties aboard, so this spot, with a bar and glass doors opening onto the deck area, does the trick well.For more on

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #75: Archimedes

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

#75: ARCHIMEDES—222'3"With a blue hull and a John Munford interior, this new Feadship embraces classic megayacht elements. Details have been kept under close wraps, though we understand her owner is American.Y: 2008; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

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