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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #86: Callisto

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

#86: CALLISTO—213'9"Some people obsess about interiors, but while Callisto has lovely oak woodwork, we can't stop fixating on her two gorgeous tenders, a customized, 35-knot Chris-Craft Corsair and a fully custom, 42-knot Vaudrey Miller (built in New Zealand). Both are 28 feet LOA.Y: 2006; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland: N: De

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #88: Wedge Too

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

#88: WEDGE TOO—213'3"Wedge TooWhether you think it's creative or crazy, the design, both inside and out, of Wedge Too is undeniably the definition of custom. Vertical wood panels adorn the superstructure, while brightly colored, egg-shape ottomans/chairs and crooked-legged lamps live

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #87: Ambrosia

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

#87: AMBROSIA—213'3"While there's a fighting chair mounted on the aft deck of Ambrosia, it's used for relaxing, not wrangling marlin. If you ever get up close, you'll see her mast base is adorned with the Scottish clan Young's family crest (a dexter arm holding a lance, at a tilt) and motto ("Press through"). The adornment is fitting, since her

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #89: Man

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

#89: MAN—213'2" The name of this debut may strike you as being unusual, but it actually has a sweet meaning: "mom," in an old dialect of the Piacenza area of Italy. Man is the newest yacht belonging to fashion designer Giorgio Armani. While there are plenty of distinct yachts out there, this one takes the cake: painted stem to stern in

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #90: White Rose of Drachs

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

#90: WHITE ROSE OF DRACHS—213'2"You're bound to see this yacht in the South of France, a sunny escape from the owner's home in England. Michael Evans of Evans Property Group commissioned her for both personal trips as well as business meetings. Even her name recalls his real-estate business interests: "White Rose" is the same name as one of his company's

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #91: Shemara

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

#91: SHEMARA— 212'0"Like many old yachts, during WW II this one was given over to the war effort (in her case, in England) and used as an antisubmarine training vessel. Since 1968 she's belonged to Harry Hyams, a property developer in the UK, who reportedly purchased her for a few hundred thousand dollars. A thorough restoration was anticipated two years

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #92: Van Triumph

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

#92: VAN TRIUMPH—212'0"Van Triumph was built as a go-anywhere yacht for Hong Kong financier David Lieu, who has been the sole owner since her launch. The yacht is presently for sale for $9.8 million, which is quite a far cry from the listing prices for the rest of the 200-foot-crowd. It's also interesting to note that her listing states, "The

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #93: My Shanti

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

#93: MY SHANTI—211'6"Shari Arison, who owns a controlling stake in Israel's Bank Hapaolim (and who's the sister of Carnival Cruise Lines' owner Micky Arison), has attracted the attention of her fellow Israeli citizens by cruising aboard her yacht there. She's also on their radar for having stepped up to this one from a 164-footer. In an interesting side

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #94: Lady Marina

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

#94: LADY MARINA—209'10"European cruising grounds are favored by Sergio Mantegazza, a Swiss citizen who's made billions in the travel industry. In fact, he had the yacht pull into Monaco in April for the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournaments. Like Ambrosia (no. 87

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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #95: Shahnaz

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

#95: SHAHNAZ—209'9"For the past few years a Saudi has kept this yacht pretty secretive, so little is known about her, other than that she's been spending significant time in Dubai.Y: 1991; B: Cantieri Nuovi Liguri, Italy; N: Studio de Jorio/Vincenzo Ruggiero; H: steel; E: 2/2,250-hp Deutz-MWMs

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