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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #33: Seawolf

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

#33: SEAWOLF—190'8"This yacht’s recent history as far as her name is concerned is a bit confusing, so bear with us. A few years ago, when she was converted from her origins as a Dutch pilot ship, she was christened Seawolfe, then Seawolfe C. An American purchased her and rechristened her Dolce Far Niente, but now that yet another American owns her, he’s

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #34: Helios

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

#34: HELIOS—189'3"A six-month refit at Knight & Carver in San Diego transformed this yacht’s saloon, six staterooms, and sundeck into beach-chic areas. Her owners wanted her interior, which was decidedly elegant European, to be more contemporary and reflect their fun, relaxed personalities yet still be sophisticated. Y: 2001; B: Oceanco, South

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #35: Excellence III

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

#35: EXCELLENCE III—187'10"Considering Herb Chambers, a successful car dealer, sold the larger successor he was building to replace this yacht, he decided to keep this "small" lady after all. She charters for F340,000 (about $462,400) per week in the Med and Caribbean, and she boasts a skylounge that converts to a theater, complete with Surround Sound.

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #36: Ultima III

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

#36 ULTIMA III—187'9"Actor Christian Slater, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, and many more boldface names cocktailed and dined aboard Ultima III during the Cannes Film Festival in May, at the invitation of her owner, makeup mogul Ron Perelman. Y: 1998; B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: builder; H: steel; E: 2/1,877-hp

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #37: Bad Girl

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

#37: BAD GIRL—186'0"Ya gotta love a boat with a name like this-though we wonder if the implied meaning got conveyed in translation for the Italians who saw her cruising their coastline all summer. The yacht has Xbox and Playstation units for the kiddie crowd plus more than 400 movies on demand. Y: 1992; B: Brooke Yachts, England; N: Luigi

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #38: Sirona III

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

#38: SIRONA III—185'4"Despite having a fleet of cruise ships at his disposal, Mickey Arison (of Carnival Cruise Lines) knows that yachts are where it’s at, considering this is the second one on our list that he owns (see no. 23). Since Arison also owns the Miami Heat basketball team, he’s docked Sirona III near the arena for certain games. Y:

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #39: Lady J

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

#39: LADY J—162'6"Between conflicting anecdotal evidence and Coast Guard records, getting this yacht’s LOA straight has been a challenge. For years we had her at 185 feet LOA, but someone told us she was stretched to 190 feet-around the same time that we saw her listed at 162'6'' in Coast Guard documentation. Turns out the Coast Guard confused her LWL

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #40: Pangaea

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

#40: PANGAEA—184'0"With her 65,000-gallon fuel capacity, Pangaea can and does voyage far and wide, having visited Tahiti, Bermuda, and the United States within the past three years. Her take-on-the-world styling belies a home-like, 7,000-square-foot interior, replete with beds "the size of a minicontinent," her owners proudly state on

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #41: Allegro

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

#41: ALLEGRO—183'7"This summer media outlets were abuzz with stories quoting reliable sources that Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino mogul, purchased this three-year-old yacht. They also claimed he’s going to refit her, though no details were given. Y: 2005; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: steel; E:

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #42: Huntress

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

#42: HUNTRESS—180'5"A two-deck atrium greets visitors when they step through Huntress’ main entrance. Her owner refers to the area commonly called the skylounge as a family room-you can see it for yourself on the yacht’s official Web site, www.myhuntress.com. Y: 1997; B:

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