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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #43: Altitude

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

#43: ALTITUDE—180'4"Despite her high-gloss, sophisticated interior, Altitude is all about fun. She’s equipped with PWCs, a nearly 30-foot sportfisherman, sailing dinghies, kayaks, and a water trampoline, among other diversions. Y: 2003; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Stefano Natucci; H: steel; E: 2/1,850-hp Caterpillars

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #44: Platinum

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

#44: PLATINUM—179'4"The same American has owned this cruiser since the day we started tracking America’s largest yachts more than 20 years ago. He’s protective of his privacy, so few details are known about him or his yacht, though you’re likely to see her on the East Coast. Y: 1962; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: builder; H: steel; E: 2/2,130-hp

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #45: Starfire

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

#45: STARFIRE—178'0"You may feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to the 1920’s or 1930’s aboard Starfire, given her decor. But she’s a thoroughly modern maiden, with high-speed WiFi, a helicopter landing area, and, of course, stereos and TVs in all guest rooms and lounges. It’s also worth noting that this charter yacht features a brother-brother

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #46: Fortunate Sun

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

#46: FORTUNATE SUN—177'0" Christofer Suffeleers#45: FORTUNATE SUN—177'0" Seen in Venice, Italy, in July, Fortunate Sun has done a lot of Med cruising over the years. Her original owner was also an American, who named her Perfect Prescription,

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #47: Katharine

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

#47: KATHARINE—177'0"Katharine is one of many yachts equipped with special ocean-monitoring equipment from the International SeaKeepers Society. It collects data on everything from water salinity to temperature and sends the information to scientists who are studying the effects of global warming. Y: 2001; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N:

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #48: Kisses

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

#48: KISSES—175'0"This Feadship spent time this summer in Sag Harbor, New York, and in Massachusetts waters. Her owner, said to be an automobile dealer, was apparently seen around some of the towns wearing a hat with the yacht’s logo on it; then again, some Web sites are under the impression that Kisses is owned by Jim Pattison, one of Canada’s

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #49: Noble House

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

#49: NOBLE HOUSE—173'9"#48: NOBLE HOUSE—173'9"A new blue hull color took yacht-spotters in the Med by surprise this summer. Charter brokers say her aft bridge deck is a favorite spot for guests, as that’s where the sunpads are located. If they can drag themselves away, they have

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #50: Sea Bowld

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

#50: SEA BOWLD—173'9"For sale for $33.9 million, Sea Bowld is said to be capable of high speeds for a yacht her size: nearly 27 knots at top end, in fact. Her somewhat minimalist interior complements her linear look outside-you’ll find no curvy superstructure here. Her owner reportedly met with considerable success in the camera business.

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #51: Ice Bear

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

#51: ICE BEAR—173'0"Ice Bear is a familiar sight in Alaskan waters. Like SuRi (see next listing), she’s been the subject of some pretty crazy rumors. One had actor Mel Gibson as her owner, while another had Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates as the lucky guy. Y: 1988; B: Feadship/Royal De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #52: Passion

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

#52: PASSION—173'0"If you think her bright-yellow sunpads (nicely complemented by the Jacuzzi’s water) look cool, wait ‘til you enter her game room. It’s fitted with a 72-inch plasma TV, perfect for hooking up an Xbox console; an air hockey table; and a handful of full-size arcade games. The owner selected them both to

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