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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #63: Haida

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

#63: HAIDA—168'0"If you ever visit Mystic Seaport museum in Connecticut, check out the various documents pertaining to this classic cruiser, Hull No. 277 from the famed Bath Iron Works. A few years ago we were contacted by her owner, a Texan, though we haven’t been able to reach him recently for an update on her status. Y: 1947; B: Bath Iron

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #64: Helios 2

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

#64: HELIOS 2—168'0"Dana Jinkins#62: HELIOS—168'0"Greek cruising was on the agenda for this blue-hulled lady this summer. The owners have a similar-named yacht on our list (see no. 34). Between her original construction and the refit her current

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #65: Jamaica Bay

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

#65: JAMAICA BAY—168'0"Graced with a canoe stern, Jamaica Bay exudes elegance. Her owners previously owned a same-named 138-footer built in 1985 but decided to move up to this one a few years later when she was offered on the brokerage market. A popular charter yacht, Jamaica Bay was in Italy over the summer and is for sale for $20 million.

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #66: Alibi

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

#66: ALIBI—165'0"While Alibi typically takes upwards of 12 charter guests out and about in the Med and Caribbean, she’s capable of hosting 30 people for a dockside party. No matter where they congregate onboard, they’re guaranteed to enjoy drinks and snacks thanks to a dumbwaiter leading from the main deck up two

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #67: Illlusion

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

#67: ILLUSION—166'3"Illusion has two saloons on her main deck: one that serves as the traditional living room, complete with a bar; and the other, a smaller spot just a few steps forward, that’s ideal for enjoying movies or music. You can experience them yourself on charter for $295,000 per week. Y: 1983; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #68: Lazy Z

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

#68: LAZY Z—165'8"Lazy Z caters to the small set just as well as she does the grown-up set, featuring children’s training water skis and an inflatable kid-size slide. Something tells us the adults will have a hard time getting on the towable banana boat, though, if the young ones are around. Y: 1998; B:

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #69: Potomac

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

#69: POTOMAC—165'0"This is the only yacht on our list with the distinction of being a National Historic Landmark, having served FDR during his presidency. Earlier this year Potomac hosted a cruise in San Francisco Bay with Spirits in Stone, an organization promoting the arts from ancient cultures in Africa, Asia, and other regions. Y:

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #70: Sweet Pea

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

#70: SWEET PEA—165'0"For sale for $47.5 million, Sweet Pea spent the summer cruising the Pacific Northwest. She’s said to be impeccably maintained and even has a new paint job and retractable mast, which were completed during a four-month refit that ended in March. The master bath is also all-new, featuring white onyx. Y: 2000; B:

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #71: JeMaSa

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

#71: JeMaSa—164'5"JeMaSa was joined by her shadow boat SuRi (see no. 53) this summer in Fiji to host the owner and his family. Hopefully they took in some of the sights from the large, C-shape settee and table fully forward on the bridge deck, positioned right above the master stateroom. She’s for sale for F49.9 million (about $77 million

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #72: Aurora B

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

#72: AURORA B—164'0"Yacht-spotters in the South of France are accustomed to seeing Aurora B, since the region is a favorite of her owners. She features a dark-blue hull. Y: 1992; B: Feadship/Royal De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: steel; E: 2/1,450-hp Caterpillars

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