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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #44: Coral Island

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#44: CORAL ISLAND—236’0”A little more than 40 feet wide, Coral Island strikes an impressive pose on the seas. She’s been surrounded by secrecy for more than a decade, though her owner is widely reported to also be the former owner of Pelorus.Y: 1994; B:

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #45: Tueq

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#45: TUEQ—235’6”This yacht is a frequent visitor to the South of France as well as Spain. Her owner is Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia, the brother of the late King Fahd. British designer Michael Leach did her interior, which, while it hasn’t been publicized, is likely quite opulent, given how most Saudi-owned yachts are.Y: 2002; B: GNS Shipyard,

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #46: Kogo

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#46: KOGO—235’3”Alstom Marine is hoping that this recent delivery, featuring styling by Tim Heywood, leads to more yacht contracts and, in turn, the creation of an entire yacht division in house. A French newspaper reported that Kogo’s contract value was E44 million, which was nearly $57 million at press

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #47: Utopia

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#47: UTOPIA—234'9"For E420,000 per week (about $539,000 at presstime), you can charter Utopia in the Med this summer. She’s the second largest Feadship ever built and has an entire deck devoted to the owner, including a study, gym, and pantry.Y: 2004; B: Feadship/De

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #48: The One

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#48: THE ONE—233'0"An Italian is said to be the owner of this blue-hulled yacht, which received a new pair of engines about a year ago. If her styling looks familiar to you new yacht-spotters, it’s because she served as the inspiration for Limitless’ owner.Y: 1973;

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #49: Skat

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#49: SKAT—233'0"If you’ve ever wondered what the attraction of owning one of these megabeauties was, then consider this statement from Charles Simonyi, Skat’s owner: “Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty.” He told that to Forbes, additionally revealing that he spends six months aboard. Simonyi, a

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #50: Boadicea

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#50: BOADICEA—231'3"Eighty-two-year-old Reg Grundy, the Australian media magnate, has long been reluctant to talk to the press—and given that The Age newspaper of his home country revealed that his yacht cost AUS$130 million (about $98 million at presstime), he’s probably more reluctant than ever. Too bad, because his yacht, available for

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #51: Absinthe

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#51: ABSINTHE—230'4"Chartering in Alaska and the rest of the Pacific Northwest isn’t terribly unusual, but the way Absinthe does it sure is. For $252,000 per week, her guests get to partake in heliskiing in remote areas where the powder is untouched. In Mexico and Costa Rica, she does helitours for sightseeing and

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #52: Reverie

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#52: REVERIE—229'7"Visitors to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands got a long look at this lady, considering she dropped anchor in North Sound a few times in the winter and spring this year. While the fact that she has a deck devoted to the owner’s exclusive use isn’t unusual for a yacht this size, it is remarkable

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #53: Sherakhan

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted July 2006 | Add a Comment

#53: SHERAKHAN—229'7"Friends or family members who complain about the size of their accommodations won’t have any argument aboard this charter yacht, as the guest staterooms range from 98 to 164 square feet each. And each is equipped with a minibar, though a Mars bar can’t possibly compare to the meals served at the formal dining table (for 26). Just

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