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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #85: Moneikos

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

#85: MONEIKOS—203'4"This spring an Italian took delivery of his newest yacht from Codecasa, though this one is nearly 40 feet longer than his previous vessel.Y: 2006; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp CaterpillarsWorld’s 100

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #86: Rasselas

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

#86: RASSELAS—203'4"If you compare interior photos of this Rasselas to her predecessor, another Feadship about 30 feet smaller, you might conclude that she’s a carbon copy. But in reality, there are big differences between the two, though mostly on the technology side. One stylistic difference, though, is evident right below the mast: An open area

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #87: Sarah

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#87: SARAH—203'4"Sarah is just one of many yachts that have enjoyed cruising in Spain in recent years. Donald Starkey oversaw both her styling and interior design. Fully forward on her uppermost deck is a Jacuzzi tub, one of the best spots in the house for taking in the view.Y: 2002; B: Amels Shipyard,

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #88: Solemar

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

#88: SOLEMAR—201'8"The owner’s suite is a two-deck affair on the main deck aboard Solemar. Just one question, though: Who could possibly concentrate on work in the office, raised on the same level as the lounge/day room, considering it offers panoramic views? Take the virtual tour yourself at

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #89: Esmeralda

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#89: ESMERALDA—201'7"Esmeralda caters to large charter parties, given her 11 staterooms. Her 33-foot beam also means there’s plenty of room on all four decks.Y: 1981; B: Codecasa; Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp MAKsWorld’s 100

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #90: New Sunrise

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#90: NEW SUNRISE—201'1"Charter guests can tickle the ivories in this canoe-sterned yacht’s saloon, or they can admire the sunrise insignia (golden, of course) on her mast from the Jacuzzi or lounges on the sundeck.Y: 1999; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #91: Il Vagabondo Again

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#91: IL VAGABONDO AGAIN—200'7"Owners sometimes do the strangest things: This yacht was rechristened with the name you see here after being known as Il Vagabondo, but all while under the same Saudi ownership. She calls Port Camille Rayon in France home.Y: 1987; B: CRN, Italy; N: Terence Disdale/ Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/3,312-hp

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #92: Darnice III

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#92: DARNICE III—200'1"When this yacht was being built at Benetti, her owner had a stake in the shipyard. She could still be owned by that same person, a Libyan by birth who held Italian and Canadian passports at one point, though it’s hard to obtain information on her.Y: 1986; B: Benetti, Italy; N: Cerri & Cerri; H: Steel; E: 2/1,250-hp

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #93: April Fool

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

#93: APRIL FOOL—200'0"Fittingly, this lady was launched on April 1. An American acquired her early in the construction process, under the project name Lioness. Not much is known about her at this point, other than that her owner also has a 156-footer built by International Shipyards Ancona a few years ago.Y:

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #94: Madiz

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#94: MADIZ—200'0"This iron-hulled lady was known as the royal yacht HMS Hiniesta in service of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. She’s been in Greece undergoing a thorough refit, drydocked for 19 months alone. Once completed, she’ll be the oldest yacht classed with Lloyd’s Register.Y: 1902; B: Ailsa Shipbuilding, Scotland;

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