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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #95: Mylin IV

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

#95: MYLIN IV—200'0"This is the fourth Mylin commissioned by the late Ted Arison of Carnival Cruise Lines and is presently owned by his son Micky, who runs Carnival and also the Miami Heat basketball team.Y: 1992; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E:

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #96: Phoenix

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

#96: PHOENIX—200'0"Despite quietly selling within the past year, Phoenix retains her original name. The upper deck’s lounge is truly the main saloon, with a nine-foot-high vaulted ceiling that’s fitted with dimmable light bulbs, to mimic sunlight.Y: 2004; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Builder/Andrew Winch

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #97: White Rabbit

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

#97: WHITE RABBIT—200'0"If you approach this trimaran from aft, you might naturally conclude that the small, teak-lined platform extending out at the water level is a swim platform. But in reality, it’s a fishing platform. And if you see her at night, you’ll get to see the rabbit-head figure in her nameboard lit up. (And no, she’s not owned by Hugh

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #98: Mduse

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

#98: MDUSE—198'10"While we were told by a reliable source last summer that she’d sold and been renamed Ithaka, that deal didn’t go through, as she remains listed for $52.5 million. She’s a diver’s dream, with an incredible array of equipment in her lazarette as well as a two-person double-lock decompression chamber, for emergencies when

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #99: Nara

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

#99: NARA—198'5"The family of the late Rafik Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon who was assassinated in early 2005, continues to use this yacht, which he enjoyed for many years.Y: 1979; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/3,475-hp MTUs

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #100: Blue Moon

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

#100: BLUE MOON—198'0"When the American who commissioned this, his second Feadship, attended the christening ceremony, he reportedly told Dick Van Lent, head of the shipyard, something along the lines of, “I know I said I only had a second boat in me, but maybe I have a third.”

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #1: Dubai

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

#1: DUBAI—524'10"While yacht-watchers worldwide—including us—expected this yacht to be completed by now, apparently final touches are still being applied to her interior. But when you’re the ruler of Dubai and have a yacht that’s nearly the length of two football fields and 71 feet wide, it takes a lot to fill

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #2: Prince Abdul Aziz

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

#2: PRINCE ABDUL AZIZ—482'3"It’s astounding to realize this behemoth is capable of a 22-knot cruise speed. She was launched as just Abdul Aziz but renamed years later, as reflected here, by the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia for his son. The yacht is presently owned by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. You might see

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #3: Isham Al Baher

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

#3: ISHAM AL BAHER—379'0"This yacht was used by the late King Fahd from the 1970’s through the early part of this decade; since she’s usually in Greece away from the public, it’s long been difficult to obtain information on her. Since we haven’t read or heard of the current Saudi king either donating her to another family

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 (State-Owned) #4: Al Said

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

#4: AL SAID—340'0"The royal yacht of Oman also flies the flag of Oman, something you certainly don’t see every day. Her homeport is in the city of Muscat in (you guessed it) Oman.Y: 1982; B: Picchiotti, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/4,200-hp Detroit Diesels

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