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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #93: Aurora

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

#93: AURORA—160'10"We’ve mentioned it a few times over the years, but it bears repeating that this boat was the largest fiberglass yacht ever built in the USA throughout the 1990’s. She’s been cruising stateside for nearly two years. Y: 1993; B: Admiral Marine Works USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey; H: fiberglass; E: 3/2,480-hp

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #94: Major Wager

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

#94: MAJOR WAGER—160'6"Christofer Suffeleers#88: INDEFENSIBLE—160'6"Formerly known as Indefensible, this Feadship spent about two months at Merrill Stevens getting her sundeck redone. It now sports a new buffet, grill, and bar, the latter

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #95: Teleost

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

#95: TELEOST—160'5"Fishing and scuba diving are among the watersports the owner of Teleost enjoys-and you can, too, for a weekly charter rate of $225,000. Even her name evokes passion for the sea: It’s a type of prehistoric fish. Y: 1998; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: steel; E: 2/905-hp

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #96: Newvida

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

#96: NEWVIDA—160'0"A refit in 2007 saw this yacht gain a day head on the flying bridge and a wine "cellar" in the saloon. If the owners and guests prefer dining outside, there’s a 12- to 14-person table on the main aft deck and a ten- to 12-person table on the bridge deck-and both are in sight of 32-inch TVs. Y:

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #97: Inevitable

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

#97: INEVITABLE—158'3""This project can more accurately be described as a rebuild than a refit because it touched every aspect of the yacht." So said Sijbrand de Vries, managing director of Feadship’s Royal De Vries yard, which rebuilt or refurbished about 200 items aboard Inevitable earlier this year. A blonde-teak interior and a new swim platform, plus

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #98: Kanaloa

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

#98: KANALOA—157'5"Kanaloa has several standout areas, including the VIP stateroom, with a full-wall shoji screen, and the sundeck, where a treadmill and other gym equipment can be set up by the crew, beneath a sunshade that extends out from the radar arch. Y: 1996; B: CRN, Italy; N: builder; H: aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #99: Chevy Toy

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

#99: CHEVY TOY—157'0"The ex-Janie is in the hands of an experienced yacht owner who, as his boat’s name implies, is a car dealer. In fact, he’s Gene Reed, who has a nationwide auto group. Since he’s used his previous yachts, 118- and 142-footers, for charitable fundraisers, perhaps he’ll do the same for this one. INTERACTIVE DECK

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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #100: Lady Joy

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

#100: LADY JOY—157'0"Lady Joy had a star-studded christening in New York City last year in October, where her owner, socialite (and ex-wife of financier Marc Rich) Denise Rich, welcomed aboard people like singer Patti LaBelle and designer Nicole Miller. The parade of who’s who continued this summer in St. Tropez, where the yacht hosted a Moulin

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #1: Rising Sun

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

#1: RISING SUN—452'8"Rising Sun kicked off 2008 by anchoring in one of her preferred places: North Sound in the British Virgin Islands. Good choice, Larry (that’s Larry Ellison, head of Oracle Corporation, to the uninitiated). Given the expanse of windows lining her upper decks, we’re sure Ellison and his guests thoroughly enjoyed the views in the

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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #2: Octopus

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

#2: OCTOPUS—414'0"There’s no way Paul Allen’s Octopus was going to host the wedding of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (a.k.a. Brangelina) this spring, despite the breathless claims made by our celeb-rag brethren: The yacht was scheduled for a maintenance visit to a shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. She’s been there since May and is expected to

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