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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2007 #45: Salem

#45: SALEM—241'0"

On April 18, 1963, the weather ship Cumulus went into service in Holland, remaining as such until 1996; two years later she re-emerged as this private yacht, with a yellow hull and shippy character still intact. Jan Fernhout, a former radio officer who served onboard during her weather-ship service, has a great site devoted to her history, complete with recollections of his time aboard and photos.

Y: 1963/1998 (conversion); B: Devonport Yachts, England (conversion); N: Devonport (conversion); H: steel; E: unknown

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2007

This article originally appeared in the August 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.