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World's 100 Largest Yachts 2007 #72: Golden Shadow

#72: GOLDEN SHADOW—219'0"

Golden Shadow was seen trailing her big sister (see Golden Odyssey, no. 30) in Venice, Italy, in April. For more than a decade she's hosted oceanographic expeditions for scientists and researchers. To aid them in their efforts, she has a recompression chamber and totes a seaplane that "boards" the yacht via a submersible platform at the stern. A handful of walk-in refrigerators and freezers can keep stores for three weeks, and a high-tech refuse-management system that includes an incinerator means nothing but footsteps are left behind.

Y: 1995; B: Campbell Shipyard, USA; N: Francis & Francis; H: steel; E: 2/2,656-hp Deutz-MWMs

World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2007

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