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Early morning view of the Yacht Club de Monaco on Quai Louis II looking across to Quai Rainier III; Terminal 1, Port Hercule / In view is the yacht 'Lauren L', a 295ft / 90m motor yacht built in 2002 and last refitted in 2008. The interior layout sleeps up to 36 guests in 20 rooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 8 double cabins and 10 double/twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 40 crew onboard. In front of the ‘Lauren L’ is the ‘Atlantis II’, built for the late Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos to outclass his rival Aristotle Onassis, owner of the yacht ‘Christina O.’ ‘Atlantis II’ was built in 1981 and can accommodate 26 guests with a crew of 17; a low crew/guest ratio, compared to modern yachts. Her overall length is 115 meter/380 ft. The Atlantis II rarely leaves her berth in Monaco, but in the summer of 2016 she was frequently in the Bay of St. Tropez.