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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #64: Lazy Z

#64: LAZY Z—165’8”

Caribbean cruising is yours for $225,000 per week this winter aboard this charter yacht. If you have kids, you’ll appreciate knowing there’s a set of training water-skis for them as well as an inflatable children’s water slide. You and the rest of the adults in your group will have to settle for the banana boat, kayaks, and

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #67: Potomac

#67: Potomac—165'0"

Nicknamed “the floating White House,” this was the Presidential yacht for FDR. A private yacht today, she cruises the San Francisco Bay area. In keeping with her history, she has two high-frequency (HF) radios in her radio room. While they’re not operational, a Ham radio (which operates on the same band) was recently donated and is in

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #68: Andale

#68: Andale—164'0"

For sale for 25.7 million euro (nearly $33 million at presstime), Andale has a standout feature just forward of her pilothouse: an eight-person circular seating area and table. While her owners are reserving her name and the model sailboat she has on display, she is set up for diving and charter.

Y: 2004; B: Codecasa,

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #70: Happy Days

#70: HAPPY DAYS—164’0”

This new launch boasts 7,500 square feet of living area. The owner’s suite on the upper deck has a dining area with windows that lower to let in cool breezes. And speaking of the owner, he wanted the interior to be reminiscent of the ocean, so there’s a lot of custom glasswork onboard, from a blown-glass chandelier above the dining room

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #72: Vango

#72: VANGO—164’0”

An American stepped up to this yacht, the largest launch to date from Westport Shipyard, from a 130-footer (also from Westport). Vango is a play on the name of famed artist Vincent Van Gogh; in keeping with the theme, there are re-creations of his paintings throughout the yacht. There’s also an onyx

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #73: Invader

#73: INVADER—163’7”

Sometimes it’s a good thing to rock the boat: Invader has hosted bands on her top deck for the official opening celebration of boating season in San Francisco Bay. Jim Gabbert, a longtime broadcaster and station owner in California, owns her.

Y: 1999; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #74: Triton

#74: TRITON—163’0”

Because Triton is set up for reef diving and long-term cruising, the owners and guests naturally will want video footage of some of their excursions. Therefore the office on the main deck contains a video-editing station for their use. There’s also an underwater camera fitted into the yacht’s bulbous bow.

Y: 2004; B: Delta

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #75: Shandor

#75: SHANDOR—162’10”

New Zealand, Malaysia, Montenegro, and the less-exotic-but-no-less-beautiful Malta have been on this yacht’s itinerary over the past two years. Previous owners of this yacht include entertainer Merv Griffin and British business baron Alan Sugar.

Y: 1986/1994; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Gerhard Gilgenast; H: Steel; E: 1/2,300-hp

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #76: Lady J

#76: Lady J—162’6”

Launched as an oil-rig supply vessel, this converted craft, sporting an astounding 40-foot beam, has spent significant time in Seattle over the past several years. If you’ve been following this list for a while, you might notice the LOA above is shorter than what we’ve previously given. Turns out her official registration with the U.S.

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #77: Mystique

#77: Mystique—162’4”

While these days it’s common to see an owner’s deck on either the main or an upper level of a yacht, 17 years ago, when Mystique was delivered, it was unusual. Her owner’s suite is abaft the wheelhouse, complete with a private alfresco area.

Y: 1989; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran; H: Aluminum;

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #79: Te Manu

#79: Te Manu—161'9"

An annual visitor to New York City’s North Cove Marina, Te Manu totes windsurfers, snorkel gear, double and slalom water skiis, and other fun toys her owner and guests can play with.

Y: 1998; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #80: Michaela Rose

#80: Michaela Rose—161’5”

This yacht spent the summer in Greece, although the recent trip from Chile to Antarctica must have been even more fascinating, as the owner and guests had an ornithologist onboard to learn about albatrosses and other species.

Y: 1984; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,037-hp Deutz-MWMs

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #81: Lady In Blue

#81: Lady In Blue—161'0"

A fireplace and dining area are highlights of this yacht’s skylounge. There are also eight types of wood used throughout her various decks. She belongs to Jeffrey Sofer, the principal of real-estate developer Turnberry Associates.

Y: 2004; B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,200-hp Cummins

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #82: Zoom Zoom Zoom

#82: Zoom Zoom Zoom—161’0”

If you’re a fan of HGTV, then you may have seen Zoom Zoom Zoom and her split-level owner’s stateroom on your TV this fall. But the summer of ‘05 is one that the owner and crew will never forget, as some of the crew and Trinity Yachts’ craftsmen rode out Hurricane Katrina onboard at the

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #83: Aurora

#83: Aurora—160’10”

Last year we’d been told by one of our most reliable sources that the former Evviva was rechristened Discovery, but we’ve since discovered that Aurora is the correct name. She spent part of the summer exploring Greece.

Y: 1993; B: Admiral Marine Works USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey; H: Fiberglass; E:

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #84: Indefensible

#84: Indefensible—160’6”

Popular yachting locales such as St. Tropez in France and Portofino in Italy were on Indefensible’s itinerary earlier this year. The yacht was launched as a 142-footer but stretched by a previous owner.

Y: 1988; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #87: Inevitable

#87: Inevitable—158’3”

If you charter this yacht, available for $140,000 per week in the western Med, you’ll have confidence in knowing she’s completed two circumnavigations. You’ll also appreciate how the upper deck can accommodate a cocktail party for upwards of 100 people.

Y: 1990; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #88: Kanaloa

#88: Kanaloa—157'5"

Mediterranean and Caribbean chartering are the order of the day—or should we say week, at a rate of $220,000. While only one guest at a time can enjoy her towable donut, upwards of six can get splashed while being pulled along on the banana boat.

Y: 1996; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp

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