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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 4

America’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne

   

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20. CALIXE 193'0"
We hear a few crew members of this yacht are avid bowlers. Here’s hoping the owner, who lives in California, gives them enough time off to pursue their passion.
Y: 1986; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,605-hp Deutz-MWMs

21. CAPRI 192'0"
If the onboard relaxation areas are, well, too relaxing, guests aboard Capri can take advantage of a 22-foot Chris-Craft, a handful of three-person PWCs, kayaks, and dive gear. Instead of launching the toys directly aft via a fold-down or fold-up transom, the yacht has a hydraulic “door” on each side of the garage that folds up. While the doors are in the open position, the garage can cleverly double as a boarding platform and tender dock.
Y: 2003; B: Lürssen, Germany; N: Builder/Glade Johnson Designs; H: Steel; E: 2/Caterpillars (hp unknown)

22. OCTOBER ROSE 192'0"
The ex-Libertad changed hands within the past year. If the name above sounds familiar, it’s because this yacht used to carry the very same name, prior to her ownership as Libertad under Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals, the Cuban-American who launched a Domino’s-like pizza business in Spain. Among the yacht’s amenities are a 21-foot Sea Ray and dive gear.
Y: 1986/1992; B: Elsflether Werft, Germany; N: Builder/Donald Starkey; H: Steel; E: 2/1,720-hp Caterpillars

23. RONIN 191'9"
This is the second member of Larry Ellison’s megayacht “fleet” (see no. 1). Hey, when Forbes estimates your net worth around $19 billion, you can afford more than one. Ronin is typically seen in Sausalito, California, though she was spotted in New England and the Med this summer.
Y: 1993; B: Lürssen, Germany; N: Sir Norman Foster/builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/5,875-hp MTUs

24. PEGASUS 189'3"
For $56.9 million (as of presstime), you can treat yourself like a king aboard Pegasus, as she’s for sale. The master bedroom alone (not including the office area, his-and-her bath, or dressing area) measures 22'x24'.
Y: 2001; B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: The “A” Group-Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

25. EXCELLENCE III 187'10"
In 2001 this yacht won the Best Power Interior award from the Superyacht Society, and with good reason. Created by Donald Starkey Designs, the decor features dark-stained mahogany paneling with flame-grain mahogany insets and honey onyx marble (a favorite of the yacht’s owner, Connecticut-based car dealer Herb Chambers).
Y: 2001; B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

26. ULTIMA III 187'9"
Bold-faced names ranging from movie producer Harvey Weinstein to rock-n-roller Jon Bon Jovi have been among this lady’s guests over the years. The yacht is owned by Revlon chief Ron Perelman, who’s married to actress Ellen Barkin.
Y: 1998; B: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,877-hp Caterpillars

27. SYCARA III 185'4"
Paris Match magazine featured photos of this yacht in an article earlier this year about how the rich and famous spend their money in St. Tropez.
Y: 2003; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran; H: Steel; E: 2/1,600-hp Caterpillars

28. BARBARA JEAN 185'3"
Barbara Jean has been busy over the past year. She was spotted in Sydney, Australia, late last year, and in the span of about a month this summer, she was seen in Toronto and then Mackinac Island Harbor in Michigan.
Y: 2001; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

29. LADY J 185'0"
Lady J, which reportedly had been used by the Discovery Channel for a series about the ocean, was available for sale for two years. She’s no longer listed on YachtCouncil.com, the leading brokerage Web site, so we’ve been unable to determine if she has a new name.
Y: 1976; B: Quality Shipyard, USA; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,760-hp Wartsila Nohab Polars

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This article originally appeared in the October 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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