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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 5

America’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne

   

Perfect Prescription (#34)
Photo: Jim Raycroft
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30. PANGAEA 184'0"
This expedition yacht is for sale for $24.9 million. The 880-ton yacht, which was in Canada around the time we were going to press, devotes a deck to the owner, complete with a saloon and alfresco area. He or his guests can zip off to the canyons aboard the custom 36-foot Predator, complete with full tuna tower, outriggers, and fighting chair. Pangaea shares her name with the supercontinent that existed in the Mesozoic era.
Y: 1999; B: Halter Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,000-hp Caterpillars

31. HUNTRESS 180'5"
Large picture windows make this Feadship stand out. She’s available for charter from $240,000 per week this winter in the Caribbean, where guests arriving via helicopter can hop right into the yacht’s Jacuzzi or sauna, as both are located on the same deck as the helipad.
Y: 1997; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,280-hp Caterpillars

32. PLATINUM 179'4"
This yacht has been used solely for private cruises for many years, both in New England and in Florida waters. Her owner also has long kept two helicopters onboard.
Y: 1962; B: Lürssen, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,130-hp MTUs

33. KATHARINE 177'0"
Scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking are just some of the activities charter guests can pursue aboard this Trinity. She’s available starting at $230,000 per week in the Caribbean this winter, where you can also enjoy alfresco dining in two bow seating areas (complete with umbrellas to shade you, should the sun get too intense).
Y: 2001; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,000-hp MTU-DDCs

34. PERFECT PRESCRIPTION 177'0"
Seen in Boston and Maine this past summer, Perfect Prescription is notable for a few reasons. She’s the first steel-hulled yacht launched by her builder. (Sycara III, no. 27, splashed a few weeks after Perfect Prescription.) She’s also the second yacht her owner, a New Yorker, has commissioned from Oceanfast, the first being 149 feet LOA. And third, she’s the first project on which the yard collaborated with designer Tim Heywood, a disciple of the late Jon Bannenberg, who helped bring Oceanfast to prominence.
Y: 2003; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Tim Heywood; H: Steel; E: 2/2,330-hp MTUs

35. KISSES 175'0"
Kisses was just one of many yachts that enjoyed the scenery of Cala di Volpe in Sardinia this summer. The scenery onboard the yacht is equally beautiful, thanks to interior designer Robert Knack. She features ebony-striped soles (with the wood bands at 45-degree angles), woven-leather panels on walls, and a backlit glass panel etched with a design of the famous art deco metalware artist Edgar Brandt.
Y: 2000; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,360-hp Caterpillars

36. NOBLE HOUSE 174'0"
The largest privately owned motoryacht ever built in New Zealand hit the water late last year and was delivered shortly after the new year. A circular skylight on her uppermost deck—the fifth deck, to be specific—permits light to filter down during the day and gives guests a starry sky to admire at night.
Y: 2003; B: Sensation Yachts, New Zealand; N: John Overing; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

37. ICE BEAR 173'0"
This yacht is well-named, given that she spends summers in Alaska.
Y: 1988; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,000-hp Caterpillars

38. PASSION 173'0"
A major refit that wrapped up last year transformed this formerly private yacht into a magnificent charter yacht. When brokers got a look at her at the annual charter show in Antigua last December, all anyone could talk about was the gaming arcade in the upper saloon. Equipped with an air hockey table and upright video games like Ms. Pac-Man—and oh yes, an X-Box game system connected to the giant flat-panel TV—it’s a favorite spot for kids of all ages, including the owner’s.
Y: 1986/2003; B: Swedeship, Sweden/Astilleros de Mallorca, Spain; N: Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,710-hp Caterpillars

39. BIG EAGLE 172'0"
This popular charter yacht emerged from an extensive refit earlier this year with a new six-person Jacuzzi on the flying bridge, new engines, and a new decor for the two master suites (complete with sitting rooms) as well as the rest of the interior. She’s available in the eastern Caribbean this winter for $100,000 per week.
Y: 1980; B: Mei Shipyard, Japan; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/900-hp Detroit Diesels

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

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