America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 9

America’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne


Evviva (#70)

Photo: Neil Rabinowitz
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70. EVVIVA 160'10"
Orin Edson is keen on spreading the joys of owning and operating yachts. When he’s not enjoying time aboard Evviva in the Pacific Northwest, he oversees the J. Orin Edson Foundation, which recently awarded grants to the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology in Stamford, Connecticut. He’s also a partner in Westport Shipyard in Washington State.
Y: 1993; B: Admiral Marine Works USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey; H: Fiberglass; E: 3/2,480-hp MTUs

71. FLORIDIAN 160'6"
There’s a reason this yacht carries the same name as a 228-footer on our list (see no. 9): They’re both owned by Wayne Huizenga. This one will be cruising the west coast of Mexico for the winter, where you and your friends can charter her for $150,000 per week.
Y: 1988; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/730-hp Detroit Diesels

72. TELEOST 160'5"
Seen in Portofino, Italy, in August, Teleost is available for charter this winter in the Caribbean for $205,000 per week. Guests can enjoy scuba diving or zipping around on underwater scooters. If they use the fishing gear and land a good-size catch, perhaps the chef can prepare it on the swim platform’s grill.
Y: 1998; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

73. GALLANT LADY 160'0"
The first aluminum-hulled yacht by Delta Marine is also the first Gallant Lady built stateside since 1982. Jim and Jan Moran (see no. 40) use her for private and charity cruises (the latter through their JM Family Enterprises).
Y: 2000; B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,100-hp Caterpillars

74. MI GAEA 158'3"
On this yacht’s home page (, you can see a terrific shot of her in the San Blas Islands. She’s also traveled to the Med and Maine; in fact, her first trip to midcoast Maine last summer got the local community excited, as she was the largest yacht anyone could recall ever visiting the area.
Y: 1990; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/900-hp Caterpillars

75. KANALOA 157'5"
While essentially every megayacht these days boasts a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck, the one aboard Kanaloa is truly full beam (29 feet), since there are no side decks forward. She charters for up to $195,000 per week.
Y: 1996; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp Deutz-MWMs

76. JANIE III 157'0"
It’s not uncommon for owners to trade up after a while, but before they take delivery? That’s what happened in this case. This yacht was to be christened Wheels, but her owner decided to order a 161-footer instead, so he sold her while she was nearing completion.
Y: 2004; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

77. LIQUIDITY 157'0"
Henry Luken of long-distance company Covista is about to take delivery of his newest Christensen, two feet longer than his previous yacht (see no. 84) and similarly featuring a high-gloss black walnut interior.
Y: 2004; B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/2,000-hp MTUs

78. ARIA 156'0"
A framed Stradavarius violin in the sky lounge and a 12-inch color touch-screen control panel tip you off that Aria emphasizes entertainment. With the touch of a button, electronic blinds descend over the large windows. Another button causes the plasma TV to rise from the eucalyptus burl cabinet in the middle of the room. All that’s left to do is select one of the more than 200 DVDs available on demand and pass the popcorn.
Y: 2001; B: Sensation New Zealand, New Zealand; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,650-hp Caterpillars

79. INSPIRATION 156'0"
Some of our staffers chartered this yacht last winter in St. Barts (see “Welcome Home,” October 2004). They had a hard time dragging themselves out of the top-deck hot tub, though they were successful two nights, gathering ‘round the baby grand in the saloon. Check her out yourself for $115,000 per week this winter.
Y: 1996; B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,200-hp Detroit Diesels

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

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