66. SHANDOR - 162'10"
If you think the foredeck location for this yacht’s helipad
is unusual, wait `til you find out what it was originally intended
for: launching a hot-air balloon.
Y: 1986/1994; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Gerhard Gilgenast; H: Steel;
E: 1/2,300-hp Krupp MAK
67. MYSTIQUE - 162'4"
Sailboat racers off Mount Desert Island, Maine, got a wide berth
from Mystique in July. She’s been owned by the former head
of Ellen Tracy sportswear, Herb Galen, for many years now.
Y: 1989; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran; H:
Aluminum; E: 1/1,960-hp & 2/3,480-hp MTUs
68. PEGASUS - 162'0"
The ex-Princess Marla is now in the hands of an experienced
yachting couple who took a step down in size. Their previous yacht was
a 189-footer (see no. 24).
Y: 1995; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval
Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,800-hp Caterpillars
69. TE MANU - 161'9"
Residents of lower Manhattan got a good look at this yacht all summer,
as she spent the season at North Cove Marina. It’s nice to see her
in this hemisphere, as she spent time in the South Pacific a few years
Y: 1998; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars
70. MICHAELA ROSE
This 21-year-old has done two circumnavigations and is still going
strong. Her beautiful lines have inspired boaters and landlubbers alike;
in fact, we know of one couple who saw the yacht and were so impressed
that they named their baby girl in honor of her.
Y: 1984; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,037-hp
The ex-Anson Bell sold to a gentleman who’s said to be
a high-energy family man. Given that the yacht was built with the safety
of small children in mind, it’s a good fit. Helios, named for a constellation,
is undergoing a $3-million refit for the family’s needs and to ready
her for next summer’s Med charter season.
Y: 2002; B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens; H: Aluminum;
E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars
72. LADY IN BLUE
Shortly after Formula One team owner Flavio Briatore took delivery
of this yacht last year, he sold her to Jeffrey Sofer, the principal of
real-estate developer Turnberry Associates. Intended for large gatherings,
her saloon and dining room are open to one another to permit guest circulation
during sit-down events or stand-up cocktail parties.
Y: 2004; B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,200-hp Cummins
ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM - 161'0"
We’ll take bets that the steak served aboard this newly delivered
Trinity is top quality, as her owner has a famous chain of steakhouses
around the country. The yacht is said to be the first one equipped with
the new large-displacement engines from Caterpillar, the 3516B HDs.
Y: 2005; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/3,384-hp
74. DISCOVERY - 160'10"
Known as Evviva since launch, this lady got a new name and
new owner a few months ago. While the sale was kept pretty quiet, we’ve
learned that she now belongs to Andy McKelvey, the CEO of Monster Worldwide
(a.k.a. Monster.com) and at one point the owner of Palmer Johnson shipyard.
Y: 1993; B: Admiral Marine Works USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey;
H: Fiberglass; E: 3/2,480-hp MTUs
This yacht previously carried the same name as a 228-footer on our
list (see no. 9), as both were owned by Wayne Huizenga. This yacht was
seen in Montreal, Canada, in August, before heading to the St. Lawrence
Y: 1988; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt
Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/730-hp Detroit Diesels
76. TELEOST - 160'5"
The Indian Ocean is on this yacht’s itinerary for the winter.
Her name is the same as that of a type of fish.
Y: 1998; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt
Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars
77. GALLANT LADY
Jim and Jan Moran (see no. 42) hosted members of the Fort Lauderdale
Chamber of Commerce aboard their Delta last spring. No doubt they admired
the view down from the top of her spiral staircase; at its base, there’s
a beautiful marble-inlayed floor.
Y: 2000; B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Aluminum;
E: 2/1,100-hp Caterpillars
78. INEVITABLE -
An experienced yachtsman bought the ex-Mi Gaea a few months
ago. The former owners are said to be building a larger yacht stateside.
As for the current owner, perhaps he’ll offer the yacht for charter,
as he did with his previous boat.
Y: 1990; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval
Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/900-hp Caterpillars
79. KANALOA - 157'5"
Mexican artwork spices up the atmosphere aboard this charter yacht,
as do chrome and stainless steel fittings. She’s available for $195,000
Y: 1996; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp Deutz-MWMs
FLYING EAGLE - 157'0"
Befitting her name, this yacht has a large glass sculpture depicting
eagle wings. There’s also a slide-in launch system for her nearly
20-foot-long tender, developed in conjunction with Vripack Naval Architects.
Y: 2005; B: Bloemsma & Van Breemen, Holland; N: Vrikpack Naval
Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,400-hp Caterpillars
81. JANIE - 157'0"
Big, bold, and blue, Janie hosted NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson
during the Christmas holidays in St. Barts for a honeymoon cruise. She
also does Tennessee cruising, as her owner is a huge fan of the University
of Tennessee’s Vols.
Y: 2004; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp
LADY FLORENCE - 157'0"
A couple who’ve owned a few yachts stepped up from a 123-footer
to this newly christened lady. Just as many owners do, they named her
in honor of the wife.
Y: 2005; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp
83. LIQUIDITY - 157'0"
Liquidity hosted a party for Honda during the St. Petersburg
Grand Prix in Florida in April. She’s owned by Henry Luken, chairman
of telecom company Covista Communications and an investor in Christensen.
Y: 2004; B: Christensen Shipyards, USA Zealand; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass;
E: 2/2,000-hp MTUs
84. ANASTASIA - 156'0"
Formerly known as Aria, this yacht has two beautiful murals
in the master suite. One adorns the wall above the marble Jacuzzi bath,
while the other pretties up the bedroom area. Heavily lacquered Australian
cirrus, a rare wood that has a yellow hue, is used throughout.
Y: 2001; B: Sensation New Zealand, New Zealand; N: Builder; H: Aluminum;
E: 2/2,650-hp Caterpillars
85. INSPIRATION -
A gas fireplace and baby grand piano are two highlights of the saloon
aboard Inspiration. Elsewhere there’s a four-person sauna. No wonder
she’s been a popular charter yacht for a few years now. She’s
also for sale for $13.9 million.
Y: 1996; B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,200-hp
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