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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #81: Vango

#81: VANGO—164'0"

A 26-foot beam and a hardtop with skylights are among the reasons why Vango attracted attention when she launched two years ago-and continues to attract attention today.

Y: 2006; B: Westport Shipyard, USA; N: William Garden/Donald Starkey Designs; H: fiberglass; E: 2/3,650-hp

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #84: Triton

#84: TRITON—163'0"

#77: TRITON—163'0"

It may seem strange stepping up from a 97-foot sailboat to a 163-foot motoryacht, but since both were designed to take on the oceans of the world on extensive voyages, it felt

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #85: Shandor

#85: SHANDOR—162'10"

If you look at this yacht’s specifications below, you’re not seeing a typo with her engine package: She really only has one powerplant. Few other details are known about her, other than the fact that she was originally built to hold a hot-air balloon on her foredeck.

Y: 1986/1994; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Gerhard

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #86: Mystique

#86: MYSTIQUE—162'4"

Even though this yacht changed hands several months ago, Mystique still remains in American hands and still bears the same name. Over the summer whe it was spotted along he East Coast, specifically in Newport, Rhode Island.

Y: 1989; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran; H: aluminum; E: 1/1,960-hp

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #87: Lady Michelle

#81: LADY MICHELLE—162'0"

Lady Michelle spent part of the spring in the Seychelles before heading to Greece, Croatia, and Sardinia, among other Med ports, for the summer. An Intrepid powerboat is among the variety of tenders and toys onboard.

Y: 2007; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: builder; H: steel; E:

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #88: Te Manu

#88: TE MANU—161'9"

Te Manu was chartered by at least one high-profile person this year: Peter Munk, a Canadian property developer, who was interviewed aboard while cruising in Montenegro. It was fitting, since he’s one of several investors in a megayacht marina being built in that country. As for the yacht, she has six staterooms, including a king

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #89: Michaela Rose

#89: MICHAELA ROSE—161'5"

In keeping with her seemingly nonstop cruising schedule during the past several years, this 24-year-old has been seen on both sides of the pond this year. She departed the Med in midwinter for our side of the globe, stopping in New York, Boston, and then a few spots in Canada.

Y: 1984; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N:

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #90: Anjilis

#90: ANJILIS—161'0"

Featuring a Glade Johnson interior design, a first for Trinity, Anjilis was expected to be delivered around presstime. She’s owned by repeat clients of the yard (their previous yacht was a 124-footer) and features a swim platform big enough for all eight guests to gather aboard and a circular skylounge with views out to a

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #91: Lohengrin

#91: LOHENGRIN—161'0"

Talk about a major step: The owner of this yacht bought his first boat, a 126-footer, about a year before he purchased this one, which was already under construction at Trinity Yachts (the person who commissioned her, Rick Hendricks of NASCAR fame, decided to sign a contract for a bigger yacht instead). A series of large oval ports

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #92: Zoom Zoom Zoom

#92: ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM—161'0"

Like Anjilis (see no 90), this lady has a 14-foot-deep swim platform. Imagine what it would be like to dine there, in a quiet anchorage-yes, dine there, possible thanks to sunshades that can be installed in holders in the deck.

Y: 2005; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: builder; H: aluminum; E: 2/3,384-hp

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #93: Aurora

#93: AURORA—160'10"

We’ve mentioned it a few times over the years, but it bears repeating that this boat was the largest fiberglass yacht ever built in the USA throughout the 1990’s. She’s been cruising stateside for nearly two years.

Y: 1993; B: Admiral Marine Works USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey; H: fiberglass; E: 3/2,480-hp

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