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America’s 200 Largest Yachts
By Diane M. Byrne

61. Aria
(Photo: Chris Lewis)
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61. ARIA           
156'0"  2001
Named for her owners' love of music, Aria is the largest motoryacht to be built in New Zealand so far. In keeping with her name, she has an extensive audio system and a library containing hundreds of CDs that the owners and guests can access from the staterooms, saloon, and sky lounge at the press of a button. (For more details, see "Song of the South Pacific," this issue.) B: Sensation New Zealand, New Zealand; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,650-hp Caterpillars

62. INSPIRATION       
156'0"  1996
The Atlanta-based owner of this lady took her to Hilton Head, South Carolina, this summer in time to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks. She's also the largest American-owned yacht built by Broward Marine. B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,200-hp Detroit Diesels

63. THEMIS                 
156'0"  1998
This yacht is definitely for relaxing, given the granite-topped bar aft in her saloon and another bar in the sky lounge. There's also an abundance of well-crafted, warm-hued pear wood throughout. Her namesake is the symbol of blind justice. B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder/Paragon Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

64. D'NATALIN II         
155'10"  1999
Herb Chambers (see no. 18) sold this yacht a few months ago to another American. She features a blue hull, curved transom, and partially upturned radar arch--the ends of the base were designed to replicate a manta ray in motion. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: de Voogt International Ship Design and Engineering; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

65. LIQUIDITY              
155'0"  2001
High-gloss walnut wood dominates the interior of this new Christensen, delivered in time to spend some of the summer in Alaska. Whether they want to retire to their staterooms or head up to the sunbeds on the flying bridge, the owners and guests can take advantage of an elevator, designed and engineered by the shipyard. B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp DDC-MTUs 

66. SHAMWARI          
155'0"  1991
A Beverly Hills entrepreneur who ran a company that markets weight-loss and nutritional elixirs owned this yacht until his sudden death last year. His wife sold her to another American who kept the name intact. It means "friend" in the Shona language of Zimbabwe. B: Benetti, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,950-hp MTUs 

67. ROXANA                
154'0"  1998
A Midwestern couple enjoy family trips aboard Roxana. The interior features some beautiful woodwork and a spectacular mural that covers every square inch of the circular dining room. B: Admiral Marine Works, USA; N: Donald Starkey/Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

68. CHARADE           
153'10"  1990
Jody Allen, sister of Paul Allen (see no. 11), owns this Feadship. Charade spent time in Sydney, Australia, last year during the Olympics. Rumors abound that since her big bro gave her this yacht when he took delivery of the 199-footer, he'll give her Méduse when he takes delivery of his cruise-ship-size yacht. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

69. DAYBREAK         
153'3"  1997
Like many megayachts, this one spends winters in the Caribbean and summers in the Mediterranean. A gentleman from South Florida stepped up to her from a 130-footer. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: De Voogt International; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

70. CHARISMA          
153'0"  1995
Talk about being pampered: Charterers are treated to queen-size berths in three of the five guest staterooms aboard (the remaining two rooms have twin berths). White-lacquered walls offset the opulent furnishings. You can catch up with her in the Caribbean for $125,000 per week. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/800-hp Detroit Diesels

71. CHANTAL MA VIE           
152'0"  1984
Talk about being close to the water: Chantal Ma Vie has a large Jacuzzi just forward of the swim platform. There's a beautiful compass rose inlaid on her wood sole in the saloon. She'll be island-hopping this winter for $55,000 per week. B: John Nylen, USA; N: Builder/Jim Krogen; H: Steel; E: 2/700-hp Cater-pillars

72. MONITOR              
152'0"  1982/1999
Beautiful wood paneling, as well as watertoys ranging from windsurfers to scuba gear, are highlights of this charter yacht. She's available for $77,000 and up per week in the Mediterranean. B: Picchiotti, Italy; N: Arthur DeFever/Murray & Associates; H: Steel; E: 2/850-hp Caterpillars

73. MONTIGNE         
152'0"  1986
The Pacific Northwest was on Montigne's agenda for the summer season. She has a lovely interior and plenty of watersports equipment, which is sure to be put to good use this winter while she's in the Caribbean. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/900-hp Caterpillars

74. FRANCINE             
151'3"  1989/1999
Mahogany accentuates the main-deck lounge's club-like feel; it's really more of a smoking lounge where the owners enjoy after-dinner drinks and cigars. The traditional saloon is up on the bridge deck, where a collection of Biot glass is on display. B: Benetti, Italy/International Marine Service, France; N: Builder/Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Aluminum; E: unknown

75.  AFFINITY            
151'0"  1999
Affinity's owners have a real affinity for cruising--they commissioned the yacht purposely to cross the Pacific to arrive in New Zealand in time for the last America's Cup race. She's traveled back to our shores for pleasure trips since then. Her interior showcases clever nautical touches: A tapering column in the saloon resembles an old ship's mast, and the curved banister on the stairs to the lower deck replicates a tiller. B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,000-hp Caterpillars

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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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