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America’s 200 Largest Yachts - 191-200
America’s 200 Largest Yachts

191-200: Louise to Bah! Humbug

By Diane M. Byrne

   

197. My Weigh
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191. LOUISE 122'0" 1997
Louisegenerally spends winters in the Caribbean and summers in New England or Italy. She's for sale for $11.75 million and is reportedly in excellent condition. B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp Detroit Diesels

192.MARINER III 122'0" 1926
Among the things making Mariner III notable are her all-wood hull and, even more impressive (and heartwarming), the dedication with which her owner-operator maintains her. She has entertained celebrities ranging from Harrison Ford to Bruce Willis, Robert DeNiro, and Madonna. B: Winslow Marine Rail & Shipbuilding, USA; N: Builder; H: Wood; E: 2/12V-71N Detroit Diesels

193.FREESIA 121'10" 1998
Freesia is a terrific example of an expedition yacht that's truly gone on expeditions--she's voyaged as far as New Zealand, and her engines are said to have more than 5,000 hours on them. She's currently for sale for $11.1 million. B: Hakvoort Shipyard, Holland; N: Vripack Yachting; H: Aluminum; E: 2/855-hp Caterpillars

194.MERCEDES II 121'3" 1996
A successful automotive businessman has enjoyed cruising areas like the Caribbean aboard his Australian-built yacht. He's awaiting delivery of a larger yacht from the same yard. B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,525-hp MTUs

195. ACQUISITION 121'0" 1986
Lying in Newport, Rhode Island, as we went to press, Acquisition is for sale for $5.25 million. B: Denison Marine, USA; N: Joe Langlois; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,600-hp MTUs

196. MORGAN STAR 121'0" 1986
A Florida entrepreneur who named his yacht after himself recently took her to Rybovich Spencer in West Palm Beach for a refit. Work included installing new engines, replacing some mechanical systems, installing new maple soles inside, and modifying the helm. B: Heesen Shipyards, Holland; N: Frank Mulder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,725-hp Deutz-MWMs

197.MY WEIGH 121'0" 2000
Here's a yachtsman who really knows how to get around: In his first year of ownership, he took My Weigh throughout the Caribbean, logging some 10,000 miles. Bravo! B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,800-hp DDC-MTUs

198. MAGIC ONE 120'10" 1995
The founder of a successful casino operation enjoys this yacht's contemporary interior, by Skaf Interiors. B: Heesen Shipyards/DIASHIP, Holland; N: Mulder Design; H: Aluminum; E: unknown

BUCKPASSER 120'7" 1985
Ogden Phipps, the head of a successful horseracing family from New York, owned this yacht for many years, naming her in honor of one of his champions. In fact, he actually sold his Palm Beach mansion in the 1970's to live aboard the yacht. Sadly, he died this spring, so the yacht is for sale. B: Hitachi Zosen, Japan; N: Jack Hargrave; H: Aluminum; E: 2/565-hp Caterpillars

BAH! HUMBUG 120'0" 1991
Hands down, this is our favorite yacht name courtesy of the owner's grandchildren. B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,460-Detroit Diesels

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

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