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America’s 200 Largest Yachts - 61-70
America’s 200 Largest Yachts

61-70: Barbara Jean to Big Eagle

By Diane M. Byrne


64. Liquidity
Photo: Neil Rabinowitz
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61. INSPIRATION | L: 156'0" Y: 1996
The largest yacht built by Broward Marine is for sale for $15.9 million. There's a baby grand piano as well as a 40-inch plasma-screen TV onboard for entertainment. The current owner uses her as a second home and also charters the yacht for cruises along the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean. B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,200-hp Detroit Diesels

62. THEMIS | L: 156'0" Y: 1998
Themis is for sale for just shy of $22 million. Her amenities include a 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

63. D’NATALIN II | L: 155'10" Y: 1999
Our hats go off to the quick-acting crew of this yacht. A helicopter taking charter guests to her in August got caught in a downdraft and crashed into the water, but thankfully two crew members who were in a nearby tender raced over to pull out the guests. Reports state no one was seriously hurt. B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: de Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

64. LIQUIDITY | L: 155'0" Y: 2001
About $23 million will buy you this beauty, featuring a high-gloss walnut interior, six staterooms, and an elevator. The owners, Tennesseeans Henry and Kelly Luken of long-distance company Covista Communications, have decided to purchase a 157-footer that is under construction at Christensen and is set for delivery in about two years. But that doesn't mean this lady is going unused. In May, for example, she hosted a fundraiser onboard in Knoxville, Tennessee, for U.S. Rep. Van Hilleary, who was seeking the Republican nod for governor. The yacht caused just as big of a stir the year before when she stayed in the middle of the Tennessee River for a University of Tennessee Vols football game. B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp DDC-MTUs

65. SHAMWARI | L: 155'0" Y: 1991
This yacht's name has an interesting derivation; it means "friend" in the Shona language of Zimbabwe. Her captain made a generous donation to VISAR (Virgin Islands Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization dedicated to safety at sea) after the organization assisted the owner last year. The yacht was spotted in California in August. B: Benetti, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,950-hp MTUs

66. ROXANA | L: 154'0" Y: 1998
A Midwesterner in the publishing business has enjoyed family trips both here and abroad onboard Roxana. The interior features beautiful woodwork and a spectacular mural that covers every square inch of the circular dining room. Like many Top 100 yachts, this one is named after the owner's wife. B: Admiral Marine Works, USA; N: Donald Starkey/Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

67. CHARADE | L: 153'10" Y: 1990
Talk about glamorous company: Giorgio Armani threw a party aboard this yacht for a few dozen people during this year's Cannes Film Festival. Among the attendees: director Martin Scorcese, actor Leonardo Di Caprio, actress Cameron Diaz, and actor Jack Nicholson. Jody Allen, sister of Paul Allen (see no. 3 and 13), owns this Feadship. Actually, Paul used to own the yacht but gave it to his sister (what a guy). B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

68. DAYBREAK | L: 153'3" Y: 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/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

69. CHARISMA | L: 153'0" Y: 1995
A major refit has ensured that the decor of this Feadship is extravagant. She spent part of the summer cruising the Bahamas before heading to the Caribbean for the winter charter season, where she'll be available for $135,000 per week. B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/800-hp Detroit Diesels

70. GENESIS | L: 153'0" Y: 2002
This yacht marks several firsts. She's the first to emerge from a new yacht-building team comprised of experts on both shores of the Atlantic. She also marks the first yacht that Ralph Lauren Home has ever designed, highlighted by rich tones. But most impressive, she's the first yacht designed from top to bottom with wide-open spaces that a wheelchair-bound person can easily access. During sea trials earlier this summer, she hit her projected 20-knot mark. B: North American Yachts & Shipbuilding, Italy/USA; N: Sergio Cutolo/ Luiz De Basto; H: Steel: E: 2/1.950-hp Caterpillars

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

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