Megayachts

Megayachts

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #56: Taipan

#56: TAIPAN—172'0"

Befitting her Asian decor, Taipan has been cruising in Thailand. She’s also spent time in the Med and along the East Coast of the United States. The yacht was originally owned by Middle Eastern royalty, known by the name Awal.

Y: 1982/1998; B: CRN, Italy/Rybovich Spencer, USA (refit); N: builder/Calhoun & Co.; H:

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #57: Battered Bull

#57: BATTERED BULL—170'9"

Considering local officials in Grenada are trying to attract more mega-yachts, they were probably pleased to see Battered Bull cruising there in January. Since the yacht’s owners are diving enthusiasts, hopefully they had a chance to explore the island’s most famous site, the wreck of the

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #58: Time For Us

#58: TIME FOR US—170'7"

The ex-Halcyon Days now belongs to a Midwestern couple who have had a few yachts over the years. They purchased this one after parting ways with Burger Boat Company over Hull #503, a 153-footer they had commissioned. This nearly 171-footer is available for charter, for $140,000 to $150,000 per week, and can accommodate 15 people

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #60: Beauport

#60: BEAUPORT—168'11"

For sale for $4 million, Beauport retains much of her original rugged design (she was a Canadian Coast Guard vessel) but inside she’s all yachty comfort. The owner’s suite-more like a private apartment-is forward on the helicopter deck, for example. Plus there are two dining rooms, one of which is called the library dining

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #61: Enterprise V

#61: ENTERPRISE V—168'0"

Enterprise V is among the megayachts that pulled into the megayacht marina Yacht Haven Grande in StThomas when it first opened in 2007. She was in Fort Lauderdale when we were going to press. She’s also for sale for $22.5 million, having had just one owner since delivery more than 15 years

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #62: Gallant Lady

#62: GALLANT LADY—168'0"

#60: GALLANT LADY—168'0"

Though smaller than her sister (see no. 55), this yacht is no less cherished by JM Family Enterprises, founded by the late Jim Moran and regularly listed by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies in the nation to work for. This

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #63: Haida

#63: HAIDA—168'0"

If you ever visit Mystic Seaport museum in Connecticut, check out the various documents pertaining to this classic cruiser, Hull No. 277 from the famed Bath Iron Works. A few years ago we were contacted by her owner, a Texan, though we haven’t been able to reach him recently for an update on her status.

Y: 1947; B: Bath Iron

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #64: Helios 2

#64: HELIOS 2—168'0"

#62: HELIOS—168'0"

Greek cruising was on the agenda for this blue-hulled lady this summer. The owners have a similar-named yacht on our list (see no. 34). Between her original construction and the refit her current

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #65: Jamaica Bay

#65: JAMAICA BAY—168'0"

Graced with a canoe stern, Jamaica Bay exudes elegance. Her owners previously owned a same-named 138-footer built in 1985 but decided to move up to this one a few years later when she was offered on the brokerage market. A popular charter yacht, Jamaica Bay was in Italy over the summer and is for sale for $20 million.

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #66: Alibi

#66: ALIBI—165'0"

While Alibi typically takes upwards of 12 charter guests out and about in the Med and Caribbean, she’s capable of hosting 30 people for a dockside party. No matter where they congregate onboard, they’re guaranteed to enjoy drinks and snacks thanks to a dumbwaiter leading from the main deck up two

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #67: Illlusion

#67: ILLUSION—166'3"

Illusion has two saloons on her main deck: one that serves as the traditional living room, complete with a bar; and the other, a smaller spot just a few steps forward, that’s ideal for enjoying movies or music. You can experience them yourself on charter for $295,000 per week.

Y: 1983; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #68: Lazy Z

#68: LAZY Z—165'8"

Lazy Z caters to the small set just as well as she does the grown-up set, featuring children’s training water skis and an inflatable kid-size slide. Something tells us the adults will have a hard time getting on the towable banana boat, though, if the young ones are around.

Y: 1998; B: