Megayachts

Megayachts

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #90: Flying Eagle

#90: Flying Eagle—157’0”

The largest yacht built by Bloemsma & Van Breemen can be yours for $34.9 million. She features a tricked-out tender garage, where part of the swim platform lowers, the tender cruises right inside, and a hatch seals it up.

Y: 2005; B: Bloemsma & Van Breemen, Holland; N: Vrikpack Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,400-hp

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #91: Janie

#91: Janie—157'0"

Though her hull is blue, it should probably be orange, as her owner is a big fan of the University of Tennessee Vols. If you’re an SEC football fan as well, you can buy the yacht for $31.5 million and change the channels on the 50-inch plasma TV in the saloon and the 61-inch plasma TV in the skylounge—or all nine of the pilothouse

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #92: Lady Linda

#92: Lady Linda—157'0"

Talk about ironies: This yacht was handed over the last week of August, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which delayed completion of her construction and delivery in New Orleans. No matter now, though, as she’s enjoying her first weeks with her owners, who have previously owned a few yachts. Hopefully they’ll hire a

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #93: Nice N' Easy

#93: Nice N' Easy—157’0”

If you’re shopping for a megayacht and have $29.9 million to spend, this lady could be yours. If you buy her, may we suggest you have your first meal alfresco on the skylounge deck? You and nine of your friends/family can gather 'round the table, which features a lazy Susan; just don’t spin it too fast and send the canaps

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #94: Mustang Sally

#94: Mustang Sally—156’0”

Launched as Lady Florence, Mustang Sally has a leopard-print carpet in her skylounge as well as a twin cabin where one of the beds can be converted to a crib. She also tows a 30-foot Intrepid.

Y: 2005; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #95: Themis

#95: Themis—156’0”

Ron Motley, head of the Motley Rice law firm and featured in the Russell Crowe film The Insider, is said to often work aboard his yacht. She’s aptly named for the Greek goddess of justice.

Y: 1998; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder/ Paragon Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #96: Princess K

#96: Princess K—155’10”

The people who bought this yacht last year stepped up from a 131-footer. Like many yachts on our list, she spent the summer in the Med.

Y: 1999; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #98: One More Toy

#98: One More Toy—155'0"

If you and your spouse can’t agree on what colors to feature in your home, just agree to disagree by buying this yacht (for $23.8 million): “His” side of the master bath features green marble, while “her” side features blue.

Y: 2001; B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #99: Privacy

#99: Privacy—155’0”

No matter how much you beg, plead, and bribe us, we absolutely, positively will not tell you which famous and successful 30-year-old golfer owns this yacht. No siree.

Y: 2004; B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp DDC-MTUs

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #100: Ohana

#100: Ohana—154’0”

Turkey and Croatia were on Ohana’s itinerary this past summer. She’s likely en route to Florida as you read this to prepare for charter bookings this winter in the Caribbean.

Y: 1998; B: Admiral Marine Works, USA; N: Builder/Donald Starkey Designs; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars

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