If you charter this yacht, available for $140,000 per week in the western Med, you’ll have confidence in knowing she’s completed two circumnavigations. You’ll also appreciate how the upper deck can accommodate a cocktail party for upwards of 100 people.
Y: 1990; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval
Mediterranean and Caribbean chartering are the order of the day—or should we say week, at a rate of $220,000. While only one guest at a time can enjoy her towable donut, upwards of six can get splashed while being pulled along on the banana boat.
Y: 1996; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp
How can a yacht hit a pothole? When she’s Barchetta and being trailered down the road from her builder’s facility. Turns out a broken water pipe softened up the road and caused a delay during her launch last April. Thankfully no damage occurred, and Barchetta, featuring a bright-red
#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
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
#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
#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
#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
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
#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
#97: April Fool II—155’8”
One of the first yachts built by International Shipyards of Ancona, this was known as April Fool until her owner took delivery of a Feadship (see no. 20,
#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