Sure, there are other, larger debuts on our list, but this one can claim something none of the others can: She’s the largest yacht built on American soil since the 1930’s. She also has a composite superstructure married to her steel hull (the latter of which was subcontracted to Dakota Creek Industries in Washington State), with styling by Donald Starkey. Her American owner took delivery in April, and Laurel was soon spotted heading down the West Coast, reappearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in May for the air and sea show.
Y: 2006; B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Steel; E: 2/2,500-hp Caterpillars
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.