World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2007 #36: Lone Ranger
#36: LONE RANGER—255'0"
A book aptly named The Lone Ranger Story tells the tale of this home at sea for American billionaire Peter Lewis. In his own words, the Progressive Insurance chairman and founder explains, "When illness drove me to reduce my business commitments, my son, Jonathan, and I set out to find the best boat in the world to go around the world in....We started in early 1997 with a strong, seaworthy ship, already imaginatively converted. Since then, we have improved it to the point where it is difficult to think of new and better things to do. In return, Lone Ranger has given me, my family and friends enormous pleasure during the adventures we have enjoyed around the world."
Y: 1973/1994; B: Schichau-Unterwesser, Germany; N: Klaus Kusch (conversion); H: steel; E: 2/4,400-hp Deutz-MWMs
This article originally appeared in the August 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.