Eleven years after her delivery, despite being eclipsed by larger yachts, this blue-hulled lady continues to impress. Apparently so does her owner, clothing titan Leslie Wexner. A 2006 article in Slate magazine stated that he’s the exception to the Yacht of Doom Rule, which holds that "When someone who’s supposed to be looking out for public shareholders is instead mulling over wallpaper samples for staterooms, it’s time to sell." Wexner has bucked the trend by seeing his Limited Brands stock outpace the S&P more often than not since 1997.
Y: 1997; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: builder; H: steel; E: 3/7,268-hp Caterpillars (diesel-electric drives)
This article originally appeared in the November 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.