America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #26: Blue Moon
#26: BLUE MOON—198'0"
You’ll have to pardon the residents of Milwaukee who went a little nuts last July when this yacht pulled into town. You see, some of them swore they saw Oprah Winfrey and her film crew on or near the boat, and naturally some of them assumed the yacht belonged to her. Even a local NBC affiliate was amazed by Blue Moon, overlaying a photo of the yacht with a graphic reading, "Look at this huge yacht docked in Milwaukee." Sorry, folks, but Oprah would have to borrow the keys, from the true owner, Richard Duchossois. The Midwestern businessman is a director of Churchill Downs Incorporated and an ardent yachtsman, having owned other Feadships.
Y: 2005; B: Feadship/Royal Royal Van Lent, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects/Donald Starkey; H: steel; E: 2/1,650-hp Caterpillars
This article originally appeared in the November 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.