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America's 100 Largest Yachts 2011

Every year PMY releases two lists: the world’s largest yachts (see here) and the largest American-owned yachts. Clearly, some yachts show up on both. But beyond that, the lists also display similar megayacht trends. For instance, this year neither list had a new yacht in its top spot: The 557-foot Eclipse and 452-foot Rising Sun both maintained those positions respectively. But both lists also had notable additions. This year, Pelorus is now firmly in the hands of an American and comes in at No. 3. At No. 4, Attessa IV is out of the refit yard and happily cruising with her repeat owner. And the yachts at spots 7, 8, and 9 all debuted last year. Perhaps owners are no longer competing for the top spot and are realizing that bigger isn’t always better. Or it could just be owners are constrained by berth sizes, as in Larry Ellison’s reasoning for “downsizing” from Rising Sun to the 288-foot Musashi. But new marinas may relieve such pressures. One example, Marina Port Vell in Barcelona, will open to accommodate yachts up to 590 feet. No longer will megayachts calling there be directed to the cruise-ship docks. Will it be enough to entice owners to lay longer keels? Only time, and next year’s lists, will tell.

 

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2011

1. Rising Sun

LOA: 452'8"
Year Launched: 2004
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 4/12,000-hp MTUs

2. Octopus

LOA: 414'0"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: Espen ino
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 8/2,400-hp NO Mercedes Benzes

3. Pelorus

LOA: 377'3"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/5,300-hp Wrtsils

4. Attessa IV

LOA: 330'4"
Year Launched: 1997
Builder: Hayashikane, Japan
Naval Architect: Diana Yacht Design
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/6,598-hp Wrtsils

5. Limitless

LOA: 315'8"
Year Launched: 1997
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/7,268-hp CATs

6. Tatoosh

LOA: 301'8"
Year Launched: 2000
Builder: Nobiskrug, Germany
Naval Architect: Studio Acht/Kusch Yachtagentur
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/3,360-hp Deutz-MWMs

7. Musashi

LOA: 288'0"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 4/3,650-hp MTUs

8. Cakewalk

LOA: 281'0"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Derecktor, United States
Naval Architect: Tim Heywood
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/3,300-hp MTUs

9. Seven Seas

LOA: 280'5"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Oceanco, Holland
Naval Architect: Azure
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/4,680-hp MTUs

10. Talitha G

LOA: 262'4"
Year Launched: 1929/1994
Builder: Krupps Kiel, Germany
Naval Architect: Cox & Stevens
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,410-hp CATs

11. C2

LOA: 255'11"
Year Launched: 2008
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

12. Lone Ranger

LOA: 255'0"
Year Launched: 1973
Builder: Schichau Unterweser, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/4,400-hp Deutzes

13. Reborn

LOA: 249'0"
Year Launched: 1999/2010
Builder: Amels, Holland
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,590-hp CATs

14. Laurel

LOA: 240'0"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Delta, USA
Naval Architect: Delta Design Group
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,500-hp CATs

15. Utopia

LOA: 234'9"
Year Launched: 2004
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,200-hp CATs

16. Skat

LOA: 233'0"
Year Launched: 2002
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder/ Espen ino
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,680-hp MTUs

17. Reverie

LOA: 229'7"
Year Launched: 2000
Builder: Benetti, Italy
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

18. Martha Ann

LOA: 229'6"
Year Launched: 2007
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder/ Espen ino
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,850-hp CATs

19. Lady Anne

LOA: 224'7"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Amels, Holland
Naval Architect: Walter Franchini Design
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,374-hp CATs

20. Sycara V

LOA: 223'6"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Nobiskrug, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,200-hp CATs

21. Kismet

LOA: 223'1"
Year Launched: 2007
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder/Espen ino
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,850-hp CATs

22. White Cloud

LOA: 220'10"
Year Launched: 1983/2004
Builder: Feadship/ Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/3,000-hp MTUs

23. Allure Shadow

LOA: 220'0"
Year Launched: 1982/2007
Builder: Bender Shipbuilding, USA/Shadow Marine, USA
Naval Architect: builder/ Shadow Marine
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,225-hp MTUs

24. Archimedes

LOA: 219'0"
Year Launched: 2008
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

25. Seanna

LOA: 213'3"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Benetti, Italy
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: unknown

26. Majestic

LOA: 209'8"
Year Launched: 2007
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

27. Turmoil

LOA: 209'6"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Royal Denship, Denmark
Naval Architect: Ole Steen Knudsen
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,260-hp CATs

28. Baton Rouge

LOA: 206'9"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Icon, USA
Naval Architect: Jouke van der Baan
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,480-hp MTUs
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29. Apogee

LOA: 205'0"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: Codecasa, Italy
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,260-hp CATs

30. Fortunato

LOA: 204'5"
Year Launched: 2000
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

31. Lady Kathryn V

LOA: 203'6"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: unknown

32. Excellence V

LOA: 200'0"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: unknown

33. Mylin IV

LOA: 200'0"
Year Launched: 1992
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/3,300-hp CATs

34. April Fool

LOA: 199'10"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

35. Meduse

LOA: 198'10"
Year Launched: 1996
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,700-hp CATs

36. Blue Moon

LOA: 198'0"
Year Launched: 2005
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt/Donald Starkey
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,650-hp CATs

37. Solemates

LOA: 196'10"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: Espen ino
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,951-hp CATs

38. Pegasus

LOA: 196'9"
Year Launched: 2004
Builder: Oceanco, Holland
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,650-hp CATs

39. Lime Light

LOA: 196'0"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder/ Espen ino
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

40. Jamaica Bay

LOA: 195'2"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Nobiskrug, Germany
Naval Architect: Felix Buytendijk
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp MTUs

41. Oasis

LOA: 194'9"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder/ Glade Johnson Designs
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,957-hp CATs

42. Helios

LOA: 193'11"
Year Launched: 2000
Builder: Oceanco, Holland
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,650-hp CATs

43. Intuition II

LOA: 193'7"
Year Launched: 1974/1999
Builder: Amels, Holland/ Vosper Thornycroft, England
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 1/1,330-hp Smit Slikkerveer electric motor and 3/650-hp Deutz-MWMs

44. Senses

LOA: 193'6"
Year Launched: 1999
Builder: Fr. Schweers, Germany
Naval Architect: Kusch
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,600-hp Deutz-MWMs

45. Idol

LOA: 193'6"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Oceanfast, Australia
Naval Architect: Austal
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/1,575-hp CATs

46. Calixe

LOA: 193'1"
Year Launched: 1986
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,605-hp Deutz-MWMs

47. Carpe Diem

LOA: 191'0"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/3,384-hp CATs
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48. Unbridled

LOA: 190'11"
Year Launched: 2009
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

49. Mi Sueo

LOA: 190'0"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/3,384-hp CATs

50. Excellence III

LOA: 188'0"
Year Launched: 1992
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

51. Bad Girl

LOA: 186'0"
Year Launched: 1992
Builder: Brooke Yachts, England
Naval Architect: Luigi Sturchio/Don Shead
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/3,480-hp MTUs

52. Hampshire

LOA: 185'4"
Year Launched: 2001/2007
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,520-hp CATs

53. Sirona III

LOA: 185'4"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: Oceanfast, Australia
Naval Architect: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,600-hp CATs

54. Lady D

LOA: 185'0"
Year Launched: 1976/1989
Builder: Quality Shipyard, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,760-hp Wrtsil Nohab Polars

55. Pangaea

LOA: 184'0"
Year Launched: 1999
Builder: Halter Marine, USA
Naval Architect: Trinity
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,000-hp CATs

56. Illusion

LOA: 182'0"
Year Launched: 1983
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,140-hp CATs

57. Turquoise

LOA: 181'11"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Proteksan Turquoise, Turkey
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,500-hp CATs

58. Huntress

LOA: 180'5"
Year Launched: 1997
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,280-hp CATs

59. Altitude

LOA: 180'4"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: Benetti, Italy
Naval Architect: Stefano Natucci
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,850-hp CATs

60. Harbour Island

LOA: 180'0"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Newcastle Marine, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,410-hp CATs

61. Platinum

LOA: 179'4"
Year Launched: 1962
Builder: Lrssen, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,130-hp MTUs

62. Starfire

LOA: 178'0"
Year Launched: 1997
Builder: Benetti, Italy
Naval Architect: Stefano Natucci
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,573-hp Deutz-MWMs

63. Fortunate Sun

LOA: 177'0"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: Oceanfast, Australia
Naval Architect: builder/ Tim Heywood Designs
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,330-hp MTUs

64. Keri Lee III

LOA: 176'10"
Year Launched: 2001
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/2,735-hp Detroit Diesels

65. Kisses

LOA: 175'0"
Year Launched: 2000
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,360-hp CATs

66. Silver Shalis

LOA: 173'11"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Delta, USA
Naval Architect: Delta Design Group
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 3/3,489-hp MTUs

67. Noble House

LOA: 173'9"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: Sensation Yachts, New Zealand
Naval Architect: Overing Yacht Designs
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,200-hp CATs

68. Sea Bowld

LOA: 173'9"
Year Launched: 2004
Builder: Oceanfast, Australia
Naval Architect: Austal
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/3,650-hp MTUs

69. Passion

LOA: 173'0"
Year Launched: 1986/2003
Builder: Swedeship, Sweden/Astilleros de Mallorca, Spain
Naval Architect: Diana Yacht Design
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,710-hp CATs

70. Suri

LOA: 173'0"
Year Launched: 1978/2007
Builder: Halter Marine, USA/Yacht Escort Ships, USA (conv.)
Naval Architect: Kirilloff&Assoc. (conv.)
Hull Material: steel
Engines:2/1,800-hp Detroit Diesels

71. Gallant Lady

LOA: 172'0"
Year Launched: 1995
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/960-hp CATs

72. Big Eagle

LOA: 172'0"
Year Launched: 1980
Builder: Mei Shipyard, Japan
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/900-hp Detroit Diesels

73. Battered Bull

LOA: 170'9"
Year Launched: 1995
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,430-hp CATs

74. Rasselas

LOA: 170'7"
Year Launched: 1994
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,280-hp CATs

75. Beauport

LOA: 168'11"
Year Launched: 1960/1993
Builder: Davie & Sons, Canada
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/640-hp Fairbanks Morses

76. Lazy Z

LOA: 168'7"
Year Launched: 1997
Builder: Oceanco, Holland
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,714-hp MTUs

77. Legend

LOA: 168'4"
Year Launched: 1987
Builder: Fr. Schweers, Germany
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,445-hp CATs

78. Inevitable

LOA: 168'1"
Year Launched: 1990
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,174-hp CATs

79. Chantal Ma Vie

LOA: 168'0"
Year Launched: 1992
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,175-hp CATs

80. Gallant Lady

LOA: 168'0"
Year Launched:2007
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,000-hp CATs

81. Haida

LOA: 168'0"
Year Launched: 1929/1947
Builder: Bath Iron Works, USA
Naval Architect: John H. Wells
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,000-hp Enterprise diesels

82. Helios 2

LOA: 168'0"
Year Launched: 2002/2006
Builder: Palmer Johnson, USA
Naval Architect: Sparkman & Stephens
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/2,000-hp CATs

83. Alibi

LOA: 167'3"
Year Launched: 2003
Builder: CBI Navi, Italy
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,200-hp CATs

84. Potomac

LOA: 165'0"
Year Launched: 1934/1995
Builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/879-hp Enterprises

85. Sweet Pea

LOA: 165'0"
Year Launched: 2000
Builder: Feadship/Royal Van Lent, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/1,500-hp CATs

86. Jemasa

LOA: 164'5"
Year Launched: 2005
Builder: Hakvoort, Holland
Naval Architect: Diana Yacht Design
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,014-hp CATs

87. Aurora B

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 1992
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,450-hp CATs

88. Grace E

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 2004
Builder: Codecasa, Italy
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,260-hp CATs

89. Happy Days

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Delta, USA
Naval Architect: Delta Design Group
Hull Material: fiberglass
Engines: 2/1,300-hp CATs

90. Iroquois

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 1998
Builder: Feadship/DeVries, Holland
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/1,370-hp CATs

91. Mystique

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 1988/2010
Builder: Oceanfast, Australia
Naval Architect: Phil Curran Design
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/3,480-hp MTUs

92. Satori

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Heesen, Holland
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/3,650-hp MTUs

93. Mia Elise

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: steel
Engines: 2/2,250-hp CATs

94. Wheels

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 2009
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/2,250-hp CATs

95. Norwegian Queen

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 2008
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/2,250-hp CATs

96. Mine Games

LOA: 164'0"
Year Launched: 2007
Builder: Trinity, USA
Naval Architect: builder
Hull Material: aluminum
Engines: 2/3,384-hp CATs

97. Wabi Sabi

LOA: 163'10"
Year Launched: 2011
Builder: Westport, USA
Naval Architect: William Garden
Hull Material: composite
Engines: 2/3,650-hp MTUs

98. Boardwalk

LOA: 163'10"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Westport, USA
Naval Architect: William Garden
Hull Material: composite
Engines: 2/3,650-hp MTUs

99. Harmony

LOA: 163'10"
Year Launched: 2010
Builder: Westport, USA
Naval Architect: William Garden
Hull Material: composite
Engines: 2/3,650-hp MTUs

100. Evviva

LOA: 163'10"
Year Launched: 2006
Builder: Westport, USA
Naval Architect: William Garden
Hull Material: composite
Engines: 2/3,650-hp MTUs

 

This article originally appeared in the November 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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