America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2003 Page 8

America’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2003

By Diane M. Byrne


64. Eviva
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60. PRINCESS MARLA • L: 162'0" Y: 1995
From October of last year through this past February, the South China Sea was Princess Marla’s cruising ground of choice. That’s not the only thing that’s unusual about her: The master suite’s king-size bed is draped with chinchilla. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: F. W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,800-hp Caterpillars

61. TE MANU • L: 161'9" Y: 1984
One of the owners of the Indiana Pacers, Mel Simon, has hosted great parties on his yacht. We’ve yet to learn if he’s invited any of the players aboard, the way Paul Allen (see nos. 1, 3, and 14) has with members of the Portland Trailblazers. It might be difficult, though, considering Te Manu sticks to the South Pacific. B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

62. MICHAELA ROSE • L: 161'5" Y: 1984
A real-estate developer from Texas has not only enjoyed several cruises on both sides of the globe onboard, but he also commissioned a scale replica of her from Maritime Replicas, which has done the same for many owners. B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,037-hp Deutz-MWMs

63. ANSON BELL • L: 161'0" Y: 2002
Hubbard Communications was awarded $1 million in damages after suing Palmer Johnson over this yacht, claiming she wasn’t delivered on time and didn’t meet certain specifications. Despite that, Anson Bell is still regarded as one of the safest yachts on the water. She exceeds some of the requirements set by the MCA Code, and she even has safety gates on deck that keep children from tumbling down stairs. She’s for sale for $29.5 million; excluded is a remarkable piece of history. In a special niche onboard, there’s the bell from the HMS Anson, a 19th-century English ship that was destroyed in a storm and whose tragic story inspired Hubbard to set high safety standards for the yacht. B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

64. EVVIVA • L: 160'10" Y: 1993
When Evviva was under construction, many a skeptic said it was too risky to build such a large yacht out of fiberglass; ten years later those folks are still eating their words. Orin Edson, the founder of Bayliner, has his yacht kept in tip-top shape inside and out. People who’ve been aboard say that even the bathtubs get a waxing twice a year. B: Admiral Marine Works USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey; H: Fiberglass; E: 3/2,480-hp MTUs

65. FLORIDIAN • L: 160'6" Y: 1988
Montana industrialist Dennis Washington sold this yacht, the ex-Attessa, within the past year to another American. No doubt the current owner enjoys midnight movies on the top deck, thanks to a screen that drops down from the radar arch. B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/730-hp Detroit Diesels

66. TELEOST • L: 160'5" Y: 1998
Teleost has chartered in the Med and the Caribbean. She’s also been to Costa Rica. B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

67. GALLANT LADY • L: 160'0" Y: 2000
This was the first Gallant Lady to be built in the USA since 1982. Jim and Jan Moran (see no. 37) like to cruise in warm-weather climates; the yacht recently visited the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as well as the Bahamas. B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,100-hp Caterpillars

68. MI GAEA • L: 158'3" Y: 1990
Her name means Mother of the Titans in Greek mythology. There will be another Titan of sorts within the next year, as we hear the owners are having a 245-footer built here in the States. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/900-hp Caterpillars

69. NOA VII • L: 158'0" Y: 1997
Previously known as Katrion, this yacht is for sale for $26 million. B: Feadship/ Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

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This article originally appeared in the October 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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