America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2003 Page 11

America’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2003

By Diane M. Byrne


100. Amorazur II
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90. SEA JEWEL • L: 151'0" Y: 1987
Terence Disdale designed her interior. She frequents the Med. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,050-hp Caterpillars

91. THE HIGHLANDER • L: 151'0" Y: 1986
Even though they auctioned off their famous multimillion-dollar Victorian art collection this past February, the Forbes family still owns 12 Faberge eggs, about 3,000 other fine-art pieces, and, of course, this Feadship, which they keep in New York City. She’s used regularly to entertain advertisers of Forbes magazine. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: Jon Bannenberg/De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,060-hp Detroit Diesels

92. TURMOIL • L: 151'0" Y: 1996
Turmoil is widely regarded as being the yacht that inspired the expedition-yacht trend. Gary Comer, the founder and former chairman of Land’s End clothing company, has enjoyed global cruising onboard since delivery. In fact, since observing unusual ice conditions while onboard Turmoil in the Arctic, he’s been donating millions to researchers who are studying global warming. B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Dick Boon/Vripack Yachting; H: Aluminum; E: 2/820-hp Caterpillars

93. NORTHERN LIGHT • L: 150'11" Y: 2001
Northern Light has a classic interior, with Honduran mahogany. There’s also a child’s cabin adjacent to the master suite on the main deck. B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,000-hp Caterpillars

94. MYSTERE • L: 150'10" Y: 1987
Mystere has cruised the Northeast in recent years. B: Lloyd’s Ship, Australia; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: unknown

95. FORTUNATE SUN • L: 150'0" Y: 1992
A 22-foot Shamrock is among the toys toted by Fortunate Sun. She charters for $120,000 per week. B: Tacoma Boatbuilding/Puglia Shipbuilding, USA; N: Gerhard Gilgenast; H: Steel; E: 2/775-hp Caterpillars

96. LADY LINDA • L: 150'0" Y: 1999
A dark-blue hull makes Lady Linda quite striking. There are a handful of wine chillers onboard as well that can handle several dozen bottles. B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder/Paragon Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

97. MYSTIC • L: 150'0" Y: 2003
A huge fishtank takes center stage in the saloon of this new launch. Six kinds of marble and three kinds of granite combine with semigloss cherrywood paneling to add to Mystic’s luxurious look and feel. B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,826-hp MTUs

98. NOBLE HOUSE • L: 150'0" Y: 1997
Outfitted with makore, an African wood, Noble House is for sale for $18.9 million; her owners are awaiting delivery of a 174-footer being built in New Zealand. B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder/ Paragon Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

99. SEAHAWK • L: 150'0" Y: 2003
Jim Mattei, the owner of a NASCAR team, took delivery of his second Trinity-built yacht this spring. He wasted no time putting her to good use: She headed straight to the Bahamas to host his mother’s birthday celebration. B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder/ Paragon Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,150-hp Caterpillars

100. AMORAZUR II • L: 149'10" Y: 1994
As is sometimes the practice when a yacht is put on the brokerage market, the owner of this Palmer Johnson is retaining the rights to using the name. B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Builder/Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,960-hp Deutz-MWMs

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

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