America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2005 Page 10

America’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2005

By Diane M. Byrne


Zoom Zoom Zoom (#73)
Photo: Trinity Yachts

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66. SHANDOR - 162'10"
If you think the foredeck location for this yacht’s helipad is unusual, wait `til you find out what it was originally intended for: launching a hot-air balloon.
Y: 1986/1994; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Gerhard Gilgenast; H: Steel; E: 1/2,300-hp Krupp MAK

67. MYSTIQUE - 162'4"
Sailboat racers off Mount Desert Island, Maine, got a wide berth from Mystique in July. She’s been owned by the former head of Ellen Tracy sportswear, Herb Galen, for many years now.
Y: 1989; B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran; H: Aluminum; E: 1/1,960-hp & 2/3,480-hp MTUs

68. PEGASUS - 162'0"
The ex-Princess Marla is now in the hands of an experienced yachting couple who took a step down in size. Their previous yacht was a 189-footer (see no. 24).
Y: 1995; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/2,800-hp Caterpillars

69. TE MANU - 161'9"
Residents of lower Manhattan got a good look at this yacht all summer, as she spent the season at North Cove Marina. It’s nice to see her in this hemisphere, as she spent time in the South Pacific a few years ago.
Y: 1998; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

70. MICHAELA ROSE - 161'5"
This 21-year-old has done two circumnavigations and is still going strong. Her beautiful lines have inspired boaters and landlubbers alike; in fact, we know of one couple who saw the yacht and were so impressed that they named their baby girl in honor of her.
Y: 1984; B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,037-hp Deutz-MWMs

71. HELIOS2 - 161'0"
The ex-Anson Bell sold to a gentleman who’s said to be a high-energy family man. Given that the yacht was built with the safety of small children in mind, it’s a good fit. Helios, named for a constellation, is undergoing a $3-million refit for the family’s needs and to ready her for next summer’s Med charter season.
Y: 2002; B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

72. LADY IN BLUE - 161'0"
Shortly after Formula One team owner Flavio Briatore took delivery of this yacht last year, he sold her to Jeffrey Sofer, the principal of real-estate developer Turnberry Associates. Intended for large gatherings, her saloon and dining room are open to one another to permit guest circulation during sit-down events or stand-up cocktail parties.
Y: 2004; B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,200-hp Cummins

73. ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM - 161'0"
We’ll take bets that the steak served aboard this newly delivered Trinity is top quality, as her owner has a famous chain of steakhouses around the country. The yacht is said to be the first one equipped with the new large-displacement engines from Caterpillar, the 3516B HDs.
Y: 2005; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/3,384-hp Caterpillars

74. DISCOVERY - 160'10"
Known as Evviva since launch, this lady got a new name and new owner a few months ago. While the sale was kept pretty quiet, we’ve learned that she now belongs to Andy McKelvey, the CEO of Monster Worldwide (a.k.a. and at one point the owner of Palmer Johnson shipyard.
Y: 1993; B: Admiral Marine Works USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey; H: Fiberglass; E: 3/2,480-hp MTUs

75. INDEFENSIBLE - 160'6"
This yacht previously carried the same name as a 228-footer on our list (see no. 9), as both were owned by Wayne Huizenga. This yacht was seen in Montreal, Canada, in August, before heading to the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Y: 1988; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/730-hp Detroit Diesels

76. TELEOST - 160'5"
The Indian Ocean is on this yacht’s itinerary for the winter. Her name is the same as that of a type of fish.
Y: 1998; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

77. GALLANT LADY - 160'0"
Jim and Jan Moran (see no. 42) hosted members of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce aboard their Delta last spring. No doubt they admired the view down from the top of her spiral staircase; at its base, there’s a beautiful marble-inlayed floor.
Y: 2000; B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,100-hp Caterpillars

78. INEVITABLE - 158'3"
An experienced yachtsman bought the ex-Mi Gaea a few months ago. The former owners are said to be building a larger yacht stateside. As for the current owner, perhaps he’ll offer the yacht for charter, as he did with his previous boat.
Y: 1990; B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/900-hp Caterpillars

79. KANALOA - 157'5"
Mexican artwork spices up the atmosphere aboard this charter yacht, as do chrome and stainless steel fittings. She’s available for $195,000 per week.
Y: 1996; B: CRN, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp Deutz-MWMs

80. FLYING EAGLE - 157'0"
Befitting her name, this yacht has a large glass sculpture depicting eagle wings. There’s also a slide-in launch system for her nearly 20-foot-long tender, developed in conjunction with Vripack Naval Architects.
Y: 2005; B: Bloemsma & Van Breemen, Holland; N: Vrikpack Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,400-hp Caterpillars

81. JANIE - 157'0"
Big, bold, and blue, Janie hosted NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson during the Christmas holidays in St. Barts for a honeymoon cruise. She also does Tennessee cruising, as her owner is a huge fan of the University of Tennessee’s Vols.
Y: 2004; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

82. LADY FLORENCE - 157'0"
A couple who’ve owned a few yachts stepped up from a 123-footer to this newly christened lady. Just as many owners do, they named her in honor of the wife.
Y: 2005; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

83. LIQUIDITY - 157'0"
Liquidity hosted a party for Honda during the St. Petersburg Grand Prix in Florida in April. She’s owned by Henry Luken, chairman of telecom company Covista Communications and an investor in Christensen.
Y: 2004; B: Christensen Shipyards, USA Zealand; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/2,000-hp MTUs

84. ANASTASIA - 156'0"
Formerly known as Aria, this yacht has two beautiful murals in the master suite. One adorns the wall above the marble Jacuzzi bath, while the other pretties up the bedroom area. Heavily lacquered Australian cirrus, a rare wood that has a yellow hue, is used throughout.
Y: 2001; B: Sensation New Zealand, New Zealand; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,650-hp Caterpillars

85. INSPIRATION - 156'0"
A gas fireplace and baby grand piano are two highlights of the saloon aboard Inspiration. Elsewhere there’s a four-person sauna. No wonder she’s been a popular charter yacht for a few years now. She’s also for sale for $13.9 million.
Y: 1996; B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,200-hp Detroit Diesels

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This article originally appeared in the November 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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