America's 200 Largest Yachts 2001 Page 4

America’s 200 Largest Yachts - 31-45
America’s 200 Largest Yachts — 2001
By Diane M. Byrne

33. Battered Bull
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31. GALLANT LADY           
172'0"  1995
Floridians Jim and Jan Moran have entertained tens of thousands of people over the past six years onboard their yacht, which frequents the Bahamas. Jim, America's first Toyota importer, has come a long way since purchasing a 19-foot Chris-Craft in the 1940s. In fact, he's bought an average of three new boats a year in a 60-year period. This Gallant Lady features an art deco-style interior. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; NA: De Voogt International; H: Steel; E: 2/960-hp Caterpillars

32. TAIPAN   
172'0"  1982/1998
Ever since she was extensively refitted by Rybovich Spencer three years ago, Taipan has been on the go. She's hosted charity events, entertained high-level business and political figures, and engrossed charter guests with her amazing Asian-inspired interior. She spent last winter in the Pacific Rim and headed to the Med for the summer. You can catch up with her in the Caribbean this winter for $130,000 per week. B: CRN, Italy/Rybovich Spencer, USA (refit); N: Builder/Calhoun & Co.; H: Steel; E: 2/1,120-hp Blackstones 

33. BATTERED BULL         
170'9"  1995
Even though her name conjures images of adversity, Battered Bull is anything but restrained. She's circumnavigated the globe twice, visiting places like Papua New Guinea, the Maldives, and Phuket. She totes a custom 36-foot Apache racing boat, ideal for those times when the owners just don't want to take their time getting to shore. Since they also like to dive, they had Battered Bull equipped with a decompression chamber and a compressor that can fill 10 tanks at a time. There's also video editing equipment onboard that's helped assemble footage of the more than 1,000 dives they've done to date. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: De Voogt International; H: Steel; E: 2/1,430-hp Caterpillars

34. RASSELAS         
170'7"  1994
Here's an owner who knows how to relax: Rasselas has a sauna room within the master suite. Games tables and comfortable furnishings highlight the rest of the yacht, and mahogany paneling lends a sophisticated, formal air. Word has it the owner is planning a larger yacht and intends to sell Rasselas. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,280-hp Caterpillars

35. SOLEMATES     
170'7"  1998
The overall theme of this yacht's interior is akin to a French country house. Despite the French connection, most of the four guest staterooms are named after Italian ports (Venice, Portofino, and Capri, with the fourth stateroom named for St. Tropez). Regardless, the yacht's focus is on fun, whether it's listening to one of 600 CDs in the onboard library or sunning and dipping in the sun-deck Jacuzzi. Her owner is in the shoe business. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,875-hp Caterpillars

170'6"  2001
Launched this spring as Toinie, the latest megayacht from Amels changed hands late this summer. She's undergoing several changes to make her suit her current owners' tastes and to prepare her for winter chartering in the Caribbean. We hear the adjoining marble baths (yes, baths) in the master stateroom will be spectacular. B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,200-hp Cummins

170'2"  2001
A sunburst design graces this yacht's nameboard. Limed oak lends the interior a warm look. Interesting features include a full wall in bevelled-edge mirrors, a stairway finished in spectacular Sarancolin Opera Fantastico marble (with red, white, and salmon hues), and the red-hued Stalactite marble lining the master bath. B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: Richard Hein/The "A" Group Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/1,714-hp MTUs

38. ENTERPRISE V            
168'0"  1992
The blue-hulled beauty that entertains numerous members of the Amway Corporation every year also hosts private cruises for company founders Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel and, of course, their families. Since her delivery nearly a decade ago, she's gone back and forth between Europe and the Caribbean about half a dozen times. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,175-hp Caterpillars

39. HAIDA        
168'0"  1947
A Texan is having this classic yacht, originally built for American millionaire Max Fleichman, extensively refitted. Some of the work entails installing modern equipment like a bow thruster, but much of it also involves reinstating the yacht's original stack and interior decorative wood moldings. Her engines' manufacturer is no longer in business, but many examples of their handiwork can be found in military craft. B: Bath Iron Works, USA; N: John H. Wells; H: Steel; E: 2/1,000-hp Enterprise diesels

40. JAMAICA BAY II             
168'0"  1986
Jamaica Bay II had a good summer charter season, making stops in Venice, Corfu, and Dubrovnik. She's headed to the Caribbean for the winter, where she's available for $165,000 per week. She underwent a complete refit two years ago, and her interior is often referred to as having an Edwardian look, given use of the predominantly dark woods aboard. B: Schweers, Germany; N: Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,445-hp Caterpillars

41. INTREPID II         
167'9"  1987
A successful casino owner has been enjoying retirement onboard Intrepid II. The yacht is for sale. B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Terence Disdale/Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,465-hp Caterpillars

42. ILLUSION               
167'0"  1983
The head of a Hollywood talent agency and the chairman of an airline co-own Illusion. The yacht has hosted them in the Bahamas and in Italy over the past four years. She's also been chartering; this winter she'll be available in the Caribbean for $130,000 per week. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,125-hp Caterpillars

43. LAZY Z      
165'8"  1998
Forget about water-skis, try a Ski-Biscuit, which Lazy Z has among her array of watertoys. It's basically an inner tube in which you get towed. The yacht also has a spectacular master stateroom, complete with an observation lounge that's up a few steps and includes its own breakfast nook and several windows. B: Oceanco, South Africa; N: Richard Hein/The "A" Group Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/1,714-hp MTUs

44. BLUE MOON       
165'0"  2000
Because her tenders are stowed in a garage, Blue Moon devotes her deck areas to her owner's and guests' enjoyment. One of those tenders is a 23-foot, 1930s-style speedboat that features a varnished hull and white upholstery with red piping. Interior designer Donald Starkey graced a few rooms with tropical murals. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent En Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

45. AURORA B         
164'0"  1992
Aurora B employs liberal use of dark paneling inside. Her owner is quite protective of his privacy, although you may see the yacht cruising in Florida or the Caribbean. B: Feadship/DeVries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/1,450-hp Caterpillars

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

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