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America’s 200 Largest Yachts - 46-60
America’s 200 Largest Yachts — 2001
By Diane M. Byrne
   
 

56. Attessa
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46. IROQUOIS             
164'0"  1998
This lady gets her name from one of her owner's companies. Designer Glade Johnson fashioned a magnificent interior, including a wall comprised of 275 blocks of sapelli wood rising along the central stairway. There's also a small music recording studio onboard. B: Feadship/DeVries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt International Ship Design & Engineering; H: Steel; E: 2/1,370-hp Caterpillars

47. TEDDY     
164'0"  1997
One of the first yachts to be built to comply with the MCA safety rules, she was launched as Tigre d'Or for an owner who has since gone on to commission a few similar-named vessels from Amels. An American bought this one last year. B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

48. INVADER          
163'7" 1999
Who says man's best friend can't come along for a cruise? One of the three Californians who collectively own Invader has a dog that enjoys exploring her decks inside and out. Cherry, pear, sycamore, and mahogany are among the beautiful interior woods. B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

49. PRINCESSA VALENTINA          
163'4"  1993
An extensive refit at Cairns Slipways in Australia last year resulted in this yacht receiving a lot of refurbished machinery and a new coat of paint. She remained Down Under for pleasure cruising and also visited Thailand, spending four months in the Phuket area. B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: Gerhard Gilgenast; H: Steel; E: 2/1,530 MTUs

50. THE GRIFF           
162'10"  1986/1994
One of America's favorite talk-show hosts, Merv Griffin, takes The Griff on European cruises every year. In fact, last winter he previewed his new CD for a group of friends onboard in the Med. Too bad he hadn't recorded a music video, though--he could have shown it to them in his onboard screening room. B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Gerhard Gilgenast; H: Steel; E: 1/2,300-hp Krupp MAKs

51. MYSTIQUE              
162'4"  1989
Ellen Tracy sportswear company chairman Herb Gallen has owned Mystique for the past 12 years. She's a fixture at New York's Chelsea Piers, remaining there well after most yachts have headed south for the fall. B: Oceanfast, Australia; N: Jon Bannenberg/Phil Curran; H: Aluminum; E: 1/1,960-hp & 2/3,480-hp MTUs

52. PRINCESS MARLA         
162'0"  1995
A three-deck-high atrium is one of many interior attributes that Andrew Winch fashioned for this yacht when she was launched as White Rabbit II for an Asian owner. Lowell "Bud" Paxson of PAX television fame presently owns her. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: F. W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/2,800-hp Caterpillars

53. ANDALE              
161'9"  1998
Andale is one of the most beautiful yachts Codecasa has built, and her owners hope to up the ante again when they take delivery of a 205-footer with a similar style from the yard. That's why they're selling this six-stateroom lady, complete with an elevator linking every deck and several tenders and watertoys in a garage. Price: $19.8 million. B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,200-hp Caterpillars

54. MICHAELA ROSE           
161'5"  1984
To say this yacht is a globe-trotter is an understatement. Her first around-the-world cruise lasted from 1986 to 1988, the second from 1995 to late 1996. In the eight years between those trips, she explored the Med, the Black Sea, the Baltic, northwestern Europe, Canada, both coasts of the States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. B: Fr. Schweers, Germany; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,037-hp Deutz-MWMs

55. EVVIVA       
160'10"  1993
Evviva has been a familiar sight on the West Coast for nearly a decade. At her launch she was the largest all-fiberglass yacht built in the United States and, in fact, one of the largest in the world. B: Admiral Marine Works; USA; N: Bill Garden/Donald Starkey; H: Fiberglass; E: 3/2,480-hp MTUs

56. ATTESSA          
160'6"  1988
Montana-based industrialist Dennis Washington incorporated some pretty cool features into this yacht during her two-plus-year refit. For example, there are both indoor and outdoor theaters, complete with Surround Sound. The outdoor one is on the top deck, where a screen lowers from the radar arch. She's traveled down to Mexico in recent years. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent En Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/730-hp Detroit Diesels

57. GALLANT LADY             
160'0"  2000
This is the second Gallant Lady on our list (see no. 32). She, too, is used for both corporate and private parties by Floridians Jim and Jan Moran. No doubt everyone who steps aboard admires the mahogany, gold, and bronze circular stair that rises through three of her four decks and the re-creation of a lily pond in the foyer, comprised of marble and jade. B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,100-hp Caterpillars

58. MI GAEA             
158'3"  1990
"Mi Gaea" means Mother Earth, or mother of the Titans in Greek mythology. The owner and his family have cruised extensively onboard over the past year, traveling from Nova Scotia to Honduras and Belize. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/900-hp Caterpillars

59. KATRION     
158'0"  1997
Pacific Northwesterners may not have much longer to see this Feadship, since she's for sale for $26.5 million. She features a terrific John Munford interior, highlighted by madrona and anigre. European auto stylist Guido de Groot also contributed to her design. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent en Zonen, Holland; N: De Voogt International; H: Steel; E: 2/905-hp Caterpillars

60. ANSON BELL      
156'0"  2001
The finishing touches are being put on Anson Bell as you read this. She has four VIP staterooms that each feature a sitting area; the master stateroom has one as well plus a private study. A company linked to the entertainment business owns her and specifically requested a high level of safety; in fact, she exceeds the requirements for damage stability and fire set by both Lloyd's and the MCA Code.
B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Sparkman & Stephens; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars

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

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