America's 200 Largest Yachts 2001 Page 8

America’s 200 Largest Yachts - 91-105
America’s 200 Largest Yachts — 2001
By Diane M. Byrne

95. Artful Dodger
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91. RUSALKA              
147'6"  1986
A sistership to Lady Pita (see no. 89), Rusalka gets her name from the Russian word for water nymph. B: Sterling Yacht, Japan; N: Jon Bannenberg; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,300-hp Caterpillars

92. GRAN FINALE     
147'0"  2001
A California businessman should be taking delivery of this sleek new Delta as you read this. Extensive use of glass--especially in the sky lounge, where there's a 360-degree view--emphasizes her spacious feel. A floating staircase topped by a spectacular skylight, as well as an elevator, connects all decks. Also noteworthy is the use of carbon fiber in her construction. B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group/Espinosa; H: Fiberglass; E: unknown

93. ZEIN             
147'0"  1929
Zein was once owned by Prince Rainier of Monaco (who honeymooned aboard her with Princess Grace) and Aristotle Onassis. She fell into disrepair in the 1970s and early 1980s before being refitted for the Caribbean charter circuit in the mid-1980s. B: Camper & Nicholson, England; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/400-hp Deutz-MWMs

94. LADY LOLA         
146'3"  1994
Intricate wood inlays of rosewood and oak, plus abundant marble and onyx, dazzle the senses inside this Benetti. There's no steering station on the flying bridge, leaving the deck completely devoted to outdoor relaxation. B: Benetti, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,200-hp Deutz-MWMs

95. ARTFUL DODGER           
145'0"  1990
Artful Dodger has been chartering in the Caribbean and Med for about three years. Her captain recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey's talk show in a segment about dream jobs. B: DIASHIP/Heesen Shipyards, Holland; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,575-hp MTUs with KaMeWa waterjets

96. CURT-C               
145'0"  1989
The former Netanya V sold a few months ago; she was put on the market because her owner was taking delivery of a larger Feadship this summer (see no. 19). The new owner has had yachts on our list before under this same name, including a 118-footer built by Hakvoort. B: NQEA Shipyards, Australia; N: J. B. Hargrave Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

97. INTERMARINE 145           
145'0"  2001
Debuting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year, this yacht, built on spec, is the largest launch thus far from Intermarine Savannah. Her trilevel layout is highlighted by cherry-stained white maple throughout and a full-beam sky lounge with a bar and a plasma TV. B: Intermarine Savannah, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,400-hp Caterpillars

98. LISERON    
145'0"  1952/1989
Built in 1952 as a wooden-hulled U.S. Navy minesweeper, Liseron was later made available to the French government as part of a military assistance program. Her current owner purchased her in Brest, France, and had her towed across the Atlantic to Tarpon Springs, Florida, where she was rebuilt from the deck up. True to Navy tradition, not a single piece of ferrous metal was used. She now hosts charters in Alaska, accommodating 20 guests in 10 cabins. B: Tacoma Boatbuilding, USA; N: Builder; H: Wood; E: 2/Cleveland diesels (hp unknown)

99. ROSE ROYSE               
145'0"  1992
Family cruising in the fresh waters of Kentucky has been the focus of this yacht for nearly a decade. Mahogany lines her interior, where seven staterooms cater to guests. She's currently in Ohio and available for sale for $5.9 million. B: Darling Shipyard, USA; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/680-hp Cummins

100. VISION               
145'0"  2001
A prominent South Florida businessman is the owner of the first of a new series from Benetti. She has a beautiful François Zuretti interior, featuring a rotating bed in the master stateroom and a private deck for the owner as well. B: Benetti, Italy; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,300-hp Caterpillars

101. ULTIMATE           
143'4"  1996
Donald Starkey graced this Oceanco with clever interior touches. Between the saloon and dining area black Chinese screens above a lacquered red chest can rotate to close off the rooms to each other. In addition, there's a wall-size tapestry behind the bed in the master stateroom. B: Oceanco, South Africa/Holland; N: The "A" Group Monte Carlo; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,285-hp MTUs

102. LORD JIM            
143'0"  1991
This long-range motoryacht has elegant woodwork and a relaxed atmosphere. She spent the winter in the Caribbean and has previously voyaged as far as the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. B: Hakvoort Shipyards, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/775-hp Caterpillars

143'0"  1985
Since purchasing her eight years ago, the owner of this four-stateroom yacht, which is for sale for $9.95 million, has taken her practically around the world. She recently completed a major engine-room refit at Derecktor's in Fort Lauderdale. B: Nishi Shipyard, Japan; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,010-hp Mitsubishis

104. STARSHIP      
143'0"  1990
Bernie Little (see no. 30) has Starship, which was in the Bahamas late this summer, for sale for $7.8 million. This charter yacht totes a helicopter, a 26-foot Intrepid, and a handful of PWCs. B: Van Mill Shipyard, Holland; N: Peter Beeldsnijder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/775-hp MTUs

105. SAINT JAMES     
142'6"  1996
Because her owners have a lot of grandchildren, St. James has abundant indoor and outdoor lounging areas. But apparently the owners have a tough time getting the kids to leave the comfort of the Jacuzzi... Oh well, at least the adults will admire the fine art and antiques onboard. B: St. James, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/750-hp Detroit Diesels

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

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