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America’s 200 Largest Yachts - 151-165
America’s 200 Largest Yachts — 2001
By Diane M. Byrne

159. Centurion
(Photo: Neil Rabinowitz)
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151. ACANIA           
126'0" 1929
Here's your chance to acquire a piece of history for $395,000. This classic fantail motoryacht, located in the Seattle area, was once owned by silent film actress Constance Bennett. During World War II and for 40 years thereafter, the U.S. government used Acania for a variety of things, including tracking Apollo spacecraft. A private owner purchased her in the 1980s and refitted much of her interior and machinery. B: Pusey & Jones, USA; N: J. H. Wells; H: Steel; E: unknown 

152. BIG EASY        
126'0" 2001
For about two weeks an American used this cockpit motoryacht as Algorithm, but Felix Sabates, co-owner of Trinity Yachts, apparently made him an offer he couldn't refuse and bought the yacht. She's now known as Big Easy in honor of the town where she was built. B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: TK; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,400-hp Caterpillars 

153. EMERALD ISLE            
126'0" 1992
This yacht was known for having emerald tones throughout her interior. While the decor has changed some, you can still find greens in various rooms. She's cruising this winter in the Caribbean. B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,080-hp Detroit Diesels 

154. LADY ALLISON          
126'0" 1978
Leonard Stern, chief executive of pet-food company Hartz Mountain Corp. and a major developer of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey, named this yacht after his wife. B: Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/650-hp Caterpillars 

155. LA MONTRACHET       
126'0" 1986
Here's another yacht that will be spending the winter exploring the tropical waters of the Caribbean. Instead of having a staircase off to the side that leads to the guest staterooms below, La Montrachet has it amidships in the saloon. B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,350-hp Caterpillars 

156. MARLENA         
126'0" 1998
Visitors to Long Island's East End have gotten a good look at Marlena over the past few years, since she spends considerable time in Montauk. Sam Gershowitz, the New Yorker who owns the Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk, is selling this huge yachtfisherman for $8.9 million. Unlike some large yachts that are styled this way, Marlena was intended to go after big game--but she also caters to family cruising, since Gershowitz has grandchildren who've been aboard. B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: Builder/Doug Sharp; H: Aluminum; E: 2/3,500-hp Alsthom Paxmans 

157. TIME       
126'0" 1987
Time has had the same owner, from Chicago, since launch. A major refit six years ago entailed the installation of a hydraulically operated flying bridge access hatch that opens or closes at the push of a button. She cruises at 26 knots and has transatlantic range. Time is also for sale for $5.49 million. B: Palmer Johnson, USA; N: Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Aluminum; E: 2/2,400-hp Detroit Diesels 

158. INTUITION         
125'4" 1977
The same gentleman who owns Intuition II (see no. 14) bought this yacht a few years ago. She can be seen on Long Island's East End. B: Benetti, Italy; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: unknown 

159. CENTURION      
125'0" 1992/1997
Centurion watched summer turn into fall in Alaska this year before heading down the West Coast for Mexico. She'll charter in those waters for $70,000 per week before heading to Costa Rica and Panama next spring. B: Delta Marine, USA; N: Delta Design Group; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/760-hp Caterpillars

160. DONNA C III      
126'0" 1999
You may have seen this lady fishing along the West Coast. Last year some of the owners' family who were onboard encountered an interesting catch off Cabo San Lucas: a tightly sealed package of marijuana. Thankfully they determined they weren't in the midst of a drug deal and quickly notified the U.S. Coast Guard. The agency later told them the package had a street value of $500,000. B: Sovereign Yachts, Canada; N: Jack Sarin Naval Architects; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp DDC-MTUs

161. FIFTY ONE         
125'0"  1991
If you take a picture of this yacht, inform the film developer that her color should not be adjusted to appear white--Fifty One, which was in the Med in late summer, is actually a creamy, vanilla tone. B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Carlo Pagani; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/860-hp Caterpillars 

162. KAKAPO              
125'0"  1977
This was the largest American-owned aluminum-hulled motoryacht when she was built. While she doesn't hold that distinction any longer, Kakapo is still a standout. Not only did Jack Hargrave design her with steel fire doors and fireproof walls for her original owner, but he also oversaw a refit in the 1990s for the current owner. That same owner is about to take delivery of a 156-footer from Palmer Johnson (see no. 60), and while Kakapo had been for sale for a while, he's decided to keep her after all. B: Burger Boat Co., USA; N: Jack Hargrave; H: Aluminum; E: 2/725-hp Caterpillars 

163. SHOWTIME     
125'0"  1986
A broadcasting biz executive keeps her on the East Coast. B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,400-hp Detroit Diesels 

163. SHOWTIME     
125'0"  1986
A broadcasting biz executive keeps her on the East Coast. B: Broward Marine, USA; N: Builder; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,400-hp Detroit Diesels 

164. CLASSIC 125     
124'10"  2001
"Classic" is an apt adjective for this new launch, since her styling is reminiscent of an early-20th-century yacht. She features an equally classic cherry-wood interior by François Zuretti. Her New York owner reportedly will cruise southern climes for the next few months before heading to the Med. B: Royal Denship, Denmark; N: Tom Fexas Yacht Design; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/800-hp Caterpillars 

165. ORION  
124'6"  1984
This canoe-stern yacht has had the same name since the day she launched, even though she's had more than one owner during that time. B: Feadship/C. Van Lent En Zonen, Holland; N: H.W. De Voogt & Zoon; H: Steel; E: 2/625-hp Caterpillars

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

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