America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2004 Page 7

America’s 100 Largest Yachts - 2004

By Diane M. Byrne


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50. HAIDA 168'0"
We’d been told a while ago that this historic yacht was being restored to her original condition, but we’ve been unable to determine if work has been completed. The yacht was commissioned in the 1940’s by famed director Max Fleishman.
Y: 1947; B: Bath Iron Works, USA; N: John H. Wells; H: Steel; E: 2/1,000-hp Enterprise diesels

51. JAMAICA BAY II 168'0"
Graced with a canoe stern, Jamaica Bay II is a popular charter yacht. The hardest decision any guest ever has to make is where to enjoy the view, from the shaded aft deck, the open upper deck, or the private sundeck.
Y: 1986; B: Schweers, Germany; N: Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/1,445-hp Caterpillars

52. ILLUSION 166'3"
Some yachts simply have aft decks, but Illusion puts a twist on the concept by creating an atrium-like alfresco dining spot just aft of the sky lounge. It’s mostly shaded due to the sundeck’s overhang, though there’s a large opening (much like a skylight) for effect. Want to learn more? Contact your favorite charter broker or visit
Y: 1983; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,125-hp Caterpillars

53. LAZY Z 165'8"
Here’s a truly family-friendly charter yacht: Lazy Z carries an inflatable children’s slide as well as child-size training water skis. No kids in your party? No worries; the crew can set up the beach volleyball set or launch the ocean kayaks. She’ll be available for charter in the Caribbean this winter at a rate of $182,000 per week.
Y: 1998; B: Oceanco, South Africa; N: Richard Hein/The “A” Group Monte Carlo SAM; H: Steel; E: 2/1,714-hp MTUs

54. BLUE MOON 165'0"
There’s an interesting story behind how this yacht came to be. Her owner was introduced to life aboard a Feadship after chartering September Blue more than a decade ago and enjoyed it so much that he decided to buy a Feadship on the brokerage market. However, that particular yacht had a draft too deep for Bahamanian cruising, which was his preference, so he ended up commissioning this vessel.
Y: 2000; B: Feadship/Royal Van Lent Shipyard, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Aluminum; E: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars

55. INDIGO STAR 165'0"
A yachtsman who also owns a 125-footer bearing the same name took delivery of this yacht last year.
Y: 2003; B: CBI Navi, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

56. POTOMAC 165'0"
This is the famous “floating White House” used by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, though for a brief period in 1964 the yacht was owned by Elvis Presley. She presently cruises San Francisco Bay.
Y: 1934/1995; B: Manitowoc Shipbuilding, USA; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: unknown

57. ANDALE 164'0"
The newest launch from Codecasa splashed in June. She’s expected to charter this winter in the Caribbean starting at around $200,000 per week. Guests will appreciate the fact that there’s an elevator linking all the decks, so they can go from slumbering to sunbathing in a matter of seconds.
Y: 2004; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/2,260-hp Caterpillars

58. AURORA B 164'0"
Dark woods and a classic mahogany interior by John Munford highlight this very private yacht.
Y: 1992; B: Feadship/DeVries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,450-hp Caterpillars

59. IROQUOIS 164'0"
The Boston newspapers gave John Henry, co-owner of the Red Sox, a hard time this year due to trades that didn’t go down. One paper, The Enterprise, even wrote of the failed Alex Rodriguez acquisition in January, “Fortunately for Henry, his personal yacht back in Florida doesn’t have as many leaks as the talks between the Texas Rangers and Red Sox spouted last month.” Indeed, Iroquois is a fine yacht, with a terrific media room for the ultimate home-theater (and game-watching) experience and a soothing Glade Johnson interior design.
Y: 1998; B: Feadship/DeVries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: Steel; E: 2/1,370-hp Caterpillars

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This article originally appeared in the October 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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