Subscribe to our newsletter

Author Articles

by Diane M. Byrne

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #73: Grace E

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#73: GRACE E —164'0"Formerly known as Andale, Grace E was chartering in the Med this summer. One of her five guest staterooms is aft of the master suite on the main deck, good for people with children or who have a personal assistant/ nurse. Y: 2004; B: Codecasa, Italy; N: builder; H: steel; E: 2/2,260-hp Caterpillars

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #74: Happy Days

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#74: HAPPY DAYS —164'0"Because the owner wanted to emphasize interior room when he commissioned this yacht, Delta graced her with a nearly 34-foot beam and about 7,500 square feet of living space. As a result, her profile reveals more enclosed areas than you expect to see aboard a megayacht, but some of them can be

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #75: Iroquois

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#75: IROQUOIS—164'0"Leave it to a Boston-area blogger to post a story last October with the headline, "John Henry’s Dinghy’s in Town." Boston Red Sox fans are no doubt familiar with Henry and his yacht, since he owns both the yacht and their beloved baseball team and has spoken openly to local media about his boat’s travels. In fact, Boston Magazine

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #76: Mine Games

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#76: MINE GAMES—164'0"Handpainted ceiling murals are part of the rococo decor of this yacht. Her master suite is a split-level affair, with the bed facing a wall of windows and therefore enjoying tremendous views. Y: 2007; B: Trinity Yachts, USA; N: builder; H: aluminum; E: 2/3,384-hp Caterpillars

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #77: Norwegian Queen

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#77: NORWEGIAN QUEEN—164'0"Trinity Yachts quietly launched and delivered this yacht to a woman who previously owned a same-named yacht in the 130-foot range. The interior, designed by Evan K. Marshall, is contemporary, emphasizing whites, reds, and blacks. Some of the more dramatic features: The dining table and sideboards contain large pieces of Murano

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #78: Evviva

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#78: EVVIVA—163'10"Orin Edson, widely credited with bringing boating to the masses by making it affordable and easy (he founded Bayliner in the 1950’s), enjoys West Coast cruising aboard this lady. She’s the second Westport 164 (see no. 80 for the first), but the only one with a helipad. INTERACTIVE DECK PLANSClick on any of the

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #79: My Girl

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#79: MY GIRL—163'10"Delivered last fall, My Girl has a similar setup as the other 164s Westport has built, including a VIP suite on the bridge deck. Y: 2007; B: Westport Shipyard, USA; N: William Garden/Donald Starkey Designs; H: fiberglass; E: 2/3,650-hp MTUs

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #80: Seaquest

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#80: SEAQUEST—163'10"Seaquest was handed to her owners, repeat customers of the yard, a few weeks before we went to press. Hopefully the aft deck’s conversation areas and wet bar were put to good use in the waning days of summer. Y: 2008; B: Westport Shipyard, USA; N: William Garden/Donald Starkey Designs; H: fiberglass; E: 2/3,650-hp

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #81: Vango

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#81: VANGO—164'0"A 26-foot beam and a hardtop with skylights are among the reasons why Vango attracted attention when she launched two years ago-and continues to attract attention today. Y: 2006; B: Westport Shipyard, USA; N: William Garden/Donald Starkey Designs; H: fiberglass; E: 2/3,650-hp

Read Article

America's 100 Largest Yachts 2008 #82: Invader

By Diane M. Byrne | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

#82: INVADER—163'7"Even though he’s no longer a crewmember onboard, a young American named Ramsey Haig has some outstanding photos that you can view from when he worked aboard: Visit www.pbase.com/misterp17/invader. The yacht, owned by Jim Gabbert, a San Francisco-area broadcaster, has

Read Article