#37: EMINENCE—257'2"The project that started out as Excellence IV for American car dealer and yachtsman Herb Chambers changed hands several months ago, quietly—so quietly that no formal announcement came, an unusual move considering nearly every yacht sale in the biz is followed up with a press release. Regardless, she's the largest launch
In an industry where every nuance of a hull form is hyped as the greatest innovation since the pointed bow, it's a rare pleasure to witness the introduction of a concept that truly is a departure from the norm. And it's even more so when the design concept promises to deliver the naval architect's Holy Grail: efficiency and seakindliness with minimum noise and vibration.
#31: EXCELLENCE III—187’10”Ciao, bella! The largest yacht to date built by Abeking & Rasmussen was spotted in Naples, Italy, in August. Her owner, Herb Chambers, who also owns about two dozen car dealerships in New England, told The New York Times last November that he charters out the yacht about ten weeks per year to cover part of the $3 to
#32: Ultima III—187'9"Ron Perelman, the head of Revlon who recently acquired the film-processing company Deluxe Film, has owned this yacht since her launch. He reportedly welcomed about 200 guests aboard in St. Barts last December on his birthday, which happens to be New Year’s Eve.Y: 1998; B: Abeking &