Believe me, I was well aware that my smiling mug was probably the last thing the captain of Party Girl wanted to see. He and his crew had pulled into Gustavia Harbor in St. Barts just minutes before I met them at the customs office, following their more than two-month, some 6,000-mile delivery of the new 146-foot Christensen from the shipyard in Vancouver, Washington. The last leg of their
As I made my way down to the dock at Christensen Shipyards in Vancouver, Washington, I must admit, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. I’d been out to the yard a little more than a year earlier to visit Hull 027, the 157-foot Liquidity, and the boat I would be touring now, Hull 028, was a 157-footer from the same line. “How different could she possibly be?” I asked myself as I stepped onto
#98: One More Toy—155'0"If you and your spouse can’t agree on what colors to feature in your home, just agree to disagree by buying this yacht (for $23.8 million): “His” side of the master bath features green marble, while “her” side features blue.Y: 2001; B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp
#89: Barchetta—157'0"How can a yacht hit a pothole? When she’s Barchetta and being trailered down the road from her builder’s facility. Turns out a broken water pipe softened up the road and caused a delay during her launch last April. Thankfully no damage occurred, and Barchetta, featuring a bright-red
#99: Privacy—155’0”No matter how much you beg, plead, and bribe us, we absolutely, positively will not tell you which famous and successful 30-year-old golfer owns this yacht. No siree.Y: 2004; B: Christensen Shipyards, USA; N: Builder; H: Fiberglass; E: 2/1,800-hp DDC-MTUs
It’s got to be tough being Tiger Woods. Between championship rounds on the PGA Tour, he has a dozen sponsors to keep happy: There are Buick commercials to film, Tag Heuer watches to wind, American Express minimovies to headline alongside the gopher from Caddyshack. Pity the poor man who’s just trying to beat par. How could he ever spare a second to build the yacht of his dreams?