#7: LONE RANGER—255'0"Forty-eight million dollars will get you this converted icebreaking tug, which has a 31,000-mile range. That puts far-flung corners of the globe within easier reach compared to traditional yachts. Her 43'6'' beam ensures plenty of space to relax and stow toys; in fact, she’s carried a 40-footer since her conversion in 1994.
#24: ARCTIC P—288'7"When Arctic P headed to Tahiti early this spring, one person in particular was probably more excited about stepping aboard than anyone else: the lucky bidder who won a week's charter in the region. The yacht's owner, Australian media magnate James Packer, donated a trip in Tahiti as an auction item during Rock for the Cure, a
#6: LONE RANGER—255'0"Traditional white yachts aren't for everybody—and they definitely aren't for Peter Lewis, who bought this converted tug purposely because she was a vessel that was capable of world cruising and wouldn't attract attention the way a more conventional-looking yacht would. During the decade that the Progressive insurance company
#23: ARCTIC P—288'7"The late Kerry Packer, the Australian media magnate, would be proud to see how his son James is keeping this yacht busy. He loaned Arctic P, a former icebreaker, to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for their honeymoon in the Maldives last November and celebrated his own nuptials aboard in June in the French Riviera.Y:
#36: LONE RANGER—255'0"A book aptly named The Lone Ranger Story tells the tale of this home at sea for American billionaire Peter Lewis. In his own words, the Progressive Insurance chairman and founder explains, "When illness drove me to reduce my business commitments, my son, Jonathan, and I set out to find the best boat in the world to go around
#5: Lone Ranger—255'0”Some people mistakenly believe this yacht is owned by someone affiliated with the famed TV and radio shows by the same name. While the producer of those programs did own a yacht, it was many years ago—and besides, the boat was nowhere near this former salvage tug’s size. This Lone Ranger
#20: ARCTIC P—288’7”Sixty-eight-year-old Australian media baron Kerry Packer, who owned this converted commercial craft for a little more than a decade, died last December. Hundreds of people, including several titans of business from around the world, attended his funeral, and some people, such as British financier Joe Lewis, were put up on the yacht.
#31: LONE RANGER—255’0”Lone Ranger was seen Down Under in Sydney around the Christmas holidays. She’d had quite a year in ‘05, kicking it off with a trip to Antarctica in January and February and then heading to the decidedly warmer waters of Tahiti.Y: 1973/1994; B: Schichau-Unterwesser, Germany; N: Claus Kusch (conversion); H: Steel;