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America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2007 #17: Turmoil

#17: TURMOIL—209'0"


#17: TURMOIL—209'0"

Gary Comer, the experienced yachtsman known to most people as the founder of clothing company Lands' End, died a few months after taking delivery of this massive expedition yacht last year. Turmoil is still being used by his family and was spotted this summer in Rhode Island and even Newfoundland before heading to the Caribbean for the winter. (The yacht was going to be at the 2007 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but the family changed their minds.) Among her interior highlights: model ships and antique paintings of sailing ships in turbulent seas.

Y: 2006; B: Royal Denship, Denmark; N: Ole Steen Knudsen; H: steel; E: 2/2,250-hp Caterpillars

America’s 100 Largest Yachts 2007


Turmoil's foredeck can accommodate four tenders.

—Select any book from any of the bookshelves onboard, and chances are it will be about exploration, geography, or nature, which were among Comer's passions.

—Even the pilot for the yacht's helicopter gets his own stateroom.—D.M.B.


  • Builder: Royal Denship

This article originally appeared in the November 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.