Top 50 US-built yachts

Endless Summer | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2017 ,United States of America

The USA has produced many fine yachts over the years, with the largest measuring in excess of 70 metres. We count down the top 50 largest in the world, starting with a recent launch.

Endless Summer was delivered earlier this year following close collaboration between Delta Marine and Christensen Yachts. Currently offered for charter with Y.CO she boasts a top speed of 16 knots and a homely, neutral-toned interior that can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Photo: Cavan Hadley

  • Builder: Delta Marine
  • Length Overall: 49.9 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw

Aspen Alternative | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2010 ,United States of America

Trinity’s Geoff Van Aller acted as naval architect on Aspen Alternative, which was built in aluminium and launched in 2010. She features interiors from Evan K. Marshall, accommodating guests in five staterooms. Two 2,250hp Caterpillar 3512Bs power her to a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots, with a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Length Overall: 49.9 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 4500 hp

Wheels | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2009 ,United States of America

Delivered to her American owner, Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame, and as such, joins the informal yet exclusive “NASCAR Yacht Club”, comprised of yachtsmen such as Roger Penske and Felix Sabates. Wheels features a full-beam master suite on the main deck, four guest staterooms below, and a fifth stateroom on the pilothouse deck. Twin CATs take her to a 19-knot maximum speed—even NASCAR greats need to enjoy the slower lane sometimes.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Length Overall: 49.9 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 4500 hp

Impromptu | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2010 ,United States of America

Impromptu (ex-Mia Elise) was delivered in time to make her debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2010. Sistership to Mine Games and Norwegian Queen, she has an interior designed by Patrick Knowles. Her layout accommodates 12 guests thanks to an extra 6th stateroom on the bridge deck.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Length Overall: 49.9 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 4500 hp

Tsumat | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2012 ,United States of America

Tsumat comes from the successful 50 metre all-aluminium series designed by the Trinity Yachts in-house team. ABS classed and MCA compliant, the yacht has an interior styled by JC Espinosa and Ramon Alonso of Loguer Design. Tsumat is a yacht that combines speed with the owner's love of the outdoors.

Her interior layout accommodates 12 guests in six cabins – the usual split-level owner suite enjoying a panoramic front view, a VIP cabin on the bridge deck, and two doubles and two twins on the lower deck. The yacht is powered by twin 3,384hp Caterpillar 3516B engines, giving her a top speed of 22.5 knots and a range of 3,700 nautical miles at 10 knots.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Length Overall: 49.9 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 6768 hp

Lady Sura | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2012 ,United States of America

Lady Sura comes from the successful 50 metre all-aluminium series designed by the Trinity Yachts' in-house team. ABS classed and MCA compliant, the yacht has an interior styled by Patrick Knowles, rich in anigre, mahogany and varied burl finishes.

Her interior layout accommodates 12 guests in six cabins – the usual two-level owner suite enjoying a panoramic front view, a VIP cabin on the bridge deck, and three doubles and a twin on the lower deck. The yacht is powered by twin 2,250hp Caterpillar 3512B engines, giving her a top speed of 19 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Length Overall: 49.9 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 4500 hp

Victoria del Mar II | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2006 ,United States of America

Launched in 2006 by Delta Marine, Victoria Del Mar II is a tri-deck displacement yacht built in GRP with interiors by Walter Nelson. Accommodation for 14 guests is split across seven cabins, including a master cabin, four doubles and two twins. Her crew quarters allow for a staff of up to ten people, while the twin Caterpillar 3512B engines mean a top speed of 17 knots and a maximum cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles at 11 knots.

  • Builder: Delta Marine
  • Length Overall: 50 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 3300 hp

Helios 3 | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2012 ,United States of America

This custom composite superyacht has been entirely designed by the yard’s in-house team, just like Victoria de Mar II (ex-Happy Days), the other 50 metre yacht launched by Delta Marine in 2006. The 50 metre Helios 3 (ex-Arianna) is a family affair.

The yacht’s voluminous interior, one of the largest for a yacht of this size, was created by Delta Design in a Polynesian style with Balinese touches. Comfortably accommodating 12 guests, the layout includes four double guest cabins on the lower deck and a dedicated upper deck for the owner with a suite, lounge, private outdoor deck, dining area and a room that can be customised for children or family members. A gymnasium and private office are located on the main deck in the space typically allocated for the master suite.

Helios 3 is powered by twin 1,650hp Caterpillar 3512B engines giving a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 14.5 knots and a range a 5,000 nautical miles at 13 knots.

  • Builder: Delta Marine
  • Length Overall: 50 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 3300 hp

D'Natalin IV | 49.99m (164')

Built in 2014 ,United States of America

Originally known as Project C-2014, she was built for an experienced yacht owner, as you can tell from her name. The interior, designed by Carol Williamson and Associates is formal and classical with fluted walnut columns and raised panel joinery in a high-gloss finish. There is lavish amount of stone aboard as well, all cut in the yard’s new state-of-the-art cutting facility.

  • Builder: Christensen
  • Length Overall: 49 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw
  • Maximum Horsepower: 3300 hp

Silver Lining | 50m (164’)

Built in 2017 ,United States of America

The first of two 50 metre Christensen models launched within a week of each other at the yard’s Washington state facility, Silver Lining is powered by twin MTU diesel engines for a top speed of 17 knots. Accommodation for 12 guests is split across six cabins.

Photo: Stephen Cridland

  • Builder: Christensen
  • Length Overall: 50 m
  • Propulsion: Twin Screw

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