Top 50 US-built yachts

Chasseur | 50m (164’)

Built in 2016 ,United States of America

Chasseur is the sistership to Silver Lining, but retains a distinct style with a silver hull and a more modern décor by Varo Interior Design featuring bleached sycamore woodwork, rich rosewood accents and semi-precious stonework. Twin 1,650hp Caterpillar 3512C engines push her to a top speed of 16 knots, while the total fuel capacity of 58,673 gallons allows for a maximum range of 4,000 nautical miles at 14 knots.

  • Builder: Christensen
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2016
  • Length Overall: 49 m
  • Beam:8.8 m
  • Gross Tonnage499 t

Yanbu | 50.23m 164′9″

Built in 1931 ,United States of America

This elderly yacht was built as Seapine for Theodore C Hollander at the time of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. She has since had many owners and has been altered in appearance several times since WWII. Yanbu is based in Greece.

  • Builder: Bath Iron
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1931
  • Length Overall: 50.23 m
  • Beam:7.83 m
  • Gross Tonnage588 t

Potomac | 50.29m (164')

Built in 1934 ,United States of America

The “Floating White House” was originally commissioned as the USCG cutter Electra in 1934. She was renamed the USS Potomac to serve as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential yacht until his death in 1945. Refitted in 1995, Potomac is currently available for limited private charters off the coast of San Francisco, California.

  • Builder: Manitowoc Sb
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1934
  • Length Overall: 50.29 m
  • Beam:7.71 m
  • Gross Tonnage376 t

Reem 1 | 50.90m (167')

Built in 2013 ,United States of America

Reem 1 is a 50.9 metre all-aluminium motor yacht designed by the Trinity Yachts' in-house team. ABS classed, the yacht has an interior styled by Karen Lynn Interiors. She was delivered in the Middle East.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2013
  • Length Overall: 50.9 m
  • Beam:8.53 m
  • Gross Tonnage475 t

Haida | 51.05m 167′6″

Built in 1947 ,United States of America

Built in 1947 for Major Max C Fleishman as Hull #277 at Bath Iron Works, Haida is one of the finest yachts of the immediate post-WWII period and is an excellent example of US yacht building skills. Sold to a fellow New Yorker, Arthur V Davis, she was renamed Elda and, following a resale, spent many years in Greece as Astarte, where she was maintained in first-class condition. Haida has changed hands again in 2002 and underwent a major refit in Dubai for her present owner.

  • Builder: Bath Iron
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1947
  • Length Overall: 51.05 m
  • Beam:7.62 m
  • Gross Tonnage403 t

Helios 2 | 51.21m (168')

Built in 2002 ,United States of America

Helios2 was launched from the Palmer Johnson yard under the name Anson Bell - a name that originated from the bell of the British warship HMS Anson that formerly adorned the yacht’s foyer. Sold and renamed Helios2, she was refit and lengthened at Global Yacht Systems in 2006 and tastefully redecorated by Patrick Knowles Designs, working closely with her owners. She features accommodations for twelve in four guest staterooms and an owner’s suite that includes a study, sitting area, and walk-in closet. One of the yacht’s most stunning features is a dramatic centrally-positioned circular stairwell, rising the full height of the boat. She was sold again in 2007 through Fraser Yachts.

  • Builder: Palmer Johnson
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2002
  • Length Overall: 51.21 m
  • Beam:8.4 m
  • Gross Tonnage555 t

Bliss | 52.4m 171′10″

Built in 2014 ,United States of America

Bliss is the second hull in the Palmer Johnson 170 superyacht series. Her interiors by Nuvolari-Lenard accommodate ten guests in five cabins, while twin MTU diesel engines give her a top speed of 28 knots.

  • Builder: Palmer Johnson
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2014
  • Length Overall: 52.2 m
  • Beam:9.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage495 t

S | 52.4m (171’10”)

Built in 2016 ,United States of America

The third hull in the PJ170 series, S (ex-Sanam) differs from her sisterships Bliss and DB9 in having the new 4000 series MTU 16V M93L engines and the four-cabin layout, meaning total accommodation for eight guests and eight crew. Long-term Palmer Johnson collaborators Nuvolari Lenard provided the interior design once again.

Photo: Raphael Montigneaux

  • Builder: Palmer Johnson
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2016
  • Length Overall: 52.4 m
  • Beam:9.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage495 t

Keri-Lee III | 53.95m (177')

Built to high standards by Trinity Yachts, the original owner spared no expense in ensuring that she compares favourably in terms of style, quality and engineering to Northern European-built vessels. Her palatial interior was originally designed by Claudette Bonville but has been refitted several times. She accommodates twelve guests in a master, two kings, two twins, and one VIP. She was purchased by a new owner in December 2009 who changed her name from Katharine to Keri-Lee III. She subsequently spent several months at the Rybovich yard, emerging in the Spring of 2010 with a renconfigured sundeck incorporating a larger helipad and an enclosed forward section incorporating a massage room.

Tacanuya | 54.74m 179′7″

Built in 1992 ,United States of America

This impressive yacht was completed as Intrepid for a casino owner in 1992. In 1997 she was acquired by an Arab buyer and was placed under management of the Greek Latsis fleet. Tacanuya was lengthened by nine metres during a complete refit at Lusben Shipyard, Italy in 1997 to the designs of Studio Scanu, and she recently completed her second refit.

  • Builder: Swiftships
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1992
  • Length Overall: 54.74 m
  • Beam:9.4 m
  • Gross Tonnage610 t

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