Top 50 US-built yachts

Stargazer | 54.86m (180')

Built in 1964 ,United States of America

Originally constructed as Southern Breeze for an American, this yacht had a string of distinguished owners prior to being acquired by Henry Ford II in the 1980s. Modernized and refitted to the design of Jon Bannenberg at Palmer Johnson in 1994, a subsequent French owner changed her name to Robur IV and she was later renamed Patagonia following her purchase by a Chilean. She changed hands once again, and, following a refit at Stabbert Maritime that replaced her old Fairbanks-Morse diesels with modern Caterpillars and extended her swim platform, she was renamed Revelation. A second refit in 2006 with naval architecture by Kirilloff & Associates and interior and exterior styling by Joseph Artese Design added an owner’s suite, bringing the number of staterooms to seven. Now named Stargazer, she resides in Cartagena, Colombia, with her owners.

  • Builder: Zigler
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1964
  • Length Overall: 54.86 m
  • Beam:8.84 m
  • Gross Tonnage623 t

Mustique | 54.86m (180')

Built in 2005 ,United States of America

Amazingly, this is the fifth Mia Elise (her former name) that Trinity Yachts has built for an American owner who obtains as much pleasure from creating his yachts as he does from selling them. Sold in May 2007, she is now renamed Mustique. Her interior designer, Dee Robinson, says, “Every aspect of this yacht’s layout, traffic patterns, and amenities was designed to create a pleasurable and efficient charter yacht.” Her interior was inspired by the Paris Ritz — a neo-classic French Empire style with light colors and delicate marquetry and parquetry with an ebonized trim, loose furniture from Italian manufacturer Colombo, and Bergamo fabrics. She can accommodate twelve guests in five king-size staterooms and one twin.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2005
  • Length Overall: 54.86 m
  • Beam:10.05 m
  • Gross Tonnage860 t

Silver Shalis | 54.86m (180')

Built in 2010 ,United States of America

Built in aluminium and sporting a light blue hull, this semi-displacement motor-yacht from Delta Marine was delivered under extreme secrecy. Silver Shalis is the successor of a famous yacht built by Abeking & Rasmussen in the 1980s. Not much is known about the new vessel except that she has twin MTUs offering a cruise speed of 15 knots and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots.

  • Builder: Delta Marine
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2010
  • Length Overall: 54.64 m
  • Beam:9.96 m
  • Gross Tonnage846 t

Sovereign | 54.86m (180')

Built in 2011 ,United States of America

The first hull of the Newcastle 5500 series, she made her world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2011. Exterior styling is by Murray & Associates and interior design by Claudette Bonville.

ABS classed and MCA compliant, Sovereign (ex-Harbour Island) is a six-stateroom yacht featuring two king master suites, one on the main deck and one on the skylounge deck forward plus a VIP king guest stateroom below. Additional amenities include an infinity pool on the split-level sundeck, a raised veranda on the main aft deck and an expansive built-in seating area aft of the alfresco dining area on the skylounge aft deck.

  • Builder: Newcastle Marine
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2011
  • Length Overall: 54.86 m
  • Beam:10.36 m
  • Gross Tonnage1100 t

Lady D | 56.39m (185')

Built in 1976 ,United States of America

Lady D was built in 1976 as an oil rig supply ship. She was refitted as a yacht in 2004 and has a cruising speed of 12 knots. At one time she was chartered to the Discovery Channel for the making of a series of feature films on new animal and plant species.

Builder & Naval Architecture: Quality Shipbuilders
Exterior Design: Halter Marine

  • Builder: Quality Sb
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1976
  • Length Overall: 56.39 m
  • Beam:11.95 m
  • Gross Tonnage1285 t

Quattroelle Shadow | 56.39m (185')

Built in 1981 ,United States of America

Built by Halter Marine in New Orleans, Louisiana, Quattroelle Shadow launched in 1981. With naval architecture and interior design by Shadow Marine, Quattroelle Shadow has a beam of 40 feet and a 12ft draft. She can accommodate 10 guests and has 12 crew members. She received a refit in 2006.

  • Builder: Halter
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1981
  • Length Overall: 56.4 m
  • Beam:12.2 m
  • Gross Tonnage1073 t

Seanna | 56.4m 185′03″

Built in 2000 ,United States of America

Seanna is the only new entry into the list of the biggest US-built superyachts in 2015, after she was lengthened during a refit. Built by Delta Marine in 2000, Seanna's naval architecture is by Doug Sharp and the exterior design is by Glade Johnson.

  • Builder: Delta Marine
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2000
  • Length Overall: 56.4 m
  • Beam:8.99 m
  • Gross Tonnage703 t

Al Shoua | 56.62m 185′9″

Built in 1980 ,United States of America

Al Shoua was built by Rockport Yacht & Supply Co. in 1980 as the offshore service vessel Interceptor. She was purchased by Shadow Marine who converted the 56m vessel into a shadow vessel under the project name Paladin Shadow II. At present no details are available on the features of Al Shoua, but like most other support yachts we can imagine that she carries a lot of toys and features a helicopter hangar.

  • Builder: Rysco
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1980
  • Length Overall: 56.62 m
  • Beam:12.2 m
  • Gross Tonnage1108 t

Lady Sara | 57m (187')

Built in 2012 ,United States of America

Designed by the yard’s in-house team, Lady Sara was originally named Lady Linda by her first owner. She has been specially designed with a wide 10.2m beam and limited draught of 2.4m, ideal for the shallow waters of Florida and The Bahamas where the yacht is mainly based. Lady Sara was built in aluminium, and she’s ABS classed and MCA compliant.

Her contemporary interior was designed by Evan K Marshall and accommodates up to 12 guests on board. Lady Linda is powered by twin 3,384hp Caterpillar engines giving a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2012
  • Length Overall: 57 m
  • Beam:10.2 m
  • Gross Tonnage782 t

Skyfall | 57.91m (190')

Built in 2010 ,United States of America

Launched in April 2010, Skyfall is another Trinity to feature a Patrick Knowles interior. She accommodates five guest staterooms on the lower deck and a full-beam master with panoramic windows on the main deck. The queen guestroom below is set up for handicap access, while an elevator services the three interior decks. The main deck also showcases a piano, cigar, and wine bar aft, and an exercise room is situated on the bridge deck above. She was previously known as Mi Sueno.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2010
  • Length Overall: 57.91 m
  • Beam:10.2 m
  • Gross Tonnage771 t

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