Top 20 US-built yachts

The USA has produced many fine yachts over the years, with the largest measuring in excess of 90 metres. BOAT rounds up the top 20 largest yachts constructed across the pond...

Invictus | 65.53m | 215'

Built in 2013 ,United States of America

Previously known as Project Invader, Delta Marine's Invictus is built with an ice strengthened steel hull and a composite superstructure which was penned by Delta Design. With such a long-distance cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and features such as a pool on the sundeck, a theatre and a gym, this boat has the capability of keeping its guests entertained on long haul voyages. She was officially delivered in Seattle, Washington to a North American client. The key is her remarkable volume – a prodigious 1,945GT – which leaves ample space for an innovative layout.

Lady M | 64m | 213′

Built in 2013 ,United States of America

Lady M, Palmer Johnson's 64 metre flagship, offers power and grace in abundance, with a top speed of 28 knots and styling by Nuvolari Lenard. She features large open decks that flow into beach house interiors. Her sleek profile is shared by her much smaller SportYacht sisters, which start at around the 36 metre mark. Outstanding features include a spacious foredeck, as well as the hot tub on the sundeck. 

  • Builder: Palmer Johnson
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2013
  • Length Overall: 64 m
  • Beam:9.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage716 t

SuRi | 63.4m | 208'

Built in 1978 ,United States of America

The 63 metre SuRi emerged from her latest refit at Bay Ship & Yacht Co. in San Francisco with 11 metres added to her mid-body. The sun deck benefitted from an extended al fresco dining area as well as an expanse of sunning and shade areas. An extended guest lounge was also added to the existing lounge which can either be closed off in glass and fully climate controlled or opened right up for the indoor-outdoor effect on balmier nights while cruising in warmer climes.

  • Builder: Halter
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1978
  • Length Overall: 63.4 m
  • Beam:11.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage1355 t

Mia Elise II | 60.4m | 198'

Built in 2012 ,United States of America

Built by Trinity YachtsMia Elise II is ABS classed and MCA compliant. She has a length of 60.4 metres with a relatively small draft of 2.4 metres allowing access to most of the harbours in the world. Mia Elise II is designed by the yard’s in-house team and has an interior by Patrick Knowles. The full-beam upper deck houses a skylounge, an office, a VIP stateroom and the master suite forward with a private foredeck, meaning that owners will enjoy a panoramic view on the sea. Mia Elise II accommodates a total of 13 guests in a master, a VIP and five double cabins including four on the lower deck. 

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2012
  • Length Overall: 60.4 m
  • Beam:9.75 m
  • Gross Tonnage916 t

Bacarella | 59.74m | 196'

Built in 2009 ,United States of America

The first Trinity yacht designed by the Bannenberg studio, Bacarella features four very large guest staterooms on her lower deck, and a full-beam main-deck master with a large his-and-hers en suite forward. Her 1,041 GT volume gives Bacarella a vast interior which is offset by a dramatic interior palette of unusual materials and pale colours.

Grand Rusalina | 59.6m | 196'

Built in 2006 ,United States of America

Damaged by fire during her construction at Trinity Yachts in 2002 and subsequently rebuilt in Brisbane, Australia, Grand Rusalina (ex-Ulysses) is a solidly-constructed explorer-type yacht capable of traversing the world’s oceans with ease and in the greatest of comfort. She can accommodate 14 guests and is alleged to have a range of some 8,000 nautical miles.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2006
  • Length Overall: 59.6 m
  • Beam:10.97 m
  • Gross Tonnage962 t

Pearl | 59.41m | 194'

Built in 1998 ,United States of America

Pearl is the largest yacht to emerge from the Palmer Johnson yard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was launched as La Baronessa for a Singaporean owner and was renamed Frequency when acquired by a Turkish businessman with interests in cell phones. She later became Shubra II and was again renamed, this time becoming Pearl. Naval architecture is by  Sparkman & Stephens of New York and styling and interior design by Nuvolari-Lenard of Italy. 

Imagine... | 58.83m | 193'

Built in 2016 ,United States of America

Launched by Trinity Yachts in 2016, 58.83 metre Imagine... is hull number T062 in the Gulfport-based yard's impressive fleet. The exterior styling for this tri-deck motor yacht was created by long-time collaborator Geoff Van Aller, while both the hull and superstructure were built from aluminium to AB classification. Power comes from a pair of 3,386hp Caterpillar 3516C engines and her total interior volume is believed to be in excess of 800GT.

  • Builder: Trinity Yachts
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:2016
  • Length Overall: 58.83 m
  • Beam:9.85 m
  • Gross Tonnage838 t

Pangaea | 58.22m | 191'

Built in 1999 ,United States of America

Pangaea is an expedition yacht, originally built as Samantha Lin for an experienced US owner who then purchased another large expedition yacht, Big Roi (now Force Blue) that was built in Denmark. As a result, Samantha Lin was sold on, and was then resold to yet another American with baseball interests who renamed her Pangaea, the name of the primordial supercontinent that split to create America, Africa, and Europe. She has since been sold again and taken off the charter market. The current owner uses her to set fishing records around the world. She underwent a major refit in 2008 at Bay Ship & Yacht Co. in California, when her stern was lengthened by around 2.5 metres to incorporate a fishing platform.

  • Builder: Halter
  • Country of build:United States of America
  • Delivery year:1999
  • Length Overall: 58.22 m
  • Beam:10.97 m
  • Gross Tonnage906 t

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