Laurel is the 46th largest yacht in the world and we just spied her cruising north through Puget Sound waters. In fact, she is the largest yacht built in America (Washington state; launched from Westport) in 75 years at 240 feet.
According to this article from the Seattle PI, the Pacific Northwest is a “mega yacht hub”.
“Seattle boasts the country’s second-largest number of yacht club members after New York and is home to wealthy enthusiasts from Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen to cell phone entrepreneur Craig McCaw. Don’t look for the new superyachts at the Seattle Yacht Club, however. These boats are too big to fit into the slips.”
She is magnificent!