The classic 122-ft. fantail motor yacht Mariner III, built in 1926, has been a magnet for celebrities from the day it was launched; actor John Barrymore tried to buy it from the owner, Captain James Griffiths of the Griffiths Steamship Co., when he first laid eyes on her. Her first charter as a certified vessel was a birthday party for the young Brooke Shields. More recently, Harrison Ford used the stylish craft as his personal quarters while filming a movie in the Caribbean. Other stars who have chartered the classic cruiser include Madonna, Kate Winslet, Robert DeNiro and Bruce Willis, and sheís also played host to several fashion shoots including the Victoriaís Secret catalog.
Now docked at New York Cityís Chelsea Piers in the summer months and the Palm Beach Yacht Club in winter, she is available for charter in New England, Southern Florida and the Caribbean at $30,000 a week. Itís not hard to see why the Mariner III attracts so many stars. She embodies the elegance and luxury of the Gilded Age, with rich varnished teak, gleaming brass, and hand crafted beveled lead crystal windows from Paris. Her fully air-conditioned interior features seven staterooms richly paneled in polished teak, plus quarters for a crew of six. Anchors aweigh!