Feadship's 198' "Blue Moon"Third Time's A Charm! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy If indeed practice does make perfect; and if the “rule of threes” governs the most intricate proportions of the fine arts, Richard and Judi Duchossois have scored a perfect ten with their latest 198’ Feadship, Blue Moon. The third to bear that monogram in a triumph of glamorous yacht building, their treasure yacht has advanced from its storied beginnings through two progressions to arrive at its current pinnacle. Their story: They started out some time ago with the 155’ Blue Moon, the yacht they first considered as perfect for them, after an idyllic cruise on a sister ship. Then almost immediately they ordered Blue Moon II, with improvements and revisions of the same basic plan – but at that time, at 166’ the largest all-aluminum yacht in the world by Feadship. And when it was finished they began building their third, just under 200’, incorporating still more of their ideas. Now that yacht – being reviewed here – is a magnificent reality, and there is no word so far, of yet another on the drawing board. This latest design is a continuation/combination of the same elements they began with, all based on the initial premise, but proudly displaying more than a few owners’ tweaks here and there. Throughout, Duchossois’ tenets of comfort, with excellent design themes, are evident. From the top sun deck to the somnolent lower deck, his tastes show the dominance of an owner who wants his yacht to be his home, and to reflect his philosophy of living.