Here's something that grabbed the attention of all of us marine journalists last week at the Monaco Yacht Show. Feadship announced that not only is it developing plans to build custom yachts exceeding 100 meters, but also it's working on designs for two semicustom lines measuring 35 meters and 43 meters. (For you Americans among the crowd, 100 meters is roughly 328 feet, 35 meters is about 115 feet, and 43 meters is about 141 feet.)
To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well!
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