Megayacht Builder Directory 2007
It's among the most commonly asked questions when it comes to megayachts: "Where was she built?" Whether you're just beginning to research your options for your own yacht or are ready to talk dollars and cents with a build team, one look at the names included in this alphabetical listing of yards worldwide will provide you with the information you need.
We've compiled contact details (in some cases both phone numbers and e-mail addresses, as requested by the representatives) along with descriptions of what each builder expects to launch by the end of 2008. We've also included the following abbreviations for the hull materials they employ: A for aluminum; S for steel; and F for fiberglass.
Abeking & Rasmussen
Contact: Till von Krause or Hans Schaedla
(011) 49 421 6733531
Construction: A, S
Look for Excellence IV, measuring 257 feet, to launch next summer.
Contact: Maurizio Magri
(011) 39 0185 300341
Admiral, built at Cantieri Navali Lavagna, will be delivering a few of its 82-, 105-, 115-, and 130-foot-series boats to European owners through next year. It also has a 145-footer in the works.
Aegean Yacht Services
Contact: (011) 90 252 313 26 55
An unnamed, full-displacement 105-footer featuring five staterooms will be handed over to a Russian owner in September 2008. An American has a 112-footer anticipated for delivery the following month.
Alloy Yachts International
Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Contact: Clive Bennett
(011) 64 27 4949 799
No new motoryachts launching through 2008.
Contact: Rob Luijendijdijk
(011) 31 118 485002
While the yard is keeping details confidential, it has ten yachts from 171 to 218 feet in various stages of completion.
Mount Vernon, WA
Contact: Stuart Archer
No motoryacht projects are underway.
Contact: Richard Dixon, Rodriguez Group
(011) 33 4 93 43 99 33
The yard behind the Lopard line of sleek cruisers is working on a few 105s and 112s.
Contact: (011) 39 011-93161
Southeastern U.S. contact: Allied Richard Bertram (954) 462-5527
Great Lakes: Skipper Bud’s (847) 872-3200
Northeast: Surfside 3 Marina (631) 424-2710
Texas: Lone Star Yacht (281) 334-3500
West Coast: Fraser Yachts (619) 225-8800
A few 85, 98 Leonardo, 105, and 116 series yachts are being delivered worldwide. Look for the 103S to debut stateside at the Miami International Boat Show next February.
Contact: Paul Wrench
(011) 61 2 9552 1133
The yard did not respond to our request for information by presstime.
La Spezia and Varazze, Italy
Contact: (011) 39 0187 564 765
Construction: A, S
Six yachts ranging from 110 to 145 feet LOA will be delivered from the Varazze yard by next spring, while the La Spezia facility will splash a few between 134 and 190 feet.
Contact: Vincenzo Mocchia
(011) 39 0584 3821
Construction: A, S, F
U.S. office (West Coast only): Contact: Fraser Yachts (619) 225-0588
The first in Benetti’s new fiberglass Legend series, measuring 85 feet LOA, debuts in September. It also has a few of its 100-foot Tradition, 120-foot Classic, and 145-foot Vision series yachts in production. An unnamed 184-footer was also delivered this summer.
Bloemsma & van
Contact: Nico van Breemen
(011) 31 515 231785
Construction: A, S
An unnamed 143-footer designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder is in the initial stages of construction.
Blohm + Voss
Contact: (011) 49 40-3119-0
The yard did not respond to our request by presstime, though it does have a few confidential projects underway.
Dania Beach, FL
Contact: Dan Goodstadt
An American is about to take delivery of Coco Loco, a 120-footer with walkaround decks and extensive teak. Next year Broward will splash two of its 125'9" Global Series yachts, featuring side-opening tender garages.
Burger Boat Company
Contact: David Ross
The "Russian Twins," a.k.a. Areti I and Areti II (nicknamed for their owner’s nationality), splash this summer and fall, respectively. Each measures 127 feet and has a main-deck master and four guest staterooms below decks. The 1920’s-style, 143-foot Sycara, featuring a fantail stern and Alustar construction, will be handed over to an American couple next spring.
This article originally appeared in the August 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.