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Megayacht Builder Directory 2006

Whether you spy a handful of the world’s largest yachts in your cruising travels or “just” a bunch of 100-odd-footers, chances are they were built by one of the yards listed here. From Maine to Monaco and even China to New Zealand, there’s a yard skilled at building these magnificent machines. We’ve compiled their contact information along with details about current and future projects 80 feet or longer. We’ve also included abbreviations for the hull materials that these dreams are made of: A for aluminum; S for steel; F for fiberglass; and W for wood.

A-B | C-H | I-P | Q-W

Abeking & Rasmussen
Lemwerder, Germany
Contact: Till von Krause or Hans Schaedla
(011) 49 421 6733531
Construction: A, S

Aegean Yacht Services
Bodrum, Turkey
Contact: (011) 90 252 313 26 55
Construction: W, S
A 34-meter (111-foot) classic-style motoryacht and a 32-meter (105-foot) motoryacht, both with steel hulls, are under construction.

Alloy Yachts International
Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Contact: Clive Bennett
(011) 64 27 4949 799
Construction: A

Amels Holland
Vlissingen, Holland
Contact: Rob Luijendijdijk
(011) 31 118 485002
Construction: S
Come September, expect to see Amels splash an unnamed 212-footer, which should be delivered to her owner later this year. Next spring should see the first 171-footer in its new Limited Editions series, created with Tim Heywood Design

American Custom Yachts
Stuart, FL
Contact: Dominick LaCombe
(800) 965-BOAT
Construction: F, W

American Expedition Yachts
Mount Vernon, WA
Contact: Stuart Archer
(360) 466-4160 Construction: F
While the yard doesn’t have any motoryachts under construction, it is building a 94-foot motorsailer for a winter 2007/2008 delivery.

Antago Yachts
Viareggio, Italy
Contact: Emanuela Uberti
(011) 39 05 84383935
Construction: F

Pisa, Italy
Contact: (011) 39 05 098 9303
Construction: F
U.S. office: SNP-Boat Service
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 524-7310.

Allicante, Spain
Construction: F
U.S. office: SNP-Boat Service
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 524-7310

Viareggio, Italy
Contact: Mary Brayda-Bruno
(011) 39 011-93161
Construction: F U.S. offices: Surfside 3 Marina, Huntington, NY. Skipper Marine Holding, Winthrop Harbor, IL. Allied Marine Group, Miami, FL. Waypoint Yachts, San Diego, CA.
The yard continues to build and deliver a number of its Flybridge 85 and 105 offerings.

Azzura Yachts
Coomera, Australia
Contact: Paul Wrench
(011) 61 2 9552 1133
Construction: F
This Queensland-based yard delivered a fully custom 100-footer to an Aussie owner earlier this summer. She’s designed to look like she stepped out of the early 20th century.

La Spezia and Varazze, Italy
Contact: Vincenzo Mocchia
(011) 39 0187 59831
Construction: A, S
A 30-meter and a 34-meter (98- and 112-footer, respectively) were delivered this year. A 174-footer should be completed soon as well.

Viareggio, Italy
Contacts: Mark Cavendish
(011) 39 0584 3821
Construction: A, S, F
In May Benetti held a christening ceremony for Sunday, a blue-hulled 190-footer featuring design cues from the famed ocean liner Normandy. It’s also readying several offerings in its Tradition, Vision, and Classic series yachts for delivery. In addition, the yard’s collaboration with the Fincantieri shipyard recently resulted in a signed contract for a 130-meter (426-footer) scheduled for delivery in 2010.

Bloemsma & van Breeman Shipyard
Makkum, Holland
Contact: Marjan van Breemen
(011) 31 515 231785
Construction: A, S
Capturing the spirit of a bygone era, the yard recently delivered the 90-foot Griffoen, featuring a classic canoe stern.

Blohm + Voss
Hamburg, Germany
Contact: Juergen Engelskirchen and Frank Josten
(011) 49 40-31190
The yard did not reply to our request for information by presstime, though it does have a few confidential projects underway.

Broward Marine
Dania Beach, FL
Contact: David Wiest
(954) 925-8118
Construction: A
Expect to see a 120-footer with an on-deck master debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year. A same-size yacht with walkaround decks should be ready early next year.

Burger Boat Company
Manitowoc, WI
Contact: David Ross
(920) 684-1600
Construction: A
Burger delivered its largest project to date this summer, the 144-foot Mirgab V, for a Kuwaiti owner. Among her noteworthy features: side-deck bulwarks that fold down into a veranda. Next up is Time for Us, a 154-footer, for an American couple. This latter project marks the largest yacht built to date.

This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.