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My today's blog is all about the different types of Yachts and about their manufacturers.
When it comes to yachts, the world’s top manufacturers are known for their design, craftsmanship, style, and luxurious amenities and most importantly, the customization that set them apart from the others. Below is a list of the top yacht manufacturers worldwide who are known to produce some of the most magnificent beauties that glide the oceans.
The Azimut Benetti Group focuses on the grand and sophisticated design and construction of yachts and luxury megayachts.
With 138 offices in 68 countries, the Azimut Benetti Group has the greatest sales network in the international world of yachting. It is also present in Shanghai, Fort Lauderdale (USA), Itajai (Brazil) and Bursa (Turkey), with representative offices.
Throughout the past 20 years, the net assets of the Azimut Benetti Group have risen from € 14 million in 1997-1998 to € 480 million in 2018-2019.
Some of their other well known yachts include the Azimut 116, Reverie, and Kingdom 5KR.
Blohm + Voss
Blohm + Voss is an innovative German shipyard specializing in the construction of naval vessels and technically sophisticated megayachts from building facilities in Hamburg including repairs, refits, and modification of such vessels as well as merchant ships.
Blohm + Voss launched its first luxury megayacht in 1931. In the 1980s they focused on strengthening its premium segment.
The shipyard aims to produce viable and versatile superyachts with unlimited communication technologies, longer ranges, and the most luxurious offerings of comfort, style and furnishings.
Blohm + Voss is said to have revolutionized the construction of naval vessels with the development of the 1970s MEKO® design concept.
Christensen Shipyards Ltd located in Vancouver, Washington (USA) is the foremost builder of high quality composite fiberglass ocean going motor yachts from 100' to 165' in length.
With an unsurpassed expertise with their in-house construction, they meet individual preference in both layout and profile, through the peak utilization of production techniques making Christensen shipyards truly custom yachts.
All aspects of construction and customer service are handled by the impressive support network which includes structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, designers, and professional architects, both naval and interior, project managers, and administrative personnel.
Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards
Based in the Netherlands, Deadship delivers unparalleled custom superyachts, ensuring that each yacht is an investment in the future. Their expertise and experience in ship building is beyond compare. Fedship have their own dedicated refit facility which help better retain the value of a Fedship yacht.
Feadship made its reputation as a builder of fully customized motoryachts, and personalized yachts from around 50 metres remain its primary business today. Anyone who has had the privilege to have sailed on a Feadship will know that nothing else comes close to this level of style, luxury and sophistication.
Ferretti based in Forlì and is one of the leading companies in the world of design and construction of luxury motoryachts and sporting boats measuring from 10 to 85 meters long. , Ferretti Custom Line, Pershing, Itama, Riva, Bertram, Mochi Craft and CRN are some of the most exclusive and incredible yacht brands in the world, each catering to different affluent yet diverse clients. From producing its 1st motor sailer in 1971, Ferretti now focuses on the powerboat sector, specializing in luxury motoryachts production.
On August, 31st, 2019, the Ferretti Group registered a turnover of over 500 million euro.
The Lürssen shipyard is a family business in the 4th generation. The most dedicated and strong ship builders, they have built more than 3000 boats, ships and yachts in the last 130 years. Lürssen has earned its reputation world-wide for its high-class tailor-made super yachts. They are trusted worldwide because of their supreme customer service, dedicated work force, high quality workforce and the enthusiasm to create the best!
To realize the special demands of their clients, the shipyard works together with cutting-edge designers from all over the world. Lürssens long-term experience in developing and building naval vessels, special ships and fast patrol boats maintains the high technological achievement. The yard is able to fulfill almost any requirements the client may have.
Oceanco was founded in 1990. Oceanco is proud to achieve a reputation as one of the world’s finest shipyards with all the enthusiasm, hard work and technical mastery in shipbuilding. Based in the Netherlands, the company strives to build each and every one of its yachts to the highest standards using its exceptional Dutch engineering, specifications, craftsmen and quality controls. The shipyard specialises in building ultra-luxury superyachts from 40 to 95 metres.
Based out of a shipyard in Alblasserdam near Rotterdam (Netherlands), Oceanco is equipped with a private harbour and a climate-controlled shed for the building and refitting of yachts up to 130 metres.
The company prefers to focus on quality rather than quantity due to which they build only a handful of yachts at one time.
The shipbuilder possesses its own in-house design team and undertake collaborations. Ocenco has built some of the most magnificent and popular vessels which include the Indian Empress, Alfa Nero and Anastasia.
Often tagged as "Aston Martin of Yachts" , Rodriguez Yachts is a leading luxury yacht builder and superyacht company based in Europe offering incomparable Italian style of building motor yachts, luxury yachts and super yachts and the technological innovation to offer its clients with a customizable seafaring adventure. The Company’s military technology and classic Italian style blends the old and the new world.
Starting with four shipyards in its home country and one located in Brazil, Rodriguez Cantieri Navali managed to build more than 550 boats and vessels in the last 5 decades.
Rodriguez Group has a list of other yachting brands under its belt. It is the parent company for the Mangusta, Astonda & Léopard, line of yachts and superyachts. The company also purchased Camper & Nicholsons in the year 2001. Through Camper & Nicholsons International, it sells and charters yachts, and offers services such as crew placement, management, and technical assistance.
Sunseeker yachts began as ‘Poole Powerboats’ having their headquarters in Poole Harbour, at Poole in Dorset,England. the first yacht built under the Sunseeker name was manufactured in the mid-1970s after which the companies name changed in the early 1980’s. Today Sunseeker has transformed into a brand icon has become an aspritional value for prospective boat owners. To own a Sunseeker is to buy into a style and to make the ultimate lifestyle statement. When only the best will do in luxury and performance, Sunseeker provides it.
Sunseeker has been the recipient of two International Superyacht Design awards and is a multiple time recipient of the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. The vast majority of the Sunseeker yachts produced are exported and the line includes custom motoryachts, flybridge motoryachts, performance motoryachts, offshore cruisers, and performance boats.
Sunseeker has also been featured in very prominent international Hollywood movies like, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and the most recent film, Quantum of Solace
located centrally on the Gulf Coast of The United States, Trinity Yachts has earned its place as one of the world's elite builders of custom superyachts with an emphasis on European quality, steel and aluminum constructions.
Founded in 1988 as a division of the major shipbuilder Halter Group, Trinity Yachts continues the proud tradition of high quality craftsmanship, state of the art construction and engineering techniques acquired from 65 years of experience with thousands of boats and ships designed and built.
In the year 2000, Trinity yachts was bought by Felix Sabates, an entrepreneur and philanthropist living in the United States whos is a minority shareholder in Chip Ganassi Racing, which fields teams in theNASCAR Sprint Cup Series (as Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
constant innovation, evaluatin and research in new technology with improved construction methods makes Trinity yachts a highly reputable custom yacht manufacturer internationally.
In a world where most yachts are constructed on a semi-production basis, Trinity Yachts offers the owner the ability to build to any design in any size up to 400 feet (123 meters).
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