Top 10 Super Yachts Builders

Top 10 Super Yachts Builders

Top 10 Super Yachts Builders

Top 10 Super Yachts Builders
Apr 11, 2016
From the design, type, speed, length and amenities, there are a lot of details to think about when purchasing a custom-made superyacht. Having worked aboard super yachts for several years, I got the chance to experience their luxury amenities and their layout first hand. Whether you have a design in mind or are starting from scratch, below is a list of the top 10 super yacht builders with years of experience turning their client’s visions of their ideal super yachts into reality.

 


1- FEADSHIP
Feadship, which stands for First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders, is recognized as the world leader in pure custom-built yachts. Based in the Netherlands, the company launched more than 250 super yachts since 1949 and specializes in newly built motor yachts between 40 and 100 meters.
 
2- LURSSEN
A family business since 1875, this Germany-based leading shipyard has built more than 13,000 boats, ships and yachts, and specializes in building new yachts between 60 and 150 meters.
 
3- HEESEN
Founded in 1978, Heesen Yachts is dedicated to its company motto of providing one key principle: “The Performance of Luxury.” The Netherlands-based company builds and designs modern luxury super yachts with cutting edge technology, and is a leading builder of aluminum luxury yachts.
 
4- PERINI NAVI
Based in Viareggio, Italy, the Perini Navi Group is made up of four companies that operates in five specific markets: large sail yachts from 40 to 60 meters; large sail yachts more than 60 meters; a racing line of sailing yachts, a fast cruising line of sailing yachts, and Picchiotti motor yachts.
 
5- TRNITY YACHTS
Located on the Gulf Coast of the United States, Trinity Yachts designs, engineers, builds and delivers custom yachts at one facility. The company can build designs up to 123 meters, and is one of the elite builders of custom super yachts with focus on European quality, steel and aluminum constructions.
 
6- AMELS
In 1982, Amels became a global brand leader in yacht building and has since then launched more than 30 custom yachts. Located in Vlissingen, Holland, the company builds custom super yachts, as well as limited edition superyachts for clients who want luxury yachts in less time.
 
7- CHRISTENSEN
In 1982, Dave Christensen set out to build his own yacht after failing to find a builder up to his standards. Three years later, Christensen was incorporated to build luxury yachts and his company now has the capabilities to build yachts up to 65 meters in length.
 
8- OCEANCO
Oceanco has been designing and building large luxury custom yachts since 1990. Although their shipyard is based in the Netherlands, they also have design, sales, marketing and administrative offices in Monaco.
 
9- BLOHM & VOSS
Founded in 1877, this German shipbuilder is known for building naval vessels and sophisticated mega yachts. For existing super yacht owners, Blohm & Voss’s facilities offer the space to refit and repair luxury vessels up to 300 meters.
 
10- BENETTI
Voted as the world’s leading builder of custom mega yachts by Showboats International magazine, Benetti was founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873 and has built nearly 300 boats since then. The company is headquartered in Viareggio, Italy, where they build semi-custom composite yachts and custom steel and aluminum yachts.
 
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