When it comes to yachts, the world’s top manufacturers are known for their design, craftsmanship, style, and luxurious amenities that set them apart from the others. Whether you’re sailing around the world or just enjoying your own little corner, here are the Top 10 Yacht Manufacturers today.
Since 1969 this Italian based ship builder has developed into one of the world’s largest luxury yacht producers. With Benetti as part of their lineup, some of their well known yachts include the Azimut 116, Reverie, and Kingdom 5KR.
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Owned by ThyssenKrupp Marine systems and founded in 1877, this German based shipbuilder is known for its array of luxurious yachts which include the Dubai, Enigma, Eclipse, and the Saranova.
Since 1983, Christensen Shipyards has been producing innovative technology through tidal power, wind turbines, and its line of fiberglass hulled motor yachts. Based in Vancouver, WA, one of the most famous Christensen luxury yachts was the 155’ Privacy built for Tiger Woods.
Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards
Based in Holland since 1949, Feadship is one of the leading yacht builders in the world. Over time, the name ‘Feadship’ has evolved to become synonymous with exceptionally built yachts. Only producing five vessels each year, well known Feadship yachts include the Ectasea and Ocean Victory.
With 2,800 employees, Ferretti ranks as one of the top companies in Italy. The Ferretti Group produces Ferretti flybridge motor yachts up to 88’, Pershing open cruisers up to 114’, and Riva flybridge or open motor yachts up to 114.
Also known as Lurssen Werft, this German ship building company was founded in 1875. Lurssen is a top producer when it comes to customized luxury yachts including having built four of the top ten largest yachts in the world: the 508’ Al Said, 456’ Al Salamah, 453’ Rising Sun, and the 413’ Octopus.
Established in 1990, Holland based Oceanco designs and builds yachts for ‘visionary owners.’ Constantly striving to reduce environmental impact, buyers are invited to follow the entire process from inception to launch. Well known Oceanco yachts include the Indian Empress, Alfa Nero, Amevi, and the Anastasia.
As one of the world’s leading yacht builders, this France-based company is known for producing the ‘Aston Martins’ of the yachting world. Combining Italian style and technical innovations along with military technology, the Rodriguez Group is owned by Cantieri Navali which was founded in 1887.
Based in England, Sunseeker has been manufacturing luxury motor yachts since 1979. With over 2,200 employees, Sunseeker’s claim to fame is having its vessels featured in James Bond movies since 1999; most recently Quantum of Solace featured the Sunseeker 37 and the Superhawk 43.
Located in Gulfport, MS, Trinity Yachts has been producing some of the world’s most luxurious yachts since 1995. With their focus on European quality, Trinity has the ability to customize yachts to any owner’s specifications.
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