2 Refits Underway at Moonen Shipyards

Wintertime still means yachting time in The Netherlands, where Moonen Shipyards has two refits complementing two new-builds. One of the refits is a Heesen yacht delivered in 2001. Amigo measures 98 feet (30 meters) and is actually a repeat visitor. The owner has taken Amigo to Moonen’s facility in ’s-Hertogenbosch (pronounced “sehr-toh-hen-bos,” also known as Continue reading


CRN Reorganizes: Exploring Refits, to Build Pershing and Riva Metal Megayachts

Citing a weakened global megayacht market over the past three years, CRN has restructured. Full details of the reorganization were not revealed to the media. CRN met with union representatives this morning to present the plan. However, CRN does say that it plans to expand both its own offerings and other brands built on site. Continue reading


Cerri 102 FlyingSport Signed, Yard Adding Custom Construction

On the heels of a managerial change that will bring custom megayachts to its sheds, Cerri is about to start construction on the fifth hull of the Cerri 102 FlyingSport series (above). Italy-based Cerri, which was acquired by the industrial company Gavio Group in 2011, now has know-how brought over from its sister shipyard, Baglietto. Continue reading


Lazzara Yachts Now Lazzara Custom Yachts, Under New Owners

The yacht molds and other assets of Florida-based Lazzara Yachts are in the hands of new owners. It’s the Avanti Ocean Group, which is owned in turn by a private investor and two members of the Lazzara family. The builder will now be known as Lazzara Custom Yachts. The family members involved are Joe Lazzara, Continue reading