Moonen Restarts Caribbean Series Construction

While it’s still restructuring, Moonen Shipyards has begun work again on one of the two megayachts whose builds were suspended this summer. Last weekend, a 98-foot (30-meter) Matica model, set for a 2016 delivery, saw her hull and superstructure joined together (below). She’s the first of the Moonen Caribbean series superyachts to be signed by Continue reading

IMM Managing Megayacht Refits in Martinique

A 591-foot (180-meter) drydock in Martinique can now be dedicated to megayacht refit and repair. It’s thanks to an agreement that International Marine Management (IMM) recently signed. IMM brings together project managers to oversee refit projects of megayachts measuring 262 feet (80 meters) and larger globally. It does so by selecting a site solely devoted Continue reading

Christensen Shipyards Workforce Grows, Builds Continue

Four months after Henry Luken, a former co-owner of Christensen Shipyards, took full ownership of the builder, the facility now employs 105 craftspeople, and four yachts are in various stages of construction. When Luken closed on the acquisition in July, following a court-appointed receiver approving the sale, Christensen Shipyards’ workforce totaled about 90 people. He Continue reading