Megayacht News Leadership Series: JB Turner, Front Street Shipyard

As the president and general manager of Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, which opened in 2011, JB Turner has put the region on the megayacht map. His extensive yacht-building knowledge and his personal rapport with owners and yacht crew alike have earned him an enviable reputation. That, along with the business savvy he and Continue reading

Guy Couach, Founder of Guy Couach Shipyard: 1926-2014

Guy Couach, who established the famed eponymous shipyard in France (now called Couach Yachts), passed away on January 6. He was 88 years old. Born in 1926, Guy (pronounced “gee,” with a hard “g”) had the nautical life in his blood. His grandfather was Albert Couach, who established Couach Motors, a manufacturer of marine engines, Continue reading

Megayacht News Leadership Series: Joe Foggia, Christensen Shipyards

Christensen Shipyards has come a long way since its first yacht, a 92-footer named Domino, was handed over in 1984. Under the direction of Joe Foggia, who became president and a managing partner in 2001, the Washington State builder has increasingly focused on the 150-foot-plus (46-meter-plus) megayacht market. Specifically, it offers yachts from 140 to Continue reading