Megayacht News Radio: Joe Artese

Joe Artese of Joseph Artese Design makes a confession in today’s podcast: He prefers sailing yachts over motoryachts. A sailor at heart, he can’t help himself. That’s not to say that he hasn’t enjoyed working on various motoryacht projects over the years, including the refit of Suri, the refit of Alucia, and the design of Continue reading


Aleutian Yachts Renamed Citadel Yachts, Debuts Miss Lisa

The U.S. Pacific Northwest is renowned for its megayacht builders – some small, some large. Even though Aleutian Yachts became one of the smaller firms when it opened its doors in 2003, its plans are no less big. Over the past six years, the Tacoma, Washington facility has been focused not only on steel-hulled yachts, Continue reading


The Refit of Alucia

Refits can often present challenges, particularly when the vessel being transformed is a commercial craft. Such is the case with R/V Nadir, which is in the process of being redesigned and relaunched in Seattle as the 185-foot Alucia. But the challenges don’t lie simply with the boat’s original purpose. After all, several Coast Guard vessels, Continue reading