You asked, we responded. Our Megayacht Builders Directory, first published in 2009 and updated every week since that time, has a whole new format.
Previously, the directory was an alphabetical listing of nearly every major megayacht builder located around the world. Each listing included the city and country of the headquarters, a link to the builder’s website, and a phone number. Non-American shipyards with sales offices located stateside also had those numbers included. Beneath each yard listing, we further included every article on MegayachtNews.com in which the company was mentioned.
As you can imagine, after seven years of featuring all of the article links, those listings got unwieldy. And, in today’s mobile age, it was downright off-putting. After all, more than one-third of you access our website via handheld devices. Too much scrolling means too many of you won’t want to stay on the pages. That’s why the Megayacht Builders Directory is now a simpler, easier-to-navigate registry of contacts. No more link after link of stories—which in some cases was dozens deep. Also, we’ve removed a few builders from the list. Since not every megayacht builder markets to American buyers, it simply didn’t make sense to keep them.
There’s yet another, more significant change, too. It resulted from one particular reader asking, “Is there a directory breakdown that provides for only USA megayacht builders?” Now, besides listing builders by name, we have builders grouped by country. Whether you’re interested in an American yard, a Dutch yard, an Italian yard, or curious as to what all options are, you can embark on research. The same details in the alphabetical listings are here, too.
Start your builder directory navigating, and let us know your thoughts.
On a related subject, we’ll be revising the Megayacht Designers Directory in similar fashion in the coming weeks.