Nigel Stuart on Spirit Yachts’ Eco-Focus and “Tesla of the Sea”

When Sean McMillan established Spirit Yachts a quarter century ago, his philosophy was, “Design and build the most beautiful yacht people have ever seen.” Since that time, its fleet of wooden yachts has expanded into superyacht territory, encompassing power and sail, too. In fact, the Spirit 111 (below), launching next year, is among the largest Continue reading


Feadship Makkum Expanding: New Shed, New Workshops

Thirteen years after it became the third Feadship yard, De Vries Scheepsbouw Makkum, a.k.a. Feadship Makkum, is growing. Eleven months from now, the yard expects to open a new construction hall. Simultaneously, some existing facilities are undergoing renovation, benefitting customers and craftspeople. Currently, Feadship Makkum has one build shed. Measuring 182 meters long by 37 Continue reading


Montenegro’s Bijela Shipyard Becoming Superyacht Refit Yard

A year from now, a commercial shipyard in Montenegro may reopen as a superyacht refit yard. Though works would be preliminary, the site formerly known as the Bijela shipyard will operate under the guidance of Adriatic Marinas, parent company of Porto Montenegro, and the Dutch company Damen, parent company of Amels. The two received a Continue reading