As 2019 drew to a close, we decided to take a look back at the megayachts and megayacht-related newsmakers that made headlines over the past year. More so, though, we decided to research what captivated the attention of readers like you. It will probably come as no surprise that significant-size new launches were the subjects
New Jersey is home to Atlantic City, where several casinos line the beachfront. Two New Jersey residents well versed in cruising may feel they’ve hit the jackpot, all the way across the country. Their new 164-footer (50-meter), Jackpot, launched last week at Christensen Shipyards. It was a bittersweet occasion, since Jackpot represents the last megayacht
After more than three decades of building megayachts in Washington State, Christensen Shipyards is departing. Starting this summer, all yacht construction will occur in its long-planned, nearly finished Tennessee yard. Located in Tellico Lake, the facility has 450,000 square feet (41,806 square meters) of manufacturing space. In addition, ti contains 13 construction and finishing bays.
The annual Miami Yacht Show megayachts lineup attracts both brokerage and new-build buyers from around the world. As the industry, interest, and yachts have grown, though, the show’s longtime location couldn’t accommodate them. Now concentrated in downtown Miami, the event promises more yachts, and more ease in getting around. For its three-decade history, the Miami
In seafaring tradition, the ringing of eight bells pays respect to a deceased sailor. It signifies that his or her “watch” is over. Several watches in the yachting industry ended this year—far too soon, at that. Indeed, while many a person’s passing leaves colleagues and admirers at a loss for words, 2018 seemed to hit
Few people launch new businesses nearly halfway through their lives. Dave Christensen did that at age 50, establishing Christensen Shipyards. The founder of one of America’s best-known megayacht builders died last week at age 87 in Washington State, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Unlike many in yachting, Christensen wasn’t born into a maritime family.