UPDATE, JUNE 3, 2020: Westport employees are returning to work and resuming production, since Washington State has begun lifting stay-at-home orders. The shipyard is following state- and county-required measures for social distancing and other guidelines. Read on for our original article. While no state remains immune to the coronavirus crisis, the depths of the
Downtown San Diego has a new dockmaster in town. But, she is a familiar face. Natalie Howard, who worked at nearby Marine Group Boat Works, is handling slip reservations and more at Fifth Avenue Landing. Marine Group Boat Works and Fifth Avenue Landing are sister companies. This made the move logical for Howard. She spent
Todd Roberts, the president of Marine Group Boat Works, has seen the superyacht-service industry change dramatically over his nearly 20-year career with the California-based yard. It has particularly changed over the past decade, which is the time that has passed since he was one of our first guests on the Megayacht News Radio podcast. Among
What Hurricane Odile destroyed in Mexico, YachtAid Global’ s striving to help replace. The non-profit aid organization already has one megayacht en route to the region to produce potable water. YachtAid Global is seeking more yachts, plus donations of much-needed supplies. Hurricane Odile made a direct hit on Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on September 14.
Polar Bear, an expedition yacht that has done plentiful cruising, caught fire yesterday and is likely a total loss. The 102-foot (31.1-meter) megayacht was dry docked at Marine Group Boat Works in Chula Vista, California. Polar Bear was undergoing repairs, according to her owner. Theowner, Larry Jodsaas, a resident of Minnesota, was not on
California-based megayacht refit and repair yard Marine Group Boat Works (pictured) has acquired the lease of Knight & Carver, a competitor that recently went out of business. Knight & Carver, founded in 1971 on San Diego Bay in National City, California, initially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March 2012. Chapter 11 permits a