Westport is a yacht builder based in Fort Lauderdale. The company is owned by the Chouest family. Westport was founded in 1964 by Rick and Randy Rust. They started with fishing boats, but focused on yachts since 1977. The biggest Westport yacht is Hospitality (49,98 meters / 164 ft).
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Westport is one of the most succesful yacht builders in the USA. Westport specializes in semi custom build yachts, build from composites.
Wesport is a pioneer in the use of composite materials in yacht and commercial construction. And to date has completed a total of more than 140 yachts and many commercial vessels. The company is based in fort Lauderdale. They are building yachts since 1977.
Westport Yachts was founded in 1964 by brothers Rick and Randy Rust. They started building salmon-
But when orders from the fishing industry lagged, they turned their business into yacht production.
They produced successful models, designed by Jack Sarin. The company would be come the largest yacht builder in the USA.
In 2014 they were bought by Edison Chouest, a company owned by the Chouest family. Gary Chouest owns the yacht My Girl, which was built in 2016.
Westport was very successful with yachts design by Jack Sarin. Nowadays most new Westport yachts are designed by Donald Starkey or by the in-
Well known motor yachts built by Wesport are the 50 meters (164ft) Boardwalk yacht (owned by Tilman Fertitta), the same sized yacht Seaquest (owned by US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos) and the yacht Hospitality (owned by Patrick Willis)
Their biggest yacht is still under construction, it is the 52.5 meters (172ft) project ‘Westport 172’. Also under construction is the 164ft project #5015. And they are also producing a Westport 117, which will be delivered in 2021.
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Owner: Patrick Willis
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Owner: Donald Sussman
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Owner: Gary Chouest
This yacht was built as My Girl in 2007 for Gary Chouest. We believe he still owns it, although a new (and similar sized) My Girl was delivered in 2016. Gary Chouest now owns the Westport company.
Owner: Betsy DeVos
Seaquest was built in 2008 for Dick and Betsy DeVos. Dick’s father founded Amway. Betsy DeVos is US’s Secretary of Education. The family also owns the Westport 164 Legacy, built in 2012
Owner: Carl Allen
Gigi was built in 2020 as Harmony for Buzz Divosta. In 2016 she was bought by Carl Allen. Allen sold his company Heritage Bag for approx US$ 300 million
Owner: Tilman Fertitta
Boardwalk was built in 2010 for Tilman Fertitta. He is owner of the Landry’s Restaurant chain. Boardwalk is listed for sale as Ferttita is building a 77 meters yacht at Feadship.
The Westport yacht Boardwalk