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Profiles of The World’s Top Yacht Designers
We show you the world’s most successful yachts designers and their amazing designs. Yacht design is a complex but rewarding task.
A few yacht designers are responsible for most of the world’s largest yachts, such as Espen Oeino, Terence Disdale,
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Lurssen is considered to be the most exclusive superyacht builder in the world. Lurssen has built the world’s largest yachts (Dilbar and Azzam).
Abeking and Rasmussen is a famous yacht builder based in Lemwerder, Germany. Famous yachts include Cloudbreak, C2 and Kibo.
Kusch Yachts is active in the new building, repair and re-
Lloyd Weft is a ship builder based in Bremerhaven. As far as we now they only build one, but impressive, superyacht: the expedition yacht Luna. She was built for Roman Abramovich, but is now owned by Farkhad Akhmedov.
Nobiskrug is a yacht builder located in Rendsburg, Germany. Nobiskrug builts yachts, naval vessels and commercial ships. Nobiskrug is famous for building Sailing Yacht A for Andrey Melnichenko
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Benetti Yachts was founded in 1873 and is one of the most well-
Perini Navi is an Italian shipyard based in Viareggio. Perini Navi was founded in 1983 by Fabio Perini, who pioneered automation and furling systems in large sailing yachts. The yacht is known for building high quality, semi-
Fincantieri is one of Europe's largest shipbuilding groups and the largest in the Mediterranean. Fincantieri has built only a few superyachts, but they are some of the largest yachts of the world. Their most welknown yacht is Serene, built for Vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler.
The shipyard Codecasa was founded by Giovanni Battista Codecasa in 1825 and it’s therefore one of the oldest yacht building companies in the world. Famous yachts are Jonikal (built for Mohammed al Fayed) and Main, built for Giorgio Armani.
Derecktor Shipyards is an American ship building company founded in 1947 by Robert Derecktor. Derecktor is located in New York is known for building one of the largest yachts ever built in the United States. This 85 meter (291ft) yacht was built as Cakewalk for Charles Gallagher. He sold the yacht to Walmart heiress Ann Walton Kroenke, who named the yacht Aquila.
Trinity Yachts is based on the Gulf Coast in the USA. Trinity was founded in 1988 by Billy Smith and John Dane. The company is now owned by Harvey Gulf International, who purchased the yard from Felix Sabates. Sabates also owned IYC and was owner of the Trinity yacht Big Easy.
Westport Yachts is the largest yacht builder in North America, founded in 1964. Westport Shipyard specializes in large composite yachts and commercial vessels. The company has build more than 100 yachts. Westport yachts are built at three separate yards in Washington USA
Christensen Shipyards is a custom series composite-
Delta is a family-
The Lurssen Lady Lara is designed by Reymond Langton