The World’s Best Superyacht Shipyards

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  1. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    Interesting Article in The Robb Report: Did they leave anyone out?

    The World’s Best Superyacht Shipyards
    We highlight the top yards crafting the most spectacular yachts on the planet.
    By GERI WARD


    From Germany to the Netherlands, Italy, and the United States, the superyacht industry employs highly skilled craftsmen and women at shipyards around the globe. The handcrafted vessels can be seen in bodies of water from the Mediterranean to the Bahamas, providing enjoyment—and jobs—for those on board. Here we highlight the top 20 superyacht shipyards in the world.
    https://robbreport.com/feature/20-best-superyacht-shipyards-2835363/
     
  2. DCockey
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    Is Christensen still in business? Their website appears not to have been updated since 2018 or 2019. In the March 2019 Christensen announced their Vancouver, Washington location had been sold to Vigor and Christensen was moving to an almost completed facility in Tennessee. Christensen Yachts Set To Open New Shipyard In Tennessee https://www.denisonyachtsales.com/2019/03/christensen-yachts-set-to-open-new-shipyard-in-tennessee/ Both Google Maps and Bing Maps aerial photos show the location with no activity and no way to launch large yachts, though I am not certain of the dates of the aerial photos. Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/place/Christensen+Yachts/@35.6246799,-84.2182955,893m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x3a431fc4057df1f!8m2!3d35.6243622!4d-84.2175306 Maps https://www.bing.com/maps/

    Update: Christensen has not started operations in Tennessee but is still planning to. From March 2021:
    "A timetable on when the company fully relocates was not available. Hall estimated operations could begin in a couple years." Yacht builder still expected to return https://www.news-herald.net/news/yacht-builder-still-expected-to-return/article_22debbc6-a1d7-5567-8c43-b4ec2960da82.html
     
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