Boat Information


 Abati Yachts Shipyards , started from the determination of Padova businessmen, is headquartered in Rosignano Marittimo near Livorno.

We manufacture and market two models of boats with timeless and characteristic style such as the lobster boats:... view more Abati information

Abeking and Rasmussen

 Along the banks of the river Weser the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen was founded in 1907. Over the decades, it has evolved into a state-of-the-art shipbuilding complex, currently consisting of 5 halls of ships of lengths up to 80m, modern office... view more Abeking and Rasmussen information

Aegean Yachts

 Aegean Yacht Services specializes in building traditional vessels using wooden and steel hulls. They have designed, built and sold turn-key yachts since 1978. They take pride in their design capability and style, experienced workmanship and... view more Aegean Yachts information


 Aerodyne Yachts Ltd - High performance sailing redefined

Aerodyne Yachts was formed in 1997 in South Africa to bring advanced composite technologies developed for the aerospace and defence sectors by Aerodyne Technologies (AT) to boat... view more Aerodyne information


 Apreamare Gozzi bring a Mediterranean charm to the world. Lines without time. A perfect design, able to conjugate the old local tradition and the international modern class. Strong personality and absolute excellence in terms of performance,... view more Apreamare information

Astilleros Doqueve

 Doqueve Yachts started its naval building art in 1979, along with Jose Fernando Quevedo, on the coasts of Santa Pola.

Today it has evolved and acquired knowledge in the creation and design of yachts by incorporating the latest technology and... view more Astilleros Doqueve information


 Throughout the more than 90 years of existence, Astilleros Astondoa has kept its key secret – the family spirit of the business. A construction yard where hopes and dreams are built, all entirely custom – designed with the vessel’s... view more Astondoa information


 History of Azimut Powerboats and Motoryachts

In 1969 and before taking his University degree, Paolo Vitelli started his own company in Turin, Italy. The purpose of the business was to charter sailing boats. Therefore he transformed his... view more Azimut information


1841: Pietro Baglietto, founder of the same name shipyard, is born in Varazze in 1841.

Nicknamed “Muntagnin”, in 1854 he establishes his shipyard in a shed a hundred metres from the sea where he begins building... view more Baglietto information

Baltic Yachts

Baltic Yachts boat informationBaltic yachts was formed in 1972 by five ex employees from Nautor, the aim to build the finest sailboats in the world. The design strategy at Baltic Yachts was to build lighter displacement yachts than competitors boats, not only in order to increase... view more Baltic Yachts information


 History of Bavaria Yachts

Bavaria Yachts began in 1979 incorporating the best of German craftsmanship and state-of-the-art methodology to create a name synonymous for sailing and motor yachts of outstanding value and quality.

As one of... view more Bavaria information

Beneteau Powerboat

The Beneteau adventure began more than a century ago on the quays of Croix-de-Vie in Vendée.

For 120 years, the core of the Boatyard's profession has been innovation and a passion for yachting. From the first sardine... view more Beneteau Powerboat information

Beneteau Sailboats


The BENETEAU adventure began more than a century ago on the quays of Croix-de-Vie in Vendée. For 120 years, the core of the Boatyard's profession has been innovation. From the first sardine boat to the First 50, from the... view more Beneteau Sailboats information

British Hunter

 Hunter Boats started life close to the Wakering marshes near Rochford back in 1969. The Beatles were in full flow and Oasis had probably not yet been born. A few years later the company moved to a new custom built factory off Sutton Rd, in Rochford... view more British Hunter information

C & C

 For nearly 40 years, C&C has led the industry in performance sailboat design and technology. The right mixture of speed and comfort has produced a string of successful racer/cruisers, and continues to guide today's C&C. This heritage and... view more C & C information

Camper and Nicholsons

 Since 1782, Camper & Nicholsons has been synonomous with the world's leading yachts. Today, Camper & Nicholsons International remains the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, specialising in the sale, purchase, charter, marketing,... view more Camper and Nicholsons information

Cantieri di Pisa

1945: The history of Cantieri di Pisa began in Limite sull’Arno, where a great shipbuilding tradition was born on the banks of Tuscany’s main river. Later, this area was completely devastated during the German... view more Cantieri di Pisa information

Chris Craft

 Chris-Craft was founded by Christopher Columbus Smith in the late 19th century and has enjoyed a long history of manufacturing quality boats.

1874: The Smith brothers, Chris and Henry, build their first wooden... view more Chris Craft information


 The COMFORTBÅTAR AB was founded by Kennet Albinson in 1964 and in a short time it has developed into one of Scandinavia's leading yards. The ships have been built by small teams for many years who receive renumeration on completion of the ship... view more Comfort information


 The starting point of Contest Yachts is that they sell more than just premium quality yachts. Their clients enjoy a lifestyle that revolves around broadening their horizons. The allure and performance of Contest Yachts fit perfectly within... view more Contest information


 Cougar Custom Boats formerly of British Columbia, Canada was sold to partners Tony Poore and Berney Shumate in 2004. They have established a home for the company in Hill City, Kansas. The new company purchased all of the moulds and tooling from the... view more Cougar information


Cranchi boat informationHistory

Il Cantiere Nautico Cranchi® Srl was originally set up on the banks of Lake Como by its founder, Giovanni Cranchi. In his home village, San Giovanni di Bellagio, the enterprising Giovanni opened his first... view more Cranchi information


Arthur DeFever spent his early years designing commercial tuna clippers for the San Diego fleet. These vessels proved highly reliable and seaworthy. They stayed away from port for weeks at a time, traveling long distances to Central... view more DeFever information


 Dehler is a well-established name in Germany and throughout the rest of the world. The name stands for safety, speed, absolute quality, high resale-value and especially innovation.

The Dehler factory, where all Dehler yachts are fully produced, is... view more Dehler information


 DIANA designs unique, tailor-made superyachts of distinction in the 35 to 100-metre range. Based in Holland, DIANA operates globally and works with many renowned and influential builders and stylists from all over the world. With over thirty years of... view more Diana information


 The History of Boats in Quebec
Around 1730, the « Chemin du Roy » became the first ride able road between Montreal and Quebec. It took two days to make the trip. For the villages along the St. Lawrence River, canoes, rowboats and... view more Doral information


 Drago Boats was first established in 1969 by her present Managing Director Nikos Farazis.

Since then the company has produced more than 23,000 sailboats boats and sport boats. In the last few years Drago has specialised in producing small... view more Drago information


 Dufour history goes back 40 years when Michele Dufour launched the first Sylphe in 1964. Four years later -in 1968- he created the legendary Aprege, an unprecedented success that revolutionised the design of cruising sailing yachts.

A number of... view more Dufour information



… Elan has been engaged in the production of marine orientated craft. This production began with the making of boats, kayaks, and canoes that were made out of waterproof wooden slabs.

In the... view more Elan information


 Elegance yachts are part of the Drettmann Group which was founded in 1970 as a German family-owned enterprise. Over the course of the years, it has developed into a luxury yacht dealer of international renown.

Currently, some 85 employees work... view more Elegance information


 ETAP Yachting is a subsidiary of the ETAP group as a result of diversification into the leisure market.

In 1970 the preparations for the production of the ETAP 22 started. From the very beginning ETAP opted for technological innovation:... view more ETAP information


 Fairey Marine Ltd was created in the late 1940's by the love of yachting of Sir Richard Fairey and Fairey Aviation's Managing Director, Mr. Chichester-Smith. Both were avid sailing enthusiasts along with Chichester-Smith's good friend and former... view more Fairey information


 Fairline’s passion really shows when creating a boat that truly performs for in the truest sense of the word; every aspect of the on-board engineering, from the mooring, anchoring and tender-handling facilities to the domestic equipment and... view more Fairline information


 Farr Yacht Design, Ltd. is acknowledged as the top racing-yacht design team in the world based upon one of the most extensive and impressive records of winning yacht racing results ever compiled by a single design group. Their long-running record of... view more Farr information

Fast Yachts

 Welcome to the world of fast yachts... This is where you're going to find everything you could possibly need in a fast yacht. Fast Yachts in Durban, South Africa, build the Simonis Voogd designed Fast 42 and Fast 54 as well as the Fast19. These... view more Fast Yachts information


 Ferretti S.p.A. is the head company of a group among the world leaders in design, construction and sale of luxury motoryachts, with a unique portfolio of nine of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing,... view more Ferretti information


Finngulf boat informationFinngulf Yachts Ltd was established in 1981 by Stig Nordblad, his aim being to build the finest high performance cruising yachts. The first build was the Finngulf 34 constructed to take part in the 3/4 Ton World Cup in 1981. Working with naval... view more Finngulf information


 Model year 2006 marked Thunderbird’s 50th anniversary in the production of fiberglass powerboats. A progressive, family-owned company located in Decatur, Indiana, Thunderbird produces boats that are world renowned for beautiful styling,... view more Formula information

Fountaine Pajot

 Founded by Jean-François Fountaine and Yves Pajot in 1976, Fountaine Pajot started building cruising catamarans in 1983.

The company now offers a complete, modern range of sailing (Mahé 36, Orana 44, Salina 48, Eleuthéra 60)... view more Fountaine Pajot information

Four Winns

 What began as a family-owned business has grown into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of fiberglass recreational products. But one thing hasn’t changed: At Four Winns, boating is (still) a family business. Our employees, many of... view more Four Winns information


 Ganley Yachts Ltd offer stock steel and timber designs from the drawing board of the late Denis Ganley. Denis Ganley was a leading yacht designer in New Zealand who specialised in steel yacht design aimed at both the amateur and professional builder.... view more Ganley information


 In 1956, newly-founded Glastron Boats began making boats with an exciting new material called fiberglass. The goal was to produce stylish, feature-rich, yet affordable boats. The combination launched a whole new era in boating and made the young... view more Glastron information

Grand Banks

 Grand Banks Yachts began its journey in 1956 as American Marine, Ltd. Founder Robert J. Newton and his sons, John and Whit, were running a custom boatyard on Junk Bay in Hong Kong, building heavy sailboats and big motor yachts to designs by the... view more Grand Banks information

Grand Soleil

 The history of Cantiere del Pardo began in Bologna in 1974. Their ambitious objective was to produce regatta boats that combined the best possible performance with elegant and innovative design.

Now Grand Soleil’s timeless style is... view more Grand Soleil information


 History of Hallberg-Rassy Yachts

Company History
The Hallberg-Rassy yard existed in the days when boat building still meant wood and individual boats, rather than mass production.

In view of this Hallberg-Rassy have specialized,... view more Hallberg-Rassy information


The Hatteras legend began on the barrier islands of the North Carolina shore where the frigid waters of the Labrador Current encounter the tropical Gulf Stream. The outcome is Diamond Shoals – home to some of the most turbulent... view more Hatteras information

Hi - Star

 HI-STAR yachts have been on the market since 1985. Now, all their vessels are built at their boatyard, Activa Marine, located in Shanghai, China. With over 20 years experience in the boat building business, ranging from 37' to 75', they are backed by... view more Hi - Star information


 Horizon was founded in 1987 in Taiwan by naval architect John Lu, who had a goal of creating the top shipyard in Asia and one of the top five builders of motoryachts worldwide. He gathered the best and most talented engineers, designers and craftsman... view more Horizon information


 Jeanneau Yachts first began in 1957 when Henry Jeanneau, already a car and aircraft fanatic, saw a motorboat pass him by. Soon afterwards he began building a hull and competed in and obtained line honors in his first race. In 1959 he hired his first... view more Jeanneau information

Kha Shing

 Monte Fino Yachts are built by world renowned Kha Shing Enterprises, founded in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, by the Gong brothers in 1977, who were previously engaged in building traditional fishing boats.

Today, Kha Shing is easily the biggest shipyard in... view more Kha Shing information


 Maxum, a Brunswick Corporation brand and a member of the Brunswick Boat Group, is the acknowledged leader in recreational boating. Over the years, the boating industry has seen many companies come and go-leaving customers without access to parts or... view more Maxum information


 Swanwick on the River Hamble has been home to Moody-Yachts since the middle of the 18th century. These yachts embody 150 years of tradition and innovation.

John Moody fell in love with boats when he was a young child. His first effort at... view more Moody information


 In 1967 a German Rhine Army captain died before he could take delivery of 'Moonraker' ~ a boat he had commissioned Vic Bell of Brundall, Norfolk to build and fit out. The 30ft boat - named Moonraker by the German Army captain was on an Ocean 30 hull... view more Moonraker information


 Neptunus Yachts has a proud tradition of building world leading semi-custom yachts that are rich in style and detail, yet designed for dependability and performance.

From its roots as a Dutch builder of motoryachts with a 35-year heritage,... view more Neptunus information


 Nimbus is one of the foremost and most respected boatbuilders in Europe. The name Nimbus has for decades, been synonymous with well-built boats which, due to their high quality, have ensured that the company has carved itself out a special reputation... view more Nimbus information


The Prestige range has gained its independence to become a completely separate branddistinct from Jeanneau.

With a range of 10 models between 10 and 15 metres, the PRESTIGE® brand has become a leading player in the European motor... view more Prestige information


Princess boat informationPrincess Motorboat History

Princess Yachts International has a heritage dating back to 1965 with the Project 3 motor yacht built by the then, Marine Projects (Plymouth). The Pilgrim motor yacht was the forerunner to the first Princess... view more Princess information

Pronavia Reflex 38

 Six years after the launch of the first Reflex 38, the design has been transformed into the Pronavia 38. Retaining its well-documented speed and stability characteristics, the interior of this IRC competitive boat has undergone a complete redesign by... view more Pronavia Reflex 38 information



During the 1950s and ’60s the Rampart Boat Building Works was one of the best known motor yacht yards in England. It had a reputation for building sturdy, quality gentlemen’s motor boats that were traditional in style... view more Rampart information


 In 1999 Rapsody Yachts started building new classically contoured, high-speed motor yachts in the top segment. And very soon the pretty retro-look of the elegant Rapsody 'bakdekkers' became a household name. Thus, in Heeg we can speak of a classic... view more Rapsody information


 Regulator are builders of the Finest Offshore Sportfishing Boats. Regulators are North Carolina bred and born, tested against the challenging conditions of the Outer Banks, and delivered to locations throughout the U.S. and... view more Regulator information


 Retro Boats carry the promise of being built to the safest and strongest in their class utilizing the most technologically advanced materials possible.

They have taken the classic shape of these vintage models, corrected the original design short... view more Retro information

Sea Ray

 Every Sea Ray boat is a reflection of their commitment to precision, innovation and craftsmanship. Spacious cockpits flow into thoughtfully designed cabins. The design, details and materials are tested and approved by the most dedicated group of... view more Sea Ray information


 Sealine Motorboat history

Sealine have been designing and building boats for over 30 years. Founded in 1972 by an individual boating enthusiast, Tom Murrant started with the belief that he could make a craft better than those available on... view more Sealine information


 Sessa Marine story is one of a family that, generation after generation, carries a dream of excellence for its trademark and products.

Born in 1958, it started with the moulding of plastics but very quickly progressed to the first applications of... view more Sessa information


 The spirit of sunseeker is the pursuit of excellence, matched with the courage to constantly break new barriers.

Few brands can confidently claim to rank amongst the world's finest. Sunseeker is one of them. A brand with enormous global strength,... view more Sunseeker information

Swan Nautor

 The story of Nautor’s Swan has its roots 300 years ago in a landscape where temperatures can fall to –30°C in the depth of winter and the sea may be frozen five months of the year. The unforgiving landscape around the small town of... view more Swan Nautor information


 History of Sweden Yachts

It all started in 1976 with a yacht (Sverige) that was built for America’s Cup. Since then, Sweden Yachts has developed into being one of the world’s leading producers of luxurious, high quality sailing... view more Sweden information


 Windy Boats AS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Periscopus AS, Oslo, Norway - a privately owned holding company with interests which include publishing, media, hotels and property. The renowned WINDY boats are built at their modern and well equipped... view more Windy information


 History of X-Yachts

In 1979, one of today’s most successful and quality orientated production yards was established in Denmark. During the 1980’s, X-Yachts designed and built winning IOR yachts for World Class Racing. The... view more X-Yachts information