U.S. BUILDERS OF LARGE CUSTOM yachtS

This web site does not attempt to track the construction of recreational boats, because there are many millions of them, almost all manufactured of fiberglass and produced in factories rather than built in boatyards.  There is still a custom yachtbuilding business in the United States, however, and for a while the U.S. was a significant builder of "megayachts" - boats with a registered length of at least 75 feet - but production has almost completely stopped in recent years, with most of these yards either becoming service facilities or closing.  The output of the builders of large yachts is documented here as completely as possible.

Company

Location

State Status

Broward Marine

Fort Lauderdale FL Active but no longer building large yachts

Burger Boat

Manitowoc WI Occasional builder

Christensen Yachts

Vancouver WA No longer active

Citadel Yachts

Tacoma WA No longer active

Delta Marine Industries

Seattle WA Active builder

Derecktor Shipyards

Mamaroneck NY Active builder

Hatteras Yachts

New Bern NC No longer active

Hinckley Yachts

Southwest Harbor ME Active but no longer building large yachts

Hodgdon Brothers

East Boothbay ME Occasional builder

Huckins Yacht

Jacksonville FL Occasional builder

Lazzara Yachts

Tampa FL No longer active

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilders

Thomaston ME Active but no longer building large yachts

Merritt Boat & Engine Works

Pompano Beach FL Occasional builder

Nordlund Boats

Tacoma WA Occasional builder

Northern Marine

Anacortes WA No longer active

North Star Yachts

Kalama WA No longer active

Pacific Mariner

La Conner WA No longer active

Palmer Johnson Yachts

Sturgeon Bay WI No longer active

Rybovich Yachts

West Palm Beach FL Occasional builder

Trident Yachts

Tampa FL No longer active

Trinity Yachts 

New Orleans LA No longer active

Westport Yachts

Westport and Port Angeles WA Active builder