Tag Archives: megayachts

Sailing With Charlie: Superyachts

Sailing With Charlie: Superyachts Graphics by Christine Taylor

Mega Yachts and Super Yachts have only been of passing interest to Charlie, him being more of a traditionalist, but when Charlie is asked to write a story about any facet of boats and the sea he jumps at it …

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Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John

Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John: Artist’s impression of the Yacht Club at Summer’s End. Graphics courtesy of The Summer’s End Group, LLC

St. John, the 19-square-mile U.S. Virgin Island located east of St. Thomas and southwest of Tortola, BVI, is the only major Virgin Island, U.S. or British, without a marina. Now, there are two marina projects currently proposed. Proponents say a …

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Destination: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI:From Blackbeard’s Castle, a view of the Danish- style red rooftops in Charlotte Amalie looking over the harbor to the cruise ship dock. Photo by Dean Barnes

Three things differentiate Charlotte Amalie from other port towns in the Caribbean. First, there are the Danish-style red roofs that dot buildings on the hillsides. The Danes planted their flag on what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands and their …

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Trinity Yachts’ Billy Smith Shares the REAL Fiscal Pulse

The megayacht sector in the United States is struggling. Yards are operating under capacity and contracts for new construction are virtually non-existent. Trinity Yachts, based on the Gulf Coast with facilities in Gulfport, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana is one …

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Shipyards See Superyacht Purse Strings Loosen

Construction is in progress on Blank Check, Jarrett Bay Boatworks’ largest new build to date at 77’. Photo courtesy of Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Shipyards along the East Coast have felt the sting of the down economy since 2008, but many report signs of an upswing in business. While new construction of superyachts remains slow domestically, the market for refits and maintenance has seen …

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