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New Launches

Westport Launches 63rd Unit of 112 Series During Pandemic

Prolific American yacht builder Wesport has launched the 63rd hull in its successful 112 series. Beginning her life on the water last week at Westport’s Washington shipyard, the latest addition to the 112 series is on track for delivery to her owners towards the end of this month.

Westport Launches 63rd Unit of 112 Series During Pandemic
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Brokerage News

Against the Odds: Westport's Strength in Brokerage

With the superyacht industry weathering the harshest economic storm it has experienced since 2008, it is heartening to hear news of strong performance on the brokerage market from one solid player in shipbuilding. American shipyard Westport Yachts has announced the sale of a new Westport 164 and a Westport 130 in the space of just two days, proving the enduring appeal of the brand even in tough times.

Against the Odds: Westport's Strength in Brokerage
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Industry News

Daryl Wakefield Tells of a Strong Summer at Westport

It had been a while since we last caught up with Daryl Wakefield when we joined him on board the modern 38m Pepper XIII. Sitting down with the Westport Yachts President during an extremely busy Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show we heard that for this shipyard things couldn't be going stronger...

Daryl Wakefield Tells of a Strong Summer at Westport
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Brokerage News

M/Y Miss Moneypenny Sold by HMY

The 36.58m motoryacht Miss Moneypenny, built by Ocean Alexender has been sold by HMY Yacht's Jack Robertson and Westport's Andy Miles. With exterior and interior design by Evan Marshall, Miss Moneypenny was built and launched in 2018 and is now in the care of an extremely experienced owner and crew.

M/Y Miss Moneypenny Sold by HMY
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Charter News

Staying Ahead of the Charter Stakes on Trending

Last month at the Antigua Charter Show we had the pleasure of sitting down with the Captain and crew on board quintessential 50-metre Westport superyacht, Trending. Recently undergoing a $4 million refit by Claudette Bonville to create nothing less than a charter machine, we learned how this lady of the Caribbean graces the world’s most enticing islands and forms the perfect backdrop to the Western Med.

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Brokerage News

Denison Yacht Sales Bring New Owner to M/Y Seafarer

The second Westport to leave the market this week following the sale of Wabi Sabi, Denison Yacht Sales broker Kit Denison has introduced a new owner to the Westport 112 superyacht Seafarer.

Denison Yacht Sales Bring New Owner to M/Y Seafarer
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Charter News

Westport Charter Icon Wabi Sabi Finds New Owner

One of the finest Westport yachts on the water, the 50-metre Wabi Sabi has been announced as sold by Burgess & Moran Yacht & Ship. Now sailing under the name ‘Hospitality’, this global voyager is effortlessly stylish and is set to return to the charter market in time for Christmas and New Year.

Westport Charter Icon Wabi Sabi Finds New Owner
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Industry News

The Demands of the American Client with Westport

When it comes to American heritage nothing pays homage to tradition more than a Westport, distinguished in style, quality and turn-key simplicity to almost any other builder in its field.

The Demands of the American Client with Westport
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Charter News

On the Market: The Best of American Build

As our focus shifts to the growth and activity of the modern American market, we take a look at the best of U.S. build available for both sale and charter this Thanksgiving.

On the Market: The Best of American Build
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Brokerage News

FLIBS Fleet: Exploring the World on Wabi Sabi

As the Westport shipyard considers new solutions for clients looking to go bigger, we take a look at the largest in the American builder’s range - the 164’ - and the finest example on display at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this week; Wabi Sabi.

FLIBS Fleet: Exploring the World on Wabi Sabi
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Brokerage News

FLIBS Fleet: All American Yachting on Galati's Boxer

Having just emerged from a comprehensive refit, the Westport-built superyacht Boxer is one of the understated must-sees at the show thanks to her American construction, stripped-back style and lifestyle, engineered to perfection on board.

FLIBS Fleet: All American Yachting on Galati's Boxer
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Interviews

MYS: Stateside Trends with Westport

Daryl Wakefield of Westport joins us at the Breaking News Centre to reflect and discuss how things are changing in the landscape of Westport. As new owners begin to come into the fold and the new-build market thrives more than ever before, we gain an insight into the emerging trends and fresh new approaches to remaining the ultimate contenders across the superyacht sector.

MYS: Stateside Trends with Westport

Palm Beach 2017: The Biggest Edition to Date Now Open

Following the acquisition of mainline American showcases by Informa, all eyes fall to the 32nd Palm Beach Boat Show this week where more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and marine equipment await thousands of owners, industry and enthusiasts from across the world.

Palm Beach 2017: The Biggest Edition to Date Now Open

The Cultural Impact of Yachting in the UAE: Part Two

With an ever-expanding yacht market and the Dubai Boat Show just around the cover, we are joined by Westport, Oceanco and Heesen for an added insight into the ever evolving landscape on yachting culture in the UAE.

The Cultural Impact of Yachting in the UAE: Part Two
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Industry News

Westport Discuss Growing Alongside American Demand

Sat on board the brand-new Westport 125, Daryl Wakefield is as relaxed as ever thanks to a new debut, increased activity and the upcoming, and eventful, close of an incredibly successful 2016 for Westport Yachts.

Westport Discuss Growing Alongside American Demand

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