Christensen Yachts’ History

Christensen Yachts’ History

Christensen Yachts' History

Christensen Yachts, one of the industry’s leaders in the construction of composite fiberglass yachts, came into being almost by accident. Upon retiring from a lifelong career in the construction industry in 1982, Dave Christensen sought to commission a yacht for his personal use. When he was unable to find a company that would perform to his high standards, Christensen set out to build the yacht himself. He partnered with Westport Shipyards to build the hull while he did all the finish work. Before the yacht was finished, Christensen was inundated with offers to purchase the vessel. A second and third yacht received similar receptions and Christensen realized he had a true talent for yacht design.

In July of 1985, Christensen Yachts was incorporated and by 1986 Christensen Yachts’ shipyard was officially open for business. Christensen Yachts produces entirely custom-built luxury motor yachts from 100′ to 165′ at its modern state-of-the-art facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. All phases of yacht construction are performed in-house by skilled artisans of multiple disciplines, including fiberglass workers, metal fabricators, mechanics, plumbers, electricians, cabinetmakers, and finish carpenters.

Over the course of Christensen Yachts’ history, the shipyard has constructed over 120 certified composite yachts over its decorated history, earning them the position of world leader in this demanding class of construction. Treasured for their elegant lines and customized luxury, Christensen Yachts are an enduring symbol of excellence and class. Every Christensen Yacht is a shining example of how completely customized construction can deliver the utmost style and design tailored to perfection.

162' Christensen 2011 for sale

Are you craving the customized perfection of Christensen Yacht of your own? Atlantic Yacht & Ship will work with brokers around the world to ensure you have the Christensen yacht of your dreams, such as “Remember When” a 162′ Christensen 2011 for sale. Built by one of the most knowledgeable yachtsmen, this exceptional Christensen megayacht boasts some of the world’s finest marble inlay and stonework, under-floor heating in each of the marble bathrooms, and a touch and go helipad. She has an incredible 6- stateroom layout giving her accommodations for up to 16 guests. Step up to ultimate luxury with this completely customized masterpiece from Christensen Yachts, asking $29,750,000 USD. To inquire about this yacht, call Atlantic Yacht & Ship at 1-888-230-0439 or email us at

94' Sunseeker Yacht for sale

If you are interested in a smaller, more intimate yacht, Atlantic Yacht & Ship has extensive listings of new and preowned yachts for sale, including ‘Orly’, a lovely 94′ Sunseeker Yacht for sale in Florida. Orly is extensively equipped with custom features and bonuses like the secret wall that separates the galley from the dining area for formal entertaining. Another unique feature of this particular Sunseeker Yacht is the walk in closet aft of the master bed.This unique positioning allowed for a private jacuzzi tub in the master (in addition to the one on the flybridge!). Her current asking price is US $2,375,000; contact Joe Marino at 954-328-2059 or for more information.

For more than 53 years, Atlantic Yacht and Ship has been a leader in the South Florida yacht and ship brokerage industry. Whether you are interested in selling, trading, or buying a yacht, our experienced yacht brokers can help you with every step of the transaction.

Contact Atlantic Yacht & Ship at 954.921.1500, or click here and let us help you find the vessel of your dreams!