Lazzara Yachts’ History

Lazzara Yachts’ History

Lazzara Yachts
Lazzara Yachts’ History

Lazzara Yachts, the Tampa, FL-based luxury yacht builder famed for their personalized yacht designs and exceptional support service, has been winning awards for its innovative designs almost since the company’s inception. While the pioneering company was officially founded in 1990, Lazzara Yachts’ history stretches back more than half a century ago to 1955, when a sea-loving chemical engineer named Vince Lazzara decided to build himself a boat. That vessel, a 40’ sailboat built in conjunction with AeroMarine, was at the time the largest fiberglass boat ever built, manufactured using fiberglass applications that Vince had pioneered. That first taste of boat building fired Vince’s passion, and in 1960 he started Columbia Yachts to produce his own line of fiberglass sailboats. Over the next several years, Vince worked hard perfecting his designs and processes, growing Columbia Yachts into the world’s largest manufacturer of fiberglass sailboats.

After selling the company in 1967, Vince relocated to Florida, founding Gulfstar Yachts in the early 1970s. Early models out of Gulfstar Yachts suffered from poor workmanship and shoddy construction, but in 1975 Vince made a bold move to rehab the struggling company, beginning production of high quality, high-performance motor yachts. By the 1980s, Vince Lazzara’s two sons were involved with the company and Gulfstar’s production quality had improved so greatly that they were producing some of the finest performance-oriented sailboats on the water.

Lazzara’s sons, Brad and Dick, increasingly gravitated to powerboat design, eventually selling their interest in Gulfstar Yachts in 1989 and leaving to start their own company. In 1990, Lazzara Yacht Corporation opened its doors, launching the company’s first yacht, the Lazzara 76, two years later. That first model, a combination of a production and custom yacht, established Lazzara Yachts’ production process of allowing the owner to participate and personalize his yacht to reflect his own tastes.

68' Lazzara Yacht 2005
68′ Lazzara 2005 for sale

Years of production and model advances followed, along with numerous awards for innovative design and patented processes. Lazzara Yachts’ models have grown in length, features, and variety, and the company’s offerings now range from 64’ sport yachts to a luxurious 120’ superyacht. The third generation of the Lazzara family is now on board at the family-run company, which continues to build a sterling reputation as a builder of revolutionary yachts offering exceptional luxury, performance, and style.

Are you eager to enjoy an innovative Lazzara Yacht of your own? Atlantic Yacht and Ship has several exquisite Lazzaras from which to choose, including Valerina, a gorgeous 68′ Lazzara 2005 for sale. This is a beautiful one owner Lazzara Yacht, featuring 4 staterooms with four full heads and an on deck day head. Used strictly as a day boat, this stand-out vessel is the least expensive 68′ Lazzara on the market, available at over $200,000 less than the competition at the asking price of $1,499,000 USD. Call Christopher Carroll for more information at 954-303-5604 or email him at

Preowned 80' Lazzara Yacht 2002
Preowned 80′ Lazzara 2002 for sale

Sleeping 8 in 4 staterooms plus crew, Echo Tango is a preowned 80′ Lazzara 2002 for sale that is eagerly awaiting new adventures. Featuring the luxurious personalized touches that Lazzara Yachts are known for, this 80’ Lazzara superyacht offers generous accommodations in an aft full beam master stateroom with equal size VIPs forward of the master. Asking $1,900,000 USD, Echo Tango is easy to see in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For more information, call Mack Carroll at 954-648-8989 or email him at

Atlantic Yacht and Ship’s knowledgeable South Florida yacht brokers are waiting to help get you out on the water in the craft of your dreams. Whether you are seeking yachts for sale, or are a boat or yacht owner looking to sell or trade, Atlantic Yacht & Ship has the experience and connections to help you realize your goals. Browse our extensive listings of new and preowned yachts, call us directly at 954.921.1500 or click here.