Westport Yachts History

Westport Yachts History

A deep respect for the sea and an abiding passion for producing the Westport Yachts Historyhighest quality vessels have led Westport Yachts from its beginnings as a builder of commercial fishing vessels to emerge as the largest luxury yacht builder in North America. Westport’s original commitment to producing hardy ocean-going craft with exceptional seaworthiness informs their current production of luxury liners, anchoring their mission to build yachts of exceptional integrity, performance, and comfort. With competitive pricing, unmatched service, and exceptional features and luxury, Westport yachts offer unsurpassed enjoyment for their owners for years to come.

Westport Yachts has its roots in Westport Shipyard, a respected builder of vessels for the North Pacific commercial fishing fleet. Established in 1964 in Westport, Washington, Westport Shipyard began by building commercial fishing vessels for the thriving salmon industry in the Pacific Northwest. They eventually branched out in response to the declining fishing industry, adding fast passenger ferries to their production line. The shipyard did well in the commercial field, ultimately producing over 200 commercial vessels. By 1977, though, Westport Shipyard astutely recognized the changing economy required a major adjustment in the company’s focus.

Westport Shipyard became Westport Yachts, transitioning to building luxury motoryachts. Although the type of vessel the builders were producing had changed, the company never altered their dedication to quality design and construction, retaining their core commitment that every vessel they produce must meet the highest standard of seaworthiness. Westport began building composite yachts from 98 to 130 feet, pioneering a modular construction approach to yacht building that set their company apart from the competition.

Westport invested heavily in facilities, processes, and proven technologies to secure their position at the forefront of the industry. They employ exceptional molds, allowing their engineers to integrate more features into each mold to reduce the number of mechanically fastened sub-assemblies for superior structural integrity. Use of composite construction techniques allows Westport to deliver seaworthy, stable vessels that are stronger, lighter, and faster than other yachts in the same size range, while second-and third-generation employees, and workers with thirty years’ tenure or more provide a level of experience rarely matched in the industry. Westport has enlisted the talent of leading naval architects and designers including William Garden, Donald Starkey, Greg Marshall, and Jack Sarin to work in concert with Taylor Olson and the rest of the Westport design and engineering team to develop beautiful, seaworthy, comfortable yachts.

Westport’s innovative construction methods and commitment to dependability enables the company to produce each vessel in an incredibly short build time – weeks, not months. Westport has the facilities to perform all the work on the vessels in-house, including a state-of-the-art paint facility, and an impressive 40,000 sq. ft. cabinet & joinery shop. Modular construction methods result in lower prices by eliminating non-productive hours, making Westport’s pricing the most competitive in the industry. Over the years, Westport has established a reputation for standing by their contracted price with no surprises, delays, or surcharges — they even deliver their new yachts with a full tank of fuel!

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