Xquisite Yachts has been established in 2014 with the purpose of launching a new brand of sailing and power catamarans. Our goal was to create the ultimate luxury yacht for cruisers, where safety and innovative designs blends together, offering unmatched comfort for adventurers who wish to explore our oceans without giving up their comfortable lifestyle. Our yachts are built in Cape Town, by a team of highly experienced catamaran builders, and are marketed globally and exclusively under the brand, Xquisite Yachts. All our vessels are designed for comfort and easy sail handling, including two headsails, electric winches and davits, and equipped with generator, air-conditioning, water maker, washing machine and digital switching as standard. Allowing extensive blue water cruising for couples or families. The sailing performance of our yachts is reached by using lightweight construction materials, such as high-density foam core and vacuum infused epoxy resin, built to CE and category A offshore certification. While great performance is guaranteed with the twin 80HP Yanmar engines under power. Although all our yachts are equipped for serious blue water sailing as standard and the choice of two different interior finishes comes at no additional cost, our “in-house” design team allows us the flexibility to offer both standard and fully custom versions of all models, adapting to the needs of our clients, with the professional guidance of our dedicated design team. As boutique boatyard, our approach is to build only a limited amount of yachts each year, using the latest technology and exceptional finishes.
VOYAGE yachts manufactures performance oriented, luxury cruising sail and power catamarans in Cape Town South Africa. VOYAGE Yachts have completed and launched their first electric VOYAGE 480, “Electrified.” Sea trials were successful, with the boat and systems performing beautifully, as expected. “Electrified” is equipped with a large, high-capacity battery bank, a solar array, and electric sail drives capable of re-generation when the boat is under sail, in addition to all the comforts and amenities one could wish for.
Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing was founded in 1989 and has evolved into one of South Africa’s leading custom catamaran manufacturing yards and one of a handful of big custom catamaran manufacturers in the world. Two Oceans Marine manufactures both power and sailing catamarans ranging from 9 to 35 metres+ i size – for cruising, leisure sailing, performance, day charter, sport fishing and commercial use. Two Oceans Marine has 9500 square meters of covered factory floor space in the Port of Cape Town. The factory can accommodate vessels very large custom vessel projects.
Born from a passion for the sea, Tankoa Yachts embodies the concept of “thinking big”. Our infrastructures and expertise are focused on extraordinary semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up. Our vision; delivering first class yachts, one-off or small series, which natural extension resides in unseen before after-sale services. We assembled an absolute dream team of experts composed of some of the world’s most respected professionals from the construction floor up to the engineering and technical office and top managers. At Tankoa traditions and latest technologies, design and efficiency live together to give birth to splendid yachts which reflect their owners’ unique identities and way of living the sea. And despite our very structured and organized processes, superior quality, superb engineering and second-to-none technical specifications, we always manage to keep a high level of flexibility. Since over 30 years, the Tankoa Yachts management team has been working with the world’s most famous design studios. The cooperation with designers runs through a natural and smooth process, sharing ideas and technical priorities aiming to create the perfect design according to each owner’s unique tastes. We work with many designers from Italy, Holland and other countries to give clients the widest possible choice, but we are also ready to work with designers of clients’ choice. We clearly understand your usual designer knows your tastes, your way of living, your favorite colors and tones.
STEALTH yachts manufacture performance oriented catamarans specifically designed with a HYSUCAT (HYdrofoil SUpported CATamaran) hull and integrated hydrofoil system, to achieve unmatched performance, fuel economy coupled with a more comfortable ride in any sea-state. STEALTH yachts are engineered to precise standards that optimize all aspects of this technologically advanced craft. Only the very best components and materials available are used whilst the latest boat building techniques are employed. STEALTH technology offers a full design and project-management service for HYSUCAT vessels that includes initial concept design and styling, all naval architecture including stability, structural design and powering, mechanical and electrical system design and interior design.
At St Francis Catamarans we have a small and dedicated team of highly skilled artisans who take great pride in the outstanding quality of our boats. Each of the 38 employees, whether in management, admin or production, are extremely proud to be part of the team, and contribute to the continuing success of the company. Every St Francis Catamaran is custom-made to suit the requirements of our clients and we are always willing to discuss and implement new and exciting concepts and ideas. We operate a system of continuous improvement and strive every day to improve, whether it is in quality, equipment, productivity or housekeeping. We listen to feedback from our customers and are open to suggestions and ideas that could help us offer an even better product. Our aim is to be the best in everything we do, never compromise on quality and to make each boat better than the ones before.
Michael & Heike Köhler are the solar-pioneers behind Silent Yachts. Silent Yachts was founded on the dream of eliminating the major downfalls of yachting as well as the disastrous effects on the environment without sacrificing the slightest bit of luxury. On every Silent Yachts, solar power is not only used for the propulsion of the vessel, but also for providing energy to all navigation, comfort and household appliances on board. This means you can enjoy all the comfort on board in a sustainable manner while having the possibility of unlimited range. As the very first – fully solar-powered – production yacht in the history of nautical travel, the SILENT 64 crossed the entire Atlantic Ocean in February 2018. This extraordinary achievement proved the outstanding durability and efficiency of the SILENT solar-electric drivetrain even during unfavourable and rough weather conditions. Our mission is to create an independent and environmentally friendly yachting experience which combines the silent cruising of a sailing boat with the luxury of a motor yacht. Therefore, SILENT-YACHTS are the first and only ocean-going production yachts in the world which are exclusively powered by solar energy. Over the past years, Silent Yachts has now received several awards honouring the research and development that was invested into this innovative technology.
Sanlorenzo costruisce yacht su misura da oltre 60 anni secondo lo stile e i desideri dei suoi clienti. La produzione di ogni imbarcazione prevede diversi momenti di personalizzazione, alla base dei quali c'è l'ascolto. Il primo passo è identificare le esigenze dell'armatore e sviluppare un progetto di personalizzazione degli spazi interni, definire il numero delle cabine, le dimensioni e la loro destinazione d'uso in base alla sua interpretazione di piacere, relax e divertimento. Ogni armatore è unico; per questo il desiderio di Sanlorenzo è costruire uno yacht in cui siano riconoscibili la personalità, i gusti e lo stile di vita di ogni cliente. La sua abitazione può essere un punto di partenza da cui estrarre i contenuti della sua 'villa galleggiante'. Per supportare gli armatori in questa delicata fase, è offerto il supporto di designer in grado di creare le migliori soluzioni su misura; progetti individuali, che contengono tutti gli ingredienti dell'eccellenza del risultato finale. La sede principale del cantiere è situata ad Ameglia (La Spezia) nel parco naturale di Montemarcello-Magra, sulle rive del fiume Magra. Una seconda divisione ha sede a Viareggio, cuore storico della nautica italiana, mentre la produzione di superyacht ha luogo nella sede di La Spezia.
Rossinavi, born in 2007 a brand evolution from the Cantiere Fratelli Rossi. A love passed on down the generations for things nautical, including a love for the absolute value of the Person and the Work itself. Pure carpentry and workshop practice geared to achieving what is wished for, human relations and craftsmanship that have an eye to the future, untold experience in the way of construction, thanks to theory and practice being brought together under the one roof: knowing and knowing how, without drawing a line between the two. Stylistic simplicity and reliability deriving from decades of know-how, making it possible, today, to shape material as we want it to be shaped, giving form to works of art made to measure, solid and safe, born to take on the sea at its limits, where it is explored. Each Rossinavi boat is launched into the waves as an act of memory, bearing witness to the traditions of the sea that have been matured in us. Boats that will have a history of their own to tell, stretching like arrows out into the broad expanse of the world’s oceans... The company’s production is distributed among three facilities between Viareggio and Pisa, all newly constructed and designed adopting the necessary prevention and protection measures, a fundamental characteristic for obtaining excellence while improving the working conditions of the workers involved in the projects. The whole of so many specifics in a boat, given the layouts, the perspectives, proportions and footage, pursuing the proper engineering processes, is what drives the exigencies of a constructive process by set rules. The one-off boats that come out of the Officine Rossinavi are so because the individual parts they are made up of are just that, one-off. And each and every part, each solution, is excellent because the boatyard’s construction philosophy, its very essence, is to build well, with the awareness that comes from working experience. Each part in its place: a rigorousness born of experience, of vision and the capacity to imagine the boat sailing through the thousand and one journeys that the sea, in all its freedom, will write upon it. Super Sport 65 and Super Sport 50 are a nod to Aurea, the brand’s first collaboration with Rossinavi introduced in 2017, and focus on a project that connect the bow to the stern with a single line, dressing it with incredibly captivating and sporting features. The automotive reference to Pininfarina’s world-famous Gran Turismo is evident in the three concepts, especially in the upper deck which echoes the design and proportion of such sports cars while still guaranteeing large spaces for outdoor entertainment featuring several lounge areas. The sinuous design of the main staircase is inspired by the air intakes of the most performing road vehicles and merges organically into the floor to ceiling windows. Pininfarina’s deep knowledge of elegance and innovation in both interior and exterior design allows to offer a highly enjoyable and voluminous environment, combining at the same time a dynamic and sleek style with all the essential comforts for an exclusive navigation experience.
Robertson & Caine are South Africa's largest boat builder manufacturing for export, the largest builder of catamarans in the Southern Hemisphere and the third-largest globally. They also manufacture the most power catamarans, globally. Robertson and Caine was founded by John Robertson and the late Jerry Caine in 1991. The founders have a proud 37-year history of boat building with more than 2000 boats launched. Our sailing (40ft, 45ft, 50ft and 58ft) and power (43ft and 53ft) catamarans are destined for the world's exotic sailing grounds; including the US East Coast, the Caribbean, Seychelles, Mediterranean, Asia and South Pacific.
The Riva story is all about the unique, inimitable savoir-faire that is the secret of its winning beauty and style today and has always been from the very beginning. It was 1842, and on Lake Iseo, a sudden storm had devastated the fishing fleet. Yet a young shipwright was working wonders, restoring many of the vessels to full seagoing health and earning the local people’s respect and admiration in the process. And so the Riva legend was born and, with it, that of Pietro Riva, who took his destiny in his hands the moment he arrived in the little town of Sarnico. Here, he opened the yard where he would launch the first Riva creations, craft of outstanding personality and class even then. Riva rapidly gained an excellent reputation, and the yard continued to flourish under Pietro’s son Ernesto, who introduced boats powered by internal combustion engine. After World War I, it was Serafino Riva who gave the firm its definitive stamp, transforming the yard’s prestigious products into a genuine brand that would make yachting history. Production shifted from transport vessels to motorboats, still an embryonic market in those days. And in November 1962, the legend was born: Aquarama. Her magical lines and irresistible allure made her an instant classic – the Riva icon, “the boat” par excellence, a brand within a brand. In May 2000, Riva became part of Ferretti Group, who restored it to where it is today, at the vanguard of world boating as a recognised icon of fine Italian yachting artistry. This felicitous journey is down to the know-how of the group Engineering department and the sensibility of designer Mauro Micheli, co-founder with Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana Design, the studio that exclusively designs the whole Riva fleet. In 2012, Ferretti Group announced a new majority shareholder: Shandong Heavy Industry Group (Weichai Group) of China, a true industrial giant, one of the world’s most important conglomerates in the automotive, commercial vehicles and construction machinery sectors. Weichai’s strength and strategic vision have enabled Riva to make yet another leap forward, with a flow of projects and resources assured for the long term. In 2014, the brand signalled its return to the megayacht sector, with the new Riva Superyachts division. The dream of creating Riva steel and alluminium displacement superyachts is very much inspired by Carlo Riva. His ambition and restless genius spurred him to reach for new horizons, with the celebrated Caravelle and Atlantic series megayachts in the ’60s and ’70s and, from 1970 to 1978, the six over-20-metre motor yachts in the Marco Polo series plus a 90- and a 100-foot Vespucci.
Perini Navi was founded in Viareggio in 1983 when Fabio Perini launched a prototype sailing yacht with ample living space that could be sailed with a reduced crew. That vision grew into the most successful fleet of large bluewater cruisers in the world. He then expanded his operations by acquiring the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, a pioneering builder of luxury motor vessels, followed by the Yildiz yard in Tuzla, Istanbul. Perini Navi specialises in the design and construction of superyachts in aluminium and steel, as well as refit and service work. With more than 55 per cent of the world market for sailing yachts over 45m, the group’s track record is nothing short of remarkable. Thanks to its in-house design capability, the brand has been able to implement without compromise its own vision, systems and innovations. Perini Navi sailing and motor yachts are renowned for their high-quality construction and interior finish, exceptional comfort and seakeeping. Perini Navi yachts are built in three facilities: in Viareggio and La Spezia, Italy, and in Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey. These three state-of-the-art facilities have become synonyms for quality and seaworthiness, able to provide the high level of service and maintenance that is expected from the Perini Navi brand. Last but not least, Perini Navi USA in Newport, Rhode Island, is dedicated to brokerage and charter services for Perini Navi yachts, with the aim of providing a seamless point of contact for clients.
U.K.-based luxury yacht builder Pendennis ranks among the world’s most respected superyacht shipyards. With a history spanning more than 25 years, as well as 30 custom yacht builds and more than 200 refit projects launched, the shipyard builds a wide variety of luxury sailing and motor yachts up to 60 metres in length and beyond. Luxury yacht builder Pendennis was founded in 1988 after yachtsman and entrepreneur Peter de Savary acquired a yacht manufacturer and relocated it to Falmouth Docks. David Bentley and Peter Wood joined the management team and later took control of Pendennis along with Henk Wiekens and Mike Carr, who came on soon after the shipyard was founded. The company acquired superyacht builder Devenport Yachts in 2010, renaming it Pendennis Plus, and opened an office in Palma de Mallorca in 2011. Luxury yacht builder Pendennis operates a world renowned superyacht manufacturing and refit yard at its main facility in Falmouth, England. It employs more than 350 workers. The company partners with some of the world’s leading yacht designers and offers customers a host of planning and design support services.
NOVALUXE Yachts builds hybrid electric yachts from the ground up with our ELITE series. We work directly with other manufacturers to deliver new hybrid electric yachts to our customers. We re-fit used power catamarans. NOVALUXE ensures your electric build is done properly and you always have power when you need it. We warranty the electrical system and our customers are treated like family. Nova Luxe Yachts works directly with buyers to identify hulls which would be great as electric. We provide clear range and performance estimates at the onset of the project and work with the buyer to purchase all necessary components for the build. We are not an agent who works on behalf of any single hull manufacturer. Purchases are made through each manufacturer existing distribution channels.
Matrix Yachts is a family owned business that is passionate about building stylish luxurious sailing catamarans. The company is an accredited member of the South African Boat Builders Business Council. The vision to build large luxury sailing catamarans was spawned by Peter, Fiona & Mark while they were operating charter yachts in the Caribbean. The combination of their extensive sailing and chartering experience, as well as Peter's Structural Engineering background has made this Company a world recognized manufacturer of high quality yachts. Between them they have well in excess of 300,000 miles of blue water sailing and decades of chartering experience. Matrix Yachts is a fully accredited member of the Export Council and Marine Industry Association SA and with its good standing, Matrix Yachts is able to offer its customers finance at very competitive international rates with flexible loan repayment periods, subject to approval. Matrix Yachts is excited at the prospect of collaborating with Cuba in developing its tourism industry with the addition of Mirage 760 day sail catamaran in particular.
Mandy Shrimpton is the quintessential people’s person. Mandy believes that success is measured by the quality of our human-relationships rather than the results we manifest through sheer will. Mandy firmly established herself as the heart of the non-profit organisation that she co-founded and ran with her adoring husband for 17 years. Mandy loves walking in nature with her family, hugging trees, and preserving the environment. She also enjoys being creative and is particularly fond of painting flowers. As a very happily married and devoted mother to four children, Mandy has cultivated a deep appreciation for the culinary arts and relishes the spare moments she gets to watch her favourite cooking shows. This initiative reflects how Mandy sees the world, helping to create positive synergy. Fostering unity and courteous community, building partner relationships and motivating affiliates. Born and bred in Africa, Mandy understands the concept of Ubuntu. I am, because we are. Together we can make the world a better place. Using her skills and experience to make a difference. Helping others see through the fog of new technologies, avoid common marketing mistakes and develop better business strategies. With a subtle blend of motherhood and effective project management, Mandy is the perfect professional partner, to show others the merits of this initiative. Shining a light on the path to prosperity, while not losing our footing in family values and humble humanity. Sharing is caring, while enriching ourselves spiritually and materially. We cannot give freely, if we don't have. "Sometimes the world makes more sense, through the eyes of a mother. Using protective instinct and family fortitude, to help one another." ~ Mandy Shrimpton
The northern German shipyard group, Lürssen, has been renowned worldwide for constructing highest-quality vessels and implementing innovative technology in shipbuilding since 1875. Headquartered in Bremen-Vegesack, the family-owned company specializes in the design and manufacture of luxury yachts, as well as naval and coastguard vessels. The new-build operations are complemented by extensive after-sales services, including repair, refit, maintenance and global logistics support. Located at eight highly specialized production sites in Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, the qualified and experienced employees continue to combine the proven shipbuilding traditions of northern Germany with a passion for excellence. Lürssen designs and constructs yachts, naval ships and special vessels. Trading as Lürssen Yachts, it is one of the leading builders of custom superyachts such as Paul Allen's Octopus, David Geffen's Rising Sun, and Azzam, the second largest private yacht in the world at 180 m in length after the REV Ocean.
This is how the journey began, in 1994, South African builder Robertson and Caine entered into an agreement with the premier global yacht charter company, The Moorings, to manufacture specifically designed catamarans for its charter fleet. In less than 4 years, Robertson and Caine delivered the 100th catamaran to The Moorings, with every one of them delivered on their own bottoms around the world. Due to market demand, the relationship expanded with the launch of Leopard Catamarans in the year 2000. Sailors were impressed with the new line of catamarans coming from the Robertson and Caine factories, and were interested in purchasing them for private use, making their own choice of layout, optional gear and delivery locations. In 2007 Leopard Catamarans ventured into the power catamaran market with the introduction of the Leopard 47 power catamaran. In early 2012 the 1,000th Leopard Catamaran was launched, further establishing Robertson and Caine’s position in the catamaran market. Leopard Catamarans has made impressive steps and grown very fast over the past decade, becoming the industry’s leader in the production and delivery of quality catamarans for private and charter fleets worldwide. With a global dealership network spanning 6 continents and 20 plus countries. Leopard catamarans are the only catamaran brand certified both in Europe and the Americas and holds true to its global reputation for high quality and seaworthy yachts boasting generous equipment options and layouts designed with liveability in mind. In addition to the sailing fleet, Leopard Catamarans also produces superior power catamarans which are both contemporary and economical. Not only do Leopard boast a quality range but Leopard owners know that there is always support nearby for parts, expertise or advice.
More than just yacht builders, we’re passionate ocean explorers ourselves. 18 years ago, Knysna Yacht Company set out to establish a boutique luxury yacht manufacturing business.. Since then, we’ve gained an internationally-renowned reputation for building exceptional yachts based on a unique blend of elements – from the rich maritime heritage of our location and formidable Agulhas current on our doorstep to our equally unrelenting passion, ingenuity and craft. The result is our world-class customizable, blue water sailing catamarans. Engineered for stability. Designed for luxury. Destined to unleash the voyager in you. Our passion, extensive experience and expertise allow you to create a fully customized yacht interior, creatively using every inch of space to suit your taste and needs.
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