Top 10 Luxury SuperYacht Builders

Monday, July 8, 2019
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When having spent your life of luxury on superyachts then one day decide you want to build one. Superyacht owners will seek to work with a yacht builder that understands their personal preferences and turn their dream superyacht vessel into a reality. SuperYacht Crew Agency has picked their top 10 luxury superyacht builders.

Top 10 Luxury Superyacht Builders:

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1. Feadship, Netherlands

First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders (Feadship) is one of the few shipyards worldwide that creates custom yachts and working with superyacht owners to ensure its unique luxury motor yachts. Feadship could well be one of the Best SuperYacht Builders.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y Faith

Best Feadship Build

2. Blohm+Voss, Germany

Update: Blohm+Voss is now part of the Lürssen Group as of 2016.

Founded in 1877, Blohm and Voss are well known for building large motor and sailing yachts. Their shipyard in Hamburg is amongst the best offers the space for the build, refit and maintenance of luxury superyachts.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y A

blohm and voss

3. Amels, Netherlands

In 1982, Amels became a global brand leader in building yachts and is now known to be one of the top superyacht builders. Located in Vlissingen, Holland.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y Volpini 2

Amels Yacht Builder

4. Heesen Yachts, Netherlands

‘The Performance of Luxury’. Founded in 1978, Heesen yachts designs and builds modern luxury superyachts with cutting edge technology and a focus on quality and innovation. They are also a leading builder of aluminium luxury superyachts.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y Monaco Wolf

Heesen yachts design

5. Lurssen, Germany

A family-owned shipyard since 1875, Lurssen is one of the world’s best luxury yacht builders, having built over 13,000 vessels and specialising on custom-built superyachts ranging from 60m to 220m in length.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y Dilbar

Lurssen SuperYacht

6. Oceanco, Netherlands

Oceanco has built some very well-known luxury superyachts over the years. They specialise in building custom superyachts ranging from 80 to 140m in length. Oceanco made the Top 10 Best SuperYacht Builders in the world list with ease after years of experience in the build process. 

Our Favourite Yacht Build: S/Y Black Pearl 

Oceanco Custom Superyacht

7. Nobiskrug

Their mission is to, "conquer new paths in the design of superyachts thus redefining the art of yacht building." 100% focus on their clients, they have built some of the worlds most iconic yachts such as Motor Yacht Tatoosh, Mogambo and the largest private Sail Yacht ever built: Sailing Yacht A (pictured below).

Our Favourite Yacht Build: S/Y A

Sail Yacht A Nobiskrug

8. Fincantieri Yachts, Italy

Fincantieri specialises in full custom luxury megayachts, the builder has a range of concepts and projects ranging from 70 to over 1650m yachts. Having manufactured over 7,000 vessels in its longstanding history and a network of 20 shipyards, it is known as one of the largest Western shipyards in the world.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y Serene

Fincantieri Yachts

9. Christensen Yachts, United States

In 1982, unable to find a builder up to his standards, Dave Christensen set out to build his own yacht and is now one of the biggest superyacht builders in the world.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y Casino Royale

Christensen Yachts

10. Sunseeker Yachts, UK

Sunseeker manufactures semi-custom and custom luxury superyachts in carbon fibre and glass-reinforced plastic composite materials. The company continues to grow as they are producing around 150 boats up to 50m LOA every year and have produced over 100 yachts over 30m.

Our Favourite Yacht Build: M/Y Princess AVK


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Building your dream Superyacht can take a good few years before the idea becomes a reality. A Team of SuperYacht Designers, Architects, Yacht Management companies and also highly qualified crew to run your new Superyacht are just a few things to think about in the process.

The Best SuperYacht Builder

Are we missing anyone from our top 10 luxury superyacht builders? Please email us to add your favourite yacht builder!

What is the Best Yacht Brand?

The top Yacht Builders currently in the world include the big luxury Yacht brands like Oceanco, Amels and Lurssen. The best Yacht builder according to Superyacht crew agency and Yacht crew Worldwide is Feadship

Further Reading:

Should Yacht Crew be more Involved in the Build?

How to Get a Job on a SuperYacht Build?

Luxury Yacht Management Companies