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US Based Westport Yachts is The Latest Superyacht Builder to Resume Operations

  • 6th Jul 2020
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US Based Westport Yachts is The Latest Superyacht Builder to Resume Operations

US manufacturer Westport Yachts has become the most recent superyacht shipyard to resume production and other operational exercises as the coronavirus emergency is slowly dying down. This is definitely good news for the Luxury Yachts industry.

Washington State has now started to lift its ‘stay at home’ requests, empowering Westport representatives to come back to work. Westport said it would be following precautionary measures and social distancing measures as it resumes creation work. It comes after various shipyards around the globe start to revive following the flare-up, including various Italian yards.

These include the Ferretti Group, which has continued action over its yards in Ancona, Mondolfo, Cattolica, Forlì, La Spezia and Sarnico.

Somewhere else, Tankoa Yachts has continued all creation exercises at its Genoa based office and gauges all in-fabricate yachts to be conveyed on time. Codecasa has likewise revived the entirety of its production sites and has embraced various measures to guarantee the safety of working staff from this virus.

The reviving of these shipyards came after guidelines were set up in Italy to permit organizations to come back to work.

New Zealand yard Yachting Developments resumed its activities toward the end of last month after their honorable Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern proclaimed the nation's COVID-19 episode "eliminated".

The yard said it was "scaling" the arrival of its workforce and would like to have the entire group back onboard in about fourteen days.

In South Africa, cruising on Superyacht of Southern Wind has re-started their production in Cape Town with about 50% of their workforce.

Commercial director Andrea Micheli said, “We are aware the storm has not passed yet, but we see that the sky is beginning to clear.” He added,” We maintain our attentiveness and are ready to adjust our sails as we navigate towards the Next Normal.”

Meanwhile SilverYachts reported “zero interruption” to its in-build 85 metre explorer Silver Loft II, which is under construction at the builder’s Western Australian facility.

It also reported little impact to its Chinese yard located in Jiangmen, where the 35 metre SpaceCat catamaran is currently under construction.


A luxury enthusiast who is presently pursuing Masters in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management from MIP Politecnico Di Milano and SP Jain School of Global Management. Shaurjyadeep is deeply influenced by the way Europeans perceive luxury. He is a  proud alumnus of Don Bosco School who hai... read more


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