Choosing a shipyard

Every shipyard has its own specific experience and expertise in specific types of yachts, sizes, quality, materials, efficiency, dependability and use of repeat engineering. Fraser has vast experience and great relationships with the major yards around the world.


There are pros and cons linked to all the criteria that can be used in the selection of an appropriate builder. Your requirements, the yards’ capabilities and the ambition of the project ultimately result in a risk. However, Fraser addresses all possible pitfalls to create a clear and strong start to your project. The key to a successful new build project is having an extensive and detailed knowledge of the market and the individual builders so that we can match your personal needs with exactly the right shortlist of shipyards.


●    Build history, quality and recent experience
●    Availability of build slots
●    Lead times and scheduling
●    Expertise in specific materials and engineering
●    Availability of standard or semi-custom platforms
●    Yard location and availability of materials and labour
Admiral - yacht for sale

Admiral's story began over 50 years ago in 1966 with the launch of its first wooden 18m(60ft) yacht, which marked a significant moment in both the yachting industry and the world of Italian-made luxury. Since then, the company has launched ...

Akyacht - yacht for sale

Akyacht is a visionary and dynamic superyacht shipyard located in Turkey that encourages yachting owners to ‘invest in their dreams’. Founded in 2015 by Turkish entrepreneur Vural Ak, the yard is re-imagining what it means for a yacht to be...

Alloy Yachts - yacht for sale
Alloy Yachts

The idea behind Alloy Yachts began in New Zealand in the early 1980s when a group of boat builders came together with the ambitious project to build an aluminium yacht that was 28 metres long. Within two years the shipyard was formed and bu...

Amels - yacht for sale

Known for impeccable quality, Amels started creating boats in 1918 and now operates under Damen Yachting as part of the Damen Shipyards Group. Amels yachts are customised to suit their owners and built on a proven platform that can reach ov...

Azimut Yachts - yacht for sale
Azimut Yachts

The Italian manufacturer of luxury Italian sport yachts, Azimut, was established in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli and is based near Turin in Avigliana. Initially operating in chartering sail boats, the Azimut brand has developed to become one of th...

Baglietto - yacht for sale

Baglietto Yachts was founded in 1854 by Pietro Baglietto and originated from a village near the Port of Genova called Varazze. Later in the 19th Century, Baglietto began to build cargo boats, ferry boats and fishing boats, and was instrumen...

Benetti Yachts - yacht for sale
Benetti Yachts

Founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873 in Darseno, Italy, Benetti Yachts is now one of the most well-known and oldest yacht building yards in the world. It was in the 1960s that the shipyard produced their first luxury megayacht, and since 1980...

Broward Yachts - yacht for sale
Broward Yachts

Founded by Frank Dennison, the building of the first Broward Yacht was initiated from Navy contracts, in particular minesweepers After World War II, when the demand for minesweepers dropped, Broward Marine began to build luxury custom yacht...

Burger - yacht for sale

Since 1863, Burger has been the foundation of the American Yachting experience and the oldest, most-respected custom yacht builder in America, spanning three centuries. Founded by German immigrants, the Burger Boat Company's history is rich...

Christensen Yachts - yacht for sale
Christensen Yachts

Christensen modern explorer yachts are world-celebrated for their advanced technology and high standards. The Christensen boatyard, located in Vancouver Washington is spread out over 180,000 square feet of climate-controlled manufacturing s...

CMN - yacht for sale

Based in Cherbourg Cedex, France, CMN Yachts (short for Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie) is a French luxury yachts manufacturing company with a forward thinking strategy in the market. Continually advancing in its technological method...

Codecasa Yachts - yacht for sale
Codecasa Yachts

Codecasa Yachts is a family-run business, headed up by Fulvio Codecasa and his daughters, and the shipyard has been in production since 1825. Today there are three Codecasa shipyards in Viareggio, Italy, which manufacture Italian luxury yac...

CRN Yachts - yacht for sale
CRN Yachts

Merging as part of the Ferretti Group in 1999, CRN is the acronym of ‘Costruzioni e Riparazioni Navali’.  Sanzio Nicolini founded CRN in 1963 and started building small craft, before moving onto producing larger luxury yachts. CRN manufactu...

Delta Marine - yacht for sale
Delta Marine

Founded by the Jones family in the early 1960s, Delta Marine was shaped by a passion of uncompromising quality and family value ideals. Delta Marine began making high-speed pleasure boats, and then charter yachts, and commercial fishing boa...

Feadship - yacht for sale

Feadship, the bespoke Dutch yacht building company, prides itself on its high quality yacht construction techniques and design standards. Having produced many luxury yachts for sale over the years, Feadship boats are renowned for their clas...

Hakvoort Yachts - yacht for sale
Hakvoort Yachts

Hakvoort Yachts started in 1919. In Monnickendam, Holland, Albert Klzn Hakvoort purchased a shipyard that had launched its first vessel back in 1780. The Hakvoort shipyard started out by building fishing boats and moved into the yacht build...

Hatteras - yacht for sale

Two strong currents collide near Cape Hatteras: pride and perseverance. Hatteras is a product of the storied coastal waters for which they are named. Unforgiving seas where, for hundreds of years, dreams were sacrificed and legends born. So...

Inace - yacht for sale

Located in Fortalza, Brazil, Inace have been building and repairing yachts since the 1960s. The company is considered a medium-sized shipyard leader with steel and aluminium superyachts construction in Latin America, and also contains a pri...

Kleven Verft Yachts - yacht for sale
Kleven Verft Yachts

Kleven has enjoyed a strong presence in the shipping industry for many years. A family run company, the core values of the shipyard include tradition, hard work, and constant improvement on methods and processes. With a focus on modernisati...

Lurssen Yachts - yacht for sale
Lurssen Yachts

Lurssen Yachts is a family-owned German shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack. Building some of the largest and best German  yachts in the world, the Lurssen skill-set includes design and construction of private yachts, naval ships ...

Lynx Yachts - yacht for sale
Lynx Yachts

Lynx Yachts is based in The Netherlands, near Amsterdam, and is a relatively recent name in the context of shipbuilding. The shipyard launched its first yacht in 2013, HELIAD II, and have two areas of expertise: luxury yachts that are fully...

MCP Yachts - yacht for sale
MCP Yachts

MCP Yachts has been building yachts for 35 years, specialising in the construction of large aluminium yachts. The company is based in Brazil, in South America. To date the shipyard has built 250 yachts, and it was in the 1980s that the ship...

Moonen - yacht for sale

Based in the Netherlands, Moonen Yachts offer the impeccable build quality offered by all the top Dutch yacht builders. For over half a century, they have been creating Dutch built yachts with the distinctive look and feel of the signature ...

Nautor's Swan - yacht for sale
Nautor's Swan

Founded in Finland in 1966 and based in Jakobstad, Nautor's Swan yachts focus has always been on quality in both the design and build of its luxury sailing superyachts. Initially working with the American designers Sparkman and Stephens it ...

Nobiskrug - yacht for sale

A reputable shipyard that has developed a commanding position within the international yacht building community, the Nobiskrug shipyard takes credit for some of the most recognisable vessels on the water, including the world’s largest saili...

Oceanco - yacht for sale

Oceanco is a renowned builder of Dutch pedigree yachts, in the 80-140 metre size range. The company was founded in 1987, and today the shipyard has its base in The Netherlands. With a focus on larger yachts, the shipyard promotes Dutch buil...

Palumbo Yachts - yacht for sale
Palumbo Yachts

With headquarters in Naples, Palumbo Shipyards began in 1967, and was founded by Salvatore Palumbo, the father of the current CEO and Owner of the company, Antonio. In the beginning the yard as a carpentry and welding works and in the 1980s...

Riva Yachts - yacht for sale
Riva Yachts

The story of Riva Yachts began in Sarnico when, after a fierce storm, Pietro Riva, a skilled carpenter, began to fix the damaged boats in the harbour. Pietro then opened a shipyard in Sarnico where the very first Riva creations were built. ...

Sanlorenzo - yacht for sale

Established in 1958, in Viareggio, Italy, Sanlorenzo offers custom-made Italian bespoke yachts using steel, aluminium and fibreglass and have yachts for sale from 19 to 50m in length. The Sanlorenzo headquarters are based in Ameglia, in Lig...

Trinity Yachts - yacht for sale
Trinity Yachts

Centrally located on the Gulf Coast of the United States, and founded in the 1980s, the shipyard Trinity Yachts is considered as one of the world’s elite builders of custom superyachts. With an emphasis on European quality using both steel ...

Turquoise - yacht for sale

Formerly known as Proteksan Turqupoise, Turquoise Yachts is Turkey’s largest superyacht builder, building custom power and sailing yachts. Thanks to Turquoise yachts Turkey has significant recognition in the luxury yacht building industry w...

Viking Yachts - yacht for sale
Viking Yachts

Building a better boat every day is Viking's philosophy. This is why Viking leads the industry today in performance, innovations, engineering, and luxury. The Viking Yacht Company has celebrated over five decades of building luxury performa...

Westport - yacht for sale

Founded in 1964, brothers Rick and Randy Rust began Westport Yachts by building commercial salmon-fishing boats in the North Pacific. The changing economy however soon encouraged Westport Yachts to diversify and move into building luxury Am...

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