American shipyards produce yachts with builds centered around a timeless design aesthetic and functionality. The style of an American-built yacht varies depending on the area of the U.S., with many culturally ingrained differences. The overall identity of these yachts comprises traditional craftsmanship with design durability, elements of technology and plenty of innovation.
The 157’ (47.85m) MI AMORE was designed and built by the renowned U.S. shipyard Christensen in 2005 and has received a multitude of refits over the years, with new upgrades on the horizon. She boasts an array of unique features, from an all-decks elevator to the striking walnut walls and cabinetry and stunning marble inlay and stonework. The attention to detail showcased on MI AMORE is a testament to her Christensen pedigree. With six staterooms for up to 16 guests and impressive exterior spaces, including a sundeck that can act as a touch-and-go helicopter pad, MI AMORE embodies class and charm.
DREAM WEAVER is a beautiful example of American yacht builder Christensen’s classic artistry. At 120’ (36.58m), this full-displacement yacht comprises three beautiful decks designed by one of the yachting industry’s most famed designers, Evan K. Marshall. His deep interior design knowledge and meticulous attention to detail can be seen in all areas of DREAM WEAVER. The full walkaround side decks allow seamless access to all areas of the yacht, from the cozy aft deck to the well-appointed seating on the foredeck. Entertainment is top of mind onboard DREAM WEAVER, with a lively sundeck and bridge deck aft for guests to dine alfresco and lounge around. The yacht invites up to 10 guests onboard in five beautiful staterooms, including an impressive master suite with a Jacuzzi tub.
Demonstrating classic Trinity craftsmanship with warm and welcoming spaces that have guests feeling right at home, the 118’ (35.97m) SUMMER LOVE provides a variety of relaxation and entertainment possibilities. After her latest 2022 refit, the yacht boasts interior and exterior designs that are conventionally modern but still pay respect to traditional styling. SUMMER LOVE’s four staterooms are spacious and elegant for up to eight guests. For fun in the sun, a delicious cocktail or a dip in the hot tub, guests can head to the flybridge and experience the ultimate alfresco experience.
After a substantial $4,000,000 plus refit in 2021, which brought a reconfigured flybridge with two Jacuzzis and other notable aesthetic and functional upgrades, the 100’ (30.48m) A PLACE IN THE SUN is a classic raised pilothouse built by Broward, the mecca of American yacht design. She is a blueprint for a yacht centered around guest enjoyment with an expansive main salon and dynamic flybridge. A PLACE IN THE SUN’s flexible disposition makes her suitable for private and charter use, with space for 13 guests in five cabins, including two master suites.
Since her 1990 launch by Admiral Marine of Port Townsend, Washington, on a custom-built Westport hull, the 95’ (28.96m) EDISON is an American-built work of art. EDISON holds the titles of the first yacht built without a helm wheel, the first FRP yacht in the U.S. constructed with a bulbous bow and the first yacht with oval stainless-steel railings. Her $1.2 million refit from 2014-2015 brought extensive interior and exterior updates, leaving her in excellent condition. EDISON’s classic interior has guests feeling at home while her exterior boasts some unique characteristics. Although she showcases traditional styling, her reverse-angle bulletproof and heated windows in the pilothouse give her a distinctive edge against other yachts in her class. Her many alfresco areas ensure each of her eight guests that spend nights onboard can wake up and spend their days lounging and dining surrounded by stunning scenery.
These American-built luxury yachts showcase a unique pedigree that sets them apart from other vessels in their size classes. From conception to launch, their builders have taken extreme care to ensure every detail, from the material of the hull to the type of wood used for the interior joinery, surpasses expectations and never goes out of style. Even after refits with the latest technological updates and trendy design mems, American craftsmanship will continue to live in the bones of the yachts’ framework.
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