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Clients will never have to worry about how many hours have been spent on their boats. We have offered our current employees the chance to move to Tennessee at their current salaries and are in the process of developing a program for moving benefits, etc. The new owners leased, rather than owned, the Vancouver yard and the facility will be taken over by Vigor Industrial to build the US Army’s new landing craft and other such vessels in aluminum, according to Vigor’s website.For Christensen Shipyards, the immediate focus is to finish Hull 38, a 49.4 meter, 580GT yacht, which is a couple of weeks away from delivery, and Hull 42, a part-built yacht will be shipped to Tennessee to be finished.Another challenge, Gilbert said, was access to Vancouver for owners and captains. We offer full accounting for every dollar and every man-hour spent on the boat and are committed to maintaining an equitable balance of work versus progress payments. Christensen's facility houses each supporting craft and trade including state-of-the-art stone shop and a world-class upholstery and finish studio. Launching yachts in the shallow Columbia River was also a complex operation that limited the size of yachts Christensen Shipyards could deliver.The new owners had planned to continue production in both locations, but the February 2019 settlement of lingering litigation related to the sale of the business gave new impetus to the move, which needs to happen by August. M/y “I love this boat” is a 145’/44M Christensen. to other fellow yachtsmen. The yard consists of 180,000 square feet of climate-controlled manufacturing space and a seven-acre marina. “They are not building superyachts, but they know their way around boats.”East Tennessee is known as a sport boat building mecca. A dozen large shipbuilding bays located directly across from all major craft shops allowing the companies workforce to build with extremely high levels of efficiency. “The move is a good one for the company and US shipbuilding,” Gilbert said. Hull 38, a sistership to Silver Lining already in build, was sold to a new client in 2018 and the shipyard introduced a number of new designs.However, Gilbert said the type of high-volume yachts with beach clubs that many clients want these days were impossible to build in the Vancouver yard, tucked inside a business park. Christensen's flagship facility is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in Vancouver, Washington directly across the mighty Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, minutes from the historic Pearson Field Airport KVUO, and Portland International Airport PDX. But we don’t anticipate it will prove difficult to staff up the new yard with high-quality craftsmen, artisans and boatbuilders. After more than three decades of building megayachts in Washington State, Christensen Shipyards is departing. Bayliner and Chaparral for instance are located in the area, and Master Craft announced it was starting production there last year, opening a plant in Vonore where center console builder HCB (Hydra-Sports) is also located.News of the move has prompted renewed interest from clients who were looking to build bigger than the series Christensen had been producing for the past few years. We believe that transparency is key to a happy and successful building experience for our clients and their project management team. The biggest advantage, however, is the size of the new facility. Christensen Yachts (under construction, will employ 1,200 upon completion) MasterCraft Boats (352) Skier’s Choice (327) Malibu Boats West (270) Christensen Yachts is positioned amongst the world’s composite fiberglass construction leaders. Commissioned by a “pair of highly experienced New Jersey yachtsmen”, Jackpot will be the last yacht ever to … Talk of building this new facility started when management began to see interest in larger yachts around 2004 or ‘05, Gilbert said by phone. The sheds allow for the construction of yachts up to 67 meters. The move will allow the ship builder to meet customer requests for larger yachts. See our list of delicious summer favorite cocktail… Christensen has two 50M yachts now under construction and available for purchase. Originally launched in 2002 as “Primadonna” she now has a 2018 interior refit, and she is beautiful! Today, Christensen continues the company’s original founding vision to deliver With nearly 1,000 man-years of boat building experience under one roof, Christensen offers an incomparable workforce.