Vitters Shipyard in the Netherlands has purchased all shares in the composite boat/yachtbuilder Green Marine in Lymington (UK). The acquisition opens up a new chapter in a success story that began when Bill Green and Ian King established Green Marine in 1982.
Green Marine has gained fame in the yachting industry with racing yachts such as Ran and Jethou. Specialising in advanced composite projects, the yard also built a wide range of prizewinning Volvo Ocean and America’s Cup yachts, including Mascalzone and Prada. The Green Marine fleet also includes well-known high performance cruising yachts such as Sojana, Leopard, Ghost and more recently Cinderella IV.
The experienced and dedicated workforce at Green Marine is excited that Vitters has become the new owner of the yard as it ensures they can continue to build on these impressive achievements. The company’s parts and components manufacturing and R&D facilities are being expanded in order to provide Green Marine clients with a state-of-the art service.
Three yachts ranging between 60 and 140 ft are currently under construction at Green Marine. The strategy of the yard will remain unchanged as Green Marine continues to focus on the production of both racing yachts and hulls for high performance cruisers.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA