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Market report: how the United States shifted from biggest builder to biggest buyer

15 March 2024 • by Kate Lardy

The United States represents the largest consumer market in the world for superyachts. So why are there so few American builders? Once a shipbuilding superpower, BOATPro investigates why the US experienced such a steep decline in yacht building over the past three decades, how Europe overtook the US and, finally, which American yards have managed to buck the trend. 

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