Knight & Carver

After four decades as a luxury yacht builder and boat yard in National City, California, Knight & Carver now offers superyacht service and refit work as Marine Group Boat Works National City.

History

Knight & Carver was founded in 1971 on San Diego Bay. Originally a dockside repair shop, Knight & Carver’s reputation soon grew beyond repair and refit. The shipyard built more than 100 luxury yachts.

Knight & Carver filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March 2012. Marine Group Boat Works successfully won the bid to take over the company in 2013. Knight & Carver built out of a shipyard owned by the Port of San Diego. The company has been since rebranded Marine Group Boat Works National City.

Notable Launches

Golden Osprey is a 30-metre custom sport fishing yacht built by Knight & Carver in 1993. Her interior design by Joseph Artese is all exotic Koa hardwood from Hawaii.

Prelude is a 24-metre luxury yacht that built by Knight & Carver in 1988 and 24-metre Altamar debuted that same year.

Specialisation

Superyachts cruising the Pacific West Coast call in to Marine Group Boat Works National City for haul outs, repairs, bottom paints, hull extensions, centreboard service, propeller and shaft work, engine repowers and custom metal fabrications. The shipyard’s location is a natural gateway to the South Pacific, centrally located between Alaska and Mexico.

BELL HAND

Knight & Carver   34.14 m •  1989

DULCINEA

Knight & Carver   33.53 m •  1988

TORTUGA

Knight & Carver   29.57 m •  1983

GOLDEN OSPREY

Knight & Carver   29.38 m •  1993

KATHERINE

Knight & Carver   26.82 m •  1990

ALTAMAR

Knight & Carver   26.82 m •  1988

SPIRIT OF SOLAR

Knight & Carver   26.37 m •  1982

83HDX

Knight & Carver   25.3 m •  2014

LADY LYNNE

Knight & Carver   24.38 m •  1998

DISCOVERY

Knight & Carver   24.38 m •  1996

TANGLER

Knight & Carver   24.38 m •  1999

ANTICIPATION

Knight & Carver   24.38 m •  1988

AVENGER

Knight & Carver   24.38 m •  1995

PRELUDE

Knight & Carver   24.05 m •  1988