With a heritage steeped in the shipbuilding traditions of the Pacific Northwest, Westport Shipyard is a recognised leader among American superyacht builders.
History of Westport Yachts
Founded in 1964 as a manufacturer of commercial vessels designed to meet the needs of fishing fleets in the challenging waters of the Pacific Northwest, Westport delivered its first commercial craft in 1965. From there, the company expanded into passenger ferries. To date, Westport has built more than 200 commercial vessels.
From 1984 to 1997, Westport delivered scores of hulls to shipyards around the world. During its 50-year history, it has grown and expanded, establishing a pedigree of quality and state-of-the-art production design. Ultimately, the shipyard developed a series of popular, blueprinted composite superyacht models ranging from 30 to 50 metres. In addition, Westport builds the 26-metre Pacific Mariner by Westport luxury motor yacht.
The company was purchased in 2014 by a Louisana-based investment group headed by Gary Chouest, who is also a Westport yacht owner.