Marco Yachts

Marco Yachts, a Chile based Yacht builder, has recently turned their attention to building some large private superyachts of the expedition or explorer style. Headquartered in Santiago, Marco Yachts comprises of an excellent team of designers and engineers and is one of the oldest shipyards in that country drawing on experience of around 50 years. Spread over an area of 50,000 square meters, the shipyard has successfully rolled out close to 225 yachts till date. Marco Yachts also have their shipyards at Marco Seattle and Campbell shipyard. Including the headquarters, all its shipyards have recorded more than 650 crafts.

Today, the company not only specializes in construction of motor yachts but also has offered its services to the industrial, marine, and fishing industry and even moved to the domain of mining. Marco Yachts is famous now for its new series of luxury yachts, which includes 75 m, 80 m and 85 m expedition yachts. Marco Yachts has been in news for its unusually named super yacht Z an 85 meter Super yacht by Ken Freivokh Design.

Since the last fifty years, Marco Yachts has been a name associated with various elegant and efficient vessels. Great designs and unique styles are the two main aspects that drive the company. The focus of the company beginning from that of the founder and chairman of the company - Peter Schimidt, to all its employees has always been perfection and finest quality. Set up in the year 1953 in Chile, Marco Yachts constructs yachts of length up to of 100 meters. However, what keeps them going is the dedication of their powerful team comprising of 500 people.

The talented team of professionals at Marco Yachts is adept at designing and constructing exclusive installations for introduction and recovery of heavy tenders, using ramps, elevators, booms, and cranes along with motion compensation systems. Marco Shipyard also extends its services for the manufacturing, designing and installation of shell doors for larger tenders.

Some of the vessels which have been launched to date by Marco Yachts include two 78m Super Pacific Tuna Clippers that can reach a speed of 19 knots and are built to traverse for more than 90 days. The Clippers are more popular for their unique designs and complete hull form. Besides these services, their major task also covers designing and construction of long range vessels of up to 90 metres with a range of more than 6000nm. All the vessels of the company are built to meet the standards of MCA and SOLAS.

The shipyard has received huge recognition for many of its luxury yachts. One such is the 74.6 meter super yacht WETA (Gin Tonic II), whose exteriors and interiors have been styled by Michael Leach Designs and Loro Piana Interiors respectively. The company’s projects also include the luxurious 85.3m superyacht Z which has been designed by Ken Freivock Design.

The strategic location of Marco Yachts along the shores of Atacama in the city of Iquique is also a major point of attraction for the shipyard. This spot is a major tourist attraction with hordes of people thronging the destination because to its sheer beautiful climate and panoramic beaches. Over and above this, the location also has other host of advantages which strengthen its business environment - macroeconomic fundamentals, competition, and international development of the city. Thus, it becomes an apt spot for Marco Yachts to run its business and showcase its range of superyachts and sailing boats to all the spectators.

Quality has been a preference for Marco Yachts since the day it was established. The customers approaching Marco Yachts know that they will certainly get to buy exclusively designed and crafted superyachts that are performance oriented. To continuously give superlative performances, the company has also taken up a certification program which allows the employees, staff and management to create best quality yachts.

With the best location and skilled team of professionals available, Marco Yachts is definitely one the few names in the yacht industry bound to win huge recognition and catapult to greater heights in the coming years.  

Marco Yachts News

77m WETA Yacht Project (Hull U77, Gin Tonic II) taken to Whangarei in New Zealand
The 77 m motor yacht Weta in New Zealand in 2011 -  Photo Doug Sherring
The impressive and very secretive WETA Yacht Project (also known as hull U77 and Gin Tonic II) has been reported by various New Zealand and international sources towed to Port Nikau in Northland. The move has taken place last week and the local company, Culham Engineering, will presumably continue with her refit. Superyacht WETA is...
The 77 metre Superyacht Weta Yacht in New Zealand
The 77 m motor yacht Weta in New Zealand Photo courtesy of Doug Sherring
The 77 metre Superyacht ‘Weta’, also known as hull U-77, arrived in Auckland recently to be fitted out. Motor yacht ‘Weta’ started to be built in Chile and is to be finished in New Zealand. The explorer style motor yacht requires complete interior and exterior fitting and will be one of the largest superyachts ever...
Marco Yachts to Launch Three Super Yachts in 2010
85 Metre Marco Yachts Superyacht under construction
Marco Yachts, a Chile based Yacht builder, has recently turned their attention to building some large private superyachts of the expedition or explorer style. Marco Yachts has been in news for its unusually named super yacht Z, the superyacht GIN TONIC II and the 85 meter Super Yacht 231 by Ken Freivokh Design, which are presently under construction.
Ken Freivokh Designed Motor Yacht Z to be launched in 2010 by Marco Yachts Chile
85 metre superyacht Z by Marco Yachts Under Construction
Marco Yachts has been designing and producing some of the world’s most beautiful yachts since 1953. They are building Luxury Superyachts and Support Vessels of up to 100 metres in their shipyard in Chile. With over 45 years of ship construction in Chile, Marco Chilena’s highly qualified workforce of over 500 people provides huge advantages...
Luxury Superyachts yet to be Launched in 2010
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By the end of 2010 the worldwide superyacht fleet is going to have changed quite markedly. The number, size and design advancements of luxury yachts to be launched (and already launched) this year has changed. This bulge in production began last year in 2009 and will continue into 2011. Some experts have suggested that we will never again see such a proliferation of new yachts being launched. It is certainly exciting times for the superyacht industry. There has been plenty of action for yacht designers, builders, managers, but also luxury yacht charters and yacht sales. Superyacht supply is for once keeping up with - and in many cases outstripping - superyacht owner demand.