Home LifeStyle  Luxury Yachts The Material World of Christensen Shipyards

The Material World of Christensen Shipyards

Posted: Oct. 17th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe Team
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Master Builders: When the topic of the conversation turns to yachts, the size of a vessel is generally at the top of the pecking list. However, the more significant issue regarding long-term value is the materials used in the construction of ships. Christensen Shipyards has built more 120-plus-feet yachts with composite materials than any shipbuilder in the world. Composite materials eliminate rust and corrosion and provide better insulation and strength compared to ships built from aluminum and steel. This makes overall maintenance easier and extends the life of a ship threefold compared to those predominantly constructed with metals. Christensen Shipyards is a certified shipbuilder by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which was established in 1862 and is the governing agency for safety standards of the marine industry. ABS is a non-profit organization with 150 offices in 70 countries.

The Christensen 157' Series elevates the standards on megayachts. The length, obviously, is 157 feet; the beam is 29.6 feet; the draft is 7.75 feet; and the maximum speed is 17 knots or 19.5 mph. A Detroit Diesel 12V 4000 engine powers the Christensen 157s. The ships are certified by the ABS and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The elaborately lavish décor and furnishings throughout these ships can be seen at the In-the-Details section of Christensen's website. The interiors of the five completed models are breathtaking must-sees. Four of the five hulls have been sold. Hull 033, which is its generic name, is available, and Hull 034 is not yet completed.

Christensen Shipyards also custom builds yachts with a complete in-house staff of marine architects, interior and exterior designers and skilled craftsmen. Previously owned yachts are available too. The company shipyards are located in Vancouver, Washington, and its service office is in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida.

Christensen Shipyards constructs composite-materials, luxury-latent megayachts that are built for the long haul.

For LxM James Rothaar

>
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Courtney DriverCourtney Driver
With almost an entire summer's worth of racing coming to an end this week, anyone with even the...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Stylish Moxi Restaurant Brings Cosmopolitan Concepts to Traditional Mexican Cuisine
Join the San Francisco World Spirits Competition by Mixing These Whisky Recipes at Home
Inside the World of Divergent: Stars Chat About Auditions, Training, Fears & Favorite Scenes
$21M Waterfront Estate Brings the Mediterranean to Miami Beach
13 Books You Need to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year
5 Dublin Restaurants to Check Out For a Thoroughly Irish Experience
Million Dollar Elephant Dung and Buddha Selfies Stole the Show at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
Event Recap: Relais & Châteaux's GourmetFest Once Again Delivers a Foodie Affair for the Books
11 Stunning Treehouses That Will Make You Reconsider Your Next Home Purchase
Score $7K Headphones Straight Off the Dolce & Gabbana Runway
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Need a Reason to Charter a Yacht for Your Next Vacation? We Have Seven
Charter World »
"World's Fastest" Dutch-Built Sportster Galatea Up For World Superyacht Award
Mila Pantovich »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE