Buy American Yachts- We Need Jobs!

By November 7, 2010 General No Comments

It’s safe to say the American manufacturing sector has been ravished over the last 10 years. We’ve seemed to outsource ourselves out of millions of jobs many of which may never return.
“In an economy so dire it’s imperative that we as American Yachting Professionals are encouraging owners to buy from the fine American ship builders still working and operating within our borders.”Have you ever considered,” The next vessel I sell could be creating jobs for America? “This is exactly what happens when owners elect to buy newly built American yachts over foreign product. Ship building is a delicate craft, fastidious at times and takes heaps of man power to deliver on time. This employment feeds the surrounding communities and and turns boys into men. 

Florida ship builder Lazzara Yachts is the epitome of American ship building, having evolved from Columbia to the Gulf Star line nearly 40 years ago Vince Lazzara’s production built sailing vessels catered room, space and convenience to the family but most importantly female. This helped take the elite out of sailing in a semi-affordale way and introduced thousands of families to the thrill of boating. Just recently Lazzara crossed over from traditional propulsion technique in the grips of the recession opting for the fuel efficiency and simplicity delivered by pod drive technology shafting traditional drive mechanics which have been unchanged for centuries. This is good stuff, this is American.

West coast ship builder Westport Yachts is forging ahead as a leader in composite design. Westport’s philosophy as a yacht builder is comparable to that of the aviation industry, a sector where quality is absolutely essential. I do believe where quality and functionality meet is where American ship building is currently staged. Get out and sea trail an American vessel to day.- Josh Cunningham 11-05-10