Lazzara Yachts have been building some of America’s finest yachts since 1955, when company founder Vince Lazzara established his yacht works in Chicago. A family company for over three generations, the firm is now headed by Joe Lazzara, Vince’s grandson, who has continued Lazzara’s reputation for superbly crafted vessels. With a new headquarters in Tampa, Florida and a modern factory in Turkey, this family-forward firm has yacht buyers the world over clamoring for their yachts.
Vince Lazzara, a chemical engineer by trade, built his first yacht back in 1955 for the most demanding of customers: himself. Learning to master boat building skills as he went, Vince’s labor of love ended up producing what was at the time the world’s largest fibreglass yacht. Buoyed by this successful project, Vince established found Columbia Yachts in order to produce sailing boats for customers around the U.S. In the late 1960s, Vince sold Columbia Yachts and moved to Florida for the next stage of his yachting story, where he would establish Gulfstar, the company that would eventually give birth to today’s Lazzara Yachts. While at the helm of Gulfstar Yachts, and assisted by his sons Brad and Dick, Vince ultimately switched to the sole production of diesel-powered motoryachts in the 1980s.
In 1992, the Lazzara Yachts brand finally came into being. Brad and Dick Lazzara, already equipped with a lifetime’s experience in the yachting industry, decided to strike out on their own. The first yacht launched by their new brand was the Lazzara 76, stylish luxury superyacht that was an instant, best-selling classic. The company has never looked back since, creating line after line of luxury vessels with sleek, modern designs, unmatched performance and innovative engineering. In 2006, the company introduced the LSX model of yacht, a truly modern offering that combines the exceptional speed and power of a sports yacht with the space, comfort and amenity of pleasure crafts.
Since Brad and Dick’s retirement, the firm has been headed by Joe Lazzara, the third generation in the family to own and operate a yachting firm. Based out of Tampa, Florida, with a Turkish manufacturing facility opening in 2019 in the free trade zone of Antalya, Lazzara’s ambitions are as lofty as ever. The firm currently constructs five models of yacht and catamaran from 60 to 120 feet in length, each among the most popular models available anywhere today. Since their founding in 1992, the company has crafted and delivered over 90 yachts to customers across the world.
The company’s dedication to innovation has seen Lazzara pioneer the use of a proprietary Integrated Ships Information System, or ISIS. This monitoring system gives pilots feedback on all vital areas of yacht performance to ensure for optimum safety and user experience. The company also hosts Lazzara Yachts University events to fully brief prospective and existing owners on all aspects of yacht ownership and operation, demonstrating their commitment towards the best possible preparation and aftercare for buyers.
Lazzara LSX 85
This ambitious new yacht from Lazzara is designed to be the ultimate entertaining yacht. At 85 feet in length and a beam of 20 feet, this stylish yacht is certainly large, but feels even bigger due to its inventive use of space. A large beach club equipped with L-shaped sofas to the rear comes with a submersible swimming deck and folding teak side panels that lay flat to offer even more party space. Interiors feel light and breezy due to extensive use of floor-to-ceiling tinted windows, while the downstairs living suite can be opened up to the elements through use of yet another folding side panel that doubles as a cute breakfast balcony. A large and partially sheltered aft deck is the perfect place to sip cocktails, while the generous salon room and full galley can be used for more formal dining. Though primarily designed with entertaining in mind, this yacht does not compromise on performance either. Triple Volvo IPS 1200 engines give the vessel a top speed of 42 knots and a cruising range of 550 nautical miles, enough to whisk you from Miami to the Bahamas in no time at all.
Lazzara LPC 70
A cruising catamaran with plenty of space, this dual-hulled yacht is another great option for those who wish to host exceptional floating parties. A beach club to the rear of the catamaran benefits from the vessel’s 27-foot beam to provide space for up to 5 beach loungers side to side. Curved staircases lead from here up to the main deck, where you will find a roomy dining space and a formal living room. At the bow of the ship a further, wide deck space lined with teak flooring is available for sunbathing. Below-deck there are four well-appointed guest cabins, two crew cabins and a large master stateroom with direct access to the aft deck. The catamaran is fitted with twin Volvo engines for top speeds of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots.
Lazzara UHV 125
The largest vessel yet produced by Lazzara, the UHV 125 delivers on its name to provide Ultra High Volume both inside and out. Four large and lavish exterior decks, from the massive modular bow deck to the front of the boat, to the aft deck beach club with swimming platform at the rear, will doubtless become the go-to spots on this superyacht. A semi-sheltered skybridge, meanwhile, offers superb views from atop the vessel and enough room to fit a jacuzzi. Interiors are just as large, benefiting from the yacht’s 125 feet length and almost 29 feet wide beam. The vessel’s semi-custom build means that buyers can fit and refit interiors to their heart’s content, making this the ultimate, personalized party yacht.
Lazzara LSY 120
A yacht that combines the responsiveness and speed of a racing yacht with the amenity and space of a luxury superyacht, the LSY 120 is perhaps Lazzara’s flagship model. A sleek, ergonomic superstructure and hull is built out of epoxy and eGlass composite for durability and a lightweight feel, while triple Volvo engines will produce plenty of power. A tiered and free-flowing deck space is ideal for entertaining as guests can move seamlessly from bow deck to aft. The salon room on the flybridge, dining space and galley on the main deck and four large guest cabins below deck will easily accommodate up to 8 guests with further room for crew.
How to Buy a Lazzara Yacht
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