“Based out of Tampa, Fla., Westship World Yachts designs and builds custom and semi-custom luxury motoryachts and sportfish yachts. Building 75-foot to 147-foot yachts since 2001 under the direction of Herb Postma and Richard (Dick) Genth, Westship withheld production and expansion temporarily, resuming operations as of October 2011. A newly formed company Westship Yachts, LLC, began offering its new line featuring designs by Evan Marshall and Giovanni and Guiseppe Arabitto in the range of 105 feet to 131 feet.
Westships feature advanced composite fiberglass production methods including resin infusion manufacturing (SCRIMP) and other advanced composite and manufacturing processes. Debuting chairman of the board Henry Respess’ 110-foot “Prestige Lady” in 2007, Westship is currently at work on a new series of motoryachts, including a 131-foot tri-deck with top speeds of 25 knots and cruising at 18.5 knots. “