Aleutian Yachts, which builds expedition vessels from 25m – 37m (82ft – 120ft) and owns a subsidiary, Citadel Yachts is to now build its boats under the Citadel brand. The decision follows the launch of a new model also designated ‘Aleutian’ by a competitor boatbuilder. “When we realised that another builder was using the Aleutian name for one of its models, we decided to avoid confusion and re-brand our vessels under the Citadel trademark. This allows us to guarantee out customers the quality and service that falls under our specific brand,” says Greg Ward, CEO of Aleutian Yachts.
Citadel Yachts latest yacht, a 28m (92ft) steel tri-deck expedition yacht called Miss Lisa, will be making its debut at this years Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The yacht is fitted out with a full-width on-deck master suite, three double guest staterooms and two double crew cabins.
The next project for Citadel Yachts is a 31m (102ft) planned for launch in the spring of 2010 and will have an internal space that compares to yachts 6m (20ft) longer.