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Christensen unveils two new 164-foot yachts

Using a unique new launch system, Christensen Shipyards launched two 164-foot yachts last week for the first time.
Christensen's Silver Lining (left) and Chasseur. Photo by Stephen Cridland

Christensen's Silver Lining (left) and Chasseur. Photo by Stephen Cridland

Using a unique new launch system, Christensen Shipyards launched two 164-foot yachts last week for the first time.

After launching the high-volume Silver Lining on June 20, Christensen launched another superyacht, the silver-hulled Chasseur, five days later.

The launches occurred as the builder deployed its mini-drydock system, designed and built in-house. The company said the system, which involves attaching large FRP boxes to the side of a custom-built steel trailer, allows safe launches even when the nearby Columbia River is at low water.

“I really have to tip my hat to our boatbuilders, who worked long hours — some of them more than a month straight without break — to enable us to keep to a tight launch schedule with an equally demanding delivery timeline to follow. It’s just another example of the new attitude at Christensen of getting the job done on time and on budget, no matter what the challenge,” company president Jim Gilbert said in a statement.

Chasseur and Silver Lining are docked in the Christensen marina and preparing to embark on a series of river and sea trials prior to delivery to their owners in July.

Both yachts will leave Pacific Northwest waters at the end of August for a shakedown cruise to Fort Lauderdale, where they will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.

Chasseur and Silver Lining showcase the diversity of the shipyard’s capability. Silver Lining, a large-volume non-MCA vessel, features a high-gloss black walnut interior.

Chasseur, an MCA-class yacht, has a light interior decor of bleached sycamore with rosewood accents and semi-precious stonework.

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