Lazzara Yachts had a long history before the company was branded Lazzara. Vince Lazzara built the first large fiberglass sailing yacht in 1956, which later became Columbia Yachts, a well-known line of fiberglass sailboats. By 1970, he founded another successful company Gulfstar Yachts, building both sailboats and motoryachts. By 1991, his sons Dick and Brad Lazzara formed Lazzara Yacht Corporation and the first Lazzara, a 76’ motor yacht, rolled off the assembly line in 1993. Within two years, the industries first enclosed flybridge hit market, the 80’ Lazzara Skylounge. Today, Lazzara’s yachts range from 68 feet to 105 feet, with flybridge and enclosed bridge models, featuring Italian-like styles and craftsmanship, but with auto-industry production line efficiency. Since then, Lazzara Yachts has won a number of top awards, including the MTU “Zero Defect” award in 1994 to the more recent 2000 Showboats International award for semi-custom yachts and the International Superyacht Design award for best power in the 23-32m range. The American Society of Interior Designers has recognized Lazzara yachts repeatedly. Years of preparation, designing and redesigning of both the yacht and the factory was needed to produce Lazzara’s yachts. The engineering concepts and assembly techniques, many holding Lazzara patents, allow for state-of-the-art construction under the strictest quality control. Lazzara’s design and construction philosophy is embodied in the “Horizontal Integration” system of yacht building. Adopted from the auto industry, this quasi-production line operation takes fully completed components, built to Lazzara’s exacting standards, and integrates them methodically on a precise timetable to create the finished product. Located in Tampa, Florida, Lazzara employs nearly 300 dedicated craftsmen in modern facility that accommodates building, refit and repair, with an industry-leading after sale support program.
Tampa, Florida’s yacht entrepreneur Lazzara adds yet another superb new yacht to its brilliant history. At the 2010 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, this All-American in-family enterprise for half a century unveiled its splendid new, ultra contemporary Lazzara Motor Cruiser, the LMC-76. Teaming with Cummins MerCruiser Diesel to build the first triple-pod-propelled motor yacht, company President Dick Lazzara and Cummins Diesel President Alex Savelli proudly announced their newest showcase. A combination of high style with excellent performance, she presents handsome good looks that are both cutting edge and yachtsman traditional. Meticulous planning and design, plus excellent appointments and materials make her the latest bold addition to the company’s long list of successes. Eagerly awaited by Lazzara fans, especially those who favor traditional motoryacht style and livability, the new LMC-76 is a motoryacht whose time has come… again. Gone are the swoopy, signature lines of the past. This edgy approach will appeal to a broad swath of ages and taste. Real yachtsmen (and yachtswomen), behold… Lazzara has your new yacht!
Word Premiere: Lazzara LSX-92A Standing Ovation For Innovation! Nearly two years after the introduction of its highly successful LSX Seventy-Five, Lazzara Yachts is announcing its plans for the completely redesigned follow‐up, the LSX Ninety-Two, scheduled to launch Fall 2008. The award‐winning Lazzara product‐development team didn’t just want to build a bigger LSX 75, they wanted to reinvent it. “The LSX Ninety Two is the big sibling of the Seventy Five,” admits Dick Lazzara, the President and co-founder of Lazzara Yachts. However, he ensures, “she is, without reservation, a totally different yacht; one that will explore and achieve new dimensions of functionality, comfort and performance.
The sun is rising in America and it’s more than the light of a new day. It’s a reassuring illumination that excellence is alive and well in our country. On October 19th, Lazzara Yachts created a defining moment in boat building history while setting a precedent for the future. In an effort that epitomizes the meaning of teamwork, Lazzara has launched one of the most innovative yachts-to-date while creating a company dynamic that should become the role model for American business.
Lazzara, after half a century of opening new vistas for yachting, designing yachts that please American owners, has come up with an approach sure to make European builders a bit edgy. The latest strategy is going after the International Euro market as well as Central and South American buyers, with innovations certain to be well received by a world-wide audience.
State of the Art is the byword for Lazzara’s newest design, the 110 luxury motoryacht, which boasts the most complete array of standard equipment in the marine industry. The L-110 combines its windswept teardrop leaping-dolphinesque design with sleek, frameless windows for leading-edge style throughout. Banking on its half-century of a sea-kindly reputation, Lazzara’s newest model states its case as a leading contender in the 110-ft. category of luxury yachts.
Lazzara 68-SA Supermodel With Curves... by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy At Lazzara Yachts, forward-streaming tear-drop windows sweep into the sleek design lines of Lazzara’s latest yacht introduction, the L-68 Sport, available as an open flybridge or hardtop version. But the accelerating super-model look only hints at her inside story. This sporty yacht boasts more interior volume than most any other yacht in her class. She’s immediately recognized and welcomed into the exotic Lazzara fold in the spirit of speed, comfort, performance, and contemporary fashion. The Lazzaras, a family dedicated to advancing the engineering of modern yacht building, are backed up by three generations and almost 50 years of pioneering yacht design and production. In the early 1950s, founder Vince Lazzara forever changed the face of yacht construction worldwide: He built the first large fiberglass sailing yacht, and followed with several successful ventures in sailing yachts -- Columbia (once the world’s largest fiberglass boat builder), SeaRover houseboats, and the very popular Gulfstar motorsailers and trawlers, which eventually merged with Viking Yachts. Then in 1991 – Dick and Brad Lazzara created Lazzara Yacht Corporation. Within two years the first Lazzara 76’ motor yacht cruised off the assembly line, inaugurating the series that was to become legendary for its dedication to perfection and avant-garde designs. Customers even today cite the company for its attention to detail, and attention to its customers, who typically reveal exclamations of endorsement. Engineering parameters too, are cited, as early evolutionary technology advances careened through the fiberglass-building industry. What started with workers applying layers of fiberglass and epoxy with paint rollers inside hull blanks, became open contact fiberglass molding, then closed contact molding, injection molding and ultimately… impregnations. Picture Caption: Entertainment for up to a dozen passengers on the flybridge is compliments of a sporting 70 sq.ft. sun pad. At the bow, double sunpads invite a placid meeting with Old Sol, running or at rest. The flybridge features day and night comfort under the soaring radar/navigation arch. Twin oval-curved couches with Corian tabletops face each other just aft of the twin helm chairs. An outdoor grill and sink add to the amenities, while aft a bevy of sunpads stretches beam to beam.
Approximately six or seven years ago Lazzara Yachts said they sold a new LSX95 yacht. Also remember Lazzara Yachts vanished from the yacht scene for a while but in the last couple of years they have been trying to make a comeback. They are offering a couple new models and one of them is the LSY95 (Lazzara Sport Yacht), sounds familiar? LSX 95; LSY95? The only difference between the model names is one letter and taking a look at the two proposals they aren't that different either.
Lazzara Yachts, well actually Lazzara Ombres Architects as they are called now is going to unveil a new yacht at the upcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) this week. Lazzara dropped off the map for the last couple of years and are now making a strong come back having moved outside of the United States for production. A progress report on the build will be made at the show. What's the mystery yacht they have under wraps? It is called Project 'Phoenix' and of course the name is symbolical of the yard's return to the scene.
Lazzara launch latest LSX92 motor yacht American yacht manufacturer Lazzara launched their latest LSX92 model recently and she is currently being run through initial sea trials. This unit will probably be one of the last from this series to be launched because the LSX95 is due to replace the LSX92 very soon when it launches this Summer.
The first Lazzara LSX95 has been sold to a client who is no stranger to owning Lazzara yachts. In fact this will be his third yacht from the American yacht manufacturer and arguably the best of the lot. The recent sale means that the owner will get their hands on the first LSX95 model that is currently under construction and will be delivered in 2013.