Jefferson Yachts

In 1982, Leon Shaw, a revered yacht builder, founded Jefferson Yachts on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana. His first yacht, a 48-foot cockpit motoryacht, set the precedent for the production of over 500 yachts. Once an industry leader in design, engineering, and reliability, Jefferson Yachts combined old world craftsmanship with the latest technology to create safe, dependable, and comfortable yachts.

Jefferson Highlights

  • Established: 1982
  • Located: Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Category: Luxury Yachts, Motorboats
  • Worth Noting: Jefferson Yachts owned Kentuckiana, a marine parts distribution company.

64' Jefferson 2003

Seattle / Port Orchard, WA
$525,000

60' Jefferson 1987

Myrtle Beach, SC
$179,000

60' Jefferson 1999

Little River, SC
$329,900

60' Jefferson 2005

Gilbertsville, KY
$699,000

57' Jefferson 2003

Lantana, FL
$489,000

56' Jefferson 1994

St. Petersburg, FL
$233,000

About Jefferson Yachts

In 1982, Leon Shaw, a revered yacht builder, founded Jefferson Yachts on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana. His first yacht, a 48-foot Cockpit Motor Yacht, set the precedent for the production of over 500 yachts.

Once an industry leader in design, engineering, and reliability, Jefferson Yachts combined old world craftsmanship with the latest technology to create safe, dependable, and comfortable yachts.

Mr. Shaw was very involved with the design and build of each yacht, engineering each one from a yachtsman’s point of view to ensure smooth operation, dependability, and elegance.

Jefferson Yachts is no longer in business, but manufactured a series of four yacht models: Marquessa, Rivanna, Pilothouse and Starship.

Each Jefferson yacht model is drastically different but built to meet the highest standards of attention to detail and dedication to luxury. The 37-foot Viscount and the 82-foot Starship are the most prestigious of Jefferson’s designs.