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.

82' Jefferson 2004

Fort Lauderdale, FL
$950,000

60' Jefferson 1987

Myrtle Beach, SC
$194,500

60' Jefferson 2005

Gilbertsville, KY
$699,000

56' Jefferson 1994

Apollo Beach, FL
$234,000

53' Jefferson 2000

Brunswick, GA
$399,000

52' Jefferson 1989

Mpls., St. Paul, MN
$219,000

52' Jefferson 2010

Florence Harbor Marina, AL
$549,900

52' Jefferson 1987

Charlevoix, MI
$135,000

52' Jefferson 1999

Palmetto, FL
$234,900

52' Jefferson Yachts 1998

St Petersburg, FL
$259,000

52' Jefferson 1990

Pine Bluff, AR
$129,900

52' Jefferson 1989

Hilton Head Island, SC
$149,900

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.