Fitzroy Yachts closes its doors for the last time

Award-winning superyacht builder, Fitzroy Yachts closed their doors for the last time on Friday, following the announcement of their closure earlier this year, after international orders for luxury craft diminished.

Speaking in January, Rodney Martin, managing director of Fitzroy Yachts said, "Like a large number of our fellow yacht builders, we have felt the effects of the 2008 global financial crisis and its impact on the new build order book.” He continued, “Following the imminent completion of our current build, the 37.5m Dubois performance sloop Escapade, a substantial reduction of employees, albeit extremely regrettable, will not be avoidable.”

The company has been in business for 15 years and has delivered ten sailing yachts to date.

With nearly four dozen former Fitzroy employees are still seeking jobs, Fitzroy Yachts and their supporters have established the We Need Work website and Supporting Fitzroy Yacht Workers Facebook page to share the news of opportunities.

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