developed its first watercraft in 1982, led by Leon Shaw. The company was located in Jeffersonville, Indiana on the Ohio River. Jefferson Yachts closed its doors in 2012. Jefferson Yachts constructed and sold yachts up to 95 feet in length, including the Starship series. Several product lines fell under the Jefferson family of yachts, including an international mega yacht series. Each and every yacht was finely furnished, with beautiful interiors of hand-rubbed teak. The yachts were designed with both style and practical function in mind. They set industry standards for design engineering, quality and reliability. The Jefferson manufacturing portfolio includes five different series of yachts – Marquessa Yachts, Rivanna Yachts, Pilothouse Yachts, Starship Yachts and Marlago Sport Yachts. The National Marine Manufacturers Association certifies Jefferson yachts.