WESTPORT, Wash. - The Westport Shipyard laid off dozens from it's Western Washington locations this week. Human Resources Manager Jennifer Swogger from the company's Port Angeles office cited market conditions as the reason for the layoffs "The reduction is reflective of the current market conditions for premiere luxury yachts." Swogger did not comment on the exact number, sources tell us at least 40 received notification this week in Westport.
At the height of a market that ebbs and flows with the tide Westport Shipyard has employed nearly 1000. Since it's founding in 1964, has completed a total of more than 120 yachts and many commercial vessels. The most recent yacht from the company, the Westport 112, was featured in the December edition of Yachts International.