Vince Lazzara was a pioneer in the yacht industry who started his career as a chemical engineer and built the largest fiberglass yacht ever in 1955. He founded Gulfstar Yachts in Florida and produced sailboats and trawlers with high quality and design. He also experimented with composite materials and low glass-resin ratios to improve the performance and durability of his boats.
His son Dick Lazzara followed his footsteps and launched Lazzara Yachts in the early 1990s, together with his brother Brad. Dick is the president of Lazzara Yachts and the main designer of its innovative products. He is known for creating yachts that combine luxury, style, and performance, with features such as split-level designs, open galleys, infinite sight lines, and advanced engineering. He also strives to provide more customization and personalization for his clients.
Vince Lazzara's design philosophy can be summarized as follows:
"I always wanted to build a boat that was better than anything else on the market. I wanted to build a boat that was faster, stronger, more comfortable, more seaworthy, and more beautiful than anything else out there."