August 25, 2020

Collection Yachts Acquires Outbound Yachts

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Phil Lambert announces the sale of Outbound Yachts to Michael Relyea and John Earle, partners of Collection Yachts. Outbound Yachts is the builder of the world renowned 46, the newly redesigned center cockpit 521 and the Voyager pilot house, currently under development.

When Phil contacted me about purchasing Outbound Yachts, I was immediately interested and we jumped to make it happen. The chance to own a highly respected company with a fantastic product rarely comes along. Outbound fits nicely into our existing new boat offerings and it was even more evident the fit was perfect with Phil remaining and being part of the Collection Yachts Team.

The continuation of Phil’s involvement and the knowledge he shares with Collection Yachts’ team members, will benefit current and future owners greatly. Tim Kernan, who designed the new 521 and the Voyager, will also continue to work closely with Outbound. Han Sheng Yachts, builder of Outbound yachts, remain dedicated to producing the best bluewater cruising sailboats available.

Needless to say, Outbound Yachts holds a special place in my heart. I am delighted at the direction Michael, John and Collection Yachts are taking the company that I, together with A LOT of help and support, built over the past 22 years. I am confident that Outbound Yachts is now in the most capable hands and look forward to the future.

We are thrilled to be part of the Outbound story. I have admired the 46 for 20 years and am very excited about the refinements Tim Kernan is making to the reimagined 521 and Voyager. The opportunity to introduce Outbound to new owners and continue to offer our support to existing owners makes this journey even more rewarding.

Each Outbound design offers sailors an opportunity to own a capable, well-crafted, bluewater passagemaker. The 46 will always be a fantastic aft cockpit sailing yacht, which offshore sailors cherish. The new 521 is the perfect yacht for the cruising couple or family. A deep, safe center cockpit and the amenities desired by modern cruisers make the 521 a “best in class” yacht. The Voyager pushes Outbound into new territory. A raised salon, pilot house that has perfectly considered sight lines and great view from inside. Each is distinct in its role but all are clearly part of Outbound’s heritage of offshore performance combined with liveaboard comfort.

Collection Yachts uses a proven team approach. This includes strong support from their select partners, vendors, and the in-house marketing and sales teams. At the forefront of Collection Yachts’ success is a willingness to listen to and support owners. This committed approach coupled with Phil’s track record of developing a detailed yacht will be a driving force as Outbound Yachts looks to the future.

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