Turkish yacht builder Alia Yachts has today announced that it will be expanding its operation with a new construction facility adjacent to its existing facilities in Antalya Free Trade Zone on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast. Due to be completed in July 2019, Alia Yachts plan to create an entire street block, complete with a total of five construction halls of 90m in length.
Currently covering an area of 8,000sqm, Alia Yachts' new development will see a sizable expansion to cover an area of 16,000sqm in addition to various storage areas and workshops alongside is five construction halls, two of which can facilitate yachts of up to 22m in height under the cranes.
The shipyard has expressed a clear focus on expanding its new build and refit proposition, with plans to rank among the top yacht building facilities in Turkey.
In conjunction with the imminent opening of its new facilities, the shipyard has expressed a clear focus on expanding its new build and refit proposition, with plans to rank among the top yacht building facilities in Turkey.
“This expansion will help us achieve three key objectives,” says Gökhan Çelik, founder and president of Alia Yachts. “Firstly, it will increase our production capacity and allow us to work simultaneously on more projects. Secondly, it will enable us to accommodate larger projects than our existing sheds currently allow. And last but not least, it will help grow our focus on the refit sector.”
Having delivered a total of four yachts over 30m since 2012 with a cumulative LOA of 167.8m, Alia Yachts currently has three vessels under construction, including Nazomi II, which has begun construction on spec at the shipyard and scheduled for completion in 2021.
Furthermore, Alia Yachts currently has a further three superyachts under final contract negotiations.
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