Ares Yachts

ARES YACHTS is the new superyacht brand unveiled by ARES Shipyard at the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show.
Originally founded in 2006 by the Kalafatoğlu family, which is bolstered by a long tradition of shipbuilding and sailing, ARES Shipyard has already built a solid reputation for its military and commercial vessels – having delivered over 230 vessels to more than 15 countries to date – and is now looking to expand further into the luxury yachting arena.

Known as one of the largest steel, aluminium and composite boat builders in Europe, in terms of its facilities, ARES Shipyard boasts an enclosed, expansive air-conditioned production area spanning 40,000 square metres, as well as a workforce of over 450 individuals. Primed and ready for custom yacht building, ARES Shipyard also has a total of four hangars and a dedicated furniture factory, with the capacity to build vessels up to 90 metres.

ARES YACHTS is based in Antalya Free Zone, on Turkey’s south coast, and covers 40,000 square metres of build space across four large sheds. Other superyacht projects under way include the 50m motor yacht Spitfire derived from the successful 48m Bold Class offshore patrol vessel and another 54m explorer yacht known as Project Atlas. ARES YACHTS is also developing a 65-85m yacht range with Lateral Naval Architects.

Ares Yachts   62 m •  2025