Alia Yachts Triples in Size With New 20,000 sqm Facility
by Miranda Blazeby
Turkish yard Alia Yachts has “tripled” in size after completing and opening a new facility in Antalya.
The yard announced new details about the complex at the Monaco Yacht Show. Completed in July and in operation since mid-July, the complex spans an indoor area of 20,000 sqm.
This includes two construction sheds measuring 90 metres in length and 22 metres in height, which will allow large yachts to be assembled completely under cover.
The new facility is twice as big as the yard’s existing 8,000 square metre complex and will “effectively create a whole street block dedicated to the brand,” the company said.
The new complex, which will also allow the yard to focus more on the refit sector, is located adjacent to Alia’s existing site in Antalya on the Turkish coast.
Alia founder and president Gökhan Çelik said the new facility will allow the yard to “increase the production capacity” and allow it to “simultaneously on more projects.”
“This expansion helps us achieve three key objectives,” he said. “It increases our production capacity and allows us to work simultaneously on more projects; we can now accommodate larger projects; and it helps us grow our focus on the refit sector. In fact, we have several new projects around the 60 metres mark under final negotiation and I fully expect to be able to announce some very exciting new contracts in the very near future."
Alia Yachts currently has a number of projects in-build, including the 32.4 metre Nozomi II, sistership to _Virgen del Mar, the _36 metre support vessel to Project Phi and the 55 metre Project Al Waab II.