Alia Yachts to triple in size with new facility
by Miranda Blazeby
Turkish yard Alia Yachts is set to “triple” in size when a new 16,000 square metre facility is completed next month.
The new facility will include five construction halls measuring up to 90 metres in length each. Two of these reach 22 metres in height, meaning that larger yachts can be assembled entirely 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.”
It will also allow the company to “accommodate larger projects” than the current facility allows, he said.