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Sirena Yachts expands its production facilities

Sirena Yachts has expanded its yacht production facilities in Turkey, adding an extra 150,000sqm of construction space.

The shipyard has leased waterside building halls in the shipbuilding centre of Yalova, near Istanbul, and boosted its workforce to 1,200 personnel.

The new facilities will be dedicated to the shipyard’s new superyacht, starting Sirena’s Steel 42 superyacht.

“Yalova is an area renowned for its commercial shipbuilding, so it is appropriate that we should be building the new 42 Steel there,” said chief operations officer Ali Onger. “Hot steel work, such as cutting, bending and welding will all be done by sub-contractors on site. We will also do the outfitting and interior fit-out here.

“The chief advantage is that we can launch our growing range of big yachts directly from the production halls, with no need for transportation to the water’s edge.”

Sirena Yachts has expanded its production facilities. Photo courtesy Emre Boyoglu
Sirena Yachts has expanded its production facilities. Photo courtesy Emre Boyoglu

The new Yalova site joins Sirena’s two existing building locations in the region.

The main facility is a 155,000sqm complex, where the brand’s smaller series yachts are built, the second is used for final fit out for the Sirena 68 and 78.

The shipyard also has another facility at Tuzla where the 88ft flagship is produced, with enough space to build four of these models at the same time.

The expansion of its facilities follows a period of double-digit annual growth for Sirena with growth in order numbers, especially from the US market.

“We want to be present in different size ranges,” explained Ali. “We want to be the go-to shipyard that can accommodate the needs of the clients from the Sirena 48 upwards.

“The biggest brands don’t build this small anymore, but somebody has to be there to provide yachts that can get clients started on their boating journey. This way, we can provide the right yacht for each stage of the client’s yachting life.”

The shipyard partners with designers including German Frers, Cor D. Rover, Luca Vallebona, and Hot Lab.

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