Alia Yachts is building a new complex adjacent to its existing facilities in the Antalya Free Trade Zone on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, effectively creating a whole street block dedicated to the brand.
Due to be completed in July 2019, the total indoor area of the new facility will cover 16,000-square-metres. In addition to the various storage areas and workshops, the complex includes five construction halls each measuring up to 90 metres in length, and more importantly two of which allowing 22 metres in height under the cranes (thus allowing for larger yachts to be assembled entirely under cover, including the radar masts.
The existing Alia facility covers an area of approximately 8,000-square-metre and comprises three construction sheds, specialist workshops and a dedicated interiors atelier, which has expanded in recent year to supply bespoke interiors to other yacht builders across the world including Holland and Australia.
The new complex will triple the size of the shipyard and, on completion, Alia Yachts will 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.”
In addition to 32.40-metre Nozomi II, sistership to the pocket superyacht Virgen del Mar, Alia has two other yacht projects in build and a further three under final contract negotiations.