New Shipyards for Sirena and Sunreef

The Sirena Yachts yard is dedicated to superyachts, while the Sunreef Yachts yard will focus on Ultima catamarans.
Sirena Yachts
Sirena Yachts, which employs about 1,200 craftspeople, has recently renovated three of its facilities halls to focus on its new superyacht line, starting with its 42 Steel. Photo by Emre Boyogly

Two leading yachtbuilders, Sirena Yachts and Sunreef Yachts, have opened new shipyards.

Sirena Yachts has renovated three build halls in Yalova, Turkey, which is near Istanbul, so the spaces can be dedicated to construction of the brand’s new superyacht line that starts with the 42 Steel. The builder now has a workforce of 1,200 people.

“Yalova is an area renowned for its commercial shipbuilding, so it is appropriate that we should be building the new 42 Steel there,” chief operations officer Ali Onger stated in a press release. “Hot steel work, such as cutting, bending and welding, will all be done by subcontractors 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.”

The original Sirena Yachts shipyard, which is located inland, will continue to manufacture the Sirena 48, 58, 68 and 78. Fit-out on the Sirena 68 and 78 is done at another location in Yalova. The Sirena 88 flagship model is built in Tuzla, in a location that allows for construction of four of the 88s at a time.

Sunreef shipyard
Sunreef says its new shipyard will first be focused on its Ultima catamaran range. Courtesy Sunreef Yachts

Meanwhile, in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Sunreef Yachts used the occasion of the recent Dubai International Boat Show for the official inauguration of its new shipyard. Sunreef says the new location signifies the brand’s commitment to expanding its global presence, with construction in the new facility at first focused on the Ultima catamaran range.

Several Ultimas have already been ordered, Sunreef says, and the first Ultima 55 is in build. The Ultima range of hybrid-propulsion catamarans includes five models: 44, 55, 66, 77 and 88. Features on these Ultima catamarans are intended for greener cruising, with solar panels, energy-saving air conditioning, lighter-weight batteries for better efficiency, and water-saving taps and efficient watermakers.

Also part of the inaugural ceremony was a look at two of Sunreef’s electric yachts: the Athena Too powerboat, and the Marie Joseph, which is a Sunreef 80 Eco.

The celebration of Sunreef’s new shipyard was star-studded with dignitaries. Attendees included His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, along with former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa, and ambassador of Poland Jakub Slawek.

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