Sirena expands Turkey facility

Sirena Yachts has added a third shipyard near Istanbul, Turkey.

Sirena Yachts is to expand its facility in Turkey to concentrate production of the Steel 42.

The company has leased waterside building halls in Yalova, near Istanbul to remove the need for transportation from the main yard which is 25 minutes from the sea.

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Sirena, which claims “strong double-digit annual growth”, also operates a shipyard in Tuzla, which builds the flagship 88 (26.81m/88ft) model.

“Yalova is an area renowned for its commercial shipbuilding, so it is appropriate that we should be building the new 42 Steel there,” said Ali Onger, chief operations officer, Sirena.

“Hot steel work, such as cutting, bending and welding will all be done by sub-contractors onsite. 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.”

Onger added: “We want to be present in different size ranges. 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 people started on their boating journey.”

Sirena, which began in 2016 and employs 1,200 people, produces a number of models between 42ft and 88ft.

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