Many would-be superyacht owners dream of designing and building their very own custom boat. The process of planning and developing a superyacht should be as as enjoyable as actually using the boat. Having confidence that your ambitious project will be finished on time and under budget is possible after teaming up with a reliable, accessible, and knowledgeable partner. Because of this, you should think about Turkey; it is common knowledge that any Turkish shipyard is exceptionally efficient with regards to cost.
Why Choose a Turkish Shipyard?
Some 80% of all boats are constructed in the Antalya Free Zone. The next two on the list are Bodrum, in the province of Mula, and the Tuzla district of Istanbul. There were 47 superyachts leaving the Antalya Free Zone in 2019, with a combined length of 2,630 feet, resulting in $95 million in revenue for the year. Owners hailed from many locations, including the US, the Netherlands, Qatar, Croatia, the Ivory Coast, Portugal, Jamaica, Russia, Oman, and Djibouti.
However, Turkey’s appeal is far greater. The country has a sizable artisanal labor force as a result of its rich industrial heritage and the high regard in which it holds items like handmade furniture. With the threat of a shipyard going under removed, the opportunity takes on a more positive hue.
Several Turkish shipyards are actively collaborating with prominent European designers to enhance the already stellar reputation of their boats. Dream Symphony was designed by Ken Freivokh and Dykstra Naval Architects, while the interior of Sirena 88 was the work of Cor D. Rover and his team.
Methods of Production
Before releasing a design specification for competitive bidding, your yacht brokers will develop a list of qualified Turkish shipyards that can meet your requirements. The process has now entered its first phase. After that, you’ll examine your available choices and get advice on selecting the most suitable shipyard. Yacht brokers often function as intermediaries between the client and the construction crew once a contract has been signed with the shipyard of your choosing and construction on the vessel has commenced. From the hull’s building through the ship’s metallurgy and engineering to the final polish, your brokers will check it all and keep you updated along the way.
Developing a Yacht’s Specification and Layout
Sure enough, superyachts are floating examples of the most innovative modern art. During the making of each and every one of them, careful attention is paid to the smallest of details. Your input is required for all stages of boat development, whether you go the fully bespoke or semi-custom option. There are shipyards where you may use state-of-the-art virtual reality technology to create a mental model of your perfect boat.