The potential of designing and building one’s own one-of-a-kind superyacht is at the heart of many would-be owners’ fantasies. A superyacht is a once-in-a-lifetime investment, therefore the experience of designing and building one should be as wonderful as sailing away on one. If you engage with a trustworthy, responsive, and experienced collaborator, you will be able to relax knowing that your ambitious project will be completed successfully, on time, and within budget. As a result, you should consider Turkey; any Turkish shipyard is well-known for having excellent cost efficiency.
The Working Process
Your yacht brokers will first compile a list of eligible Turkish shipyards that can satisfy your requirements, and then they will release a design specification for competitive bidding. This is the initial stage of the procedure. Following that, you will go over all of the options and aid you in deciding which shipyard is the best. Once a contract has been signed with the shipyard of your choice and building on the vessel has begun, yacht brokers frequently operate as a liaison between the customer and the construction crew. Your brokers will inspect every part of the ship, from the hull’s construction to the ship’s metallurgy and engineering to the ship’s final polish, and they will keep you updated at every stage of the process.
Yacht Design and Layout
Indeed, superyachts are floating works of cutting-edge modern art. Each and every detail is given great consideration during the creation of each and every one of them. Whether you choose the customized or semi-custom route, your ideas must be included into every part of the boat’s design. There are shipyards that will allow you to employ cutting-edge virtual reality technology to build a mental image of your ideal boat.
Why selecting a shipyard in Turkey?
The Antalya Free Zone is responsible for around 80% of all boat building. This is followed by Istanbul’s Tuzla area and Bodrum, which is in the Mula province. In 2019, the Antalya Free Zone saw the departure of 47 superyachts totaling 2,630 feet, generating $95 million in income. The owners came from all over the world, including the United States, the Netherlands, Qatar, Croatia, the Ivory Coast, Portugal, Jamaica, Russia, Oman, and Djibouti.
Turkey, on the other hand, has an even stronger allure. Because of its long history of manufacture and the value it places on handcrafted objects such as furniture, the country has a substantial artisanal workforce. When there is no longer a possibility of a shipyard going bankrupt, the prospect becomes more appealing.
Several Turkish shipyards are actively working with well-known European designers to improve on the boats’ already exceptional reputation. While Ken Freivokh and Dykstra Naval Architects were in charge of Dream Symphony’s design, Cor D. Rover and his crew were in charge of Sirena 88’s interior design.