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Sunreef Yachts sets up a construction yard in Dubai

Sunreef Yachts, the world's leading manufacturer of luxury semi-custom catamarans, will increase its production capacity with a new production facility located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. 

Sunreef Yachts sets up a construction yard in Dubai

In order to respond to a very strong demand, especially in the 80-foot catamaran segment, Sunreef Yachts has decided to enrich its industrial facilities with a new construction site located outside Europe.

Sunreef Yachts was founded just 20 years ago in Gdansk by the Frenchman Francis Lapp and already has two catamaran construction sites there, its original site, based in the historical shipyards of the Hanseatic City, in Udice, and Tardice, an ultra-modern site - the most modern in the yachting sector? - which is already being expanded, just two years after its inauguration.

In Dubai, Sunreef Yachts has just acquired a 65,000m2 land reserve, on which the construction of a first 13,000m2 building will begin within 3 weeks, representing an investment of nearly 30 million euros. The site will begin production in September 2023, employing initially around 50 people, and will be dedicated to the construction of the Sunreef 50, Sunreef 60 and 60 Sunreef Power, as well as certain models of the new Sunreef Explorer range, namely the Sunreef Explorer 65, Sunreef Explorer 80 and Sunreef Explorer 100. Within three years, this site could employ around 600 people.

In parallel, the shipyard has just leased a second industrial site in Dubai, to produce the 40 Sunreef Power, its 40-foot dayboat.

Decryption - With this major production investment, Sunreef Yachts is adapting its production facilities to the very strong demand it is facing. The choice of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates also allows the company to be closer to part of its clientele and to solve the problem of staff availability that Europe is currently facing.

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