|Sunreef Yachts Building New Shipyard in Poland|
|Written by Kim Kavin|
|Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:00|
During the MYBA Charter Show earlier this month in Genoa, Italy, I had a chance to sit down with Martha Lukasik, the director of sales and charter in North America for Poland-based Sunreef Yachts. We enjoyed a lovely lunch aboard the 70-foot Sunreef powercatamaran Abuelo (my interview with the chef is coming soon here on CharterWave) and then we chatted a bit about the state of affairs at Sunreef itself.
I was curious because the builder endured a fire this past January at its shipyard in Poland. Several under-construction yachts were damaged or destroyed. Production resumed quickly and boats are still being built, but Sunreef’s ownership quickly decided that they don’t want to take the chance of anything like that happening again.
Thus, Lukasik told me, Sunreef has just begun building a new shipyard in Poland. It has not been publicly promoted yet, but the facility is expected to be ready in late 2013 or early 2014.
“One of the key details is that we will have multiple, separate bays for building our yachts,” Lukasik said.
Stay tuned for more details about the new Sunreef facility, and, just as important, the charter catamarans that will become the first to emerge from it.