Esenyacht has officially opened what is now one of Turkey’s leading facilities for the production of composite components and structures for yachts of all types. While there are a number of yards in the country with composite capabilities Esenyacht now has not only the most modern at its headquarters in Bodrum, but it is also the only yard conveniently positioned on the south western approaches with a composite facility certified to international standards.
The full range of services is available for both refits and new build projects, starting with engineering and design and running right through to the construction of moulds where necessary and actual production. Led by Composite Department Manager Nicholas Beadle together with Emrah Ipek and Senior Engineer Onur Yildirim, the team works closely with suppliers and consultants to ensure best practise and exchange ideas on new processes and technology.
Capable of the full range of production techniques including vacuum infusion and pre‐preg, the facility has been fitted out with all the necessary tooling including a 4‐axis CNC milling machine, calibration equipment, Airtech vacuum systems and two ovens; one fixed and the other portable. The fixed oven measures 21‐metres by 5‐metres and is rated up to 120°C. The full range of structures and components can be produced, from hatches and tenders to booms, masts and superstructures. Current projects include the deck hatches for the 50‐metre performance sailing sloop Troy together with the 63‐metre rig, boom and 20‐metre superstructure for the same yacht. Upcoming projects include a high‐spec racing boat, components for a large sailing vessel and a 15‐metre high‐speed power boat for a data testing programme.
One of the original consultants to the project has also contracted to use the facilities for testing an advanced new hull technology over the next 12 months ‐ an excellent testimonial to their quality.
“This advanced composite capability is a valuable addition to Esenyacht and reinforces our strong position as a leading, full service new‐build and refit yard in the Eastern Mediterranean,” said General Manager Deniz Can. “While we are only in our third year of operation our extensive investment programme and ability to recruit a talented and experienced workforce allows us to offer our clients a modern yard using the latest equipment and processes.”
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