Esenyacht-composites-March14-(11)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. The company considers that this is the most modern composite facility in Turkey and is 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 50m performance sailing sloop Troy together with the 63m rig, boom and 20m superstructure for the same yacht. Upcoming projects include a high-spec racing boat, components for a large sailing vessel and a 15m high-speed power boat for a data testing programme.

“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.”