Expanding Sunreef Yachts Opens New UAE Facility

Sunreef Yachts is expanding.  With two shipyards already operating in Gdansk, Sunreef Yachts is currently developing a new manufacturing facility in Ras Al Khaimah.

The company’s facility in Poland, has been expanding over the years and now boasts over 125 000m² of industrial surface.

A time of growth

Developed on a 65 000m² land reserve, the new facility will be expanding to incorporate the latest technologies in luxury yacht building.   It will meet the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency.  Sunreef Yachts and RAK Maritime City are currently working together expanding the facility.  When complete it will be able to offer a 360-degree approach to yacht manufacturing. 

The expanding site will be equipped with  with a modern paint shop, carpentry, upholstery and stainless steel workshops.  All will be equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and latest robotics. The first manufacturing and CNC halls are currently nearing completion.

Why Ras Al Khaimah? 

An important crossroad between West and East, Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE was the best strategic choice for expanding the company.  Ras Al Khaimah offers exceptional incentive and industry support.  And expanding there offers easy access to key markets and transportation infrastructure.

“We are now further expanding in an environment that merges perfect strategic location, skilled workforce and proactive mindset. The yachts produced in Ras Al Khaimah will elevate eco-responsible yachting to a new level.  And, showcase industry-first technology. I would like to thank the RAK Government and RMC management for their invaluable support.   They have made this dream possible.  And I look forward to building a better future for yachting here.” says Francis Lapp, Founder and President of Sunreef Yachts.

“The Ras Al Khaimah shipyard that we are now expanding works hand in hand with our local Dubai office. They are employing a team of specialists from various fields. The aim is to form a yachting think tank that will anticipate trends.  And at the same time shape the future of yachting with creative solutions. I believe the RAK facility will be the perfect infrastructure to carry out the most advanced eco responsible yachting concepts.” says Munira Lapp, Sunreef Yachts Middle East Director.

Expanding strategy

The new facility is an important part of Sunreef Yachts’ global expanding strategy. It will not only strengthen the company’s presence in the Middle East but also allow a stronger connection with the Asian and Australian markets. With two manufacturing sites in Poland and an emerging facility in Ras Al Khaimah, Sunreef Yachts gains an even more global reach for its range of sustainable catamarans. The first units to be produced in Ras Al Khaimah will be the hybrid ULTIMA catamarans as well as power and sail yachts ranging from 50 to 70 feet.