As a result of increased demand for its products in foreign markets, Poland's Scandinavia Yachts is to build a new production hall at its shipyard in Skarzysko Kamienna in the central Polish region of Swietokrzyskie.
Piotr Kowalczyk, responsible for export sales at Scandinavia Yachts, told local website Strefabiznesu.info that the company has built around 70 yachts to date. The new production hall, which will have a total surface area of 1,500sq m, will allow Scandinavia Yachts to further increase its output capacity. The value of the expansion project was not disclosed by the firm.
The boatbuilder's product range includes both sailing and motor yachts. These include the Scandinavia 650 Cruiser, 27, 30 and 35. In its basic variant, the Scandinavia 27 costs some PLN 120,000 (US$33,000). However, very few customers decide to place orders for the least expensive version of the yacht, according to company representatives.
As much as 95% of Poland's yacht output is for export, predominantly to other EU member states, according to the country's marine industry association Polboat.
Scandinavia Yachts has dealers in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic.