Ares unveils new superyacht brand Ares Yachts at MYS

September 2023 - News
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Turkey-based builder Ares Shipyard has unveiled a new superyacht brand, Ares Yachts, at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023. The yard currently has two yachts under construction, a 62-metre sailing yacht named Simena and a 50-metre motor yacht called Spitfire.

“We have already been recognised as being both Turkey’s fastest-growing company and its largest exporter of military and commercial vehicles. This makes it the perfect time for us to expand our offering and show the superyacht industry what we are capable of!” explained Kerim Kalafatoğlu, Chairman of Ares Shipyard.



Ares Shipyard already has a total of four hangars and a dedicated furniture factory, with the capacity to build vessels up to 90-metres. The brand has been working on yacht projects for some time, including 61.61-metre steel hulled cruising ketch Simena, which is currently in-build and 50-metre motor yacht Spitfire which is also under construction. 

Simena features design penned by Taka Yacht Design and Design Unlimited. She boasts a carbon-epoxy superstructure, all-aluminium masts and rigging design imagined by Chris Mitchell. Powered by hybrid propulsion, Simena displays a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 11 knots. The yacht has an expected delivery date of December 2024.

In addition, Spitfire promises to boast 499 GT and has been designed in collaboration with Lateral Naval Architects and Bannenberg & Rowell Design. The motor yacht represents the natural evolution of Ares 150 Bold Class design and hull form, featuring hybrid propulsion, allowing her to reach a top speed of 23 knots.

Ares Yachts has developed a new family of vessels - with the range spanning 65-metres, 75-metres and 85-metres, characterised by their distinctive design.In addition, Ares Yachts has announced Project Atlas, a 54-metre fast displacement explorer motor yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This project is currently in the pipeline with Hot Lab.