As a family company that has been run by four generations over the past 100 years, Astilleros Astondoa has a lot of pride. The Spanish shipyard’s most prized accomplishments have always been the newly launched yacht models. This final product, however, is all that most of us ever get to see.
We wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how these magnificent creatures come to life. Inside the facilities of Astilleros Astondoa, the international yacht manufacturing powerhouse in Alicante, Spain technicians and craftsmen are busy at work.
WHAT GOES INTO BUILDING AN ASTONDOA YACHT?
The yacht production process starts and ends entirely inside the shipyard. On top of the mold of the hull, workers lay sheets of fiber glass and mount a structure to hold it in place. Once, the hull begins to set and is turned over, the real work begins. Designers take the owner’s needs and vision as the foundation. Then, the engineers and rest of the workforce build up using the most advanced techniques and technology.
In all, each yacht model is touched by the hands of more than 150 skilled workers. Mechanical tradesmen forge the components. Carpenters carefully fashion the furniture. Woodworkers sand the teak to perfection. Welders, painters, lathe workers, upholsterers, electronics specialists…they all do their part to craft these beautiful yachts.
See this process first-hand in an amazing time-lapse video; it shows the various stages of construction leading up to the completion of the Astondoa 66’ Flybridge model.
WHAT MAKES THE ASTONDOA 66’ FLYBRIDGE GREAT?
The Astondoa 66’ Flybridge is growing in popularity among Florida boaters not only because it’s an affordable luxury cruiser. This yacht model is the optimal size for both island hopping in the Caribbean and long-range travel.
The 66’ Flybridge is compact enough that it can slide easily into a private docking space and be handled by one. Owners can decide if they want to navigate or rely on a captain and crew. It also offers the flexibility to turn extra guest space into crew quarters when needed.
Yet, this model feels like a superyacht. With four comfortable en-suite cabins, there is ample room for guests. The full-beam master cabin is larger than most yachts this size can accommodate and features a luxurious head. The spacious flybridge has cooking, dining and lounging spaces which were designed with onboard parties in mind.
As always, this model allows owners to customize it with a nearly unlimited amount of options. The furnishings and finishes are all completed in-house at the Astonoda shipyard to suit the tastes of each particular client.
New amenities include the fully integrated equipment in the cockpit, galley and main living area.
SEE THE 66’ FLYBRIDGE FOR YOURSELF AT THE 2018 FLIBS
If you are curious to see the Astondoa 66’ Flybridge up close, check it out at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The recently revamped model will be making her American debut at FLIBS 2018.
Schedule a private tour with G Marine yacht brokers today.