Astilleros Astondoa sits on the seafront of Santa Pola, Spain. Located just a 10-minute drive from Alicante’s international airport, the shipyard spans over 323,000 sq. ft (30,000 sq. mt.) and focuses on building yachts longer than 122 ft. The entire design phase and production process take place inside the shipyard.
Astondoa has an extraordinary workforce that builds every boat according to the needs of the owner. Individual prototypes are made with the latest CAD-CAM technology. Using a 5-axis milling machine, the largest utilized for boat construction in the country, we make detailed 1:1 models at our facility. Then, these models are transformed into moulds to build the vessels.
In all, Astilleros Astondoa has four industrial facilities that manufacture all the ship parts separately using advanced techniques, such as vacuum infusion. In the carpentry division, our expert craftsmen transform natural teak trunks into gorgeous sheets of wood used for flooring and to make all types of furniture for yacht interiors. Our mechanical department shapes metals, including iron, bronze, and steel using electronic equipment. The skilled lathe operators and welders are able to create, adjust and position every part according to the technical specifications of each vessel. Upholsterers work with the finest leathers to make gorgeous, comfortable furnishings. These different departments work symbiotically and with a constant focus on the owner’s expectations.
Our employees represent our most important asset. Every Astondoa yacht passes through the hands of more than 150 experts who pour their effort and knowledge into each component. This makes every vessel a unique jewel. The Astilleros Astondoa shipyard has a large careening area for stowing ships, a 15-tonne crane for handling smaller boats, and a travel lift for launching ships that weigh up to 150 tonnes. There is a painting facility for boats up to 40 meters long, and special structures are built to paint larger vessels. These facilities are used to manufacture new vessels and carry out maintenance and refit projects for existing ones.
The management and administration units are also located in Santa Pola. Two additional facilities are strategically located on the peninsula. The team in Gador is dedicating to building Faeton yachts ranching from 23 to 36ft in length. The shipyard facility in Almansa manufactures Astondoa models under 52ft. The Classic division is also located in Almansa, where it meticulously builds all the unique, handcrafted furniture for our yachts.