Our shipyard in Split, Croatia is less than three days cruising from the Cote D’Azur. The first of over 1200 islands is right on our doorstep. This is what makes the Adriatic such a wonderful place to cruise.
The Abel Yachts corporate goal is to build luxury yachts, tenders and bespoke accessories of ‘International Yacht’ quality by merging experienced yacht building management with the talented and cost efficient labour force available in Croatia. The facilities available to us come with a smaller overhead and lower labour rates when compared to Western Europe. This combined with a highly skilled marine work force, world class design, naval architecture, engineering, project and financial management creates a compelling proposition.
The Abel Yachts team skill set, encompasses corporate management, finance, engineering, boat building, yacht design and shipyard management. The team first came together on the construction of the high profile yacht, the 70m M.Y Amadeus. The vessel was completed in Croatia with partner firm Specialist Marine Interiors (SMI), a prestigious yacht interior design and manufacturing company based in New Zealand. After that project, SMI folded its Croatian operation into follow on projects with the Abel team.