According to a statement released by İZBAŞ, the opening ceremony of the factory, which will be the sole production center of the brand's "Seawind 1170" model, is expected to be attended by Australian Ambassador to Ankara Miles Armitage.
IZBAŞ General Manager Gürsel Bahçıvancılar stated that they are very pleased to bring the company, a world giant in its field, to Turkey and IZBAŞ.
Bahçıvancılar stated that 120 people will be employed in the factory, which will realize annual exports of 11 million dollars when it reaches full capacity, and noted the following:
"The interest and demand for watercraft worldwide shows a remarkable increase, especially after the pandemic. It is of course no coincidence that Seawind, one of the world's leading brands in catamaran production, has chosen Turkey as the only investment location in the world for its new model 1170. Our country has been carrying out very successful works in this field for many years and we have many companies that have a voice in the world. We are talking about a sector with high added value and demand for qualified employees. We know that there are many companies in Izmir that produce in this sector. We do not see Seawind's visit to İZBAŞ as just an investment. Their trust in our country and İZBAŞ, and their contribution to our city becoming a production base in this sector are as important to us as their investment."