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Ocean Alexander consolidates Asian boatyards

Alexander Marine, the builder of Ocean Alexander yachts, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Taiwan and closing its yard in China.

With nine new-boat sales during the summer, Alexander is expanding its manufacturing capabilities in Kaohsiung. Trends have shown an increase in sales of larger-size yachts and the Taiwan yard will expand to meet the demand for them. The yard in China will be closed so Alexander can “consolidate key personnel with many years of boatbuilding experience into one yard,” the company said.

“There’s been a very strong response to our designs in the 90-foot and 112-foot range,” Alexander Marine executive vice president Kevin Tseng said in a statement. “Many of our owners stay with us as they move up in size, and we want to continue to maintain our high standards for build quality, material integrity and our renowned wood craftsmanship. We are able to fulfill that standard by expanding the Taiwan yard and bringing our highly skilled employees back into one location.”

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