Kraljevica Shipyard is a shipbuilder at Kraljevica, on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. The shipyard was founded in 1729 and is claimed to be the oldest continuously operational shipyard in the world.
A shipyard, also called a dockyard or boatyard, is a place where ships are built and repaired. These can be yachts, military vessels, cruise liners or other cargo or passenger ships. Dockyards are sometimes more associated with maintenance and basing activities than shipyards, which are sometimes associated more with initial construction. The terms are routinely used interchangeably, in part because the evolution of dockyards and shipyards has often caused them to change or merge roles.
The shipyard has been operating under the name DALMONT d.o.o. since 1992. The government of Croatia has repeatedly attempted to privatize the shipyard, most recently in November 2010. The company was forced into bankruptcy proceedings by the Croatian government in March 2012.
The shipyard has produced a variety of commercial ships, military vessels, and superyachts. In 2009, Kraljevica Shipyard constructed the JoyMe, a 49.9 metre yacht. In 2010, the shipyard agreed to build two large trawlers for Russian clients.
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