The world famous company Astondoa was founded in the small town of Portugaleta, where brothers Jesus and José Astondoa Martinez launched the production of trawlers and rowing boats, in their workshop more than 100 years ago. Production progressed at an active pace until the beginning of World War II, during which it was paused, but immediately after its end it was continued on an even larger scale. At that time, the main production lines of the shipyard were revised and the company switched to small fishing boats with pleasure boats. Changing directions, improving the quality of carpentry and, as a result, improving the quality of interior spaces - the models of that time gained wide popularity and secured a good reputation.
The peak of active industrial development of the shipyard fell on the 1960s-1970s. The company moved all its capacity to a new plant, in a small town on the Mediterranean coast - Santa Pola, Alicante, near which it also opened its largest marina at that time. After another 10 years, the corporation switched to more modern composite materials, abandoning wood.
Today Astondoa is the largest shipbuilding company in Spain. She has four major factories in different parts of the country, which allows her to produce over a hundred yachts a year. Almost all of the work is done by hand, as well as work on the famous shipyard furniture that is produced in Almans. Today the shipyard operates under the status of a family business, which is now run by the third generation of the Astondoa Martinez family.
The lineup consists of five lines and includes yachts from 12 to 60 meters in length:
Astondoa became the first shipyard in Spain to introduce vacuum diffusion technology into its production. As a result, her research department owns a large number of patented developments in the composite materials industry, which made her ships lighter and stronger.