Turquoise Yachts (formerly Proteksan Turquoise Yachts)
Turquoise Yachts (previously Proteksan Turquoise Yachts) is Turkey’s largest superyacht builder, established by the two leaders of the Turkish Boat building Industry; Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction. This union constituted the pioneer of luxury yacht builders in Turkey with worldwide recognition and impressive fleet at sea. The company was established in 1997 to start building the 50 meter Dubois designed motor yacht Mosaique.
Since Mosaique's delivery, Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts and Turquoise Yacht has delivered a range of superyachts including: 58.20 m motor yacht “BARAKA”, 54.70 m motor yacht “SEQUEL P”, “VAJOLIROJA” (ex ANATOLIA) built by Proteksan Turquoise in 2001, the 53 metre superyacht SIRIUS (ex Leo Fun), the 53.20 m trawler yacht KINTA (ex VINYDREA), CAPRICORN (ex Cameleon B), Odessa, 58.2 m Petara, Talisman C motor yacht, 53.4 m PEGASO (Ex M/Y Petara) or 2013 ILERIA superyacht or the 72m mega yacht VICKY.
In 2005, a company, Celik Yat, fully owned by the Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts partners was founded in Kocaeli Free Zone with the aim of producing the hulls and superstructures. After the steel and aluminium work is completed in Çelikyat, the vessels are transferred to Proteksan Turquoise Shipyard wherein the interior decoration and rest of the work on superyachts. In 2007 Proteksan Turquoise moved to its new facilities in Guzelyali-Pendik with a capacity of holding 4 yachts up to 80 meters. The two new facilities jointly allowed Proteksan Turquoise to reach a capacity to deliver 4 top class yachts every year. The second shipyard is located in Golcuk across the bay from Pendik. It is here that the steel and aluminium hull and superstructure work is completed, as well as the installation of some machinery and heavy piping is done.
Specialising in the construction of steel and aluminium megayachts from 40 to 70+ metres, the Turkish shipyard has created itself one of the most impressive fleets on the water. Utilising the space and labour force benefits of a two-yard combination, the shipyard of Proteksan Turquoise is headquartered in Istanbul. From the company’s very first launch in to its latest fleet of new and semi-custom designs, the yard offers a wide range of steel and aluminium superyachts, beginning from 40 metres in length.
In the year 2008, the prestigious “Yacht Construction Award” was given to the President of Board of Directors of Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc., Hayati Kamhi by the President of Board of Executives of International Ship Engineers Science and Technology Institute, Mr. Michael Everard. PROTEKSAN TURQUOISE and ÇELÄ°KYAT were also awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certificate in January 2009. Proteksan Turquoise became a member of SYBAss as of 1 January 2010.
In addition, Turquoise Yachts is recognised for manufacturing a few of the best sailing yachts in the world. The shipyard has surely created a niche for them by offering yachts with high quality, consistency and lasting performance.