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.

Below you will find a selection of outstanding Turquoise Yachts and Proteksan Turquoise-built charter yachts as well as the latest news related to the shipyard:

Proteksan Turquoise Yachts News

Luxury Charter Yacht CAPRICORN underway
A video capturing the beautiful and seaworthy expedition charter yacht CAPRICORN underway. This striking 43m custom explorer was built by Turquoise Yachts to a design by Paolo Caliari.
Well sized and graceful 77M Motor Yacht NB63 – The Largest Yacht to be built by Turquoise Yachts
New 77m mega yacht NB63 by Turquoise Yachts
Turquoise Yachts is currently working on the construction of their largest vessel ever - the striking 77m mega yacht NB63 (project name), superbly pencilled by H2 Design. Once completed, she will comfortably sleep up to 18 guests in 9 magnificent suites.
Port Denia Shipyard preparing Luxury Yacht TURQUOISE for her next superyacht charter season
55m superyacht TURQUOISE at Port Denia Shipyard being prepared for her next superyacht charter season
The beautiful 55m super yacht TURQUOISE is well known in the superyacht charter industry and before crossing back down to Antigua in the Caribbean, she has chosen Port Denia for carrying out her latest transformation and maintenance works.
Five New Superyacht Projects focused on individual lifestyle choice unveiled by Turquoise Yachts at MYS
TURQUOISE 81m mega yacht project by Andrew Winch
Last week's Monaco Yacht Show saw Turquoise Yachts debut five new superyacht projects, showcasing the shipyard's strategy strongly focused on individual lifestyle choice.
Renamed Turkish superyacht builder TURQUOISE announces new strategy
Mehemet Karabeyoglu left, with Mohammed Al Barwani right
The renamed Turkish superyacht builder Turquoise has announced changes to the company that will see them develop their product range to its full potential. The yard is currently working on the construction of 3 luxury yachts.