RMK Marine has unveiled the 2014 update on the yard, production, capabilities, technologies, as well as deliveries. Established in Istanbul’s Haliç in 1978 to build yachts in steel, aluminium and composite, the company joined the Koç Group of Companies in 1997, and subsequently was renamed ‘RMK Marine’, with facilities based in Tuzla. RMK Marine specializes in building, repairing and maintenance of commercial and naval vessels, as well as super yachts. One of Turkey’s largest private shipyards, the company is projected to grow with high quality and added value projects.
RMK MARINE’S HISTORY
RMK Marine is a Turkish super yacht builder for sail and motorboats from 30m upwards in composite, steel and aluminium, offering clients uncompromising quality and exceptional value. On site facilities include full refit, repair and restoration services for visiting yachts with specialist personnel and the yard has a refit capacity of lifting up to 700 tonnes. RMK Marine is privileged to be part of the world renowned Koç Group. The Group is involved in many areas of manufacturing and services and 2012 saw it celebrate its 86th Anniversary.
RMK Marine is widely known in the realisation of prestigious and head-turning motor and sailing yachts. Superyacht “Nazenin V”, built by RMK Marine was awarded a Judges’ Special Commendation for “The Best Sailing Yacht over 45 Meters” at the “2010 World Superyacht Awards”, which is considered to be the “Academy Award” of global super yacht industry. The 45m super motor yacht “Karia” and Oyster 100 sailing yacht “Sarafin”, built at RMK Marine, have both been honoured with the Judges Special Commendation prize at the World Superyacht Awards in 2012. Caressa K yacht was one of the five winners of the prestigious Superyacht Design Award by the ISS (International Superyacht Society) for Powerboats 32-43m category in 2006. Designed by Naval Architects, Vripack Yachting International b.v. this elegantly styled trawler yacht is intended for long distance cruising with all of the comforts of fine living for the discerning owner.
RMK Marine has a wide experience in constructing explorer motor yachts such as Vripack designed Caressa K, charter yacht Jasmin and charter yacht Private Lives as well as Cornelia yacht and the last but not least, the 45 meter Ron Holland designed superyacht Karia. The company, as gained by the past experience, developed a new type of modern looking lines with the support of famous designers. Their world cruiser and rugged explorer lines overcome the seven seas of the world easily.
EXPLORER CONCEPT PORTFOLIO
RMK Marine developed RMK 3400, RMK 3700, RMK 4200, and RMK 5500 yachts. All of these lines represent the uncompromising quality and exceptional value of RMK Marine. They all have steel hull and aluminium construction with ranges allowing trans-atlantic passages, and they are all designed by world-renowned and famous design and naval architecture house, Vripack.
2013-14 LUXURY EXPLORERS
Joint colloboration between RMK Marine and Hotlab Yacht Design has resulted with the clean lines of RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer yacht. RMK 5000 is capable of going anywhere in the world even the arctics with her optional ice-capable hull and voyaging into uninhabited areas of the south pole. Designed with modern lines and soft curves there is smooth uncluttered look and feel to the design. The full displacement hulls on both RMK 5000 True Luxury Explorer and Sport Utility provide long range cruising with thanks to the optional diesel/electric propulsion package under 500 GT thresholds. Both projects accommodate up to 10 guests and 8 crew plus the Captain. On the True Luxury Explorer concept, there is a vast aft deck specifically designed to accommodate a tender of up to 10.2m. When equipping the aft deck with the custom tender, the area beneath is dedicated to underwater and on-water excursion toys including submarine, diving room, hov pods and jet-skis.
This new superyacht concept is distinct from the full displacement yachts and neither overlaps or replaces them but offers a different solution. The ability to run at higher transit speeds does take more power but this range is unique in avoiding the normal compromise of inefficiency at displacement speeds normally associated with this type of yacht. The sea keeping and efficiency of the displacement hull are available in the same design as one with fast transit speed. They come in 2 different length, 48 meter and 5000 meters , RMK 4800 and RMK 5000. They can reach up to 30 knots maximum in their fast transit voyages. They all are under 500 gross tonnage and fully complied with new LY3 regulations.
RMK Marine combines the traditional boat building techniques with uncompromising quality since its foundation. The company’s in-house workforce starts a project from sketch into the final end product using the in-house engineers, naval architectures, architectures, carpenters, plumbers and electricians. Full in-house capability provides them keeping the quality level up and rising at all times. The company’s in-house personell is capable of working with various designers such as Vripack, Ron Holland, RWD, S&S while realising the projects into life.
Total staff of 560 people.
Ilhami Can Ozturk – RMK Marine General Manger
Rick van de Wetering – RMK Marine Yacht Division Director
Ibrahim Deniz Kaymaz – RMK Marine Yachts Sales & Marketing Manager
IN THE LAST 2012-2013
M/Y KARIA – RMK 4500 – Debut at MYS 2012
S/Y TWILIGHT – OYSTER 125 – Debut at MYS 2013
S/Y PENELOPE – OYSTER 100 – Debut at MYS 2013
S/Y SARAFIN – OYSTER 100
M/Y KEYLA – 44m refitted yacht in 2013
TOTAL AREA of 95.000 sqm ( 1.023.000 sqf)
1 MEGA HANGAR by/ 80m x 25m ( 265’ x 82’)
1 COMPOSITE HANGAR by/ 72m x 25 (236’ x 82’)
1 COMPOSTIRE HANGAR by/ 72m x 15m ( 236’ X 50’)
1 AUTOCLAVE by / 42m x 15m (137’ x 50’)
1 REFIT HANGAR by/ 50m x 20m ( 165’ x 66’)
1 PAINT HANGAR by/ 40m x 13m ( 131’ x 43’)
1 LAND TO WATER SLIPWAY can haul up to 685tons (1511000 lbs)
3 TRAVEL LIFT respectively 320 tons ( 706000 lbs), 100 tons ( 221000 lbs) and 40 tons ( 89000 lbs) capacity
3 fingerdocks with 11m (36’) maximum beam capacity
2 outfitting and refit dock wfor yachts up to 200m ( 657’)
Below is a selection of other luxurious charter yachts built by RMK Marine.