Turquoise Yachts, formerly known as Proteksan Turquoise, was established in 1997 by two leaders of the Turkish boat building industry — Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction. The company’s major shares changed hands in 2014 and MB Holding became the major partner.
Marrying 20 years of solid world-class yacht-building experience with a rich cultural heritage of artisanal skill and craftsmanship, Turquoise Yachts benefits from the unique advantage of state-of-the-art engineering located in the heart of the Mediterranean. Priding itself on its expert in-house workforce and commitment to sustainable development, it is a shipyard that continually adapts, evolves and pushes the boundaries of superyacht innovation.
From its impressive 25,000 square metre Pendik shipyard facility in Istanbul, with four building halls and a dock length of 110m, Turquoise Yachts has an inspiring portfolio of 40m to 80m superyachts by top designers (in both aluminium and steel construction) with the capabilities of building up to 100m+ hulls. Direct access to the Sea of Marmara just minutes from the yard’s dock face often results in a client’s initial sea trials becoming their first Mediterranean cruise, while Istanbul itself, the fifth largest city in the world and where Europe meets with the Asian continent, offers beauty and culture in abundance. The shipyard is located just a few minutes drive from the International Sabiha Gokcen Airport, which connects the city to the major capitals of the world and plays host to private jets.
The second shipyard is located in Kocaeli across the bay from Pendik. Here is where the steel and aluminum hull and superstructure work is completed, as well as the installation of machinery and heavy piping of up to 50,000m2. The shipyard was established in 2005 and is a 500,000m2 facility with a 120m dock. Currently building 50m to 75m+ hulls (of both aluminium and steel construction) the yard has the capability and facilities to build yachts with an overall length of up to 120m.
Valuing its collaborative relationships with both suppliers and clients, and boasting a first-rate in-house design team, not to mention its wealth of interior fit-out specialists, the yard is also well equipped to undertake refit work of all types.