A pioneering union of two leading shipyards
The sometimes incorrectly used word 'synergy' explains clearly the benefits obtained when the two leading Turkish shipyards joined forces to create Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc., the largest luxury superyacht builder in Turkey and now firmly established as a world class yacht builder and a member of the prestigious SYBAss Superyacht Builders Association.
The union between Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction was completed in 2007 bringing together two unique shipyard facilities. In 2005 the Proteksan Turquoise Yacht and Ships Inc. shipyard was founded in the Kocaeli Free zone and provides the hulls, typically steel with aluminium superstructure. A yard owned purpose-built floating dock delivers the semi-complete hulls across the bay to the 2007 built Pendik Shipyard facilities where the final fit-out and commissioning is completed.
As we enter a new decade, Proteksan Turquoise can be proud of what has been achieved since the launch of Turkey's first superyacht, the world acclaimed 50m ‘Turquoise', some 13 years ago. The fleet of completed yachts has grown steadily and the building sheds are occupied with several new-build yachts already signed to new owners.
Other than the quality and the competitive pricing, the style and sizes of all the yachts, either in the water or in the shed, the difference is exceptional. From superyachts in the 60 to 70m range, expedition yachts such as ‘Leo Fun’ and ‘Vindrea’ to ‘new classics’ such as ‘Vajoliroja’ can be built at the yard.
The Proteksan Turquoise pricing policy delivers word class superyachts at a sensible cost. This is not achieved by cutting costs but delivered by efficient engineering practices, constant investment in R&D, modern facilities and engineering equipment plus the leading edge digital systems to drive it all. Yacht building is an art form that combines the skills of the designers, naval architects and engineers. These can all be found in-house to achieve cost benefits to clients or working alongside the well known designers and architects whose names are associated with many of the award-winning yachts launched to date.